Our programmes

Across all our programmes Undaunted is creating new routes into green entrepreneurship and nurturing the climate innovation leaders of tomorrow.

An ecosystem that powers impact

Play your part in the fight against the climate crisis. Join us in our mission to tackle climate change with innovation.

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 Pre-innovation support

Climate Solutions Catalyst

The Climate Solutions Catalyst is a novel two-year programme that aims to unearth promising yet untapped climate solutions from the UK’s research community. It will then test how these solutions might best be supported to scale up and make significant impact on our global fight again climate change.

Early-stage innovators

MSc Cleantech Innovation

Ready to shape the future of cleantech? Develop an entrepreneurial mindset and innovate, create and launch your own cleantech startup on the MSc Cleantech Innovation. This hands-on, interdisciplinary course is designed to equip aspiring climate entrepreneurs with the skills and knowledge necessary to create revolutionary cleantech innovation, delivered as a partnership between Imperial’s Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment and Dyson School of Design Engineering.

ClimateLaunchpad

Do you have a green business idea that you’d like to test, but you’re not yet quite ready to commit? Apply to the Climate Launchpad and transform your vision into a successful startup!

Green Together Pre-incubator

Funded by Imperial and Undaunted, in collaboration with Startup Discovery School, the Green Together pre-incubator supports founders making a difference in areas such as air quality, recycling, health, wellbeing, and green job creation. But it’s more than just innovation; it’s about harnessing the power of community. These entrepreneurs either live, work, or study in Hammersmith & Fulham. They’re not just building solutions; they’re also generating collaborative impact and stronger, more resilient communities.

Student innovators

Climate Entrepreneurs Club (CEC) Pre-Accelerator programme

Originating at Imperial College London, this student-led society helps undergraduate and postgraduate students across UK universities meet each other and learn to apply their skills by building innovative startups that address the climate crisis. The CEC’s flagship activity is its Pre-Accelerator Programme, supported by Undaunted, Imperial Enterprise Lab, and the Grantham Institute.

Climate Investment Challenge 2024 winners photographed at the final
Climate Investment Challenge (CIC)

The Climate Investment Challenge is an annual competition that calls on students to develop and describe creative financial solutions to address climate change. It encourages undergraduate and postgraduate students at universities based all over the world to identify untapped climate finance opportunities and develop innovative financial structures or instruments that improve the bankability of climate investments.

Startups and scale ups

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The Greenhouse startup accelerator

The Greenhouse is a 12-month programme that supports early-stage (“pre-seed”) startups who are passionate about tackling climate change with innovation. One of the most established specialist climate accelerators in the world, Undaunted’s accelerator has supported more than 190 startups refining a successful model for accelerating applicable, practical and adaptable solutions that make a difference on a global scale.

Better Futures Retrofit Accelerator
The ten-month Better Futures Retrofit Accelerator (BFRA) programme links green SMEs who are ready to implement their tech and scale across the built environment sector with academics and key industry stakeholders. It facilitates access to the London retrofit market for a diverse range of climate startups, unlocking barriers to market entry and setting the foundation for successful commercial scale-up.

Bridging the gap

 

Undaunted alumni programme

The route to commercialisation is often long and complex. As well as nurturing a thriving alumni community, Undaunted works with key collaborators, such as Cleantech for UK, the Startup Coalition the White City Innovation District and the Institute for Deep Tech Entrepreneurship on events, resources, reports and media engagement to foster an ecosystem where cleantech companies can flourish during the crucial stages of their development. 

Executive short course

Accelerating to Net Zero Emissions

This short (six-week) online executive programme will introduce you to the foundations of climate science and its applications for combating climate change. You will finish the programme prepared to implement your learnings, and with a verified Digital Certificate from Imperial College Business School Executive Education.

The challenge is huge, but we are Undaunted – join us?

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