Longitude Explorer Prize

Written by: Pete Henshaw | Published:

The Longitude Explorer Prize, for the third year running, is open to secondary schools and youth groups across the UK, to enter teams of 11 to 16-year-olds with ideas for technology that will help improve the world around them.

Nesta Challenges is calling out for participants to submit ideas that use artificial intelligence (AI) across four themes: to help people live longer (helping the older generation to stay independent and active), live better (helping people live healthier), live together (through better transportation and technology), and live greener (helping tackle pollution and energy-saving).

The prize is free to enter and, following a Dragon’s Den-style pitching event in July 2020, the winning team will receive £25,000 for their school or youth group.

Longitude Explorer can be delivered as part of a lesson plan or youth group activity, and teams that progress through the prize will be able to turn their idea into a reality, as Nesta supply hardware, software and mentors to help develop business cases and prototypes for their product.

The deadline for applications is November 29.


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