For Students

Come join this amazing day!

DTU organizes Green Challenge (GRØN DYST) because it is becoming increasingly important for future generations of engineers to integrate themes such as sustainability and the environment - in much the same way as economics, for example, is an integral part of many DTU projects. Watch this video from Green Challenge 2018 and feel the good vibes.
Green Challenge 2021 will be held on June 25. We look forward to seeing you.

Green Challenge is an educational initiative at DTU. The aim is to ensure that engineers integrate aspects of sustainability.

Green Challenge is your opportunity to test your idea and challenge your presentation skills. Futhermore you can win prices from the total
prize pool of 240,000 DKK.

Think big - Think new - Think sustainability

Every year, the work of incorporating sustainable initiatives into DTU teaching culminates in a major Green Challenge student conference. This is your opportunity as a student to present your sustainable study project or idea for a project in social, economic, or environmental sustainability.



This year the conference will be different - it takes place in Skylab!

To adhere to the corona restrictions, a judging panel will select 10 projects in each category prior to the conference. These selected projects get the opportunity to win a cash prize, they will also have the opportunity to share their visions and products with people working with sustainability. It is not every day that you get the chance to get full attention from the industry and well-qualified inputs.

Want to join in?

To participate, you must have developed a project whose theme is social, economic, or environmental sustainability as part of your studies at DTU. How the theme is incorporated into the project is entirely up to you. You can participate with specific product ideas such as eco-friendly mobile phone charger technology, optimization processes, or research findings. All DTU students are encouraged to participate with sustainable projects, regardless of their study program or educational level. The conference is also open to overseas guest students at DTU. Students from DTU’s partner universities in the Nordic5Tech and EuroTech can participate online.

Hear more about this year’s Green Challenge in GREEN WEEK (May 3-7).


A beginning of a journey filled with success

When you participate in Green Challenge you get a unique opportunity to showcase your project to fellow students, industry professionals, politicians, and professors. You can get inspired by other students and built a network, which can lead your project further than you had imagined.

Read about, how to find your project, choose topic, write abstract, apply for patent and sign up for Green Challenge.

Read about the assessment criteria, how you can prepare your presentation, tips and tricks and our Pitch Workshops.

Find examples of previours projects. Here you can get inspiration for your project. 

Here you can find the answers to the most commonly asked questions regarding Green Challenge.