2019 Global Grand Challenges Summit

August 27, 2019 AT 12:33 PM
London, United Kingdom
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Brandon Green
  • Communications/Media Associate
    National Academy of Engineering
    Office 202.334.2226

Engineering in an Unpredictable World

Global Grand Challenges Summit – 16-18 September 2019

The Global Grand Challenges Summit 2019 is the launch of a second series of summits jointly hosted by the UK, US and Chinese academies of engineering, inspired by the 14 Grand Challenges for Engineering.

The event will convene inspirational world leaders with the next generation of engineers and changemakers to build creative collaborations and solve the grand challenges facing our future world of 10 billion people.

The Summit will take place on 16-18 September 2019 in London, at the Southbank Centre’s wonderful Queen Elizabeth Hall, with 900 of the next generation’s engineers, researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and policymakers in attendance.

The Summit will be broadcast worldwide, with satellite events on every continent, creating a truly global effort in addressing these Global Grand Challenges.

A Global Grand Challenges student event will take place in the days preceding the summit, at South Bank’s County Hall.

Royal Academy of Engineering Summit Website


An important part of each GGCS is student engagement. Each summit features a student team competition of innovation, design, and business development based on themes related to a major challenge facing society and the planet. Read more about GGCS Student Competition