AND THE WINNERS ARE…

6 months ago the Clean Energy Challenge called on start-ups, designers and students from all over the world to rethink how we produce, distribute and use energy in 5 cities: Delhi, Mexico City, Nairobi, São Paulo and Amsterdam. We hoped to find creative solutions to get as much power from as little energy as possible, wasting as little as we can.

The response was overwhelming! On 6 March an international jury announced the 20 winners out of 452 submissions.

See all winning projects

 

WHAT HAPPENs NEXT?

The winners will join a 4 month accelerate program. The acceleration program is tailor-made for each of the winners of the three tracks.The winning projects will get funding and support in the accelerator phase to develop their projects further into market ready prototypes.
More about the accelerate phase

 

THE Jury members ABOUT THE winning PROJECTS

FRANCOISE LAVERTU
COUNTRY DIRECTOR | TESLA

“People coming together from different industries can come up with solutions to complex problems, through the mix of their wide knowledge, understanding of best practices and multidisciplinary skill sets.”

AYUSH CHAUHAN
co-founders of Quicksand

“When you look at these ideas you can actually script the energy transition for any of these cities. That’s the power of a global challenge, the crosspollination it brings on across cities is what we need.”

SASKIA VAN STEIN
Director at Bureau Europa

“Like poetry finds the spaces between words, the winning projects find spaces of different scales in the existing city, either in communities, through technology, or on a systemic structural level.”

Did you know that

PROJECTS

PROJECTS

452 projects have been submitted for the Clean Energy Challenge

COUNTRIES

COUNTRIES

the makers came from more than 50 countries

Jurymembers

Jurymembers

10 leading experts from the fields of climate, design and business judged all the projects

Winners

Winners

A total of 20 winning projects where announced on 6 March

SO WHAT WHERE THE JUDGING CRITERIA?

RELEVANCE

RELEVANCE

The winner gained local insights and collaborate with people and/or organizations already working on solutions.

IMPACT

IMPACT

The winning idea has positive impact on people, places and systems and you propose clear metrics to measure this.

FEASIBILITY

FEASIBILITY

The winning idea is feasible: technically, economically, politically, legally, socially, culturally and psychologically.

SCALABILITY

SCALABILITY

The winning idea may be developed for a specific location or community but has the potential to be scaled up to benefit the many.

EXCITEMENT

EXCITEMENT

The winning idea is exciting because it is new and creative and a great story to share.

COMMITMENT

COMMITMENT

The winning idea is developed by a well-balanced and highly committed team.

The timeline

The WDCD Clean Energy Challenge covers a period of a year, from the open call for submissions to the implementation of the winning ideas. Each phase of the challenge is a step forward in developing the submitted ideas into impactful design, products or services that can push the transition to clean energy.

  • 1

    Initiate

    4 Sep 2018 - 5 Dec 2018

    The open call for submission will be launched on the 4th of September and is open until 5 December 2018. In each city there is a Design Jam organised to help prospect participants to inspire and generate ideas for submission.

  • 2

    Nominate

    5 Dec 2018 - 25 Jan 2019

    After all entries have been submitted a special selection committee in each city will establish a list of nominations. Nominated teams will be announced for Amsterdam, Delhi, Nairobi, México City and São Paulo on on the 25th of January 2019.

  • 3

    Improve

    25 Jan 2019 - 10 Feb 2019

    The nominated teams get the opportunity to process the feedback and refine their ideas for re-submission from the 25th of January until the 10th of February 2019.

  • 4

    Triumph

    Mar 2019 - Mar 2019

    On March 6 an international jury will select and announce the winning projects of the Clean Energy Challenge in the categories student, professional and start-up. 20 winners will make it through the accelerate phase where they get the chance to develop their ideas.

  • 5

    Accelerate

    Mar 2019 - Jun 2019

    20 winning teams will receive a tailor made Impact Development Program to further develop their ideas and prototypes.

  • 6

    Make it happen

    From Jul 2019

    The winning projects get a chance to work toward implementation and go-to market of their ideas and a chance to present their projects during the WDCD live event in Amsterdam.