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Developed and presented by the British Council, ELEVATE aims to build a global community of creative problem-solvers, who will meet practical challenges with innovative solutions.

ELEVATE provides a platform for innovative thinkers to come together, to discuss issues, to learn and to develop projects using culture and creativity in Health & Wellbeing; Education & Play; Creative Cities; Environment; Conflict & Safety.

There are four parts of ELEVATE: 

    ELEVATE Challenge: An open call in which applicants from Australia, East Asia and the UK are invited to put forward their best ideas in response to set challenges.
    ELEVATE BT Connect: Applicants and local experts will share ideas and hear from leading international figures in the world of innovation and design, via teleconferencing technology from ELEVATE global partner, BT Global Services.
    ELEVATE Innovation Camp: ELEVATE Fellows from around the world will come together for six days of workshops, training sessions, collaboration and ideas-sharing.
    ELEVATE Digital Network:Launching April 2015, the ELEVATE Digital Network will be a web-based platform for creative innovators, the world over.

The first ELEVATE challenge will take place in Japan in late February 2015 and focuses on developing innovative new concepts to improve early childhood (0-8 years) play. Find out more and apply for the ELEVATE Startwell™ Challenge here!