Join the #1 European Climate Innovation Accelerator
EIT Climate-KIC Accelerator is the only EU acceleration programme focused on climate impact by cleantech commercialisation.
In three stages, our program brings you the knowledge, resources, tools and the coaching a cleantech start-up needs for success.
Technology start-ups seldom fail on technology, they fail on commercialisation. Join us and we’ll let you in on all the secrets of achieving global domination in your market niche!
We recently showcased some of our start-ups at Slush, one of the world’s leading start-up events:
Thanks for your interest in the Accelerator programme. We are currently not accepting applications for 2020. Our next Accelerator call for applications will be launched in 2021; further updates will be published as soon as they are available.
How does it work?
Stage 1: Fundamentals
- Find your market niche, develop a financial model and figure out how to make money and scale your business. Depending on where you follow this program, this stage comes with a grant of up to € 20,000*, or €10,000 for EIT Regional Innovation Scheme locations.
Stage 2: Validation
- Are you solving real customer problems? Talk to customers and verify your business assumptions. The grants in Stage 2 are meant to cover your travel costs and could add up to € 25,000*.
Stage 3: Delivery
- Get your business ready for take-off. Find launching customers, development partners or investors. Form partnerships that make you grow fast. This final stage, you may get up to € 50,000.
Ready to fast-track your business?
EIT Climate-KIC Accelerator is the world’s first real-life business school for cleantech entrepreneurs.
You learn whilst building your business better. You get great education, intensive coaching, substantial financial support and access to an extensive relevant international network.
Every year, EIT Climate-KIC Accelerator supports over 150 start-ups in Europe, and this number is still growing.
Have a look at our top start-ups featured in EIT Climate-KIC’s Investor Marketplace, the platform connecting investors with climate change start-ups across Europe: