Go Detroit Challenge

Go Detroit is an innovation challenge designed to stimulate new ideas and to find ways to better connect Detroit communities through innovative mobility solutions.

We’re looking for new services, product or business ideas and mobile Apps that address one of our challenges. There is a chance to develop your ideas with global mobility experts and a total of $60,000 (US) in prizes available for the winners!

To provide you a great challenge experience, Ford has collaborated with 100%Open and Devpost – specialists in open innovation challenges, app development, open source software competitions and hackathons.

Grand Final Event

The Grand Final is taking place on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 in Detroit.

This event is the culmination of the Go Detroit Challenge, which focused on finding new mobility innovations that could enable all Detroiters to travel more easily, safely and reliably.

Finalists from the Social Entrepreneur and App Developer Tracks will pitch their ideas in front of a live audience and Judging Panel, comprised of Ford experts, and Detroit business and community leaders.

The event will also feature a presentation by Jim Hackett, Chairman Ford Smart Mobility who will be discussing ‘The importance of user-driven innovation in addressing the challenge of moving people’.



If you’re an entrepreneur, organization or community group with a great idea for a product, service or business that addresses the challenge



If you’re a developer with a great idea for a new mobility app that addresses the challenge



Social Entrepreneur Submissions Due

January 8, 2017

Social Entrepreneur Prototyping

February 2, 2017

App Developer Submissions Due

February 7, 2017

Grand Final Event

April 4, 2017