Longitude Explorer Prize 2019

We’re on the hunt for 11-16 year olds, who are passionate about making the world a better place, to develop A.I based solutions, which will improve the lives of others.

Longitude Explorer is back for a third round, with the support of the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and this time, we’re focussing on how Artificial Intelligence can help solve the most pressing problems facing society, from climate change and pollution to health and wellbeing.

It all starts with an idea. 

Launching in September, the Longitude Explorer Prize will invite teams of 2-5 to submit their boldest and best ideas to help tackle one of the world’s big issues. Then, we’ll provide the best concepts with expert mentors and a kit bursting with tools and information to help turn the best ideas into reality. The team who comes up with the brightest idea will then be   awarded a cash prize for their school!

The Prize is open to all schools and learning groups across the UK, and we’ll be running events and providing the resources needed to take part throughout the challenge, giving students hands-on experience and industry know-how to develop their technology and entrepreneurial skills.

We’re excited to reach as many young people across the UK as possible and to hear what brilliant ideas they come up with to change society for the better. 

The Prize will be going live at the end of September, but until then you can register your interest in the Prize here and keep up to date with all the latest news and developments. Or, for extra inspiration, take a look at the winners from 2015 and 2017 to learn more about the prize and be inspired by their amazing solutions!

If you have any queries, please email us at explorer@nesta.org.uk