The EDPR University Challenge is an annual contest that seeks to stimulate the university community by giving students an opportunity to apply their academic knowledge to the development of a topic area or project in the fields of Engineering, Management, Economics, Marketing and Communication.
We want to give participants the opportunity to become part of this challenge so they may put the knowledge they have been acquiring through their academic years to work. This is one of the ways in which EDP Renewables collaborates in the training of our university students, by encouraging them to interact with the reality of the business world and society in general.
All these projects will be evaluated by an independent jury composed by university professors, EDP Renewables staff and Premivalor Consulting specialists in the areas stipulated above.
The EDPR University Challenge is back!
A new edition of the EDPR University Challenge is now available. Form your team and apply!
Theme for 2023 edition
“Turn on your ideas. Save the planet.”
Students & PhD Category
- Submission of applications until July 31th, 2023
- Submission of the follow-up questionnaire until August 11th, 2023
- Submission of project until September 1th, 2023
- 1st winning group:10,000 euros
- 2nd winning group: 5,000 euros
- 3rd winning group: 2,500 euros
- 1 st winning project: 5,000 euros
Submit your application including the identification of the team members (name, email, mobile, university/research center, research area) by email to
Are you ready?
The deadlines are available in the Regulation of each edition of EDPR University Challenge. Access here the Regulation of the current edition.
Once registered on-line, each participant group will receive an e-mail confirming their registration with the Identification Code (ID CODE) that must kept safely as it will be used both during the project follow-up and project submission processes. The ID code must not be shared with anyone outside of the Group.
Yes, the contest is open to all university students registered in any higher education institution in Spain, France, Italy or Belgium. Exchange students are eligible for participation if they are registered in a higher education institution in the respective academic year in one of these 4 countries.
Doctoral students will not be accepted.
Yes. Participation of inter-academic and multi-disciplinary groups is not only accepted but also encouraged, as it boosts the output of increasingly comprehensive works while broadening the approach being used.
Only students who are registered in the current academic year are eligible to participate.
No, contestants may only take part in one project per edition.
Yes, so far as the participation is relevant for producing the content of the respective work.
The minimum number of team members per group is 2 and the maximum is 4.
Participation may be individual or in teams, with a maximum of 5 members.
Participants may submit any other document that proves registration in the respective higher education institution, such as for example a certificate of enrollment.
Yes, the topic/object of the project may be changed afterward, so long as this is notified via e-mail to the EDPR University Challenge Awards Operational Supporting Team.
Projects should be submitted on-line through the site EDPR University Challenge in the section prepared for such purpose.
The Operational Support Team is available to clarify any additional questions or doubts regarding the submission process via e-mail or phone.
The report must be submitted in a PDF format. 1. If the projects is composed by the report and other files such as images and/or multimedia files, it is possible to submit the project using a ZIP folder. In these cases, the group must send an email to email@example.com indicating which files are included in the project. Groups from the universities associated with InnoEnergy Master Programmes and should send the email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
File sizes may not exceed 25Mb.
Modifications or alterations may be accepted if they occur within the established deadlines. The last version uploaded in the platform will be considered as the valid version. Any replacement should be noticed by email.
If at least one group member is not in attendance at the ceremony, their group will be automatically disqualified from the contest.
It is not mandatory for all group members to participate in the awards ceremony and so groups can decide which member(s) will make the presentation(s) (elevator picth).
No, the use of additional elements during presentations (e.g., alterations of room lighting conditions or the use of supporting objects such as tables or chairs) is not permitted. All groups will have the same conditions during the presentation.
It is recommended casual business dress code.
No, projects presented in previous editions cannot be shared.