Guidelines

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What do we expect for the Stage 2 entry?

Submission Details


Entries submitted for Stage 2 should be PowerPoint presentations no more than 15 slides in length and submitted in PDF format by 6th March 2020. 


Entries should be submitted via email to info@thecleantechchallenge.uk.


Within the body of the email, please include the following information about each participant: Full Name, Nationality, University Degree, and Expected Graduation Date. We expect a minimum of two team members to be in each group for Stage 2, and 3-5 team members by Stage 3 (the boot camp).


Content Details


Stage 2 entries should be the equivalent of an “investor deck” - the slide deck the team would use to draw Angel Investors or other early stage investors to their idea. These investor decks should address the following topics in addition to any other information that would be relevant to a potential investor:


  • Business Idea (what does your business do - what product do you create, what service do you provide)
  • Environmental Impact (what is the environmental impact, is it measurable)
  • Total Addressable Market (how many customers fit your end user profile, what is the total revenue potential)
  • Profitability and Unit Economics (what is the estimated margin of the product or service, what are the R&D costs, what are the marketing costs)
  • Competitive Landscape (who is your competition, who is doing something similar, why is your business better)
  • Defensibility (what is your competitive advantage, how do you deter competitors)
  • Monetization of Product (who are your customers, how do you charge for the product or service)
  • Funding Need for Proof-of-Concept or Proof-of-Market (what cash investment is needed)
  • Team (what is your background, how does the team work together)

What do we expect for the Stage 1 entry?

Entries submitted for Stage 1 should be no more than 200 words, follow the rules and be submitted by 31st January 2020 by filling out this form: https://forms.gle/R81CXUju1pmmER7z5 .


Stage 1 entries should answer the following questions:

  1. What is your clean tech idea?
  2. How is your idea commercially viable?


The CTC organisers will be judging stage 1 entries according to the following criteria.

  1. The idea should be clear, well-structured and comprehensive within the word limit.
  2. The idea should demonstrate the potential to make a significant, positive environmental impact.
  3. The idea should be innovative and can either be entirely new or a new application of an existing product, solution or technology.


The idea should be technically feasible and commercially viable.

Here are some examples of the topics you can address in your entry:

  • Maturity of technology (if used in a different sector)
  • Cost
  • Scalability
  • Feasibility of implementation
  • Revenue streams
  • Target market
  • Competitive advantage
  • Social acceptability
  • Alignment with government policies


 For the avoidance of doubt, it is not expected that all of these issues will be addressed in the first stage! 

 If you have any questions on the stage 2 entry, please email info@thecleantechchallenge.uk.