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Europe’s largest cleantech business idea competition

Take your cleantech idea to the next level, realise your potential and get ready to shape the world’s next economy.
ClimateLaunchpad could be your ticket to European and global success. Enter Climate-KIC’s ClimateLaunchpad if you

  • would like to validate and grow the business potential of your ideas
  • want to have better insight in your target market and who your customers are
  • are eager to learn from peers and our specialist coaches
  • want to learn how to deliver a mind-blowing pitch
  • and if you are in for an intensive but inspiring journey
  • On top of these great benefits, Europe's top 8 ideas win direct access to Climate-KIC Accelerator, the only EU business acceleration programme focused on cleantech commercialisation, with extra cash awards for the European top 3.

    Sounds good? Apply now!


    • 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

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    How it works

    In three stages the competition prepares you for the EU Final in September in the Netherlands.
    • Stage 1: 2-day Boot Camp and intensive coaching in your own country
    • Stage 2: National Finals
    • Stage 3: European Final (for Top 3 National Finalists)
    Check your country’s information to find out when national registration closes and when events take place. Don’t miss it. More about ClimateLaunchpad
    ClimateLaunchpad - 3 stages
    • ‘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 are now moving fast forward developing our proposition and talking to prospective clients.'

      Stefanos Tsiakmakis, Greece, EU Finalist edition 2014

    Who can enter?

    You can apply if your business idea is about sustainability and you have what it takes to become an entrepreneur. Whether you are a student, start-up, researcher or employee dreaming about starting your own cleantech business. Are you ready to work and learn harder than ever before? Dream bigger than you thought possible? Then let us challenge you. You can enter by using the application form. But before you do, we just want to make sure that:
  • your company has been incorporated for less than a year;
  • you have attracted less than € 200.000 in investment;
  • you have not yet sold products, solutions or prototypes on commercial terms.
  • All good? Then don’t let us keep you and apply here.
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