Apply for The CleanTech Challenge global Business Plan Competition for student-led innovative clean technology ideas

Application Deadline: March 30th, 2022

The CleanTech Challenge is a global business plan competition for students with innovative clean technology ideas, jointly hosted by the London Business School and University College London. It began in 2011 and has been run successfully for the past 10 years. Winners of the international chapters compete as finalists in the UK competition.

The objective

Great Cleantech technologies emerging from research often flounder through lack of good commercial input early on. Meanwhile, management schools have many entrepreneurial students who are worried about the environment but who lack impactful ideas to work on. To bridge this gap, the interdisciplinary competition was created.


  • The Challenge is open to all current university students (undergraduate and postgraduate) enrolled in a degree programme at a recognised Higher Education Institution anywhere in the world as of 1 January 2022.


10,000 Prize Fund

Access to world class clean tech venture capitalists

Investor Network

Get mentoring from the best clean tech entrepreneurs

The competition takes place over three different stages between March and May each year. Submit your proposals before March 30th 2022.

Stage 1

All you need is an innovative Cleantech idea. Submit a 200 word pitch by March 30th 2022 clearly outlining (i) the idea, (ii) cleantech impact, and (iii) why it would be commercially viable.

Stage 2

Selected entries are asked to develop their idea and present a pitch deck by April 20th 2022. The deck will be reviewed by prospective investors.

Stage 3

Finalists will undergo training from industry experts from the environmental, entrepreneurial and science sectors over the course of May. Bootcamp finals take place between May 24-27th where finalists present a 10 minute pitch.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the CleanTech Challenge global Business Plan Competition 2022

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