MIT Climate and Energy Prize 2023


INFO-SESSION WEBINAR | (Recording is available!)
APPLICATION DEADLINE | Friday, January 13th at 11:59 pm EST

Thank you for those who attended our kickoff webinar! We believe that the MIT CEP is a great chance to bring your climate saving idea to life! As Elise Strobach, CEO & Founder of AeroShield and 2019 CEP $100K winner said: “We can turn our research idea to real business through various opportunities that MIT CEP gives us such as VC mentors, business practices, audiences, and prize!”

If you have an innovative idea, it’s your turn. APPLY NOW!

Interested in the competition but not ready to submit your application yet? Please sign-up on our INTEREST FORM and FOLLOW US ON LINKEDIN if you'd like to get deadline reminders as well as updates on CEP mentorship and networking opportunities!

Key Dates

Friday 12/02 – Applications are now open!
Tuesday 12/06 – Info session webinar recording
Friday 1/13 – Applications close at 11:59 pm ET.
Friday 2/10 – First round (virtual) + mentor announced
Mid March – Semi-finals (US – Boston, MA; EU – Paris, France)
Tuesday-Wednesday 4/11-12 – MIT Energy Conference
Thursday 4/13 – Grand Finals in Boston!

Who we are

The MIT Climate & Energy Prize is the longest-running and largest climate- & energy-focused startup competition for university students in the world. With over $3.3 Million awarded in cash prizes and 260 companies having successfully launched out of MIT CEP, our startups have since raised over $1.7 Billion in follow-on funding. The competition provides unique benefits:

  • More than $100,000 worth of non-dilutive monetary prizes.
  • All semi-finalist teams will also receive 1-on-1 mentorship from industry experts and gain access to other resources through our sponsors and partners.
  • Comprehensive pitch bootcamp to help selected applicants build and refine their pitch.

All applicants will get networking opportunities with promising students from US & European universities.


Interested in participating as a mentor? Fill in this interest form.

Dec 6, 2022