London Climate Innovation Challenge 2016 – Circular Economy


The London Climate Innovation Challenge 2016 is seeking innovative ideas and solutions with the potential to make a significant contribution to the development of a circular economy in London. The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB), in conjunction with the private sector, is working on a route map and investment programme for the development of the circular economy in London over the next 20 years.  Jointly hosted by LWARB, the Great London Authority and Climate-KIC, this Challenge is seeking solutions in two priority areas – food and the built environment.


The Challenge consists of two stages – i) an open, on-line call for initial proposals; ii) the best entries from the on-line call will then be invited to a one-day event in London on Tuesday 6 December to further develop their proposals and pitch to a jury.


The challenge offers the following opportunities to participants:

To support the development of London’s efforts to develop a circular economy.To compete for two prizes of £20,000 to support the development of your solution.To share your ideas and ambitions with a group of peers with similar interests.Introductions to potential business partners and customers.Potential follow-on support from new investment and innovation programmes delivered by LWARB and Climate-KIC.


Further information on the Challenge and application process can be found here: If you have any questions relating to the challenge please contact Jason Gouveia –



Submission deadline: 22 November      

Selected applicants notified: 29 November
Open innovation event: 6 December

Where: Impact Hub Westminster, London

When: Tuesday 6 December 2016, 9am – 5pm

 More details can be found HERE