How it works
We are looking for early stage ideas presenting new circular approaches intended to reinvent the fashion industry.
This means changing the way garments are currently designed and produced, shipped, bought, used and recycled by adding disruptive technology, processes, or new business models.
(Almost) anyone can apply for the Global Change Award. Five winners, selected by our expert panel, share a €1 million grant and receive access to a one-year innovation accelerator provided by H&M Foundation, Accenture and KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
Neither the H&M Foundation nor the company H&M will take any equity or intellectual property rights in the innovations.
We open for applications on August 29, 2018, last day to apply is October 17, 2018. The winners are announced in April, 2019.
Applicants who enter the challenge early compete for an additional chance to win a one week Innovation Accelerator.
Anyone who applies within the first half of the application period will automatically have the chance of winning our Early Bird competition.
The Early Bird winner will be invited to join the five winners of the Global Change Award 2019 in one of the trips which is part of their one-year Innovation Accelerator. The trip offers exclusive industry insights, as well as opportunities to network and learn more about circularity and the fashion value chain.
Applying as an Early Bird does not affect your chances of winning the Global Change Award. The winner of the Early Bird winner is not required to travel to the ceremony in Stockholm.
Apply between August 29, 2018 – September 21, 2018 for your chance to be an Early Bird!