Transform Your Student Experience

Gain experience, win money and get hired from leading companies by registering for Wazoku & Jisc's exclusive UK student innovation challenges.

Current Student Challenges

Wazoku, a pioneer in innovation crowdsourcing, is bridging the gap between students and industry through Challenges run on the InnoCentive Open Innovation Marketplace.


What is a Challenge?

A Challenge is a process in which people submit answers to problem-focused questions that companies need to resolve. Many Challenges come with guaranteed payouts of cash prizes.

What are you expected to do?

To be in with a chance of winning, students must submit a detailed description of their solution. Solutions must be relevant to the Challenge question and details in the description.

What are the benefits?

Students can boost their CV working on real-world problems, gain exposure to global companies and, if awarded, their solutions can earn up to £15,000.

Wazoku empowers over 1 million users in c100 of the world’s largest companies and brands to change the world for the better.

Every day we help companies, governments, NGOs and charities to solve a world of problems from clean drinking water for school children to AI for biodiversity preservation. We are always looking for brilliant minds to join our global community of 500,000+ prize winning problem solvers.

Our partners for this competition are Jisc who provide digital solutions for UK education and research sector. Their vision is for the UK to be the most digitally-advanced higher education, further education and research nation in the world and we’re proud to be partnering with them for this exciting event.

By bringing diverse people and ideas together, we believe we can influence a new future of work.

Why Participate?

Stand Out

Get exposure to global businesses and add a differentiator to your CV.

Gain Experience

Test your skills and knowledge in real life challenges.

Get Rewarded

Win cash rewards and land internship positions.

Here's how the Challenge process works:


Sign up and complete your Solver profile

Review & Accept

Read the description of the Open Challenges in the Challenge Center and accept the Challenge Specific Agreement


Upload proposed solution(s) you have developed for a specific Challenge


Receive cash awards for solutions accepted by Seeker organizations

What are the guidelines?


30 Day Solving Period

Individual students or teams of 4 students have 30 days to submit a solution to real life business challenges.

Active UK Students Only

Undergraduate and graduate students from UK higher-education institutions that are 18 years or older can participate.

Final Pitch Event

The top student solutions are invited to compete in the final pitch event, in front of a evaluation panel.

Brought to you by Wazoku and Jisc

Wazoku and Jisc have partnered to give UK students the opportunity to collaborate with international businesses.

As a pioneer in crowdsourced innovation, Wazoku, is dedicated to help our student Solver community grow and develop by working with our global corporate network:

Challenges run
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