This hackathon is a competition for passionate students and professionals to come together to exchange ideas about the energy industry in coming up with ideas for net-zero carbon emissions. Develop a deeper understanding of the current challenges we face alongside improving your critical thinking, problem-solving and networking skills.

The 2022 edition of The Energy Idea Challenge will take place in February. Purchase your membership and follow us on social media to be notified when applications open. 

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Decarbonisation in London

With decarbonisation strategies to remain under +1.5°C becoming increasingly demanding and just a decade left to meet the UN sustainable development goals, the next generation recognises the importance and urgency in achieving the sustainable transition. The 2021 London Energy Idea Challenge is an opportunity for students from selected London universities to apply their passion and intellect towards the profiling of an energy industry that is required of that outlook. The universities involved are London School of Economics, University College London, King's College London, Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London. 


Mission Statement

The mission of the Idea Challenge is to provide a platform for rigorous exchange of ideas between students and professionals who are passionate about the energy industry. It allows students to gain a deeper understanding of the current state of the energy industry and consider the opportunities and difficulties in the sectors. 

London Energy Idea Challenge provides:

  • an opportunity for students to apply critical thinking and present their ideas to those involved in the energy industry today

  • an educational experience for students to gain a deeper understanding of current challenges and how to tackle these problems

  • an opportunity to develop relationships between students and professionals 

  • an opportunity for industry to meet aspiring members of the industry and see what ideas they bring to the table



What Will You Be Doing?

By competing in teams of 3-5 people, you will come up with an decarbonisation strategy that can be implemented in London in the next 10 years to reach net-zero carbon emissions. You will come together under the guidance and expertise of industry professionals to present a solution addressing a current challenge in the energy transition. Your idea does not need to be of a technology, data science or engineering nature. We will be offering mentorship opportunities from individuals with various backgrounds along with Q&A sessions. You will also hear from our keynote speakers as well as attend two workshops from our panellists; a workshop on Data Visualisation and a workshop on How to Pitch Ideas. 

The first day of the challenge will include the keynote speeches, workshops, mentoring and time to work on your ideas.