The REA’s  award to find postgraduate students who will be Future Game Changers in the field of renewable energy and technology continues.  Now running for the third time, this year it’s opened further with more university hubs involved.

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 at the Sheraton Grand in London W1 on 13th June 2024, and will receive the Award along with a small bursary.

Click the image to hear from last year’s winner 🏆 Priyanka Kumar @imperialcollege on her top reasons for entering the Awards which showcases innovative ideas of #postgraduate #students.


How to enter

Your work or idea can be submitted in various media forms. All entries must answer the following questions:

  • What is your idea?
  • Which area 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 submit your entry as an illustrative poster (sized AO, a PDF or photo of which can be submitted for judging), a video (of five minutes or less), or any other medium that allows you to answer the questions above and can be viewed by guests on the evening of the Gala Awards Dinner.

The shortlisted entrants will be invited to the dinner, courtesy of the Award sponsors, to present your entry to other guests, who will vote for the final winner.

Submit your entry here by 28th May 2024.

Key dates

  • Submission deadline is 28th May 2024.
  • Shortlisted entries will be notified by 4th June 2024.
  • The final winner will be announced at the Awards Gala Dinner on 13th June 2024.

More information

The REA Future Game Changers Award is supported by the Supergen Bioenergy Hub, which works with academia, industry, government and societal stakeholders to develop sustainable bioenergy systems that support the UK’s transition to an affordable, resilient, low-carbon energy future.

For more information on the Award, you can contact the Supergen Bioenergy Hub at [email protected].