UCL Division of Biosciences


GEE student from the Gems lab receives funding award from Doctoral School

14 December 2018

Genetics, Evolution and Environment

Carina Kern, PhD Student in Professor David Gems lab and Scientific Chair of the CleanTech Challenge (CTC) has successfully been awarded a contribution from the UCL Doctoral School to help fund the 2019 CTC Competition. Matched funding will be contributed by the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship London Business School and a small contribution was made by the Graduate Tutors from GEE.

This funding allows for on going training, workshops and team building events in London before the main competition in April 2019. The CTC is a global business plan competition for students with innovative clean technology business ideas.

The CTC competition is run in five different countries. Winners from each country then compete for a prize of £10,000 in the UK final. The CTC provides opportunity for students in the STEM (science technology engineering and mathematical) and business sectors to meet and work together in an interdisciplinary manner.

Applications for 2019 are currently open. For more information visit the CleanTech Challenge website.