In the face of climate change, we are

Undaunted is a community of creative, proactive people exploring how innovation can help humans tackle climate change.

The challenge is huge, but we are Undaunted

Time is running out to halt the climate crisis, and our window of opportunity to create a greener, more sustainable future is closing fast. We need practical solutions on a scale never achieved before. Innovation is crucial.

Undaunted is fostering a healthy innovation ecosystem to enable the successful creation and scale-up of solutions to the climate challenge. Over the past 12 years, we have developed and refined our model for accelerating applicable, practical and adaptable solutions that make a difference on a global scale.

From our home in the heart of London we are nurturing innovators via The Greenhouse – one of the most established specialist climate accelerators in the world. Undaunted startups have raised more than $1 billion in investment since 2012 and created over 1,500 jobs in 30 countries. Meet some of them here.

We’re a partnership

Undaunted is a partnership between two world-renowned scientific institutions: Imperial College London and the Royal Institution.

Grown in Imperial’s Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment, Undaunted has climate expertise, science and passion for the planet in our DNA. Over the past decade, Imperial has produced more climate change innovation startups than any other UK university, creating an entire ecosystem of support at its campus in White City, at the heart of London’s newest innovation district. There, academics and startups alike have access to modern, state-of-the-art lab facilities set within collaborative, co-working spaces that encourage interaction between the College and the wider research and innovation ecosystem.

The Royal Institution (Ri) has a prestigious history of bringing the public and scientists together to share their interest and passion for science, empowering people to explore and get involved. Since 1799 its many eminent scientists, whose discoveries helped to shape the modern world, have recognised the importance of sharing their work. Today, the Ri’s vision is for a world where everyone is inspired to think more deeply about science and its place in our lives. Undaunted benefits from its location within the Ri’s historic home in Mayfair, London, offering proximity to investors and a platform for public engagement while extending its international reach.

What we do

Undaunted builds a bridge from the experimentation and discovery stage of climate technology, nurturing innovation until it is ready to be scaled up. Our activities stimulate the commercial sector to follow and develop a wider ecosystem where green solutions can flourish.

Our activities encompass The Greenhouse – our long-running climate innovation accelerator programme; education in climate innovation and accelerating to Net Zero emissions; and a year-round programme of community building, education, policy and public engagement activity. With close to 150 successful climate businesses graduating from Undaunted to date, we are creating the blueprint for a successful climate innovation ecosystem.

Latest news

Young innovators shaping breakthrough climate solutions showcase at COP28

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World’s first transatlantic flight on 100% sustainable aviation fuel takes off

The world’s first transatlantic flight run on 100% sustainable aviation fuel is taking off today from London Heathrow, bound for New York. Read more

UK and Germany join forces to lead zero pollution technology race

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A Changing Planet Seminar: Climate impacts on water and sanitation: trying to build resilience in small systems in LMICs

Event date - December 6, 2023

As part of the Changing Planet Seminar Series, Dr Guy Howard will discuss how Climate Change presents a new and additional threat to water and sanitation services with the potential to reverse progress in access made over recent decades. Read more

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