Press Release

Call for Applications for the 2024 Kluz Prize for PeaceTech

2024 Kluz Prize for PeaceTech Seeks to Identify, Celebrate and Propel the use of Technology for Peace

Jun 3, 2024

By The Kluz PeaceTech Team

NEW YORK CITY, New York, June 3, 2024 - Kluz Ventures are delighted to announce the launch of the 2024 Kluz Prize for PeaceTech, organized in collaboration with The GovLab (New York University). In an era marked by escalating global tensions and unprecedented challenges, the need for innovative approaches to peace has never been more critical. The Kluz Prize for PeaceTech seeks to unlock the innovative and responsible use of technology for conflict prevention, peace building and reconstruction.  

The 2024 award will grant $20,000 to celebrate groundbreaking achievements, selected by a distinguished jury of experts and leaders from tech sector, civil society and academia. The winner will be honored at an award ceremony in New York City on September 20th, 2024, coinciding with the 79th United Nations General Assembly and the International Day of Peace.

About the Kluz Prize for PeaceTech

The Kluz Prize for PeaceTech is an annual initiative designed to celebrate, recognize, and propel the innovative use of emerging technologies to foster peace, reduce conflict, and safeguard human dignity and universal human rights across the globe. The Prize is dedicated to individuals, organizations, or initiatives, particularly those initiated by the younger generation and the tech community, including entrepreneurs, engineers, programmers, scientists, startups, accelerators, and venture capitalists. It recognizes their distinguished achievements in peacebuilding, peacemaking, peacekeeping, or peace enforcement efforts, contributing to the development of a local, national, and global PeaceTech movement.

By acknowledging these trailblazers, the Prize aims to engage individuals, societies,states and international organizations in building a robust local, national, and global PeaceTech movement.

Artur Kluz, Founder and CEO of Kluz Ventures and initiator of the Kluz Prize for PeaceTech emphasized the urgency of the Prize, stating, "In these challenging times, we must harness the power of technology to create sustainable peace solutions. The Kluz Prize for PeaceTech is a testament to our commitment to fostering innovation in peace efforts worldwide."

Stefaan G. Verhulst, Co-Founder of The GovLab, added, "Our goal is to spotlight and support those who are leveraging technology responsibly to make a tangible impact on peace. Through this Prize, we hope to inspire a new wave of PeaceTech initiatives that can address the complexities of modern conflicts."

For more information about the Kluz Prize for PeaceTech and details on how to apply, please visit www.kluzprize.org.

How to Apply

Apply to the 2024 Kluz Prize for PeaceTech and be recognized for your achievements and contributions to the evolving field of technologies for peace. The application form can be found on our website and will be open until July 15th, 2024. 

Apply now: https://www.kluzprize.org/ 

Should you have any questions about the Kluz Prize for PeaceTech or are interested in getting involved, please email us at info@kluzprize.org

More background information: 

The Future of Peacebuilding: Why Investing in PeaceTech is Essential in Today’s Geopolitics by Artur Kluz and Stefaan Verhulst

Unlocking Technology for Peacebuilding: The Munich Security Conference’s Role in Empowering a Peacetech Movement by Stefaan Verhulst and Artur Kluz

Peace by Design? Unlocking the Potential of Seven Technologies for a More Peaceful Future by Stefaan Verhulst and Artur Kluz

Kluz Prize for PeaceTech 2024

Applications are Open

Apply to the 2024 Kluz Prize for PeaceTech and be recognized for your achievements and contributions to the evolving field of technologies for peace.

Applications are due by 11:59 PM EDT on July 15th.