What is the CleanTech Challenge?

The CleanTech Challenge is a business plan competition that helps students from across the globe form teams and develop their clean technology business ideas through a 3-stage competition that runs from November through to April. Participants receive guidance, feedback and mentorship from industry professionals throughout the Challenge. 10 finalist teams compete in live “Boot Camp” finals in London for £10,000 in cash.

London Business School (LBS) and University College London (UCL) have hosted the Challenge since 2009.

The CleanTech Challenge Timeline


10 November 2016 – CleanTech Challenge Kick-off event!

Registration from 5:30, 6:00 kick-off!
Location: 103c Camley St, London N1C 4PF

RSVP @ eventbrite: https://cleantech2017kickoff.eventbrite.co.uk

1 December 2016 – 1st Workshop: Team Building/Speed matching Workshop

Come to our team building workshop event where you can meet other students and partially formed teams to network and form partnerships! The CleanTech sectors will be streamed to make finding other students involved in your area of interest really simple.

RSVP: https://ctc2017teamformingworkshop.eventbrite.co.uk

January 2017 – 2nd Workshop: MVP

31 January 2017 – 1st Round Submission Deadline

Submit your 200-word cleantech proposal from the 15th of December! You can submit as many ideas as you like, but remember: individuals can only represent one team in the second and third rounds.

You can submit your Round 1 application through the thinkable platform:

28 February 2017 – Second Round Submission Deadline

Submit your 1-minute elevator pitch video and 1-page business plan from the 15th of February!

16 March 2017, from 18:00 – Second round judging results

Purpose: CTC Briefing and Judging from Round 2
Location: ClubLounge39 at Level 39 Technology Accelerator (One Canada Square)
Register: Eventbrite

11 April 2017 – 3rd Workshop: Financing

Location: 29 Shand St.

29 March 2017 – Bootcamp qualification announcement

27 and 28 April 2017 – CleanTech Challenge Bootcamp!

The final teams from around the globe meet and go head-to-head in our grand final CleanTech Challenge Bootcamp.