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

The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) is launching a new award for 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.

The winner will be chosen from a shortlist of entries exhibited at the Gala Awards Dinner in Birmingham on 9 June 2022, and will receive the Award along with a bursary of £2,000.

Accelerate to net zero: How to enter

Your work or idea should be submitted as a 90-second video with subtitles or a transcript. Videos will be shown at the drinks reception at the awards dinner.

Your video presentation should cover:

  • Who you are
  • What your studying and where
  • What your idea is
  • What impact it will have.

You can also think about:

  • Which strategic pillar of the REA does your idea attempt to address?
    • Decarbonising power
    • Decarbonising heat
    • Decarbonising transport
    • Circular bioresources
  • What inspired you to come up with your idea?
  • How will your idea make a difference to net zero?
  • How will you measure success?
  • Who will your idea need to engage with (eg, local/national government, academia, communities, business)?
  • How much do you think this this will cost or save?
  • What are the important steps that need to be taken today, in the next six months or five years to make this happen?

You can include images, graphs, animations or anything else that is useful in conveying your idea.

Videos will go to final judging by attendees at the Gala Awards Dinner at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens on 9 June. The shortlisted entrants will be invited to the dinner, courtesy of the Award sponsors. The dress code is black tie.

Submit your entry here by Monday 6 June 2022.

(For large files that can’t be emailed, please send a transfer link, eg via WeTransfer.)

More information

The REA Future Game Changers Award is sponsored by Glennmont PartnersNuveen Infrastructure, and supported by the Supergen Bioenergy Hub. For more information on the Award, you can contact the Supergen Bioenergy Hub at supergen-bioenergy@aston.ac.uk.

About the REA

The Association for Renewable Energy & Clean Technology (REA) is a not-for-profit trade association, established in 2001. We are a coalition built to be the voice for renewable energy and clean technology in the UK. We are the largest renewable energy and associated clean technology body in the UK, with over 500 member organisations representing every type of renewable energy.

While the world around us has changed dramatically since we started out, our goal remains the same: championing our members and developing policy that will deliver a future for the UK built on renewable energy and clean technology.