Food for the Future

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The future of food, the types of food we are eating and ensuring that there is enough food for the growing population are challenges that we are currently facing.

With the aim of supporting innovation to solve these problems relevant to society, Banco Santander and Oxentia Foundation are launching the Santander X Global Challenge | Food for the Future to seek out startups and scaleups with innovative and scalable solutions.

Also aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal to end hunger, achieve food security and promote sustainable agriculture.

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Countdown to Zero

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Banco Santander is launching a global challenge for startups and scaleups from 11 countries in order to find innovative and sustainable solutions for the automotive industry in different areas: mobility, logistics and transport, and carbon offset alternatives, supported by Formula 1®.

Santander has signed a three-year collaboration agreement with F1® to promote various sustainability initiatives. As part of the sponsorship collaboration, they've launched Santander X Global Challenge | Countdown to Zero, an open call for startups and scaleups driving the race to net zero. It will reward and support innovative solutions to the sustainability-related challenges arising from carbon emissions and will drive accelerated progress towards new solutions that will create lasting social and economic impact for the environment and millions of people around the world.

Banco Santander is launching a global challenge for startups and scaleups from 11 countries in order to find innovative and sustainable solutions for the automotive industry in different areas: mobility, logistics and transport, and carbon offset alternatives, supported by Formula 1®.

Santander has signed a three-year collaboration agreement with F1® to promote various sustainability initiatives. As part of the sponsorship collaboration, they've launched Santander X Global Challenge | Countdown to Zero, an open call for startups and scaleups driving the race to net zero. It will reward and support innovative solutions to the sustainability-related challenges arising from carbon emissions and will drive accelerated progress towards new solutions that will create lasting social and economic impact for the environment and millions of people around the world.

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Blockchain and Beyond

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Blockchain technology is revolutionising the world just as the internet did in its day, and an increasing number of sectors see the enormous potential in this type of technology in terms of redefining and enhancing their business models.

With the aim of supporting innovation to improve productivity and employment, as well as to solve problems relevant to society, Banco Santander and Oxentia Foundation are launching the Santander X Global Challenge | Blockchain and Beyond to seek out startups and scaleups with innovative and scalable solutions using blockchain technology.

At the event in Decentraland, and with a space designed by Polygonal Mind,  the 6 winners of this global challenge, apart from the cash prize and access to Santander X 100, received an exclusive NFT designed by Oxentia Foundation. In addition, users who access to watch the final via streaming on Decentraland got the wearables of the event: a cap and a bracelet that will allow them to customize their Metaverse avatars.

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Finance For All

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The purpose of Banco Santander is to help people and business prosper and one of its objectives is to guarantee good access to banking products and services for all members of society.

Financial inclusion is key to reducing inequality and creating new opportunities. We need to think about how not to leave anyone behind.

That is why Banco Santander with Oxentia Foundation we are launching the Santander X Global Challenge I Finance for All. A new global competition for startups and scaleups with innovative and scalable solutions that adapt to demographic changes and create a lasting social and economic impact for millions of people worldwide.

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Helping Businesses Prosper

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SMEs are a critical driver to economic growth, employment and social cohesion. Helping businesses prosper is at the heart of Santander Group’s mission. That is why, in these challenging times for SMES, Santander X launches, in collaboration with Oxentia Foundation a new global challenge to identify startups and scaleups with innovative solutions that can help SMEs digitalize their businesses, open up to new opportunities and evolve the way they operate.

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Environmental Challenge

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Grupo Santander wants to be at the  forefront in solving the demands of our society and helping people and businesses to prosper. That is why we launch, in collaboration with Oxentia Foundation, the Santander X Environmental Challenge, to support entrepreneurs committed to the environment and with innovative ideas to build a more sustainable future. 

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