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26 countries involved in Climate Launchpad

26 countries (and counting)

We are growing. Fast. ClimateLaunchpad is now up and running in 26 countries. Aspiring entrepreneurs with an idea to tackle climate change can enter in their own country. Our cleantech business idea competition takes them on a rousing ride, with a 2-day Business Boot Camp, 6 follow-up Coaching Sessions and a National Final. It all leads up to the thrilling European Final in the Netherlands in September. Europe’s top-8 ideas win direct access to Climate-KIC Accelerator, the only EU business acceleration programme focused on cleantech commercialisation. The European Final top-3 win money prizes ranging from € 2,500 to € 10,000.

Open for applications

Does your business idea tackle climate change? Even if the idea is still on the back of a napkin, you could be the next cleantech hero. Closure dates in Ireland and Slovenia have passed, but we’re still open in 24 countries. Don’t miss out, check the application deadline for your country now. For Ireland you have until Monday. Contact ron@smallbusinesscan.com.

Spread the word

Please share this e-mail with all your friends, colleagues and former classmates. ClimateLaunchpad could be their ticket to European and global success.

Last year’s winner

In 2014 Sara West and Alexander Torstenfeldt won the spectacular European Final in Valencia. Wavetube is their venture based on the idea to produce renewable energy from the motion of ocean waves. Sara tells us what happened since they won the 2014 edition:

‘ClimateLaunchpad has opened up a vast network and expertise that we can easily access as we accelerate our development. Right now we are entering a very critical stage where we are refining the design of our wave power solution in order to maximise the efficiency. We will perform experimental tests in Northern Ireland during the summer before we move on to demonstrating the Wavetube solution in its real environment: the ocean.’ Read the whole story.

Curious about the other winners?

Stay tuned on Facebook and Twitter and follow the updates.

A ClimateLaunchpad glimpse

Check this video for a flashback to the 2014 edition and to get an idea of what to expect for this year’s competition.

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