In 1714, Yorkshire clockmaker John Harrison cracked the problem of longitude by inventing the chronometer; literally a sea-change in navigation!

300 years on and the UK government and the charity Nesta is searching for an inventive genius to earn £10m by solving one of the following world problems.

How can we…

  • Fly without damaging the environment?
  • Ensure everyone has nutritious sustainable food?
  • Prevent the rise of resistance to antibiotics?
  • Restore movement to those with paralysis?
  • See that everyone has access to safe and clean water?
  • Help people with dementia live independently for longer?

Watch BBC Horizon this Thursday 22nd May and you can vote on which problem you’d like to see solved first. What a great idea!