In 2015, under the umbrella of its Creativity and Innovation Initiative, the GCSP and its Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme established a prize in order to recognise deserving individuals or organisations that have an innovative approach to addressing international security challenges.

The prize is designed to reach across all relevant disciplines and fields. It is intended to encourage and recognise excellence in contributing to new approaches to enhancing sustainable global security. A broad range of projects could qualify for consideration, including, but not limited to, technological and conceptual innovations, original research or grassroots initiatives.

The winners (first, second and third place) will be announced publicly during an event to be held in November 2023. The prize for the application coming in first position is CHF 10’000 and a certificate of excellence. The two other finalist applications will receive a certificate of recognition.

They believe that effective and forward-thinking leaders and organisations need to build a broad picture of what is happening in an increasingly connected world. They unravel the intricacies of geopolitics and help leaders to develop new skills and the agility to lead in times of tumultuous change.  They create an inclusive environment for our global community from 174 nations and across sectors to come together to exchange ideas and develop sustainable solutions for a more peaceful future.

They equip individuals and organisations across sectors to learn and lead through online, blended and customised courses, workshops and advisory services. They facilitate public discussions, conferences, executive events and breakfasts and offer an inclusive and impartial platform for diplomatic dialogue and exchange. They provide timely, relevant and usable global insights for their community. Events, interviews and publications are amplified through their digital platforms. They host officials and executives from diverse horizons and incubate projects in their Creative Spark. They reward innovation and research through scholarships and prizes. They aim to build connections to deal more effectively with interconnected and complex threats and challenges.


  • The prize for the application coming in the first position is CHF 10’000 (paid via bank transfer) and a certificate of excellence. The two other finalist applications will receive a certificate of recognition.


  • The prize is awarded for projects by any individual, group of individuals, or organisation (from private or public sectors), which contribute to global security and have been submitted for consideration according to these rules and regulations.
  • Applications may come from any country, but the projects should go
    beyond national borders in their reach or thinking and seek to address
    global security in innovative ways or through new ideas. A broad range of
    projects could qualify for consideration, including, but not limited to,
    technological and conceptual innovations, original research, or grassroots
  • Employees and staff of the GCSP, as well as their family members, are not
    eligible participants
Eligible Regions: Open for all

Application Process

Applications must be submitted via the online application form in order to
be considered for the prize, and shall include:

  • a project abstract of 250 words maximum;
  • a well-developed project description which should not exceed 750
    words in length;
  • a description of the technical process of the project submitted (if
  • an estimate of the budget required for the project;
  • an explanation of how the project provides a novel contribution to
    the field of global security;
  •  a description of the short-term and long-term impact of the project
    in the field of global security;
  • up to five image files (optional).

Application Deadline: September 25, 2023

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