2018 ClimateLaunchpad Global Grand Final: unlocking green business potential

This year’s ClimateLaunchpad Global Grand Final will be a conversation with 700+ people about fixing climate change. Leading minds, policy makers and corporates fly in from all over the world to shape this conversation. Be part of it.

ClimateLaunchpad participants start businesses with the potential for big climate impact. The focus of the event is how to truly unlock that potential. The main topics for keynotes, expert sessions and interactive talks are: building cleantech start-up ecosystems, funding for start-ups that are tackling climate change and alumni sharing lessons on starting a business.

Be part of the global conversation on fixing climate change, join us at the ClimateLaunchpad Global Grand Final.

Tickets are going fast, secure your spot today.

pitches Start-up pitches
talks Provocative talks
master-classes Dynamic master classes

'Innovation spirit, open minded people, great event'.

Join us in Edinburgh,
Scotland on November 1-2

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    McEwan Hall


How can we unlock the world's green business potential to tackle climate change? Come join us for our Global Grand Final, and join the conversation.

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The main topics for keynotes and interactive expert sessions are: building cleantech start-up ecosystems, funding and alumni sharing lessons on starting a business.

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The iconic 19th century McEwan Hall in Edinburgh, Scotland sets the perfect stage for our 130+ finalists to pitch their ideas to a renowned jury. The top-10 of the Global Grand Final win a spot in the Climate-KIC Accelerator.

Travel info

Anything you need to know to prepare your trip to and stay in Edinburgh. Don’t forget to check out the discount deals on accommodations we were able to arrange.

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We welcome all of you cleantech watchers, corporate green leaders, planet saving visionaries and Trump-defying bright thinkers.

FREE student tickets available

Last year

Get a glimpse of the vibe with this short 2017 Grand Final recap video:

As one of the 2017 participant said:

'If solving climate change would always be this much fun, we would have solved it decades ago'.

Get your tickets

Students get free access with a special discount code. Don’t have a code? E-mail us proof that you are a student and we’ll send you the 100% discount code.

* To make it possible for each and everyone of you to attend the hottest event of the year, we decided to create several rates. If your boss is paying, please tick the corporate rate. Academics and NGO's choose their appropriate option. Are you picking up your own bill? Opt for the individual rate. We’re not in the business of checking up on you, we trust you’ll know and do what’s fair.

**Can't afford the event, but you would still like to attend? Get in touch with naomi@climatelaunchpad.org to hear about volunteering opportunities, before 17 October 2018.


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EIT Climate-KIC

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Can Do

Gold sponsor

University of Edinburgh Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability

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