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One Young World/BP Lead2030 Challenge for SDG 7

This is a call for application for the One Young world funded grant Summit 2022 in Manchester. This summit is a challenge for SDG7 and winner will be given $50,000. Below are more information on the challenge, eligibility requirements and how to apply.

One Young World/BP Lead2030 Challenge for SDG 7 ($50,000 grant & Funded to One Young World Summit 2022 in Manchester)

This Lead 2030 Challenge aims to find and support innovative renewable energy solutions with the potential of substantially increasing the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix – welcoming solutions from young innovators that are:

  • Working to improve current renewable technologies such as solar, wind, and biofuels
  • Exploring new technologies to produce the renewable energy sources of the future
  • Increasing access to and the affordability of renewable energy for all developing countries, in particular the least developed countries.

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Challenge Criteria

Aligned: Evidently aligned with the Lead2030 Challenge for SDG 7 supported by bp. See ‘About’.

Youth-led: Founded by a person aged 18 – 30.

Focused: Well-structured time horizon, identified key stakeholders and beneficiaries, and proposed outcomes that are reasonable and well thought out.

Market ready: Product/service already in market or ready to go to market.

Impactful: Solutions must have a positive social impact, for example generating employment, or developing skills.

Measurable: Impacts of solutions must have been adequately measured and/or be measurable.

Financially viable: Must be able to achieve efficiency and to survive independently through the resources they generate and/or the investments and donations they attract.

Scalable: Potential to perform as well or better after expanding in scope or size and/or being transported to other regions.

See-ACU Higher Education & the SDGs Challenge Grants 2022

The winning solution will receive:

  • Sponsorship to participate in the One Young World Summit 2022 in Manchester from 5 to 8 September
  • A US$50,000 grant from bp
  • 12 months of mentorship from a team of bp professionals. The mentorship team will work to accelerate your solution based on the needs of your initiative or organisation, such as:
    • Business strategy
    • Best practices for data collection
    • Monitoring and evaluation
    • Product design


  • 21 April 2022: Applications close.
  • 26 April 2022: Shortlisted candidates confirmed and invited to submit second round application.
  • 5 May 2022: Second round application deadline.
  • 9 – 1 June 2022: Candidate interviews.
  • 1 June 2022: Challenge Winner confirmed.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the One Young World/BP Lead2030 Challenge for SDG 7

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