World's Challenge Challenge

Think big. Think broad. Think collaboratively.

The World’s Challenge Challenge asks student participants to think big and come up with an idea to make our world a better place. To participate in the Challenge, students form interdisciplinary teams of two to four members, develop and pitch a solution with a global impact that addresses one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Interested in Participating?

During this  7-week design challenge, student teams from the University at Buffalo will develop solutions that will combat the world’s most pressing problems using the 17 Sustainable Development Goals as a lens to their work.

The format for the program allows for the sharing of knowledge through weekly TED Talk style discussion and presentations, integrated with immediate application of the knowledge via a team idea challenge. Finally, the challenge will be supplemented by mentoring and coaching, punctuated by a final pitch presentation. 


3rd Place: $500

2nd Place: $1,000

1st Place: $1,500

The winning team will advance on to the virtual global finals hosted by Western University in London, Ontario, where they have a chance to win $30,000CA. 

Sign up to Participate in this year's World Challenge Challenge

Watch the 2021 UB WCC!

Thank you to everyone that participated in the WCC on Tuesday, April 6th from 3-5pm! Congrats to Sustaina-BULL for taking 1st place and going on to the finals in June.