Idea to Startup - Climate Action


In the ACT Climate Action course, you will work in a team to identify a start-up opportunity within the context of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 13, 14, and 15. That is climate action, life below water, and life on land. You will analyze a global/regional/national/local context and look at the social, economic, environmental, political, and entrepreneurial ecosystem, identify a challenge related to the above SDGs, and develop an innovative startup idea for tackling the framed challenge. Hence, you will design your own start-up, test the idea's validity, and build a viable sustainable or circular business model.

This course teaches students how to develop a business idea and turn it into a sustainable start-up focused on climate action and wildlife conservation . Students will learn about essential entrepreneurship and apply it to the global/regional/national/local context.

What to expect?

A mixture of lectures and guest lectures with serial and inspiring entrepreneurs and practitioners, fieldwork visits, workshop activities, group pitch deck presentations, and in-class discussions. Coaching sessions along the ideation process are highly encouraged and must be coordinated in advance with the lecturer.

Enrollment Requirements

Idea to Startup - Climate Action is a free elective course open to all master students. Please enrol through Brightspace up to and including the first week of the class. E-mail the instructor if you have any further questions.

Cours code/Size
TPM415B / 5 ECTS


Day (Class Hours)

F. Delgado Medina