Postgraduate students: Submit your entry for the REA Future Game Changers Award 2023

The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) is launching this year’s British Renewable Energy Awards to find postgraduate students who will be ‘Future Game Changers’ in the field of renewable energy and technology.

The winning postgraduate student will present an innovative idea or concept that could accelerate the race to achieve net zero in areas that mirror the REA’s Strategy.

Supergen Bioenergy Hub together with Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy Hub and Supergen Energy Networks Hub are delighted to be supporting this years event, building on last year’s successes.

The second Future Game Changers winner will be announced as part of the British Renewable Energy Awards at the Gala Awards Dinner on 23rd June 2023 at The Grosvenor Hotel Ballroom in London. There will be a shortlist of finalists who will be invited to enjoy the evening courtesy of the Award sponsors, Glennmont Partners by Nuveen. The winner will be decided live on the night as all guests at the Awards Gala Dinner will be asked to vote for their favourite idea. The winner will receive the Award along with a small bursary.

How to Enter

Entries can be submitted in various forms ranging from a photo of an illustrative size AO POSTER to a VIDEO ENTRY of 5 minutes or less. Whatever format, entries must be able to be viewed by guests on the evening of the Awards so they can vote for their favourite. As all entries were filmed last year, the REA has produced a video guide with helpful tips and tricks on how to effectively present to camera.

All submissions must answer the following questions:

  • What is your idea?
  • Tell us about yourself and your background. What inspired you to come up with your idea?
  • How is this going to help to achieve Net Zero targets and how will you measure success?
  • Which stakeholders will you need to work with? (e.g. general public, communities, local/national government, business, academia, other organisations etc.)
  • How much do you think this will cost/save?
  • What changes need to be seen today/in 6 months/in 5 years to make your idea come to fruition?
  • Which Strategic pillar of the REA : Decarbonising Power, Decarbonising Heat, Decarbonising Transport, Circular Bioresources etc., does it attempt to address? 

More details on the areas covered by the REA (Download the REA Strategy Executive Summary):

    • Decarbonising Heat & Cooling,
    • Decarbonising Power & Flexibility,
    • Decarbonising Transport
    • Promoting a Circular Bioeconomy,
    • Enhancing Financial options,
    • . . . focused to deliver Net Zero and aligned with the Sustainable Development goals (SDGs)

Submission Deadline: Submit your entry to or via WeTransfer to: by Thursday 8 June 2023. (deadline extended from 1 June)

Get Inspired by watching all the entries from last year’s Awards including the winning entry from Prince Okoro at Aston University on our YouTube Playlist.

About the REA

The REA is a coalition built to be the voice for renewable energy and clean technology in the UK. REA’s the largest renewable energy and associated clean technology trade association in the UK, with around 500 member organisations representing every type of renewable energy. The REA develops informed policy and advocates on behalf of its member companies to Government.

Photos from last year’s event with winner Prince Okoro from Aston University.

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