Tracks

Social Impact or Cultural Enterprise

The Social Impact or Cultural Enterprise Track is open to any team that wants to help make our planet a safer, more equitable and sustainable place, or for teams looking to help artists and the arts thrive. The critical issues are many, ranging from depletion of finite resources to how to scale effective innovations.

Specific sub-categories include but are not limited to:
Arts, Education, Environment, Economic Development, Food & Agriculture

Health or Life Sciences

The Health or Life Sciences Track is open to any team that hopes to improve the efficacy of the myriad facets of health delivery, from therapeutics to devices, and health systems, from health IT to predictive analytics. The needs and opportunities are many, ranging from improving access to care to realizing the full potential of personalized therapies.

Specific sub-categories include but are not limited to:
Therapeutics, Diagnostics, Devices, Digital Health, Health IT, Data Analytics

Open

The Open Track is a reflection that the opportunities to make the world work better transcend categories and necessarily include commercial enterprise. Greater economic opportunity cannot be realized without improvements in connectivity, infrastructure and resource optimization.

Specific sub-categories include but are not limited to:
Sports, Technology, Security, Consumer Products, Virtual & Augmented Reality Applications

Prize Money

There will be $310,000 in prize money. Each track will have a grand prize winner and a runner-up. The breakdown of prizes is as follows:
$75,000 – Grand Prize (for each track)
$25,000 – Runner-up (for each track)
$10,000 – Crowd Favorite

Winners of the President’s Innovation Challenge will be awarded Bertarelli Foundation Prizes, made possible by a gift from the Bertarelli Foundation, Ernesto Bertarelli (MBA 1993).