The Award

The five winners share a €1 million grant and get access to a one-year innovation accelerator provided by H&M Foundation, Accenture and KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

The winners of the Global Change Award 2018 will all receive:

€1 million grant
A share of the €1 million grant. The distribution of the shares are decided by the public through an online vote.
Award ceremony
A trip to Stockholm to attend the grand award ceremony on April 20th, 2018.
Innovation accelerator
Access to a one-year Innovation Accelerator.
The innovation accelerator

Through the innovation accelerator, the five winning teams of the Global Change Award 2018 get one year of specialized support in taking their ideas to the next level. This includes continuous support between the immersion weeks throughout the year and individual team coaching through H&M Foundation, Accenture and KTH.

1
Boot Camp
Stockholm, Sweden
A one-week boot camp, creating insights on innovation readiness, goal setting, IPR protection and innovation development. Provided by KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
2
Idea Acceleration
New York, USA
Learning and networking opportunities with leading expertise on circular economy, innovation and insights into future digital customer experiences. Provided by Accenture.
3
Industry access
Shanghai, China
Exclusive industry insight, networking opportunities and knowledge about circularity in the fashion value chain. Provided by H&M and H&M Foundation.
A share of the €1 million grant
Our partners

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders.

With more than 411,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm is the largest and oldest technical university in Sweden. KTH provides one-third of Sweden’s technical research and engineering education capacity at university level. It focuses on the integration of environment and sustainable development perspectives into education, research and collaborations.

With around 50 teams working within the fields of environment and sustainable development research, KTH acts as a driving force for the development of sustainable technical and social systems. KTH Innovation focuses on supporting KTH researchers and students within the area of innovation development, and has extensive experience in successfully bringing new technology to the market.


Global Change Award is an innovation challenge initiated by H&M Foundation, aiming to make fashion circular.
Contact us
H&M Foundation
Mäster Samuelsgatan 46A
106 38 Stockholm
Sweden

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