2021 Digital Workforce Challenge

Prizes to USA, Canada, and International individuals, entrepreneurs, students, teams, and start-ups for technology-based projects to increase employment among underserved groups. Funding is intended to support initiatives addressing barriers to participation in the digital workforce. This Challenge is open to solutions currently deployed in one or more of the following ServiceNow locations: Australia/New Zealand, Canada, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, the Netherlands, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States, or operating in another country but with clear plans to deploy in one or more of the above Service.Service: Now seeks tech-enabled solutions for the 2021 Digital Workforce Challenge that leverage technology and strengthen digital capacity-building to meet the needs of the current and future digital workforce.

Now seeks solutions that make the world of work better for all, and that:Prepare those entering, re-entering, or who are already in the workforce for the future of work through affordable and equitable digital skills, training, and employment opportunitiesReduce inequalities in the digital workforce for historically underserved groups through improved hiring and retention practices, skills assessments, training, and employer education and engagementProvide more equitable access to the digital workforce for all, including those lacking connectivity, those who are differently-abled, and those with undervalued talentsCreate opportunities for people to engage and succeed in the digital workforce by bolstering necessary wraparound supports, such as childcare and employee wellbeingS

Now is looking for solutions that are in pilot or early growth phase (at a minimum, the solution needs to have a working tested prototype). Solutions must be tech-based. Solve’s definition of “tech-based” is broad and includes both low and high tech, including but not limited to AI, blockchain, virtual reality, and user-friendly mobile apps – at its core, technology is the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes.Prizes:Grand Prize Winner:The Finalist with the highest score following Rounds One and Two will be the Grand Prize winner(s).Sponsor will also select US Racial Equity Prize winner, among the selected Finalists, based on two criteria: (i) the submission must be directed towards solving United States’ racial equity, (ii) the Finalist is based in the United States, and (i) the submission with the highest score in the “Inclusive human-centered design” Judging Criteria.Sponsor will also select an Employee’s Choice Prize winner, among the selected Finalists, who is voted on by the Sponsor’s employees.

Sub Title
Prizes to USA, Canada, and International Individuals, Teams, and Start-Ups for Technology-Based Projects to Increase Employment for the Underserved
Funding Source

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – MIT Solve and ServiceNow

09/10/21 12:00 PM ET
Agency Type
Foundation / Corporation
Eligibility Criteria

See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility

Pre-proposal Conference

Register for the info session on July 29:

Estimated Total Program Funding
Number of Grants
One Grand Prize Winner, One US Racial Equity Prize Winner, and One ServiceNow Employee Choice Award
Estimated Size of Grant
- One Grand Prize Winner: US$100,000 will be granted to the Digital Workforce Challenge Grand Prize Winner.- One US Racial Equity Prize Winner: US$50,000 will be granted to a Finalist solution designed by and for communities of color and help advance an