Until May 17th, 2019, you can apply for the world’s largest green business ideas competition. Out of a record number of 1.500 start-ups from 44 countries, all three Swiss finalists were among the winners at the Grand Final last year: FenX won the Theme Award “Circular Economy”, Bloom and Swiss Vault made it to the Top 10. And now it is your turn: Apply now and be part of ClimateLaunchpad 2019!
ClimateLaunchpad 2019: Competition and Application
ClimateLaunchpad (CLP), 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 two best Swiss business ideas will be awarded at the Swiss Final and will take part in the international final.
1st place: Startup Academy Incubator Program worth CHF 1,000 (12 months)
2nd place: Participation in a Startup Academy Workshop
3rd place: Participation in a Startup Academy Workshop
1st + 2nd place: Travel and accommodation costs to the international final
You can register at the following link: http://climatelaunchpad.org/application-form/
For further information, see the FAQs.
Most important dates
- 17th May 2019 – Application deadline for all Swiss business ideas
- 6th and 7th June 2019 – Official Kick-off in Basel with the ClimateLaunchpad 2-day Boot Camp
- 6th September 2019 – Swiss Final in Basel
- Beginning of November 2019 – 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 with its support program. Since 2011, the voluntary-based organisation connects people with business ideas with people with expertise and work experience.
The Startup Academy is convinced that the ClimateLaunchpad is a powerful program that helps to detect and develop relevant business ideas that deal with today’s most important challenges. That’s why the Startup Academy supports ClimateLaunchpad for the fifth time in a row. The main partners for this year’s competition in Switzerland are «Caring As One Foundation, Triesen, Liechtenstein» and «Raiffeisen Schweiz».
What former participants say about the competition:
«What a journey from the Boot Camp to the CLP Grand Final! After some serious work to deliver the perfect pitch with the help of the CLP team, we had a lot of fun in Edinburgh with support from Swiss delegation, and we connected with many potential partners!» Bloom (2018: 2nd place in Switzerland, Top 10 at the Grand Final)
«CLP gave us the right kick, at the right time to launch our venture and crystalize our green business idea into tangible actions towards market entry and global impact.» Medusoil (2017: 1st place CH and 2nd at Grand Final)
- Marilen Dürr, National Lead CLP Switzerland, firstname.lastname@example.org, 061 271 80 45
- Catherine Riesen, Communications Manager Startup Academy Basel, email@example.com, 061 271 80 45
- Markus Fischer, Manager Startup Academy Basel, firstname.lastname@example.org, 061 271 80 45
Picture: Raphaël Leibundgut, rlug.ch – Swiss Final 2018
Source: Press release