Entrepreneurship for systemic change

Entrepreneurship has a critical role to play in our broad-based approach to tackling climate change through systems transitions.

We run pre-incubation and start-up accelerator programmes in London, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Dublin, with delivery partners at leading universities. We deliver Climathon hackathon events in many more cities across the UK and Ireland.

We also support innovation within established organisations via our ‘end-to-end’ innovation programmes for formal partners.

Increasingly, these programmes are linked to the themes and needs of the bigger systems transitions underway in these city-regions.

Our Programmes


A pre-incubator programme for early-stage entrepreneurs with a climate-positive idea. It provides tailored workshops, access to a community of climate entrepreneurs, and the support to develop ideas and business plans. It aims to help people with good ideas build their entrepreneurial thinking.

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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.

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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 MORE

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