In the face of climate change, we are Undaunted

Our mission

To nurture a climate innovation ecosystem that enables the creation of scalable innovative solutions to the climate challenge at pace. 

Our vision

A world with a healthy, global climate innovation ecosystem, with diverse innovators leading businesses of all sizes that are delivering significant emissions reductions and climate resilience sustainably and at scale.

What we do

Time is running out to halt the climate crisis: without urgent action, the window of opportunity will close.  Our activities and programmes are designed to create new routes into climate entrepreneurship, and to nurture the environmental leaders of tomorrow.

Whether you're at the very beginning of your entrepreneurial journey, with just the tiniest seed of a climate innovation idea; an early-stage startup who needs support to develop your tech, gain seed investment or scale up; or someone with experitse who can support our mission: we'd love to hear from you.

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Meet the Undaunted team

Meet the Undaunted team

We're a partnership

Undaunted is a partnership between two world-renowned scientific institutions: Imperial College London and the Royal Institution. Grown in Imperial’s Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment, we have climate expertise, science and passion for the planet in our DNA.

Our partners

Imperial College London

Imperial is recognised as the UK’s most innovative university by Reuters, the best university in Europe for student entrepreneurs by Forbes, and ranked the top university for research in the UK. Over the past decade the College has produced more climate change innovation startups than any other UK university, creating an entire ecosystem to support startups at its campus in White City, London’s newest innovation district. There, academics and startups alike have access to state-of-the-art lab facilities set within collaborative, co-working spaces that encourage interaction between the College and the wider research and innovation ecosystem.

The Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment

The Grantham Institute envisions a sustainable, resilient, zero-carbon future through world-class research and training, and benefits from Imperial's expert knowledge across technology development and its application to climate change and environmental challenges. Imperial also has a track record of success in supporting climate change entrepreneurs, and its Enterprise teams support staff so their research can be translated into applications that solve real-world challenges.

The Royal Institution

Since 1799, the Royal Institution’s (Ri) many eminent scientists, whose discoveries helped to shape the modern world, recognised the importance of sharing their work with the wider public. Today, the Ri’s vision is for a world where everyone is inspired to think more deeply about science and its place in our lives. Undaunted's offices are based within the Ri’s historic home in Mayfair – an identifiable London landmark close to investors, influence and knowledge. It also contributes public engagement expertise and international reach.