We support innovation, whatever its source: from large corporations, research institutes and public bodies through to start-ups and individual entrepreneurs.
Our incubator programme, Accelerator, gives structure and assistance to start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Through initiatives like our 24-hour hackathon Climathon, or our cleantech ideas platform Climate Launchpad, we encourage fresh new thinking from beyond the mainstream to build a movement of climate action.
We work with investors and investment platforms, such as SEEDRS, to help our supported start-ups and SMEs scale. We work with cities and regions across Europe to match supply of climate solutions to demand. Explore our ideas competitions Climate Launchpad and Climathon, our business incubation programme ClimAccelerator, and our SEEDRS activities below. Our ideation and open innovation programmes help create the conditions to fuel inspiration, garner fresh thinking, raise visibility for or promote engagement with a climate challenge.
We help innovation teams identify and define ideas, offer support in putting together a network of partners, and provide seed funding to get things moving. ClimateLaunchpad is the world’s largest green business idea competition. Its mission is to unlock the world’s cleantech potential that addresses climate change.
Each year the competition creates a stage for over 1,000 ideas to flourish, with partners in 35+ countries offering training, coaching, and financial support. Climathon is a global 24-hour climate change hackathon that takes place simultaneously in major cities around the world every year. It attracts innovators, entrepreneurs, students and professionals to come together to create innovative solutions to climate challenges.
The EU's biggest and most successful accelerator programme focused on cleantech commercialisation. This 18-month programme provides entrepreneurs with the knowledge, resources, tools and coaching to succeed as a cleantech start-up, as well as up to €95,000 funding.Read More
The world's biggest 24-hour hackathon focused on solving climate change challenges in cities. Each Climathon city identifies a local climate challenge and invites innovative solutions from participants, who include entrepreneurs, developers, policymakers, students and academics. READ MORERead More