Do you have an idea for a solution that could make Ireland more capable in crisis prediction and response?

The Digital for Resilience Challenge provides researchers with the opportunity to explore development of new digitally enabled methods, models, and tools that will help gain deeper insights and better understanding of the origins and potential impacts of future environmental, social, or economic scenarios, and allow Ireland to prepare better for future shock events. Following review of applications, successful teams will receive funding of up to €200,000 along with training to accelerate development of their idea. A number of teams will then be selected as finalists and receive up to €500,000 to further develop their idea before an overall winner is selected for the €1 million prize award.

It is an agile, fast-paced programme that allows research teams to work with societal stakeholders to deliver tangible impact with their research. In addition to funding, teams will be provided with training and mentoring to support acceleration of an idea and to demonstrate how it can solve real-world problems. Participation has the potential to open up significant career development and collaborative opportuntities.