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Energy innovators? Apply for 2021 Youth Innovation Challenge

The Youth Innovation Challenge 2021 has opened nominations under the following categories:

  • Renewable energy
  • Climate Change
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing & Processing
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Fuels
  • Monitoring & Control
  • Environmental Management
  • Cash prizes
  • 3 months internship
  • Incubation of ideas and commercialization
  • Shopping vouchers
  • Holiday experience
  • Project nominations begin by August 6, 2021.
  • Shortlisted projects and the qualifying teams will be notified by August 13, 2021
  • Qualified projects will then be required to send their video pitch between August 20-27, 2021.
  • Final live project pitch and selections will be concluded by September 10, 2021.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be notified by September 17, 2021.
  • The candidates will be allowed to showcase their projects for final judgment during the World Energy Day Conference between October 20-22, 2021.
  • The project budgets must not exceed $1,000.

To participate, you must be

  • A university/college student, or recent graduates not more than 3 years after graduation;
  • Under 30 years of age;
  • Your team should have between 1 and 3 team members from diverse backgrounds including engineering, computer programs, marketing-related courses, etc;
  • Projects will be assessed based on innovativeness, originality, social impact as well as economic viability.
Join the social media activity

The Energy Innovation challenge continues online, and every Wednesday between 11 am to 12.00 pm there will be an engaging online conversation with young people countrywide to discuss Energy Innovation and the role of the youth in energy transformation.

The hashtag on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram #WEDYouthChallenge2021 Be sure to participate, as it enhances your visibility as a champion for energy innovation.


Nominations close on Friday, August 6, 2021. Click for the Youth Innovation Challenge 2021.