CleanTech Challenge 2018 Guidelines

Last updated: FEBRUARY 2018

ROUND 2 SUBMISSION GUIDELINES – Deadline on March 4th, 2018
This is applicable for those who have been notified as ROUND 2 QUALIFIERS

The second submission consists of a presentation in power point format which should be the equivalent of an “investor deck” (the deck the company would be using to interest Angel Investors in their idea). Maximum length is 15 slides including appendixes and should cover the following topics plus any information that would be relevant to a potential investor:

  • What does the proposed business do?
  • Climate Impact
  • Total addressable market** - estimate how many customers fit your end user profile and the total revenue potential.
  • Profitability and unit economics – estimate the margin of the product or service and R&D and marketing costs.
  • Competitive landscape – who is doing something similar and why you think your business would be better.
  • Defensibility - what competitive edge have you got or could you develop to deter competitors.
  • Monetization of the product – who and how could you charge for your product or service.
  • How much cash do you think you need to develop a ‘proof-of-concept’ or ‘proof of market’?
  • The team behind the idea – and why you think it has the skills and connections to take you to the next stage.

Additionally, we need you to fill in some information for each team member
(you can send this over email, no need for an extra file):

Participant 1:
Full name:
University Degree:
Expected Graduation date:

By this stage there should be a minimum of 2 team members (in the bootcamp  we expect each team to have 3 to 5 members)



What do we expect for the Stage 1 entry? (Stage 1 qualifiers have been selected and notified) 

Entries submitted for Stage 1 should be no more than 200 words, follow the RULES (Click Here) and be submitted by 31st January 2018 to

Stage 1 entries should answer the following questions:

1. What is your clean tech idea?

2. How is your idea commercially viable?

The CTC organisers will be judging stage 1 entries according to the following criteria.

1.       The idea should be clear, well-structured and comprehensive within the word limit.

2.       The idea should demonstrate the potential to make a significant, positive environmental impact.

3.       The idea should be innovative and can either be entirely new or a new application of an existing product, solution or technology.

4.       The idea should be technically feasible and commercially viable.

Here are some examples of the topics you can address in your entry:

o   Maturity of technology (if used in a different sector)

o   Cost

o   Scalability

o   Feasibility of implementation

o   Revenue streams

o   Target market

o   Competitive advantage

o   Social acceptability

o   Alignment with government policies

For the avoidance of doubt, it is not expected that all of these issues will be addressed in the first stage!

If you have any questions on the stage 1 entry, please email


What do we expect for the Stage 2 entry?

More information on the Stage 2 entry (full business plan) will be provided soon.

The format is a PowerPoint presentation of no more than 15 slides.