Our programs

Climate-KIC Australia works with our partners to deliver programs across our Education and Innovation work streams.


The Accelerator prepares selected start-ups for investment and scale-up, creating a pool of ‘investment-ready’ opportunities. The Accelerator has been run as a pilot in Sydney in 2017 by EnergyLab, who provide a 12 month program to supercharge clean energy startups. Entrepreneurs receive training, connections to a network of investors, mentors and partners, and assistance in raising capital.

In 2018 we will work with EnergyLab and our University partners to rollout this program in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide and Perth.

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The ClimateLaunchpad is an annual green technology competition run by Climate-KIC Europe across more than 30 countries to recognise the most promising early stage business solutions to climate mitigation and adaptation challenge.

Climate-KIC Australia runs a national ClimateLaunchpad which includes an intensive boot camp and follow-up coaching sessions. Next there are local and national competitions where entrepreneurs battle to convince the jury their pitch is the best. The winners travel to Europe to compete in the international Grand Final. Look for the competition in 2018.

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Climathon is an annual, global 24-hour hackathon for early ideation on climate solutions at the city level. It aims to find new solutions to local climate change problems, encompassing mitigation and adaptation, accelerating the best local ideas into city level solutions and spreading the winning ideas to other cities globally. Climathon attracts innovators, entrepreneurs, students and professionals to create innovative solutions to cities climate challenges.

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The Journey

The Journey is a climate entrepreneurialism winter school for postgraduate students from universities across multiple disciplines. Corporate and other partners may also nominate key staff to complete the Journey, perhaps to prepare them for “intrapreneur” roles within their business. Climate-KIC Australia will offer the Journey in July 2018.

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Climate-KIC Australia
Bldg 25, 4-12 Buckland St
Chippendale, NSW 2008 Australia

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