H&M Foundation Global Change Award is now open for applications from suitably qualified students. It is a fully funded scholarship for all students sponsored by the H&M Foundation.

About the Award

is a charitable organization with its main office in Stockholm, Sweden.

The Stefan Persson family, who founded and are the primary proprietors of the H&M Group, provided private funding for it.

The Global Change Award is an innovation competition that seeks to identify, support, and grow innovative concepts that help safeguard the environment and make the fashion and textile sector more environmentally friendly.

They are searching for creative individuals who can reinvent fashion and alter how it is seen, worn, and produced.

Benefits of H&M Foundation Global Change Award

Five winning teams share a grant of 1 million euros and venture into the year-long GCA Impact Accelerator programme which includes invaluable coaching and support from the H&M Foundation and our partners Accenture, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and The Mills Fabrica.

1. Accenture–Business & Technology Readiness: Accenture offers GCA winners support for business and technology readiness, while also providing access to a large network of experts.

The global professional services firm has extensive experience in bringing innovations to market at speed, and also helps our winners articulate their multidimensional value, which is particularly valuable for early-stage start-ups.

2. KTH–Innovation Readiness: KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, offers GCA winners science and technology legacy, a framework for innovation development and guidance in key commercialization areas.


3. The Mills Fabrica–Industry Access & Investor Readiness: The Mills Fabrica bridges the gap between innovators and industry players through their incubator programme, impact fund and innovation spaces.

They provide the winners with investment readiness and peer portfolio synergies as well as industry exposure, ecosystem network and collaboration opportunities.

Requirements for Global Change Award

1. Open to any individual and groups of up to four people over 18 years of age anywhere in the world.

2. It is also open for institutions, organizations and social businesses, as well as for joint ventures, consortiums and other types of partnerships.

3. Your entry must be in English and all communication including the GCA Impact Accelerator will be in English.

4. Only one entry per person is allowed.

Application Deadline

December 8, 2022.

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