Every day we face more serious and complex problems.
Your solutions can only be undertaken globally, involving as many people as possible in your solution. IWC believes in giving people confidence in their own ability to create and innovate.
The world's largest brainstorming unites cities, countries and continents with a common and social purpose. The objective of this year is: "To ease the social and economic impact caused by the Covid-19 crisis."
In previous editions of Ideas World Cup that has been held since 2015, the following have been achieved: 34,836 ideas in 22 cities in 15 countries, in an unprecedented competition that achieved a global impact of more than 80 million people.
Celebrate CREATIVITY in all its dimensions.
We invite all creative, restless people, eager to change the world. With ideas they want to share or wanting to have new ideas to help solve this great challenge.
They can participate individually or as a team with other people. The award will be assigned to the entrepreneur or defined team. Ideally the teams should not be more than 3 people.
The Coronavirus poses a great planetary crisis, which requires great ideas to solve the challenges that lie ahead, since we cannot solve a situation never seen before, with ideas from the past. We have identified 5 frameworks for action:
Protection of defenseless groups
Participate with ideas to mitigate the social and economic impact caused by Covid19
The competition starts on April 21st, 2020
You can join as a Participant (contributing ideas), as an Organizer (holding digital events to add more participants in your city) or as a Sponsor (helping to make the ideas come true).
This year the competition will have several phases. Starting with a global brainstorming that starts on April 21st and ending the competition with winning projects that will receive training and support to put their projects into practice.
All participants will add their ideas, inspired by virtual events held around the world by the local organizers of each city. The one with the most ideas will receive the award for the most creative city.
Covid-19 has created a new global scenario in the professional world.
The need for confinement has forced thousands of companies to send their employees home to work remotely. Many others, who due to the nature of their activity do not have the possibility to do so, face significant challenges to protect the health of their workers and maintain the continuity of their productive activity. What threats are currently arising from these situations? What changes could be considered to minimize the impact, now and in the future? Is it necessary to rethink how we work to avoid these situations in the future?
Covid-19 has divided the history of societies around the world and the way its members relate to one another.
The obligation to follow strict rules of action regarding distance and the level of contact with other people is having a great impact on all social conventions, as well as on the most basic activities. From how we interact with others in any field (acquiring our food, transporting ourselves, receiving medical attention, etc.), to what means are necessary to do so (e.g., personal protective equipment). What is the greatest impact that these situations are generating? How could it be minimized?
The current rules of interaction are having a great impact on the world of education, causing previously unknown situations.
On the one hand, confinement has forced that all recipients of educational activities cannot be in direct contact between themselves and the educational community made up of teachers and instructors. On the other hand, families have acquired the sudden role of guaranteeing this educational continuity, an activity for which many are not prepared. Educational entities are making great efforts to try to deliver content and instructions using the online channel, but not all have sufficient means for this approach to be effective, as well as not everyone has the means to access those contents through these channels.
What challenges is the educational community facing? How could they be overcome to guarantee access to education
The pandemic is testing our solidarity with the most defenseless groups.
If day-to-day life has normally been impacted by current conditions, in certain groups this impact is vital, with minimum survival conditions at risk. Dependent groups, either by age or illness; Vulnerable groups, whether due to the ability to access basic resources: communities in which risks multiply.
What approaches could be taken to protect them? What are the most urgent needs and how could they be addressed with effective and high impact solutions?
The slowdown in the economy due to Covid-19 is putting many people in difficulty who see their income cut or decreased.
Thus, there is a very high risk of not being able to access basic resources such as food, housing, energy. Likewise, the massive contagion and subsequent disease is saturating and overflowing the current health services, whether it is due to having to attend to new patients adequately, as well as not having the necessary resources to provide regular care to those who need it. independently of the pandemic.
How to guarantee that access to basic resources is guaranteed for the entire population?
What challenges are the most urgent to tackle and what are the main solutions that we could provide?