The Kluz Prize for PeaceTech — Celebrating Innovation for a Peaceful World

The GovLab
Data Stewards Network
3 min readAug 8, 2023


Calls for Applications are now Open

New York, August 2, 2023 — Kluz Ventures proudly launches the Kluz Prize for PeaceTech 2023, an initiative designed to celebrate, recognize, and propel the groundbreaking use of cutting-edge technologies in fostering peace, reducing conflict, and safeguarding human dignity and universal human rights across the globe. The organization of this initiative is supported by The GovLab at New York University.

Applications are now being accepted from individuals, organizations, and tech entrepreneurs who have made a substantial impact in the field of PeaceTech.

The Kluz Prize for PeaceTech sets out to:

  • Commend and reward exceptional achievements in the realm of PeaceTech, honoring those who have made transformative contributions.
  • Foster collaboration among global leaders, peacebuilders, technologists, entrepreneurs, investors, and policymakers to amplify the impact of PeaceTech initiatives worldwide.
  • Create awareness about the potential of technology as a catalyst for peace, raising awareness and inspiring action.

This year, the Kluz Prize for PeaceTech is offering a grant of $20,000 to the selected winner for their accomplishments in the field and to support the further advancement of their project in the emerging field of technologies for peace. The prestigious award ceremony will take place on Wednesday, September 20th, on the eve of the International Day of Peace (September 21st), during the 78th United Nations General Assembly.

“Technology holds the key to unlocking a more peaceful world, and PeaceTech is the driving force behind this transformative opportunity,” stated Artur Kluz, Founder and CEO of Kluz Ventures. “Together, by showcasing groundbreaking applications of technology to foster peace, we can accelerate the PeaceTech movement and create tangible, life-changing impact on a global scale.”

“We eagerly anticipate discovering new, responsible and innovative uses of technology that are making a profound and positive difference in shaping a future of peace,” said Stefaan Verhulst, Co-founder of the GovLab “Our quest for peace would not be comprehensive without exploring and acknowledging the potential the responsible use of technologies has to forge a world with less conflict.”

The Call for Applications will remain open until Friday, September 1, 2023, at 11:59 PM EDT. The selected winner(s) will have the opportunity to attend the award ceremony in New York City and present their remarkable work to esteemed experts in the field of Peace and Tech.

To learn more about the application process and eligibility criteria, please visit

About Kluz Ventures

Kluz Ventures is a values-driven investment firm with a long-term vision of empowering human flourishing and technological development by investing in the exceptional entrepreneurs and technologies of tomorrow. Investments in these technologies can promote a global culture of genuine human growth that meets the current and future needs of all people, serving as an inspiration for future generations. Founded by Artur Kluz. Learn more at

About The GovLab

The GovLab at New York University is an action research center that aims to improve people’s lives by changing the way we govern. The GovLab seeks to strengthen the ability of institutions — including but not limited to governments — and people to work more openly, collaboratively, effectively, and legitimately to make better decisions



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