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Pitching your big idea

Only one person needs to register for the whole team by filling in all the details. The team will be eligible to join only if all team members are current university students studying for a bachelor’s degree or have graduated in the past five years. Read more about the eligibility criteria here.

Decide which challenge you want to solve.


Circular economy

Circularity – and driving a zero-waste economy – is at the core of our stance to deliver a greener tomorrow. That means less plastic, less waste and more materials recovery, with products that are designed with sustainability at their core. How would you help us further embed circular economy principles? E.g., designing products that are made of waste or switching to recyclable packaging that both reduces waste and helps to save CO2e emissions?

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Workplace digitalization

The pandemic has accelerated the shift towards a more digital world and led to changes in the way we live. Many businesses around the world are having to deal with the “hybrid” in-person/remote work model that has the potential to become the new normal in many workplaces. How would you build a bridge in the hybrid way of working between the office and digital nomads? E.g., by leveraging the metaverse?

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Blockchain’s business potential

Blockchain is one of the technologies that enables a range of innovations using unchangeable, distributable digital ledgers. Smart contracts, cryptocurrencies and NFTs are all based on Blockchain – and the application of the technology for business is still in its infancy. How might Blockchain be used for tracking and governance in the ESG space? E.g., by tracking the footprint of the supply chain?

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Your pitch

What’s the format?

Your pitch needs to be submitted as a PowerPoint or PDF. You can accompany this with supporting files in any format such as PDF, Word document, etc.

What should I include?


What’s the idea, product or company? What’s the tagline? Are there any basic stats you can include?

Your idea

Which challenge is your idea solving? What’s the overarching solution?

The details

Tell us how the product, technology or solution will work. Have you created any designs or prototypes?

The market

Have you got any market or customer validation? Any feedback?


How have you measured the potential success of your solution? What broader environmental, social or corporate governance aspect is being addressed?


What are your expected customer adoption rates? What are your financial estimates?

Business plan

Have you started your financial, marketing and creative planning? What’s your planned five-year profit and loss?


What finances do you currently have? What are your future fundraising needs over the next two or three years? What kind of investors are you after – strategic, creative or financial?

Your team

Tell us about the team and include some bios. Do you have a team growth plan for the next couple of years?

What are the judges looking for?

Impactful ideas with a product, solution or technology that solves one of our three ESG-themed challenges.

A high-quality presentation that delivers venture attractiveness.

Established team leadership skills.


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