Call for entries

Tackle climate change with your sustainable business idea. Enter ClimateLaunchpad today.

Does your business idea tackle climate change? And do you dream of becoming an entrepreneur?
Join Climate-KIC’s ClimateLaunchpad, Europe’s largest cleantech idea competition. It could be your ticket to European and global success.

We offer you a rousing ride to starting your own business:

  • 2-day business Boot Camp
  • 6 coaching sessions where you’ll learn to find your target markets and turn your idea into a business
  • a chance to pitch your idea in front of renowned national and international juries
  • the European top-8 ideas gain access to Climate-KIC Accelerator
  • the European top-3 win generous money prizes
  • and much more
  • Are you game? Enter your idea.


    • Submission deadlines

      March 23rd 2015 -
      June 12th 2015

    • National Boot Camps

      April 20th 2015 -
      June 3rd 2015

    • National Finals

      June 1st 2015 -
      August 14th 2015

    • EU Final: exact date to be determined

      September 1st 2015 -
      September 4th 2015

    See what you get

    Application Form

    Are you up for it?

    To enter ClimateLaunchpad, your business idea must be about sustainability. Perhaps you thought of an all-out mind shift in urban mobility, a sustainable transition in the food chain or any other cleantech idea.

    Whether you’re a student, start-up, researcher or employee, as long as you’ve got what it takes to become an entrepreneur, we’d love for you to apply. Even if your idea is still on the back of a napkin, you’re most welcome to join. Beware though. Be ready to work harder than you ever have and dream bigger than you thought possible.

    • ‘ClimateLaunchpad is a glimpse into Europe’s cleantech innovation future.’

      Frans Nauta, Deputy Director Entrepreneurship Climate-KIC

    • ‘It’s been an intensive two-day experience. Got loads of inspiration from the other cleantech ideas and the peer-to-peer feedback.’

      Lodewijk Stuyt, participant

    • ‘Winning in ClimateLaunchpad means creating a very real chance of making your start-up into a success, with all the support you could possibly hope for!’

      William Janssen, start-up Desolenator, UK, 2nd Prize Winner 2014

    • 'BIO2CHP was selected into Climate-KIC Accelerator. We have been moving fast forward developing our proposition and talking to prospective clients.'

      Stefanos Tsiakmakis, Greece, EU Finalist edition 2014

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