Cleantech Challenge 2014 – Italian Chapter

For the third year running, MIP has been selected as the Business School given the privilege of organising the prestigious ‘Italian Chapter’ of the 2014 Clean Tech Challenge, a competition intended for MBA and EMBA students focusing on the creation and design of Clean, Green technologies.
The CleanTech Challenge is an international competition primarily based in London and jointly hosted by the London Business School and the University College London Business. Participatory members of this programme include the INSEAD in France and the Vlerick Business School in Belgium, with MIP acting as the representative in Italy.
The first deadline for the submission of ideas to the competition is the 16th of February. Further information on the programme is available at
Winners of the competition will receive a prize of €5,000 and will take part in the Global Final of the competition in London, where the eventual winners will be awarded £10,000 in prize money.


Italian CleanTech Challenge 2012 – 5 Finalists to attend Bootcamp!

The CleanTech Challenge (CTC) is a student competition promoted by MIP Politecnico di Milano in collaboration with the London Business School and University College London Business where science and engineering students from top business and engineering schools compete in cross-functional teams. The challenge is to develop innovative clean technology ideas from the concept phase to a stage in which they would attract Series A funding or otherwise be self-sustainable … for a cleaner and greener World!

Skipso has been collaborating with CTC since 2010 providing its competition management platform and support. This year we supported the Italian chapter of the competition, promoted by one of Italy’s top business schools MIP Politecnico di Milano.

“We have taken part in this initiative every year since 2009”, explains professor and MIP’s MBA program director Davide Chiaroni. “We are extremely keen to collaborate with the London Business School and all the sponsor companies on the CleanTech Challenge program. At MIP, being part of Politecnico, we have technology and innovation in our dna”.

Over 60 teams took part in this third CTC edition with ideas ranging from next generation clean technologies, electric mobility and green buildings. From all the submissions, the best 5 have been selected to take part in the March Bootcamp in Milan where they will be asked to demonstrate their technical and financial feasibility. They are: Cure, Egologix, H2O Energy, IES Innovative Energy Solutions, Cooksaver.

The winning team (as selected by a top judging panel made up by representatives of the sponsor companies: ENI Saipem, Gimv, BCG, Sorgenia as well as 2007 Nobel Prize winner Dr. Woodraw Clark) will win the cash prize of €5,000 and will represent Italy at the CleanTech Challenge final event in London.