Go Detroit is an exciting innovation competition brought to you by Ford.


                          Please note the Go Detroit Challenge is now closed.

We're looking for ideas that help Detroiters to travel more easily, safely and accessibly.

Your idea could be for a new service, product or business - there's a total of $30,000 (US) in prizes available for the winners, plus the chance to collaborate with experts from Ford along the way.

Prize money 

1st Prize - $15,000 2nd Prize - $7,000 3rd Prize - $3,000


Plus, you also have the opportunity to win Amazon Gift Cards for participating in our online community! 

Click here to learn more about how the prizes will be awarded

Here's how it works

Challenge Phases

Ways to get involved in the challenge







Make sure to also keep an eye on the Go Detroit News for the latest and greatest articles.

About the online community


The Go Detroit Challenge Community brings together people with a common passion for mobility, innovation and most importantly, for Detroit!  

On a regular basis we’ll invite you to participate in new activities, including quick polls and discussions. These activities will be displayed on the dashboard and you’ll be notified by email when they’re added. Completing activities and logging in regularly will help you earn City Miles – and the more miles you have, the more chances you’ll have to earn a reward!

Innovation is a collaborative process, so whether you’re part of a team or just providing feedback, you can play a big part in driving the best ideas forward. Please remember to always be respectful of others and their opinions – no idea was born perfect!

Earning City Miles


Participating regularly in the community will help you to earn City Miles. You’ll earn miles for visiting the community frequently, answering quick questions, participating in discussions and completing surveys. Submitting and supporting ideas on the challenges will also have a big impact on your City Miles balance!

Click here to learn more about Levels and Privileges!

Need Help?


Go to the Need Help page for answers to some common questions, as well as how to reach our community facilitators. We’d love to hear from you!