ClimateLaunchpad 2018: Application before May 10

ClimateLaunchpad 2018: Application before May 10

Until May 10th 2018, the registration period is open for the world’s largest green business ideas competition. Last year, over 1.000 start-ups from 35 countries participated. At the international final, Switzerland was able to celebrate a big success: Out of 105 finalists, the Swiss Startup MeduSoil won 2nd place. Now it is your chance to take part in the world’s largest green business ideas competition.

ClimateLaunchpad 2018: Competition and Application

ClimateLaunchpad, an initiative of Climate-KIC, is the most important initiative of the European Union for the development of innovations within the climate area. We are looking for the best green business ideas – no matter if it is a sustainable solution for energy, water, waste, transport, behavioural change or an urban development. The ClimateLaunchpad competition is here for professional assistance. The three best Swiss business ideas will be awarded at the Swiss Final and will take part in the international final in Edinburgh.

1st place: Startup Academy Incubator Program worth CHF 6,000
2nd place: Startup Academy Incubator Program worth CHF 3,000
3rd place: Startup Academy Incubator Program worth CHF 2,000
1st – 3rd: Travel and accommodation costs to the international final in Edinburgh

You can register at the following link:

For further information, see the FAQs.

Most important dates

  • 10th May 2018 – Application deadline for all Swiss business ideas
  • 31st May and 1st June 2018 – Official Kick-off in Basel with the ClimateLaunchpad 2-day
    Boot Camp
  • 31st August 2017 – Swiss Final in Basel
  • Beginning of November 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland – international Semi-Final and
    Grand Final

The Startup Academy, official Climate-KIC partner

Since 2015, the Startup Academy has been Climate-KIC’s official national partner to run ClimateLaunchpad in Switzerland. It is a non-profit association that supports start-ups from all kinds of industries (except for Life-Science) with their national mentoring programme. The innovative voluntary-based approach of linking people with business ideas with mentors, experts and coaches has existed since 2011.

Contact persons:

Marilen Dürr, National Lead CLP Switzerland,
Catherine Riesen, Communications Manager CLP Switzerland,
Markus Fischer, Manager Startup Academy,, 061 271 80 45

Source: Press release

Picture of last year’s Swiss participants: Melis Sütman and Dimitrios Terzis from Medusoil – by Raphaël Leibundgut,