The 2020 Hackaday Prize is now open, and this is the seventh year now of offering cold, hard, cash for people who are willing to work on their engineering ideas addressing real world problems. That means things like conservation, disaster relief, renewable resources, and assistive devices.
All you need to get started is an idea and a willingness to document it. That's it. If your idea needs some seed money to make a prototype, there's money for that as well.
This year there is something new: partnerships with some non-profits working on big ideas. The Hackaday Prize includes microgrants of a $3,000 per month stipend for anyone selected to help work with them for June and July.
There's much more, too. If you have an idea and you've been waiting for an opportunity to turn it into something, this is your chance to get started right now!