ClimateLaunchpad the Europe’s largest cleantech business idea competition

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The winners CleanLaunchPad Valencia 2014


ClimateLaunchpad is Europe’s largest cleantech business idea competition. Our mission? To unlock Europe’s cleantech potential and accelerate innovations that address climate change. To be able to do that, we need to find Europe’s best sustainability ideas. This competition creates a stage for those ideas. ClimateLaunchpad is part of the Entrepreneurship offerings of Climate-KIC.

AVAESEN is the Spanish national coordinator of ClimateLaunchpad competition and we are now launching the second edition.

You have a business idea about sustainability and you have what it takes to become an entrepreneur. In that case, ClimateLaunchpad could be your ticket to European and global success. Your cleantech idea can be about an all-out mind shift in urban mobility, a sustainable transition in the food chain or any other way to tackle climate change.


Step 1: Boot Camp

ClimateLaunchpad kicks off with a 2-day Boot Camp in your own country. Our business coaches will teach you all you need to know about jumpstarting your business.

Step 2: Intensive coaching and National Finals

The Boot Camp is followed-up with a period of intensive coaching. You’ll perfect your pitch, value proposition and business model. After that, you’ll be ready to rock the National Final where you get to pitch in front of your National Jury. The Top-3 of each country enters the EU Final in September in the Netherlands.

Step 3: European Final in the Netherlands

The Top-3 of all National Finals get a chance to pitch their idea in front of the review board of Climate-KIC Accelerator. If you impress them, you might gain access to Climate-KIC Accelerator, the 18-month real life business school where great ideas grow into great businesses.
The 8 teams selected in the EU semi-finals to perform in the Grand Final, will get direct access into Climate-KIC Accelerator without having to pitch to a review board. Besides this, the overall winner of the European Final receives € 10,000, the runner up gets € 5,000 and the idea that comes in third place wins € 2,500.