• Application Deadline – Ireland

    June 11th 2023

  • Boot Camp – Ireland

    July 1st 2023 -
    July 2nd 2023

  • National Final – Ireland

    To be determined


Our Team for Ireland


The Green Business Idea Competition

ClimateLaunchpad is the Green Business Ideas Competition that seeks to fix climate change, one start-up at a time. By accelerating innovation, we enable a low-carbon future. That kind of change needs the world’s best green ideas. This competition creates a platform for those ideas. We offer training, coaching, access to a global network, and prizes.

Who can enter the Irish ClimateLaunchpad Competition?

Anyone resident in Ireland with a green business idea can enter the competition.

We welcome early stage cleantech ideas for innovations in:

  1. Adaptation & Resilience
  2. Blue Economy
  3. Circular Economies
  4. Clean Energy
  5. Food Systems
  6. Sustainable Mobility
  7. Urban Solutions
  8. The Next Big Thing

Ideas may still be on the back of a napkin and if you are not sure if your idea fits the bill contact us at ireland@climatelaunchpad.org.

We welcome ideas from individuals and teams.

There are some restrictions though. Check out the eligibility criteria in our terms and conditions at www.climatelaunchpad.org.

How to enter?

This is the easy bit.

Submit your idea through the application form on www.climatelaunchpad.org. Remember you don’t need to have a fully developed green business idea – participation in ClimateLaunchpad will help you develop your idea.

ClimateLaunchpad receives applications from the 01 March 2023 until 11 June 2023.


What happens after submitting an idea?

Step 1: Mini Course

After you submit your entry you will be invited to follow a self-paced online mini-course that will kick start your business idea development. This Mini-course will be used as part of the selection procedure for the national competition. The national jury will select 25 teams in Ireland to participate in the next stage – Online Boot Camp.

Step 2: Online Bootcamp

Based on mini-course submissions, 25 teams will be invited to participate in an online three-day bootcamp focused on the development and refinement of your green business idea with an international trainer from ClimateLaunchpad.

Step 3: Coaching and National Final

The Boot Camp is followed by access to Coaching support to help you perfect your pitch, value your proposition, and develop your business model. After that, you’ll be ready for the National Final where you get to pitch in front of the National Jury with the top 3 ideas going forward to represent Ireland in the international finals.

Key dates

01 March 2023: Applications open

11 June 2023: Applications close

End June: National Climate Launchpad Bootcamp

Mid-August – September 2023: National Finals

October/November 2023: Regional International Finals

Further information

Check out  www.climatelaunchpad.org or email us at ireland@climatelaunchpad.org.


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