Looking for partners with important sustainability challenges that can be solved with AI. We'll help you develop a solution for free.
Sustainability Challenge 2022
Creating a sustainable future with AI
Solving sustainability together
Tell us about a sustainability problem that affects you or your community and we'll help you develop an AI software solution up to the PoC stage for free.
We at Recursive believe that everyone has a responsibility in contributing to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Besides working with our partners on consulting projects, we would like to offer one institution the opportunity to take advantage of our AI development skills in order to help tackle a challenge related to the SDGs.

We will be taking applications until the end of September 2021 from NPOs, Local Governments, and Small and Medium Businesses. Our team of experts will evaluate the applications by how much impact they will have on an SDG objective as well as technical feasibility. The winner will have the opportunity to work with Recursive on a PoC for their idea completely for free.
Creating a sustainable future with AI
Solving sustainability together
Tell us about a sustainability problem that affects you or your community and we'll help you develop an AI software solution up to the PoC stage for free.
We at Recursive believe that everyone has a responsibility in contributing to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Besides working with our partners on consulting projects, we would like to offer one institution the opportunity to take advantage of our AI development skills in order to help tackle a challenge related to the SDGs.

We will be taking applications until the end of September 2021 from NPOs, Local Governments, and Small and Medium Businesses. Our team of experts will evaluate the applications by how much impact they will have on an SDG objective as well as technical feasibility. The winner will have the opportunity to work with Recursive on a PoC for their idea completely for free.
We are particularly interested in collaborating with institutions facing the following challenges related to the SDGs:

  • Energy generation, distribution and storage
  • Healthcare and mental health
  • Conservation of natural resources (forest, sea)
  • Education and better labor conditions
  • Scientific research (drug and material discovery)
A concrete technical solution is not necessary for the application. But if you have an idea of how the solution would work or what features it would contain, please share it with us. We will evaluate the problem and its technical feasibility as part of the review process.

We are particularly interested in collaborating with institutions facing the following challenges related to the SDGs:

  • Energy generation, distribution and storage
  • Healthcare and mental health
  • Conservation of natural resources (forest, sea)
  • Education and better labor conditions
  • Scientific research (drug and material discovery)
A concrete technical solution is not necessary for the application. But if you have an idea of how the solution would work or what features it would contain, please share it with us. We will evaluate the problem and its technical feasibility as part of the review process.
Schedule and application
Schedule and application
Until 15th Oct 2021: Accepting applications
15th Oct 2021 - 1st Dec 2021: Reviewing applications
1st Dec 2021 - 1st Jan 2022: Winner announcement and onboarding
1st Jan 2022: - 1st Jun 2022: Joint PoC development

After the application review period, Recursive will share a list of the best ideas under consideration with our analysis of the technical and societal merits of each idea. One of those shall be chosen to continue as a join PoC with all development costs covered by Recursive.

After the PoC development and evaluation is complete, both parties will make a joint decision on how to proceed with development. We shall also release a progress report to the market with details on our work and the impact that was achieved during this development period.
The IP developed during this period shall remain the property of Recursive, while the PoC models and software shall be jointly owned by Recursive and their partner.

To apply, please fill our the form linked below. Please include as many details about the problem as possible, including data availability, how it affects the community and how affected parties would benefit from the solution.

We welcome applications from any institution, regardless of technical background or specialty. Please include as much information about your previous work in solving sustainability challenges as possible, so that we can evaluate your impact.
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Recursive Inc.

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1-19-19 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0013, Japan
© 2020 Recursive Inc, All rights reserved.


Recursive Inc.

Ebisu Business Tower 10F,
1-19-19 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0013, Japan