Cleantech Teams From 30 Countries Meet in Estonia For Competition Final

The ClimateLaunchpad EU Finals features 87 lowcarbon, cleantech teams from 30 countries all over Europe. It will be hosted in Estonia on October 7th and 8th.

Press Release

  • Europe’s largest business ideas competition, ClimateLaunchpad, is organised by Climate-KIC to unlock Europe’s cleantech potential and to accelerate innovations that address climate change
  • Teams from 30 European countries pitch their cleantech business ideas on 7 and 8 October to a jury in Tallinn, Estonia
  • A total of 87 teams will compete for funding and the chance to enter into the Climate-KIC startup Accelerator

Tallinn, Estonia – All across Europe, a new generation of entrepreneurs is working hard to create new economic opportunities through climate change adaptation and mitigation solutions. A total of 87 teams from 30 European countries are set to take the stage at the finals of the 2016 ClimateLaunchpad competition in October to pitch their green business ideas.

Hundreds of teams from all across Europe submitted their cleantech business plans to ClimateLaunchpad this year. The teams then attended intense 2-day boot camps to prepare them for the National Finals where each country selected most promising groups to send to Tallinn for the European Finals.

On 7 and 8 of October the teams will pitch their ideas to a renowned international jury and will be judged on feasibility, scalability, job creation, climate impact and quality of their pitch. The jury will select the ten best teams to join the prestigious Climate-KIC Accelerator. The top three teams will win cash prizes.

The Climate-KIC Accelerator is the only EU startup acceleration programme focused on cleantech commercialisation. With fast-track entrepreneurship education, top-notch tools, techniques, intensive coaching and provide funding. It is the world’s first real-life business school for cleantech entrepreneurs.

Meet Europe’s Next Generation Cleantech Entrepreneurs

From dust-repelling devices for solar panels to tiles that turn steps into electricity and even eco-friendly toilet wipes, there’s an amazing range of ideas in this year’s competition. Find out more about the startups on the ClimateLaunchpad website.

  • Want to join us in Tallinn for the finals? You can buy tickets here.
  • Are you a journalist who would like to cover the EU Finals in Tallinn? You can find the press kit here.

Note to editors:

For more information about ClimateLaunchpad, the European Finals, press and interview requests please contact:

Tori Egherman

About ClimateLaunchpad

ClimateLaunchpad is Europe’s largest cleantech business idea competition, organised for the third time in 2016. It’s mission is to unlock Europe’s cleantech potential that addresses climate change. ClimateLaunchpad is a programme by Climate-KIC.

About Climate-KIC

Climate-KIC is one of the Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) established in 2010 by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), the EU body with the task of creating sustainable economic growth in Europe, where the global challenges of this time to be tackled.

About the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

The EIT is an independent body of the European Union set up in 2008 to spur innovation and entrepreneurship across Europe to overcome some of its greatest challenges. It brings together leading higher education institutions, research labs and companies to form dynamic cross-border partnerships – Knowledge and Innovation Communities, KICs – that develop innovative products and services, start new companies, and train a new generation of entrepreneurs.

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