After a phenomenally successful event in 2021, enviroSPRINT is back for 2024. enviroSPRINT is a 3-day online hack event for postgraduate researchers (PGRs) from the NERC Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) ACCE, ARIES, C-CLEAR, CENTA, INSPIRE and QUADRAT.

During enviroSPRINT, interdisciplinary Teams of PGRs from universities across the UK will develop innovative solutions to some of the pressing needs of policy makers, industry and third sector organisations in the environmental sciences.

What will we do?

Over the course of three days, Teams will rapidly investigate one of our Challenge areas, identify a key problem and innovate potential solutions.

Each Team will include a PGR Facilitator and a PGR Communicator who will receive additional training and guidance to support their Teams.

Experts from a number of nationally important organisations will contribute their time and knowledge to provide background information, insights and advice to the Teams.

On the final afternoon, Teams will demonstrate a prototype of their solution to a panel of expert judges who will assess the novelty and feasibility of the concept, along with the quality of the presentation, before selecting a winner.

Alongside this, each Team will produce a 90-second summary of their idea to share with a wider audience.

Key benefits and outcomes

Innovative solutions

Interdisciplinary thinking

Partnership working

Communication skills


Professional development