Application for Climate Launchpad Green Business Ideas Competition is open for 2023, this competition will be your ticket to achieving global success. To participate in the competition you must be an entrepreneur and have a green business idea.
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
Train. Compete. Launch.
How it works
To enter the competition submit your idea or innovation with environmental impact. We’ll help you fast track that idea into a business and bypass all possible pitfalls along the way. You’ll learn how to get your idea funded and launched.
Once you are selected to join ClimateLaunchpad, the Boot Camp and coaching sessions will help you develop your idea to a rock-solid plan. You will pitch this during your National Final and the Regional Finals.
All entries will be reviewed and ideas that fit the bill of our competition get invited to join.
The 2023 competition is open to participants based in the countries listed on this page.
Once you’re accepted to join the competition, the games begin:
Step 1: Boot Camp
The top teams chosen by our National leads* take part in the ClimateLaunchpad National programme which kicks off with a multi-day digital Boot Camp. Our trainers will teach you all you need to know about jump-starting your business.
Step 2: Intensive coaching and National Finals
The Boot Camp is followed by a period of intensive coaching. You’ll perfect your pitch, value proposition and business model. After that, you’re ready to rock your National Final where you’ll pitch digitally for a National Jury.
Step 3: Regional Finals
The top teams of each country go to the Regional Finals where they pitch in front of the region’s best and brightest.
The big prize? A bunch of new acquired skills & knowledge and networking opportunities to get your business thriving. And of course infinite glory
The themes for Climate Launchpad 2023
We work with eight themes chosen in consultation with EIT Climate-KIC. These represent a selection of the most pressing and relevant focus areas of our time in our fight against climate change.
This ensures that ideas are judged equally against their peers by industry experts, ensuring that the best of the best rise to the top.
The themes are:
- Adaptation and Resilience
- Circular Economies
- Urban Solutions
- Clean Energy
- Sustainable Mobility
- Food Systems
- Blue Economy
- The Next Big Thing
Submission Deadline: It is ongoing
For more information visit Climate LaunchPad
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