World Series of Innovation

About The Competition

NFTE’s World Series of Innovation jointly supports Global Entrepreneurship Week and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This project-based, online experience asks students to create business solutions aligned with the UN SGDs. Student innovators are encouraged to participate, and educators have access to a robust toolkit providing resources to use this program in a classroom setting.


Last Year’s Event

When asked to apply the entrepreneurial mindset to Sustainable Development Goals, young people rose to the challenge. Here is sample of winning ideas:

  • In response to The Moody’s Foundation Good Jobs Challenge; Sustainable Development Goal #8, Decent Work and Economic Growth:
    • Tie-In Project: a company that works to diversify the tech industry, by contracting students to lead social media projects for tech companies
  • In response to the Coca-Cola Clean Water Challenge; Sustainable Development Goal #6, Clean Water and Sanitation:
    • Concilio Water: Water bottles connected to an online game; game triggers a charitable donation for each water trivia question that a customer answers correctly
  • In response to the Mastercard Refugee Challenge; Sustainable Development Goal #9, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure:
    • ReThinking Refuge: A system that allows refugees to provide an ID based on a finger scan


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