The first opportunity, Climate Launchpad, is targeted for idea phase innovations. However, the national finalists of the competition get also to pitch their idea to Climate-KIC accelerator, so the path may continue onward! You can also apply for the accelerator Spring batch separately. The third option, InnoEnergy, is for sustainable energy startups and scaleups. All three are EIT initiatives and Aalto Startup Center is their national coordinator in Finland.
Read on to see which option would suit you the best!
Climate Launchpad: The world’s biggest business idea competition for new climate entrepreneurs
To enter the Climate Launchpad competition you should have an idea or innovation that can make environmental impact. The deadline for applications is July 9th, 2018 and the grand final will take place in November, 2018.
Climate-KIC Accelerator: Holistic go-to-market support for startups with high climate impact
Climate-KIC Nordic Accelerator is the only EU acceleration programme focused on climate impact by cleantech commercialisation. In three stages, the 18-month program brings you the knowledge, resources, tools and the coaching a cleantech start-up needs for success.
The Climate-KIC Nordic Accelerator Spring Batch runs in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland from September 2018 until March 2019.
Apply here by August 15th, 2018.
InnoEnergy Highway and Boostway: Customized go-to-market & scale-up support to startups in energy transition
Applications for InnoEnergy Highway & Boostway, programs for sustainable energy businesses, are accepted and reviewed continuously. Please contact advisor Ville Luukkanen in Aalto Startup Center to get more information!