Tackle Climate Change

According to research carried out by Ipsos Mori, 85% of UK adults are now concerned about global warming. Climate change is not only a challenge for the future but warmer winters, hotter summers, sea level rise and changing rainfall patterns are already having devastating impacts on communities, economies and ecosystems around the UK. Our habits are also affecting the rest of the world through over consumption, unethical pricing, and creating unsustainable global economies.

We are looking for progressive ideas to help create positive impact across the UK’s rural, coastal and urban landscapes. How can places evolve their ways of living, their industries, and how society operates in ways that are truly sustainable? And can we harness the best ideas to create national initiatives for a cleaner and greener way of living?

We are looking for innovative products, services and partnerships from across all parts of the UK that can engage in the circular economy, reduce our carbon footprint, and help change the way we live.

The UK at a glance

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Optional Charity Challenges

Within each of our Challenge Pathways, participants have the option of honing their idea further by choosing one of our Charity Challenges. We have partnered with some of the UK’s leading charities and think tanks, and the winning idea for each Charity Challenge will receive mentoring from senior experts within the organisations or an investment prize.

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Engineers in Business Fellowship

The Engineers in Business Fellowship are looking to support new solutions from participating university partners to:

  • Create engineering solutions that aid the development of the circular economy, and create greater engagement with the green economy by low-income communities
  • Create a greater understanding, engagement and interaction with technology and engineering

Find out more about these Challenges.


Groundwork is looking to support new solutions that can build community resilience by providing equitable access to nature, or supporting sustainable local economies. Find out more about these Challenges.

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