A woman looks up toward a purple sky with the text: In the face of climate change, we are Undaunted

In the face of climate change, we are Undaunted

Creating a resilient, sustainable, zero-carbon future requires unprecedented change across social systems, business models, and policymaking – and innovation has a big role to play in achieving this vision. Imperial has world-class expertise in supporting the development of climate change solutions, from initial ideas through to climate-friendly businesses that help to transform humanity's relationship with the planet. 

Undaunted encompasses our work across climate innovation, within academic science, industry, and business, and also across broader critical contexts, such as policy and societal engagement. Undaunted isbbuilding a global community, based in central London, of people with exciting ideas that tackle the climate crisis in sustainable, viable, equitable and scalable ways.

Do you have a green business idea?

The Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment, and its activities under Undaunted, have been running innovation support for almost a decade. We were a founding partner of the Climate Knowledge Innovation Community (Climate-KIC). This resulted in the development of a number of innovation programmes, including the Climate-KIC AcceleratorClimate LaunchpadThe JourneyThe Greenhouse and many others.

Do you have a green business idea?

The Greenhouse at Undaunted

The Greenhouse climate accelerator programme

Have you explored your technology and want to take it to the next level? Undaunted's climate accelerator programme, The Greenhouse, supports the growth of young, sustainable businesses looking to tackle climate change.

The 12-month programme offers early-stage ("pre-seed") entrepreneurs access to expert business coaching, masterclasses, free workspace at our central London HQ, and equity-free grant funding. Join the world-leading innovation programme for climate positive ideas.

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Climate Launchpad

Do you have a green business idea that you would like to test? Apply to the Climate Launchpad and transform your vision into a successful startup.

This is the place for you if you have an exciting idea that you want to try out and develop. You’ll learn how to fast-track your idea, and ultimately get it funded and launched. 

Applications for Climate Launchpad 2023 will open in spring 2023.

Explore our other activities

A photo from December's Demo Day in 2022 when Cohort 3 of The Greenhouse graduated

Building an innovation community

Global cities like London have the means to help shape a low-carbon and climate-resilient future. We're building a global community, based in central London, of people with diverse knowledge and skills. From early-stage startups, angel investors, venture capitalists and private equity groups to academics, industry experts, policy makers and journalists: the climate is everyone's business.

Podcast: Accelerating to a Better Future

Tune into our podcast to hear from academics and entrepreneurs who are setting up businesses that tackle some of the great climate and environmental challenges facing the world.

Listen to stories from successful entrepreneurs who have transformed bright ideas into useable products, creating prosperity and helping tackle climate change.

A Snapshot into UK Climate-tech Innovation (front cover of the December 2022 report)

Innovation in policy

Undaunted is part of the Climate-tech Policy Coalition, which is on a mission to help unlock a future of green growth.

From June to October 2022, the Coalition undertook an intensive series of roundtables with entrepreneurs and startups covering nine critical sectors, with the aim of equipping policymakers and regulators with tangible steps towards a low-carbon and lucrative economy. A Snapshot into UK Climate-tech Innovation (PDF) report was published in December 2022.