Type of Funding
Cambridge Consultants is inviting young people who want to apply technology to address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to apply for the Code for Good Scholarship to attend the One Young World Summit 2019, which will be held in London from 22 to 25 October 2019. This scholarship targets young people who have created applications using data analysis, artificial intelligence, language processing and novel designs for Human Interaction or similar field. The innovation can be wholly software, or some large product or service where software is just one of the important parts.
As well as participating in the One Young World Summit 2019, scholarship recipients will receive remote mentoring, an intensive 2-week residency at Cambridge Consultants’ Cambridge (UK) headquarters and support in developing their innovations. The scholarship package will be tailored to suit the individual’s needs and their innovative ideas. Cambridge Consultants will work remotely with the scholars to understand their ideas and work, and achieve focus on the development. Remote mentoring and support will be provided by world-class technical experts over several months. This includes general technical and business mentoring, and detailed advice on problem solving.
The scholars will receive:
- 3 months remote mentoring and support to develop their innovations
- Guided access to Cambridge Consultants’ prototype and development capabilities and laboratories
- Travel to Cambridge (UK) and accommodation for 2 weeks between 7 and 21 October 2019
- Workplace-based mentoring and support at the Cambridge (UK) headquarters
- Fully funded participation in the One Young World Summit 2019
- Support in developing, or launching and refining their innovations
The intellectual property of all work undertaken throughout the scholarship will remain that of the scholars’. At the end of the scholarship, scholars will be guided as to whether they should seek to protect their IP and the best route to market.
Applicants must be young people between the ages of 18 and 30, although applications from those who are older than 30 will be considered, based on their personal impact, initiative, and willingness to engage. Applicants for this scholarship must be young leaders who aim to use technology to address the UN SDGs in their own community or country. They should have the following capabilities and qualities:
- Developing expertise in technology, software or design
- A passion for pressing sustainability issues and
- A developing concept to apply technology to drive progress on the SDGs.
Preference will be given to innovators working to address Goal 13: Climate Action, but Cambridge Consultants also welcome applications from people working on:
- Goal 4: Quality Education
- Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
- Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
- Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
- Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
- Goal 14: Life Below Water and
- Goal 15: Life on Land.
Applications are to be done online by 3 May 2019.