Transform Your Student Experience

Gain experience, win money and get hired from leading companies by registering for 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.

  • Live
    Thales Group

    Innovating for Biodiversity Across UK Work Sites

    • Student Challenge
    • Award: £3000
    Learn more
  • Live
    Thales Group

    Displaying AI to Improve Data Identification

    • Student Challenge
    • Award: £3000
    Learn more
  • Live
    Thales Group

    Train Agents in an Open AI Environment

    • Student Challenge
    • Award: £3000
    Learn more
  • Live
    National Nuclear Laboratory

    Breaking Down Barriers to Craft-Trade Roles in Nuclear

    • Student Challenge
    • Award: £3000
    Learn more
  • Live
    Wazoku

    Work opportunity at leading innovation company

    • Student Challenge
    • Award: Full-time job opportunity
    Learn more

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.

Runway is offering you the opportunity to solve real world problems from the biggest companies

Runway is where student startups take flight. Catalysing the creation of sustainable, highflying, high impact ventures through infrastructure, investment and entrepreneurial knowhow.

In an effort to offer diverse entrepreneurial opportunities, Runway and leading innovation company Wazoku, is providing you with access to student exclusive innovation Challenges from the biggest companies.

Learn more about the Runway Programme

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:

Register

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

Submit

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

Win

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:

Over
2500
Challenges run
Over
200k
Solutions captured
Over
$60M
In awards