Goals

In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly outlined 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to shape global development through 2030. The XTC® Competition partners with problem-solvers around the world to develop the innovations and technologies to solve the world’s most extreme problems.

Climate Action
Climate Action

Climate change is a global challenge that affects everyone, everywhere.

Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Access to justice for all, and building effective, accountable institutions at all levels.

Good Health and Well-Being
Good Health and Well-Being

Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development.

Life on Land
Life on Land

Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss

Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Investments in infrastructure are crucial to achieving sustainable development.

Zero Hunger
Zero Hunger

The food and agriculture sector offers key solutions for development, and is central for hunger and poverty eradication.

Affordable and Clean Energy
Affordable and Clean Energy

Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity.

Quality Education
Quality Education

Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development.

Life Below Water
Life Below Water

Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future.

Clean Water and Sanitation
Clean Water and Sanitation

Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in.

Partnerships for the Goals
Partnerships for the Goals

Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Responsible Production and Consumption
Responsible Production and Consumption

Responsible Production and Consumption

Gender Equality
Gender Equality

Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.

Decent Work and Economic Growth
Decent Work and Economic Growth

Sustainable economic growth will require societies to create the conditions that allow people to have quality jobs.

No Poverty
No Poverty

Economic growth must be inclusive to provide sustainable jobs and promote equality.

Reduced Inequalities
Reduced Inequalities

To reduce inequalities, policies should be universal in principle, paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized populations.

Sustainable Cities and Communities
Sustainable Cities and Communities

There needs to be a future in which cities provide opportunities for all, with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more.

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Why Compete?

Startups reaching the XTC Final 10 can expect:

  • Global Visibility. Pitch your startup to thousands of tech leaders at Viva Technology in France, in June 2020
  • Raise Capital. Access to leading investors to help you raise capital
  • Corporate Connections. Engaging with global corporations, CVCs, and VCs
  • World-Class Mentorship. Work with industry leaders and experts who can help shape your startup for success

Schedule

Announced at VivaTech 2019, the XTC® Competition encourages innovators from all corners of the globe to put forth their world-changing ideas. Over the next year, the XTC® Competition team will select the most promising proposals and partner with the entrepreneurs who demonstrate an aptitude – and passion – for solving the world’s biggest problems. The top three finalists will be announced at VivaTech 2020.

May 16 2019

Submissions open at VivaTech 2019

Regional Events

To be announced

April 2020

Top 10 Global Finalists announced

June 2020

Top 3 Global Winners announced at VivaTech 2020

Partners

The XTC® Competition is the culmination of a global movement to seize technology’s potential to solve the greatest challenges facing humankind. We’re proud to partner with technology industry leaders who stand at the forefront of this movement, including:

Community

Extreme Tech Challenge brings together a community of entrepreneurs, technologists, innovators, mentors, and like-minded partners. You don’t have to participate in the challenge to be a part of XTC®. If you would like to be up to speed on all the latest news and participate with us in changing the world, please join us below. For specific partnership requests, reach out to us at info@extremetechchallenge.org.