ClimateLaunchpad 2023: turn your green idea into a successful business

May 11, 2023

ClimateLaunchpad is the world’s largest green business ideas competition. Its mission is to fix climate change, one start-up at a time. The competition creates a platform for those ideas by offering training, coaching, access to a global network, and prizes. The aim is to accelerate green business success and foster different initiation from early phase startups.

By entering the program, you will get the possibility to learn and train in Estonia, develop your idea during a 3-month mentoring period, and compete worldwide with hundreds of other green business ideas. ClimateLaunchpad is a global community of impact startups and hands down the best place to test your idea and form it into a business.

Every year, we accept 8-12 teams to a 3-month program (from July to September) offering:

Applications for 2023 are open until June 2nd.

ClimateLaunchpad welcomes innovations from different sectors such as:

Energy efficiency, Agriculture & food technologies, Green buildings, Novel materials and biochemistry, Clean energy and storage, sustainable transport, green ICT and IoT, Air-, water-and waste technologies

Important dates:

June 2 – Application deadline

June 16-18 – Business Boot Camp in Estonia, 3 days of intensive training with mentors and coaches (physical and online)

July–September – Coaching period: weekly mentoring and workshop sessions, work with your idea, business plan building etc. (online)

October 4- Estonian National Finals in Tallinn (physical)

November 14 - Regional Final Europe Semi-Finals (online)

November 17 - Regional Final Europe Finals (online)

What do previous participants have to say about ClimateLaunchpad?

"ClimateLaunchpad was truly our launchpad to the world of cleantech. We met many other great startups throughout the program and constantly improved our idea and pitch during the well-structured program,” says Merilyn Kesküla from Ari Care, participant of ClimateLaunchpad 2022.

"Our expectations [of the Boot Camp] were definitely fulfilled because we met just the right people. It's not only the trainers, who give a lot of good input, but it's also the other participants," says Johannes Tamegger from Organipakk, participant of ClimateLaunchpad 2022.

"It was so cool to see other really meaningful and serious startups who care about nature and want to not only find a solution to waste but reevaluate waste," says Liis Tiisvelt from Low imPACK, participant of ClimateLaunchpad 2022.

We encourage you to join the community and sumbmit your application by June 2nd here.

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ClimateLaunchpad in Estonia is sponsored by Gren and supported by EIT Climate-KIC.