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North America Finalists

Announcing this year’s IIC North America Finalists, who will be celebrated at Detroit’s Regional Celebration on September 27.

Prize Amounts

In each of the four IIC Award Categories, three North America Finalists will be announced. These twelve Finalists will fly to the IIC North America Celebration in Detroit, USA. At this event, eight Finalists will be awarded $5,000. Four Winners will receive $20,000 and an all-expenses paid trip to MIT, where they will have the opportunity to each win the $250,000 Global Grand Prize in their Award Category.

A Regional Challenge

Collaborating with The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation

The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation is a grantmaking organization dedicated primarily to sustained investment in the quality of life of the people of Southeast Michigan and Western New York. The two areas reflect Ralph C. Wilson, Jr.’s devotion to his hometown of Detroit and greater Buffalo, home of his Buffalo Bills franchise. Hosting the Challenge in Detroit provides an unprecedented opportunity to showcase the economic and workforce revitalization taking place across Southeast Michigan and demonstrate the ways that the region is growing inclusively.


Mar 15, 2018 Registration Opens
May 29, 2018 Registration Deadline
Jun 12, 2018 Application Deadline
Jun 13, 2018 Administrative Review
Jun 20, 2018 Judge Evaluation Period
Jul 12, 2018 Finalist Validation Period
Sep 27, 2018 IIC North America Celebration
Nov 08, 2018 Global Grand Prize Gala
Nov 08, 2018 - Global Grand Prize Gala

The Event


The IIC North America Regional Finalists will gather in Detroit, MI, where the Future of Work is truly being reinvented. The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation will host the Celebration, featuring leading speakers from the local and regional ecosystem.

September 27

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