SDG Challenge Miami


SDG Challenge Miami

The SDG Challenge is an innovative student competition that develops capacity and delivers a transformational journey to mobilize companies, organizations, universities, and students in Miami to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The global goals are a blueprint for the future and focus on climate action, economic growth, and equality for all.

About the SDG Challenge

College and university students collaborate with companies in South Florida to find viable and sustainable solutions for the region’s most pressing challenges related to climate, gender, education, housing, mobility and more.

The SDG Challenge founding organization developed a unique "pressure-cooker" methodology, providing a hands-on experience and knowledge base for students to come up with tangible and actionable ideas to accelerate the SDGs.

Teams will work on specific challenges faced by local companies that are committed to advancing sustainable practices in their operations. Each team will present their solutions in front of a jury during the Grand Finale. The team with the most innovative and impact driven solution wins the SDG Challenge!

SDGs Ecosystem; a Collaborative Approach

The SDG-Challenge serves as a platform that activates students to critically think about present-day sustainability topics and challenges and stimulates action to work together with leading companies, local governments, universities, and organizations.

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SDG Challenge Companies and Sponsors

Business partners committed to making an impact by working with students to accelerate SDG action!


The review committee ensures impact by guiding promising student projects to accelerate SDG action!

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Raymond Dueñas

Manager of Events & Community Affairs
Miami Herald


Aurora Colindres

Power for Good


Kimberly Wellington

Community Engagement
Radical Partners


Emilie Visser

SDG Challenge Europe



Challenge starts

Registration phase
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  • Set up teams; company & students
  • Kick-off
  • SDGs Deep Dive

Sprint day

SDG-Sprint Day
Dates TBA

  • Teams work with business partner (on site) on the SDG Challenge utilizing the pressure-cooker methodology

SDG Finale

SDG Finale
Dates TBA

  • Pitch day, presenting SDG solutions to jury
  • Award ceremony
  • Celebration

2023 Jury & criteria

A jury of thought leaders and subject matter experts from the private, public, and nonprofit sector will evaluate the teams based on short- and long-term impact on the SDGs, innovativeness and originality, sustainability, technical feasibility, scalability, and economic viability.

Teams are encouraged to develop their ideas into realistic well-founded solutions with the goal of creating a meaningful impact on the three dimensions of sustainable

SDG 2023 jury member

SDG 2023 jury member

SDG 2023 jury member

SDG 2023 jury member


Challenge today,
Improve tomorrow!