JEDI GrandChallenges are competitions shaped to develop technological or scientific breakthroughs - with a radical new method, based on purpose-driven research, maximum speed, full focus on excellence, deep interdisciplinarity and bold 'moonshot' risk-taking. The selected topics are framed to have a gamechanging economic, strategic, and societal impact. 


Based on the successful DARPA methodology, bringing in the best teams working on specific hard problems to solve, we remove all bureaucratic barriers to ensure bold, non-linear thinking, while being extremely demanding in terms of achieving measurable breakthroughs, in the shortest possible time.


We require participants ("Performers") of our GrandChallenges to develop a prototype, in order to allow afterwards the ecosystem - startups, industry, VCs - to scale the breakthroughs and make them accessible to society—this is our mission. In order to ensure the best of the best participate, Performers retain the main IP of their findings.


JEDI Covid19 GrandChallenge


What if we could screen billion possible molecular compounds for a treatment against SARS-COV2 & disrupt pre-clinical drug discovery? 


What if we could develop technologies that supporting democratic values  ?

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JEDI AMR GrandChallenge


What if we could reduce 10x the number of untreatable (bacterial) infections?

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JEDI Agriculture GrandChallenge


What if we could boost sustainability of agriculture and food production ?

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JEDI Battery Recyling GrandChallenge


What if we could recycle more than 95% of li-ion batteries?

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JEDI AI Privacy GrandChallenge


What if we could make data analytics without reverse engineering to individual data?