Apply now for the Hague Innovators Challenge

The world is becoming more complex and societal issues are increasing on a global scale. At the same time, issues such as safety, energy, climate, and food have a huge impact on the lives of people living in cities.

With the The Hague Innovators Challenge, the municipality of The Hague challenges startups, scale-ups and students to present their innovative ideas for global issues, as described in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Who can apply?
Startups, scale-ups and students from The Hague region. Are you not yet based in The Hague? Then we need a declaration of intent, which shows that you will settle in The Hague if you win a prize. We challenge all participants to enter into and demonstrate collaborations with other sectors or professionals in The Hague.

What can you win?
The Audience prize of € 2.500,
the Student prize of € 10.000,
the Startup prize of € 15.000
or the Scale-up prize of € 25.000.


Ideas can be submitted until the 17th of October 2019. During ImpactFest 2019, three nominees are selected per category. The nominees participate in the continuation of the challenge until the final on 21 January 2020.

Apply for the challenge
You can register by sending an e-mail to with the subject of The Hague Innovators 2020. In your email, state the name of your organization and your contact details. The registration form will then be sent to you. The registration form will be sent to you on September 2nd.  Click here for more info.