Take an initiative to clean environment with Clean Energy Challenge 2018

Last Modified: 17 Jun 2024

The Clean Energy Challenge is an initiative to change the way of our daily lives.  The program has been started by the IKEA Foundation and designed by the Amsterdam based designing company. The Challenge is designed with a topic of ‘What Design Can Do’ and offers an opportunity to present some creative and innovative solutions for critical energy and environmental issues.

The Clean Energy Challenge 2018 is a worldwide contest and invites participants to submit their entry across 5 globally famous cities- São Paulo, Nairobi, New Delhi, México City, and Amsterdam. For each metropolis 'What Design Can Do' has crafted locally with a precise briefing informed by global key issues and real stories. It’s a platform for creative thinkers and designers to impress our juries with a unique idea of power saving, energy efficient and renewal of energy.

Clean Energy Challenge: Quick Overview

Deadline 15 Nov 2018
Class / Course Undergraduates, Graduate
Scholarship Type Skill Based Scholarship
Awarded Amount Win up to EUR 10.000 and various rewards
Age Limit N/A
Gender All
Religion All
State All
Country India
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The Clean Energy Challenge 2018 aims to help entrepreneurs to rethink and transform the way of generating and using energy in urban areas. The deadline for entry submission is 15 November 2018. Read through the article to know its eligibility, steps to apply, key documents, the scholarship amount and other important details.

More about the Scholarship:

The Clean Energy Challenge covers the duration of one year and builds a purpose of an energy upgrade and wasting energy as little as possible.

Highlights of the Completion:

  • The objective of the competition is to tackle different aspects of energy and reuse it for our daily lives.
  • The winner’s name will be announced on the official website of the challenge.
  • Applicants can submit their plan in México City, São Paulo, Nairobi, New Delhi, and Amsterdam.
  • Top rankers will receive variable awards and funding up to EUR 10.000 to develop the idea.

Benefits of the Scholarship:

Financial Support: Qualifiers will receive prize money up to EUR 10.000 to develop their idea.

Development Program: Winning teams will receive a tailor-made development program.

Publicity and Network: Winning projects will be published on WDCD’s platforms and shared in media channels and press releases.

Presentation of the Project:  Top best projects will be presented Live in WDCD event in Amsterdam.

Additional Information:

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Important Dates


Starting date of registration

Registration starts on 4th September 2018


Last date to apply

15th November 2018


The announcement of shortlisted candidates

14th December 2018


Refinement phase

14th December 2018 to 14th February 2019 


Deadline for final nominees

15th December 2018 to14th February 2019


An announcement of winners

21st February 2019 to 6th March 2019


Acceleration the program

7th March 2019 to 31st July 2019

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Eligibility Criteria:

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Undergraduate students or recent pass out graduates from universities in the field of art and designing can apply.



Professionals who are creative and talented such as designers, design studios, ad-hoc teams and non-profit organizations (including NGOs) are eligible to apply.



Social impact start-ups who are looking to build and validate their business.

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Steps to Apply:

Register to make an Account-

  • Visit the official website of the Clean Energy Challenge 2018.
  • Generate your email Id and password to register yourself.

Create your Profile-

  • Now, Log in with your registered email Id and password and update your profile.

Upload your Project-

  • Then, click on ‘Submit New Project’ tab.
  • Fill all the required details and complete the process of filling the application form.

Submit your Work-

  • At last, submit your project for the contest.

Note: The applicants will get a notification from the organizers of the competition as soon as the submission has been approved. Students will submit their entry only one time.

Selection Procedure:

Winners will be evaluated on the basis of their creativity, impactful message, the relevance of the content and commitment.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Multiple entries will not be accepted.
  • Committee will select the winners and no one has a right to challenge their decision.
  • Applicants can choose their participating category only in one category either in student, professional or start-up.
  • Judgment will be completely based on the relevance, impact, feasibility, excitement, scalability, and commitment.