Go Detroit is an exciting innovation competition brought to you by Ford.
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.
|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
Ways to get involved in the challenge
- Submit an idea: Design, develop or propose a solution to the challenge. During the Ideas phase you come back to your idea to edit or add more information. And, you can also save your idea as a draft if you aren't ready to submit it immediately.
- Share your expertise: Post relevant information or suggestions that can help teams to shape their ideas, and join relevant discussions to submit your feedback
- Join in the conversation: You can join a conversation in the Community Café, or start one about a Detroit mobility issue that you really care about. Learn about the issues, comment on ideas, vote on submissions or just link up with like-minded social innovators.
- Participate in the community: There are plenty of fun and creative activities for you to participate in, to earn rewards and when you submit an idea you go into the running for the prize money.
- Get rewarded: Participate to earn City Miles and go into our prize draws for Amazon Gift Cards. The higher the level you earn, the more prizes you’re eligible to win!
- Tag, Comment & Vote: Add descriptive “tags” to your discussion submissions. Respond to other participants’ ideas and Vote on what grabbed your attention!
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!
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!