Innovators Global Challenge Entry Criteria


entry criteria and guidelines

You can enter the competition either as an individual applicant or as a team. Each team can consist of up to 6 people.

  • The competition is open to all those in full or part time education; sixth form, college, university students and apprentices are encouraged to apply

  • You must be 16 or over on 1st July 2022.

  • Individuals employed by Air League Trust, IAG, Sustainable Aviation Member Companies, Farnborough International may not enter the competition. There is an exception to this rule if you are studying a full or part time apprenticeships with one of these companies. Please ensure your apprenticeship lead is aware you are entering the competition

  • All work must be your own, you are welcome to get support from academic advisors, teachers or lecturers, but the content of the work must be your own. You must also correctly reference anybody else’s work you use, this is good practice and details of how to do this can be found in the resource bank

  • These criteria apply to all individual applicants, or members of a team, and must be correct at time of the competition closure date. We accept that after submission, team composition may change, as well as the personal circumstances of applicants, such as place of study. Should their eligibility requirements change, applicants will be required to inform us as soon as possible and we have the right to ‘remove’ them from the competition. 


Challenge teams or individuals should consider including the information below in their proposal.

You are not required to limit your entry to these headings, but you should include a section on each area. You are not required to answer all the points outlined in section 4. This template is a guide only.

Submissions should be no more than 1000 words.

  1. Team Name – please ensure you do not add any personal details on the proposal, just the team name, you will add your team members names and details on the online application form. This is to ensure all entries are judged fairly.

  2. Project Title

  3. Project Summary

  4. The Challenge

– What subject area is being addressed by the proposed project?

– How is your application innovative?

– How does your project address the objectives of sustainable aviation and accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon emission sector?

– Please provide details of any activities undertaken to validate the challenge that your application will address.


  • Select one or more of the competition categories that you wish to develop

  • Develop your 1000-word proposal using the submission template. We are really interested in the technical aspect of your proposal and how likely your idea is to help the aviation industry reach NZE 2050

  • Submit your entry via the application portal no later than 17:00 BST on 1st July 2022


  • Describe how you feel your proposal could change the aviation industry and deliver NZE 2050.

  • Describe how your technology could be developed over time and the likelihood of future implementation

  • Discuss the overall CO2 reduction and environmental benefit of your proposal

  • Include a brief timeline for the development of your proposal (this is not included in your word count)

  • Briefly discuss the level of investment and external support you feel you may require in implementing your proposal


  • How can policy and government intervention have a positive effect on supporting the development of your technology?

  • Is the technology scalable outside of the UK?

  • What other opportunities would the implementation of your proposal offer? Job creation etc


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