It is the defining battle of our generation and the next. Whilst Climate Change and terms like ‘climate crisis’ are nothing new, our fight for the planet is in a crucial phase, and it’s important that everyone’s thoughts, ideas and efforts are considered. That is why Cranfield University is delighted to be hosting our Climate Focus Business Challenge in collaboration with NatWest!  

Calling on material from the NatWest’s Business Builder programme, this 2-day, interactive event will deal with real-world climate challenges to enable you, in teams, to create, develop and pitch viable business solutions to these challenges. Not only will you be working at the coal-face of climate innovation, you will also go through key entrepreneurial skills like business modelling, pitching, team building and leadership.

The climate innovation space is beginning to explode – it is an exciting and challenging space to be working in!  To make things exciting and simulate the ecosystem, your teams will compete with one another to be crowned the team behind the most sustainable, impactful, and implementable solution. Winners will be welcomed into NatWest’s Climate Accelerator programme and receive a prize of up to £1,500.

Registration for this event is free and open to anyone, whether you are a business student or passionate about the planet. Find out more.

By participating in the event, you will learn:

  • How to effectively construct creative, realistic solutions to complex problems
  • How to create robust, validated, customer-led business models
  • How to commercialise new innovations and take them to market
  • How to construct, write and deliver a great 60-second pitch

Whilst the registration deadline is on 14 May, sign up early to avoid disappointment.

We will hold a pre-event networking session on 19 May.


Register now