The Living Progress Challenge

Millions of people who can’t access the power of technology are being left behind—excluded from a world of opportunity. Through the Living Progress Challenge, Hewlett Packard Enterprise invites the global community to bring forward great ideas that address social issues through digitally-enabled solutions. The Challenge is to answer the question: What software applications and digital services would you create to improve people’s lives?

Ideas can target any area—education, healthcare, employment or financial services—to name just a few. As ideas are submitted, people around the world can then team-up through a global crowdsourcing platform to submit proposals outlining how these ideas can be executed. The deadline to submit both ideas and proposals is March 11, 2016.

Through a competitive process, up to 20 proposals will be chosen to receive free project management, UX/technical architecture, and software development services from both HPE and the Topcoder crowdsourcing community that will enable them to develop software prototypes. The prototypes of up to 5 finalists will be built and deployed into fully functional digital software solutions. The view the full challenge details, visit the challenge site:

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March 11th, 2016

How to Apply

About This Funding Opportunity

Eligibility Details

All are welcome to submit. Successful teams will include one or more people to fulfill the following roles: product manager, technical lead, and subject matter expert. Please visit the FAQ page for more information:

Application Guidance

Submit your Proposal by February 15, 2016 to receive feedback from HPE technology experts. You may resubmit your proposal any time before the final deadline. Participants must submit both an idea and a proposal.

  • Step 1: IDEA - Summarize your solution and submit an Idea on the Living Progress Challenge website.
  • Step 2: PROPOSAL - Detail your solution in a proposal and submit Proposal on the Challenge site.

Proposals include:

  • Social issue you are trying to solve
  • Solution you are proposing
  • Positive impact of your solution
  • Team and management plans for your solution
  • Technology, data, and user requirements of you