ClimateLaunchpad 2021

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Join the global cleantech community in the world’s biggest cleantech and green business ideas competition.

ClimateLaunchpad Global



We just want to get more cleantech businesses into the world to help solve climate change. No strings attached.



Top-tier trainer with 20+ years experience internationally designing innovation and entrepreneurship programs backed by extensive first-hand, real-world experience.

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$50,000 development grant up for grabs, thanks to Humanitech


Humanitech, our major prize partner, is generously offering a $50,000 development grant for an emerging tech idea coming out of ClimateLaunchpad Australia in 2021. The grant will support the successful team to pilot their concept within the Australian Red Cross operations along with other partners in the humanitarian sector. Please note that the Development Grant is subject to Terms & Conditions.


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ClimateLaunchpad was a complete gamechanger for us. We went from having what we thought was a pretty solid idea, to a fully-fledged plan for taking our product to market, which has enabled us to commence our seed funding round, with a really promising outlook.

– Cesira Leigh, Co-Founder of Sunovate and 2018 Australian winner

How it works



Learn all you can on how to successfully start your green business. ClimateLaunchpad kicks off with an intensive Boot Camp & follow-up coaching sessions.



Present your investor-ready pitch deck at State pitch nights, National Finals and the Global Grand Final. Convince our jury and you’ll convince any client or investor.



Yep, of course there are prizes and pathways for the Global Grand Final winners. The real prize? Networking opportunities and a chance to find your first customer or investor.

Key dates 2021^.

Applications open 8 March 2021
Submission deadline 30 April 2021
Successful teams notified 7 May 2021
Self-directed Online course 8-21 May 2021 (approx 1 hour)
Boot Camp – Qld  (3 afternoons) 24-26 May 2021
Boot Camp – NSW (3 afternoons) 27-29 May 2021
Boot Camp – Vic (3 afternoons) 31 May-2 June 2021
Boot Camp – WA (3 afternoons) 3-5 June 2021
Webinars & coaching (1 evening hour/wk over 4 weeks) 10-24 June 2021
Pitch Panels (pitch against your colleagues from your boot camp) (1 evening/state) – specific dates TBC 5-12 July 2021
National Pitch Final (Australia’s best compete!) Late August 2021 (TBD)
South-East Asia Pitch Final (TBC) September 2021 (TBD)
Global Pitch Final  October 2021 (TBD)
^ Plans change, things go wrong, we’re all just people. Dates are subject to change.


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