£10,000 to take the Environment Now Challenge!

Do you have a digital solution to an environmental challenge?

Following on from the recent Thinkspiration workshop hosted on campus by the Environment Now team we have some further details with regards to taking part in the Environment Now Challenge!

Through the Environment Now challenge you can apply for up to £10,000 to develop your idea and you’ll also receive mentoring, work experience and insight days with industry professionals help you make it happen.

To apply for the challenge you must:

  • Be aged 17-25 years old.
  • Use digital technology to solve an environmental issue
  • Be based within the UK
  • Be committed to completing project objectives within ten months
  • Have the passion to inspire other young people

To find out more about applying visit: www.gothinkbig.co.uk/features/the-environment-now or email TheEnvironmentNow@o2thinkbig.co.uk

The Enterprise Team would also be very keen to hear from you if you are considering applying so please do get in touch or drop into an IdeasLab.


The Environment Now Thinkspiration workshop

Find out how your idea could be funded up to £10,000…

The Environment Now Thinkspiration workshop will enable you to:

  • Learn how to utilise digital technology to tackle environmental challenges.
  • Take part in open discussions and spider diagram sessions about environmental issues and digital solutions.
  • See and hear about how you could use digital technology to change our future.
  • Hear from O2 employees about their experience with digital technology.

You don’t need any digital skills! If you are passionate about the environment, sustainability, entrepreneurship, digital or helping your community this workshop is for YOU!

When? 17th March, 10am-12:30pm

Where? Management School Lecture Theatre 10

Sign up through this booking form.

Email The Environment Now team for further information.

The Environment Now (TEN) Upcoming Funding Opportunity

“The National Youth Agency in partnership with O2 Think Big are launching an exciting programme aimed at 17-25 year olds in the UK. The Environment Now will fund young people up to £10,000 to use digital technology to find innovative solutions to pressing environmental issues.

We are looking to fund young people with unique ideas to help the environment, such as improving energy efficiency, reducing waste, or recycling, and will offer mentoring, work experience and insight sessions with industry professionals to help bring their ideas to life.

Environmental issues are already presenting challenges to how we live, and we believe that digital technology can help create solutions and lead us to a greener, better world.  We believe that young people have the innovation, skills and passion to drive positive change, and we want you to get thinking about the environmental problems we all face, and how digital tech can help solve them.

The Environment Now (TEN) programme is managed by the National Youth Agency through the Our Bright Future programme.

The programme will be launching in November. For more information please contact: ten@o2thinkbig.co.uk