CALLING ALL CLIMATE VISIONARIES

Does your cleantech solution need wings? Applications are now open for Climate Launchpad Australia, the green business competition that helps you grow your idea into an impactful business.

  • Teams participate in 2-day boot camps across 3 cities in late August 2017
  • Develop business plan and profile, receive mentoring and investment opportunities
  • Three winners attend Global Climate Launchpad Finals in Cyprus mid-October 2017

For more information, read our press release.

Visit climatelaunchpad.org/countries/australia/ to apply. Applications close August 10 Midnight AEST

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A TIME OF OPPORTUNITY

The human race is uniquely equipped to innovate and overcome complex challenges. Climate change is perhaps the biggest challenge of our time, with Australia already feeling the effects. The 2015 Paris Agreement of COP21 mobilised global support and collaboration for action on climate change. To succeed, climate innovation will need to become a foundation for the future Australian economy.

Climate-KIC Australia will be at the forefront of Australia’s innovation on climate change.

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WHO WE ARE

Climate-KIC Australia are a Knowledge Innovation Community (KIC) to catalyse a national response to climate change and the global-scale opportunities it presents. Our purpose: to help bring to market innovative climate change solutions by connecting key players across the whole innovation pathway.

We will build links between the research community, government and commercial opportunity, being the catalyst to link ideas, commercial know-how and investment capital via a proven model from the European Union

OUR FOCUS

Systemic change

Identifying and developing the market potential of emerging technologies, and creating new products, services and jobs with a global impact on climate change.

Education

Recruiting, nurturing and developing entrepreneurs to become agents of change.

Entrepreneurship/Innovation

Creating opportunities and practical tools to enable small businesses and start-ups working in the areas of climate innovation, to turn ideas into commercial success.

THE AREAS WE WILL IMPACT

Net-zero Carbon Energy

Greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector comprise the greatest share of Australia’s emissions.

Sustainable Resilient Cities

The majority of Australians live in urban areas, with significant growth likely to occur in many urban areas to 2030.

Regions in Transition

Several regions of Australia provide an opportunity for innovation. These areas are currenly undergoing economic transition and have traditionally been dependent on carbon-intensive industries.

To find out more about what we do and our areas of impact, contact us.

GET IN TOUCH

WHO’S INVOLVED & WHY

Business and industry

Developing innovative ideas products and services that identify opportunities for climate innovation.

Government

Becoming more adaptive and developing policies that are closely informed by research.

Research

Ensuring Australia stays ahead in its awareness of climate imperatives and potential solutions.

Educators

Develop and provide Climate-KIC’s targeted postgraduate, postdoctoral and executive education for the next generation of innovators, business leaders and policy makers.

Startups

Ensuring the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs have the resources and funding they need to succeed

Investors

Encouraging and facilitating investment in key areas of growth and innovation

NGOs

Helping grow Climate-KIC by linking to their membership bases.

Community

Identifying regional and local challenges, and working on the potential solutions to these.

THE EUROPEAN PRECEDENT

A MODEL TO EMULATE

Climate KIC Europe

Operating since 2010.
Presence in 23 European countries, with over 200 partners and 2,000 alumni.
Europe’s leading climate public private partnership.
Between 2012-15, 170 start-ups collectively raised €189M in external funding.

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