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Innovation Competitions

Milken Institute
Innovation Competitions

About Innovation Competitions

Milken Institute Innovation Competitions offer exciting and effective tools for partners interested in sourcing or scaling innovative solutions. As a think tank and research institute, the Milken Institute sees each competition as an important opportunity to landscape a given field, incentivize new ideas and innovators, create and analyze data, and prime new markets and entrepreneurs for success. Ranging from seed money and achievement awards to large-scale global competitions, we tailor competitions and awards to maximize the impact and goals of our partners. The Milken Institute is the ideal platform to connect and showcase competition winners and prepare their businesses for growth and scale.

Through its exceptional research capacity, convening power, and global network of experts and investors, the Milken Institute is well-positioned to execute each competition cycle stage.


Innovation Competition
Milken–Motsepe Prize in Green Energy

Registration is now closed for the second in a series of innovation competitions launched in partnership between the Milken Institute and the Motsepe Foundation. Winning teams will demonstrate the ability to deploy distributed green energy solutions at scale in Africa, dramatically expanding access to reliable electricity.

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Center for Strategic Philanthropy
Milken-Motsepe Innovation Prize Program
The Milken-Motsepe Innovation Prize Program is a series of multi-year, multimillion-dollar prize competitions for technological solutions that accelerate progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a spotlight on Africa.
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Partner with the Milken Institute Innovation Competitions

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