Innovate with Undaunted

Undaunted is a beacon for forward-thinking individuals, eager to tackle urgent climate challenges through innovative solutions. It tackles the climate crisis through its acclaimed The Greenhouse accelerator, creating and scaling innovative solutions.

Undaunted offers MSc Cleantech Innovation students a platform to engage with real-world challenges during the Greenhouse residency module (final term). This provides a unique opportunity for active collaboration and contribution to the growth of greenhouse start-ups. 

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Become a Cleantech pioneer through collaboration with designers, engineers and scientists 

The MSc Cleantech Innovation programme is designed to provide aspiring climate entrepreneurs with the skills and knowledge necessary to create revolutionary cleantech innovation. 

You will develop a deep understanding of the technical aspects of climate change challenges and formulate your own solutions to these within the cleantech themes of energy, materials, manufacturing, water, transport and food.

The MSc Cleantech Innovation is jointly delivered through the Dyson School of Design Engineering and the Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment. You will also interact through Undaunted, the Grantham Institute's innovative initiative, including completing a residency project with the Greenhouse accelerator programme startups.

You will have the opportunity to meet and learn from expert innovators across the cleantech spectrum. Develop new skills as designer, innovator and problem solver to create your own technology and get ready to launch it into the world, delivering real change. You will work with collaborators, inside and outside Imperial, to help make your cleantech solutions a reality!

The course includes individual and group components, across a variety of modes including videos, written work, invention, prototyping and business planning.

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Discover your potential with our MSc Cleantech Innovation programme, meticulously crafted for those eager to excel in the world of sustainability. By immersing yourself in the course, you'll acquire the skills to innovate, lead, and contribute significantly to the cleantech industry. This experience opens doors to impactful roles in deeptech venture funds or positions in impact can collaborate with your MSc Cleantech Innovation team to launch startups or specialize in consulting, enabling you to design strategies for measuring the profound impact of cleantech innovations


To Apply to MSc Cleantech Innovation, please follow the links on Imperial’s postgraduate prospectus. Follow the outlined instructions, complete the online application form, and submit all required documents by the specified deadline to be considered for admission.

Applications are welcomed from any qualifying graduate or significantly experienced professional interested in how innovation and design can improve the lives of people, society and the economy at leadership level in international contexts.

Eligibility Criteria

The minimum entry requirement is a 2.1 UK Honours degree (or equivalent) in a Science, Technology or Engineering discipline (or a comparable qualification recognised by the College). Applications from the areas of Design Engineering, Architecture and Industrial Design are encouraged. 

Candidates, who don’t hold a degree in a Science, Technology or Engineering discipline, but hold a 2.1 UK Honours degree in other disciplines and fulfil one or more of the following: 

  • a genuine passion for sustainability and engineering that extends beyond academic study and is evidenced through a variety of extracurricular, impactful projects
  • demonstrated exceptional leadership abilities in a start-up or corporate environment
  • have an evidenced track record of producing innovation
  • display excellency through esteemed awards in any of the following areas: design engineering, engineering, chemistry, chemical engineering, environmental studies, design, sustainability and science, climate science are invited to apply and may be considered for an interview.

The additional entry requirement criteria will be evaluated through evidence, such as a portfolio of (successful) projects, and professional review/recommendation letters from specific references, e.g. reputable employers, RAE, NGOs, national or international competitions, or other recognised institutions, patents. 

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College. For details, please see the English language requirements for postgraduate applicants.


I am delighted to see Imperial responding to the global environmental challenges we see around us by spearheading a solutions-oriented approach to one our most intractable global challenges. Through my role as Vice Provost for Research and Enterprise, I know that we have the potential to bring together the best of scientific expertise, with practical, pragmatic and beautiful design engineering. This course should offer students access to experts across faculties, as well as real-world innovation experience in the world of cleantech. We look forward to welcoming our first cohort of students" Mary Ryan Vice-Provost (Research and Enterprise)