The CleanTech Challenge in 3 steps

Before you submit your proposal please read all the instructions carefully. Like the CTC page on Facebook HERE to get the latest updates. For any questions feel free to ask the CTC management team
Register your project team and fill the application form found below. Be sure that you have answered all the questions

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Best winning entries will earn monetary prizes as well as get the opportunity to present their solutions to business & innovation experts, investors and potential customers.

About CleanTech Challenge

CleanTech Challenge (CTC) is a platform that uses the competition format as a way to generate and crowd source innovation to challenges, encouraging solutions towards sustainable development.

CTC has proven to be a successful tool to crowdsource and generate innovative solutions to sustainability challenges facing organisations, industries and regions.

The overall aims of a CTC Competition are to:

  • Bring to the forefront innovative sustainability ideas, products and services

  • Create the conditions for development and implementation of innovative solutions;

  • Draw attention to the potential of environmental technology required for a carbon-free society;

  • Create a platform for inspiration, establish synergies, initiate new projects and create new products

  • Bring academia, industry and public sector under the same sustainability umbrella.

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Creating Sustainability ideas”

For the first time in history, the majority of people live in cities, and the urban population continues to grow. This has created a great need for more efficient, sustainable, and smart city solutions.un_sustainability-goals

The CleanTech Challenge is at the forefront of the development of clean, sustainable and affordable solutions applied to sustainable and smart cities. In many cases the cutting-edge solutions are developed within small or medium-sized enterprise, others by individuals and visionaries and others yet by sustainability enthusiasts. These groups of people are invited to participate in one of regions most renown sustainability innovation competitions

The goal is to discover solutions that can make our society a better place to live, and at the same time help reaching the UN 17 Sustainability Goals. We believe that Innovative sustainability solutions, technologies, services as well as innovative thinking are the main ingredients to reach these goals!




Competition avenues

The two independent tracks of CleanTech Challenge for Sustainable Cities are:

  • The academic avenue: Winners will represent the Swedish academia at the global CleanTech Challenge final in London.  There, they will have the opportunity to meet international investors, get feedback on their project gain valuable experience and see where they stand in comparison to some of the most renown Knowledge institutions in the world

  • The small enterprize avenue: The entries that are deemed best will be invited to ‘Green Investment Day’ conference which will take place in Uppsala (Sweden) in November 2019. There the finalists will have the opportunity to present their ideas to representatives from industry as well as meet potential customers and investors.

  • Participation to final bootcamp in London

  • Possibility to earn a large monetary prize (120 000 SEK)

  • Contacts with international investors & get international experiences participating in the the Global CTC Innovation competition

  • Internships & project development with CTC partners.

  • Participation to the final event

  • Certified participation in CleanTech Challenge

      • Possibility to sell their solutions

      • Check with export possibilities

      • Contact with CleanTech Investor

      • Mentoring by CTC partners

      • Exposure to international markets

    • Participation to the final event


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Submit your solutions by latest 1st of April 23:59


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See more information about the final event of CleanTech Challenge in 2018 (organised together with CTC partners as UIC, STUNS and Connect Sweden) , Green Investment Day HERE


If you have any difficulties submitting your application online feel free to send us email at info(at)

Focus areas :

The 7 focus areas of ”CleanTech for Sustainable cities 2019” are:


  • Clean and sustainable energy solutions (including monitoring & ICT)…

  • Urban resource efficiency and circular economy…

  • Sustainable transport and housing…

  • Natural & ecosystem services…

  •  Recycling services & products…

  • Intersectoral collaboration and integrated system solutions

  • Any relevant social innovation

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CleanTech challenge is one of the most sound events in the region which creates new ground and opportunities in the cleantech sector!

Read carefully the instructions of how you submit your project idea or how you can participate in the event here!

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