Our competition is your ticket to European and global success. Provided you have a green business idea and have what it takes to become an entrepreneur. Even if your idea is on the back of a napkin, you’re most welcome to join. Our National Juries select the best proposals to join the National Competition.
Your idea can be:
- an innovation in renewable energy
- a sustainable transition in the food chain
- a mind shift in urban mobility
- or any other way to tackle climate change
Once you’re accepted into the competition, the games begin:
Step 1: Boot Camp 18th and 19th of May – Valencia
ClimateLaunchpad kicks off with a 2-day Boot Camp in Valencia. Our trainer will teach you all you need to know about jumpstarting your business.
Step 2: Intensive coaching and National Final – Coaching sessions on 1st and 15th of June and National Final 30th of June – Valencia
The Boot Camp is followed by with a period of intensive coaching. You’ll perfect your pitch, value proposition and business model. We’ll make sure you are ready to rock the National Final where you get to pitch in front of a National Jury. The Top-3 enter the European Final on the 7th and 8th of October in Tallin, Estonia.
Step 3: European Final in Estonia on the 7th and 8th of October in Tallin
The Top-3 get a chance to pitch their idea in front of the review board of Climate-KIC Accelerator. Impress them and gain access to Climate-KIC Accelerator, the 18-month real life business school where great ideas grow into great businesses.
The European Top-10, selected in the Gran Finale, will get direct access into Climate-KIC Accelerator without having to pitch to a review board.
The overall winner of the European Final receives € 10,000, the runner up gets € 5,000 and the idea that comes in third place wins € 2,500.
Let us challenge you, join the competition. But before you do, we just want to make sure that you:
- Have not yet started a business or you started it less than one year ago
- Have no substantial revenue
- You have attracted no more than € 200.000 in investment
- You have not yet sold products, solutions or prototypes on commercial terms
All good? Don’t miss out: enter your idea by filling out the application form
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