ClimateLaunchpad Green Business Ideas Competition 2022

ClimateLaunchpad is calling for applications for the Green Business Ideas competition, which is aimed at anyone who has a bright idea about clean technology and dreams of becoming an entrepreneur.

ClimateLaunchpad is the world’s largest green business competition. Our mission is to unlock the global potential of clean technologies in the fight against climate change. The competition creates a scene for these ideas. ClimateLaunchpad is one of the entrepreneurial offers of the Climate-KIC of the EIT.

Once you’re accepted to join the competition, the games begin:

Step 1: Boot Camp

ClimateLaunchpad kicks off with a 2-day Boot Camp in your own country. Their trainers will teach you all you need to know about jumpstarting your business.

Step 2: Intensive coaching, National & Regional Finals
The Boot Camp is followed by a period of intensive coaching. You’ll perfect your pitch, value proposition, and business model. They’ll make sure you are ready to rock the National Final where you get to pitch in front of your National Jury. The winners of each country get to compete in the Regional Finals*. Regional winners go on to the Global Grand Final.

Regional Finals are new in 2022. All details and logistics will be finalized and communicated in April.

Step 3: Global Grand Final

LEVEL/ FIELD OF STUDY:

ClimateLaunchpad Competition is open to participants who are interested in developing their Entrepreneurial careers. If you wish to explore more information on Entrepreneur Scholarships, click on the link.

HOST NATIONALITY:

Green Business Ideas Competition 2019 is been hosted in every participant country. Check out the list of the participating Countries.

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Eligible Nationality:

All international applicants around the world are considered for ClimateLaunchpad 2019. Read also if you wish to study outside your home country Simple and Detailed Answers about Applying and Winning a Scholarship.

Scholarship Benefits:

The Green Business Ideas Competition 2021 has the worth value of;

  • The Top-10 competitors in the Global Grand Final will get direct access to the Climate-KIC Accelerator, the renowned business school where great ideas grow into great businesses. On top of that there is prize money.
  • The overall winner of the Global Grand Final receives € 10,000, the runner up gets € 5,000 and the idea that comes in third place wins € 2,500.
  • All other Regional Finalists who made it to the Global Grand Final get a chance to pitch their idea to the review board of Climate-KIC Accelerator. Impress them and gain access to their programme.

Scholarship Number

The ClimateLaunchpad has an unspecified number of offers.


Eligibility for Scholarship

The criteria for applying for the Green Business Ideas Competition are:

  • In 2020, the competition will be open to participants from more than 35 countries listed on its website.
  • Anyone who has a bright idea for clean technology and dreams of becoming an entrepreneur should join.
  • They may be a new company, an SME, a researcher, a student, a public corporation, a consultant, an engineer, a combination of the above or something that does not correspond to any job title.
  • Do not worry if you do not have a business plan yet.
  • They will help you to strengthen your plan or teach you how to create one.
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You can only apply in your own country and only participate if:

  • You have not set up a business or your business has been in business for less than a year (definition: your legal entity does not exist for more than a year).
  • Your new company has mobilized less than €200,000 in total funding (including all financial resources such as grants, government bonds, investment and/or venture capital investments, etc.).
  • You have not sold any products, solutions or prototypes on commercial terms.

Application Procedure: 

  • To enter the competition submit your idea or innovation with environmental impact.
  • They’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.
  • The winners of each Regional Final will go on to compete in the Global Grand Final.
  • Even if your idea is on the back of a napkin, you’re most welcome to join.
  • All entries will be reviewed and ideas that fit the bill of the competition get invited to join.

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Application Deadline:

The application deadline for the ClimateLaunchpad Green Business Ideas Competition 2019 February till June, anually.


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