Solve challenges and win cash awards

Solvers are at the heart of everything we do, supplying the innovative solutions to organizations’ problems and needs.

Visit Challenge Center

Here you’ll find all of our open Challenges. We provide a steady supply from a wide array of disciplines, requiring anything from a short outline to a protoype.

Register as a Solver

In order to see Challenge details and submit solutions, you’ll need to sign up to join our Solver network and creative minds. Open to all.

How it Works

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Visit our Challenge Center and find an open Challenge you think you can tackle.
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Login or register to see the full details of the Challenge and open a Project Room. You will also need to accept the Challenge Specific Agreement (CSA) and our Terms of Use. Find out more about CSAs and Project Rooms here.
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Develop your solution. The required deliverables will be specified in the Challenge description and can range from written proposals to prototypes. If you have any questions, you can message the EmpireTech team via your Project Room.
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Submit your solution before the Challenge deadline. Only EmpireTech and the Seeker for that Challenge can view your solution.
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After the Challenge deadline, the Seeker will evaluate your submission. Once this stage is completed, you will be notified via email as to whether or not your submission has been selected for an award. For Theoretical and RTP Challenges, you will also receive feedback on your submission from the Seeker.

Benefits


Make a Positive Impact


Solvers have contributed to tackling some of the world’s most pressing problems, from facilitating access to clean water at a household level to passive solar devices designed to attract & kill malaria-carrying mosquitos.

Exercise Your Brain


Challenges are real problems requiring sustained concentration, critical thinking, research, creativity, and synthesis of knowledge. Developing a solution is incredibly rewarding and an unparalleled mental workout.

Promote Yourself and Earn Awards


The average award amount for a Challenge is around €20,000 but some offer awards of over €100,000. But it’s not just about the financial reward. Whether you list your award on your CV or join the exclusive Winning Solvers group on LinkedIn, your accomplishment is guaranteed to attract attention. Ideation Challenges: run a global brainstorm for breakthrough ideas Theoretical Challenges: receive in-depth written proposals. Reduction to Practice (RTP) Challenges: receive experimentally validated solutions. Electronic Request for Partner (eRFP) Challenges: discover partners or suppliers. Showcase Challenges: uncover innovative entrepreneurs or startups within a particular discipline.