Fund title: Climate Launchpad
Focus of fund/fund aims:
Green business competition with intensive coaching and cash prizes for the winning innovative ideas that address climate change
11 June 2020 (deadline for applications from England)
Climate Launchpad is a worldwide green business ideas competition. The mission is to unlock innovative green business ideas that address climate change.
Entrepreneurs based in England that have innovative cleantech ideas are eligible to apply. Ideas may be an innovation in renewable energy, a sustainable food chain transition, a shift in urban mobility or any other means of addressing climate change, as long as it is within the cleantech domain.
There are three steps to the Climate Launchpad Programme but note that, due to coronavirus, the entire 2020 edition of the competition will be remote and delivered online.
Step 1: Online course and Boot Camp
Step 2: Intensive coaching and national finals (and if applicable regional finals)
Step 3: Global Grand Final: 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. The top 16 teams selected by the jury to perform in the final round of the Global Grand Final will automatically get direct access to the Climate-KIC Climate Launchpad Accelerator – the business school where ideas become businesses.