Europe’s largest cleantech business idea competition

CleanLaunchpad is Europe’s largest cleantech business idea competition. Our mission? To unlock Europe’s cleantech potential. We support start-ups that address climate change and shape the world’s next economy.

In three stages the CleanLaunchpad competition leads-up to the EU finals in October in Valencia, Spain. The winner of the EU final receives € 10,000, the runner up gets € 5,000 and the idea that comes in third place wins € 2,500. And the real prize is that these three winners also get accepted into the Climate-KIC Accelerator, the world’s first real-life business school for promising cleantech entrepreneurs. This rock solid 18-month program is where great ideas grow into great businesses.

Enter CleanLaunchpad, Europe's largest cleantech business idea competition

What it takes

If your cleantech business idea is about sustainability and you have what it takes to become an entrepreneur, CleanLaunchpad could be your ticket to European and global success. The competition is not just about having a good idea though. You need to be ready to work harder than ever before and dream bigger than you thought possible. And preferably have a good sense of humour. If you bring that to the table we guarantee you a steep learning curve.

How to enter

You can enter your cleantech business idea by using the application form.
Before you do, we just want to make sure that:
- You have not yet started a business or you have been a start-up for less than two years.
- You have no substantial revenue.
- You have no grants or investments above € 200,000.

Check your country’s information to find out when registration closes. Don’t miss it.

Supported by Climate-KIC

CleanLaunchpad is supported by Climate-KIC. Climate-KIC creates opportunities for innovators to address climate change and shape the world’s next economy. We accelerate innovation that enables a low-carbon future.

That’s why we’re always on the lookout for cleantech potential. One of our activities is the Climate-KIC Accelerator, the rock solid 18-month program where great ideas grow into great businesses. Climate-KIC is funded through European Institute of Innovation and Technology, an initiative of the EU.

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