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year in numbers


Empower future leaders through postgraduate training programmes

  • 30 UK researchers trained in debating skills to counter anti-climate action narratives
  • 109 submissions from 21 countries for Climate Innovation Challenge run by Imperial Business students
  • 38 students graduated from our pilot executive education course on climate innovation
  • 300 school children educated about urban wildlife by SSCP DTP outreach project


Accelerate climate change innovation and low-carbon startups

  • 58 startups supported by The Greenhouse accelerator
  • £3.25m private investment raised by startups
  • 48% startup team members are from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds and
  • 44% of startups have female team members
  • 1000 green jobs created by startups and The Greenhouse Alumni


Communicate knowledge to help inform and shape decision-making

  • 45+ research papers in academic journals
  • 1,155 UK citizens surveyed on their perception of the benefits of climate action
  • 27 petawatt-hours per year globally could be produced if all suitable rooftops had solar panels
  • 10,000 year-old climate secrets could be revealed in newly discovered Antarctic Lake sediments
  • 400 seaweed-based juice pods by award-winning startup Notpla eaten at Great Exhibition Road Festival 2021–22


Initiate, develop and support multidisciplinary research on climate change and environment

  • 61 plant-based budget- and climate-friendly recipes created with professional chefs for Great Exhibition Road Festivalgoers
  • 12 times each bead, button, length of yarn and embroidered fabric was used at our Sustainable Fashion workshops
  • 4 ‘Nature on your doorstep’ videos published, covering four seasons of UK biodiversity
  • 404,000 views of our climate action hub resources
  • 5 meetings by Grantham Institute’s new research horizon scanning group


Foster new collaborations and networks at Imperial and beyond

  • 120 journalists connected to Imperial climate and weather experts during UK’s summer heatwave
  • 500 new members of Friends of Grantham Institute network
  • 7 new Grantham Institute Advisory Board members from industry, academia, government and Imperial College Union
  • 30 new Imperial College London researchers joined the Grantham Institute Affiliates scheme


Generate thought leadership and forge consensus on key issues

  • 85 UK universities and research institutes in Imperial-led UK Universities Climate Network (UUCN)
  • 1 new summer internship for school students from families without university education
  • 536 attendees at Changing Planet Seminar series led by SSCP DTP research students
  • £50k funding for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion initiatives including Women in STEM seminars, workshops and training