What is Global Challenge Lab 2022 (GCL 22):

GCL22 is an international programme in which Tsinghua University's x-lab, Imperial College Enterprise Lab and Technical University of Munich are working with 15 other global university partners to bring together hundreds of students and alumni to grow their international network, gain new skills and create new ideas that help achieve UN SDG 13: Climate Action. More than 1000 students and alumni participated in GCL 22, among them more than 100 were from Tsinghua University.


The Global Challenge Lab 2022 has been set up into 4 separate tracks to cover all of the five targets for UN SDG 13:

  1. Renewable Energy and the Circular Economy

  2. Agriculture and Land Sustainability

  3. Natural Hazards and Humanitarian Innovations

  4. Urban innovation, Transportation and Infrastructure

Participants need to come up with a technology-driven product or service solution that contributes to advance UN SDG #13 targeted to one of the four tracks of the challenge.

At the end of the GCL22 programme, the best teams will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas live to a panel of judges and potentially win a share of a total of £10K in prize fund.


Why is GCL important:

Students at world leading institutions play a great role in translating cutting-edge research to real world solutions that address critical global challenges. As a university that attaches great importance to both internationalization and sustainable development, Tsinghua University is committed to work to ensure that its graduates equip the skills they need to think deeply and creatively, to work in cross-cultural teams regardless of time zone and borders, and to make impact to global scale problems and transformational changes.