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Carbon Challenge 2019: Reduce Carbon Footprint

Carbon Challenge 2019: Reduce Carbon Footprint

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A good idea is the starting point to address the key issue of our time. But ideas without action won´t create change! We invite students and young professionals around the globe to join the Carbon Footprint Challenge 2019 to bring that action. The Carbon Footprint Challenge is a UNITECH International initiative, enabled by its corporate partners Covestro, Bühler, and Evonik as well as nine top European universities connected to the Unitech network.
We invite you, passionate students and young professionals to join the Carbon Footprint Challenge and together with us fight climate change. Bring your innovative ideas to live, join an idea team or support fellow green entrepreneurs with your knowledge and expertise.


  • Take action against climate change and reduce the world’s carbon footprint
  • Also, Win up to CHF 10 000 to support the realization of your idea
  • Receive coaching from experienced professionals from the industry and top European universities
  • Likewise, Connect with some of the world’s most innovative companies
  • Further, Be a part of a big community dedicated to reducing carbon footprint

Who can Participate?

Everybody can participate in the challenge. However, only students and young professionals are eligible to submit an idea to the challenge. Young professional means that you are in the first five years of your career. If you are NOT a student or young professional, you can join the portal for inspiration and take part in the question blog helping the teams develop their ideas.

How To Participate?

Applicants may submit for ideas that can decrease the carbon footprint of manufacturing, industrial processes as well as for products throughout their entire value chain.

No fully elaborated business plans, ready prototypes or ideas that are already being commercialized.

It is also important that the team creator must have full ownership of the idea. Entrants may submit their idea in the following fields:

  • Carbon compensation
  • Process efficiency
  • Sustainable energy sources
  • Sustainable resources and raw materials
  • Carbon sequestration technologies

Entrants will require to make online registration and share their ideas.


Applicants may submit their ideas until July 07, 2019. A jury of experts will select the best 25 ideas that will advance to the next phase. The top 25 form teams and together with the help of experts and the community further develop their ideas. A jury of experts will select the 5 best teams to pitch at the final event where the winner will be rewarded.


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline07 July,2019
Open toAll Nationalities
OrganizerUNITECH International



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