Clean Tech Challenge 2021

Changing the world
for better

Rewarding the next student led innovative clean technology ideas

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The competition

The CleanTech Challenge is a student competition jointly hosted by London Business School and University College London, where students compete in cross-functional teams combining technical and business skills.

The objective

The objective of the Challenge is to identify and reward innovative clean technology ideas that have been taken from a concept phase to a stage in which they would ideally attract Series A funding or otherwise be self-sustainable.

Who can enter

The Challenge is open to all current university students (undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral) enrolled in a degree programme at a recognised Higher Education Institution anywhere in the world as of 1 January 2021.

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Competition Guidelines

The competition takes place over three different stages between January and April each year. Submit your proposals before January 31st.

Stage 1

Submit a 200 word pitch by January 31st with your innovative and impactful clean tech idea and why it would be commercially viable.

Stage 2

Selected entries are asked to develop their idea and present a pitch deck by March 7th. The deck will be reviewed by prospective investors.

Stage 3

Bootcamp finals take place between April 22-23rd. Finalists will present a 5 minute pitch and take on a 24hr challenge.

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Rewarding innovation

The CleanTech Challenge is a student competition jointly hosted by London Business School and University College London, where students compete in cross-functional teams combining technical and business skills. The objective of the Challenge is to identify and reward innovative clean technology ideas that have been taken from a concept phase to a stage in which they would ideally attract Series A funding or otherwise be self-sustainable.

>500 Entries

We judge hundreds of applications every year

£7,500 Prize Fund

Access to world class clean tech venture capitalists

Investor Network

Get mentoring from the best clean tech entrepreneurs

Last year's winner

The Home For Our Farm.
Natural. Sustainable.

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