The Hague Innovatorsfor a better world

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.

In The Hague, tens of thousands of people already work on a daily basis for solutions for these global social issues as described in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). This is what we call ‘doing good and doing business’.

Who can participate?

Startups, scale-ups and students The Hague. 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.

Do you want to join the next edition?

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. Registration will be from 2 September till Oktober 17. The registration form will be sent to you on September 2nd. More information about the criteria.

The nominees of 2019

During The Hague Innovators Challenge 2019, 3 startups, 3 pre-startups and 3 students were nominated. Watch the movie with a short compilation of their ideas and pitches

The best ideas had the chance to win cash prizes with which they could finance their first pilot or prototype.

The winners of The Hague Innovators


Are you curious about the winners of previous editions? Get inspired!