Imperial Enterprise Lab, The Technical University of Munich, and Tsinghua’s x-lab are working with 19 global university partners to bring together hundreds of students and recent alumni to grow their international network, gain new skills, and create new ideas that help achieve UN SGDs 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), and 13 (Climate Action). Students from all disciplinary backgrounds are encouraged to join – no technical skills are required!

You’re looking at a 14-day programme of entrepreneurship workshops, guest speakers, and mentoring to help you develop innovative ideas. At the end of the programme, the top 6 teams will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas and win a share of a £10,000 prize fund!

Challenge Tracks
Students will form international teams, of 3-6 members, to innovate within tracks. As a team, you must choose one of the two tracks below to innovate within. Each track has 3 finalists who progress to the Global Challenge Lab Demo Day.

Track 1: Smart Cities
Challenge 1: Climate Resilience in Cities
Challenge 2: Smart Mobility for Inclusive Cities

Track 2: Climate Action
Challenge 1: Decentralized Renewable Energy Solutions for Rural Communities
Challenge 2: Carbon Footprint Reduction

Key Dates:
Registrations close on 15th June at 23.59 GMT+1
The programme will run from 3rd – 16th July 2024
Events and workshops will run across multiple time zones; you don’t have to attend them all.

Content will be available after the live event, so if you find you can’t make it, you can watch back on demand. It doesn’t matter where you are in the world; you won’t miss out!

More details about the Challenge can be found by visiting:

You must be a student or recent alumnus (graduated no earlier than 2020) of the following universities:

  • Imperial College London
  • Tsinghua University (X-Lab)
  • Technical University of Munich (TUM)
  • University of Toronto
  • Singapore University of Technology & Design
  • London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Ghana
  • University of São Paulo
  • University of Lagos
  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)
  • Cornell University
  • American University of Beirut (AUB)
  • Durham University
  • Technical University of Denmark
  • The New School
  • Hanoi University of Science and Technology
  • University of California
  • TEA-LP

If tickets for your university have sold out, we will operate a waitlist, provided you are from one of the universities listed above.

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