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Terms and Dates:

  • Summer 2022


Alayne Prine

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning

Off-campus partner:

Imperial College London


In this virtual entrepreneurship program, join students from across the world to generate solutions that address the UN Sustainable Development Goal 13: Climate Action. Learn new skills, meet new people and win a share of the £10,000 prize fund.

Opportunity Description

Accepting applications now through Friday, July 1. Registration is free.

The Global Challenge Lab is a virtual entrepreneurship program run by Imperial College London's Imperial Enterprise Lab, in partnership with Tsinghua University’s x-lab in Beijing and the Technical University of Munich. 

​​​​​​Imperial College London is a Cornell Global Hub partner university. Global Hubs are Cornell's collaborative centers of engagement around the world. Hubs will give students exciting opportunities for semester-long and short-term study abroad, field experience, participation in faculty-led research, curricular pathways through majors, internships, and more.

Imperial Enterprise Lab is working with Cornell University and other global university partners to bring together hundreds of students and alumni to grow their international network, gain new skills and create new ideas that help achieve UN SDG 13: Climate Action. Students from all disciplinary backgrounds are encouraged to join!

What is unique about this program?

You’re looking at a 10-day program of core and optional workshops, guest speakers and mentoring to help you come up with and develop innovative ideas. At the end of the program, the top teams from each track will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas and win a share of a £10,000 prize fund!

  • 10-day entrepreneurship program
  • Mixed teams - each team must include participants from multiple institutions and disciplines
  • Delivered online - mix of live masterclasses and pre-recorded content
  • Supported by industry leader panel and speaker events
  • £10,000 prize fund
  • Expert training on cross-cultural collaboration, design thinking, prototyping, and more
  • 60+ global mentors
  • Teams must present an innovative solution (technical or non-technical) to UN SDG 13
  • No cost to apply or to participate

How do I get more information about the Imperial Enterprise Lab and Imperial College London?