Transform your ideas into commercial success
A (future) cleantech entrepreneur? You are crucial to countering climate change. Check out our special programmes designed to help you think, act and grow big.
Our portfolio of products includes services we have designed to challenge and develop clean-tech ventures and improve chances for success. We support entrepreneurs in different stages of maturity, from early stage ideation through seed funding and beyond.
Looking for inspiration? Have a look at the latest business ideas and the start-ups that we support.
ClimateLaunchpad is Europe’s largest cleantech business idea competition with currently a presence in 28 countries. Our mission is to unlock Europe’s cleantech potential and support innovations that address climate change. Through national competitions and a grand European Final, we search for the best out of more than 700 sustainability ideas.
The Climate-KIC Accelerator is the only EU business acceleration programme focused on cleantech commercialisation. With fast track entrepreneurship education, top-notch tools & techniques and intensive coaching, we have set up the world’s first real-life business school for cleantech entrepreneurs.
In three phases we take start-ups through a rock-solid 18-month programme to grow great ideas into great businesses.
Our masterclasses are two-day intensive programmes targeted at sharpening your business skills. Business Model Generation, Building Teams, Negotiation, Sales and Marketing: all led by world class teachers. Check out our programme.
During our Venture Competition, the most promising start-ups across Europe pitch their business proposal to a jury of experienced entrepreneurs, investors and business people – with an international final at our annual Innovation Festival.
Aspiring pioneers and potential hosting institutions are you ready for the challenge?
Pioneers into Practice is Europe’s only knowledge development and placement programme aimed at climate change professionals. As Climate-KIC’s professional mobility programme it brings together professionals from industry, small companies, universities, research institutes, local councils as well as nonprofit and public organisations. Step out of your job for 4-6 weeks. Look beyond your own company’s frame and broaden your professional horizons, working on ground-breaking Low Carbon Economy challenges.
And there is more. Our incubators may help to get you started by offering space for business, coaching, peer-to-peer meetings and events. Explore our start-up tours: travel, talk & learn. Request proof of concept and check out our SME specials, offering you the opportunity to work with our best experts and create a better business.
If you are a (future) entrepreneur you will enjoy the many benefits of our extended network of partners, both on the supply and the demand side. Have a promising business idea? We may just be able to connect you to the people you need to see.
Our entrepreneurship team is available to help you access our programmes, vouchers, masterclasses and competitions.