Global Young Innovators Programme


Current Programmes

Global Young Innovators Programme

Innovate UK are bringing together the best and brightest young innovators to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing our generation.

The Global Young Innovators Programme
15 January – 30 September 2021

The Global Young Innovators Programme offers 60 forward-thinking, entrepreneurial minds from across South Africa and the United Kingdom (UK), a platform to join forces, ignite ideas and co-design solutions that can help solve some of the greatest challenges facing our global community.

Providing mentorship, industry leading training and the chance to pitch for one of 15 R200,000 funding grants, this bespoke 3 to 9-month programme is designed to connect and equip you with the resources needed to bridge the gap, and transform your idea into a viable business.

We are now calling South African young innovators (aged 18-30) willing to rise to the challenge and collaborate with inspirational, like-minded entrepreneurs in the UK to form ground-breaking projects and be a force for positive change.

We believe world-changing ideas can come from anyone, anywhere.
If you have a solution (big or small), we want to hear it.

What Are The Five Global Challenges?

We are tasking our young innovators to generate innovative ideas to help address these five challenges in South Africa, with the potential to take that solution to a global scale.

Date & Time

2021-01-15 to


Online Event


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