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Climate KIC – deadline extension for Accelerator and Pioneer Programme

Climate KIC is a large pan-European enterprise, research and capacity building programme focused on sustainability and low carbon solutions. Climate KIC activities in Ireland are run in partnership with The Green Way and Energy Cork in collaboration with Innovation Birmingham and Climate KIC. These opportunities are open to any organisation/ individual in the Republic of Ireland.

There are currently 3 open opportunities

1. Low Carbon Accelerator Programme – closing date for applications is 30 March 2015. This is a 3-stage programme and those organisations that progress to stage 2 and 3 will receive unique access to a potential UK supply/ value chain. Applicants that reach stage 3 of the programme can receive a grant of up to €20,000 in funding to support their business development. For more information please go to

2. Climate Launchpad – closing date for applications is 2 April 2015. This is Europe’s largest low-carbon and cleantech IDEAS Generation competition; it can also be described as a pre-accelerator. For more information please go to If you are an early-stage start-up, SME, researcher, student, public organisation, consultancy, engineering company or a combination of these, and have a cleantech/ sustainability idea – please apply. To apply please go to Participants of the programme will receive targeted coaching and support to help develop their idea, and 3 finalists will be selected at a National Final to be held on 22 June 2015, as part of the Sustainability Gathering. Gravity Centres is sponsoring the 3 months membership for each of the 3 national finalists in their new Dublin premises with a total estimated value of this prize is €10,000. The three national finalists will represent Ireland at European finals in September.

3. Pioneers into Practice – closing date for receipt of applications is 30 March 2015. This programme connects a new generation of low-carbon specialists, entrepreneurs and policy makers to share knowledge via two 1-month-long internships in six European regions. In these internships, the participants are trained in systematic innovation and will gather first-hand experience in the implementation of innovative concepts. For more information please go to

For additional information contact Aideen O’Hora at

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