Hungarian students and startups can apply for thousands of euros in funding via environmental competitions

There are currently two competitions to turn the best environmental ideas into reality.

The Schneider Electric Sustainability Innovation Competition is open to higher education students in Hungary, as well as from around the world. They can enter under five different categories:

  • Affordable Energy
  • Homes of the future
  • The supply chain of the future
  • Future energy grids
  • Future energy supply chains

Students, in teams of 2–4, can submit their applications until February 15, 2022.

To enter the competition, applicants must register individually and in teams, and entries must be submitted in English. The short presentation or video submitted as an application should include a description of the global or local problem being addressed, the solution the team has developed, and who they would like to help with the innovation. Students can apply with a completely new idea, a business case study, or even a previous university project.

Last year, a record 25,000 students from over 3,000 universities in 128 countries entered the Go Green competition. 

The grand prize is EUR 10,000; those interested can apply here.

For the second time, the Carbon Removal ClimAccelerator startup program has been launched to provide business, professional and financial support to startups offering carbon removal solutions. 

The initiative, unique in Europe, was set up by TU Delft in the Netherlands, ETH Zurich and the Hungarian Climate Innovation Community, with the support of the EIT Climate-KIC, among others. 

At the end of the year-long program, the best performing startups will receive a non-repayable grant of EUR 25,000 to help them realize their ideas.

The organizers are accepting applications until February 6, 2022.
Those interested can apply here.

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