The call for clusters is now open to proposals which respond in innovative ways to this year's challenge. To submit a proposal, please send up to two pages describing your objectives, a clear schedule, expected costs, sponsors, requirements, outcomes, etc. As well as a one page CV or bio for each champion.

The sg workshops are a unique creative cauldron attracting attendees from across the world of academia, professional practice and industry. The workshops are open to 100 applicants who come together for four intensive days of design and collaboration.

Workshops are organised around 10 clusters, each a unique hub of expertise, comprised of people, knowledge, tools and materials. Clusters are led by two champions exploring a specific area related to the challenge, lasting for four days in equal partnership with 10 collaborators each.

Physical prototyping is encouraged to complement digital investigations and to help answer ambitious research questions related to the challenge. Carnegie Mellon has extensive physical prototyping facilities and applicants are encouraged use these. A public exhibition party will be held on the last day showcasing the outcome of the workshops.

Champions are also encouraged to form their own collaborations with the host university or sponsorships with local firms to provide additional equipment as needed.