Calling all young entrepreneurs – if you’ve got an initiative, product or service already in action that’s tackling a sustainability problem, the Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards want to hear from you. 

This year, the awards will recognise initiatives in three key areas:

  • improve people’s health and well-being
  • improve the health of the plant
  • contribute to a fairer and more socially inclusive world

About the Awards

Six years ago the Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards to recognise and support brilliant young innovators tackling the planet’s biggest environmental and social challenges and to help them achieve scale for impact.

Since the launch of the Awards in 2013, the awards have reached over 5,800 inspiring young sustainability entrepreneurs and their organisations and provided tailored support and funding to 37 winners From simple solutions with far reaching impacts for child nutrition to ground breaking technologies to cut greenhouse emissions, these changemakers are challenging business as usual and leading the way to a more sustainable future.

About the prizes

The awards will recognise up to 8 winners, including the HRH Prize Winner, in 2019. The eight winners will be selected from a rigorous assessment process led by The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, culminating in video interviews with our finalist selection panels. All eight winners will be invited to an Accelerator Programme in Cambridge, before making their final pitches in person to a guest judging panel who will decide on the HRH Prize winner.

Winners will have a chance to practice their pitches during the Accelerator in Cambridge where they will work with experts from the University of Cambridge, Unilever and other inspiring speakers and guests.

The overall winner will receive the ‘HRH The Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize.’

All winners will attend a special prize event hosted in London.

  • The overall winner will receive a £50,000 cash award and one-to-one mentoring support tailored to their specific needs for a duration of 12 months
  • The remaining winners will each receive a £8,500 cash award and one-to-one mentoring support tailored to their specific needs for a duration of 12 months

To find out more about the awards please visit the website using the link provided on the right hand side.