Do you have a cleantech idea that needs nurturing?

Australian innovators seeking to launch their green business will find profile, mentoring and investment opportunities with Climate KIC Australia’s ClimateLaunchpad.

What is ClimateLaunchpad?


The ClimateLaunchpad is an annual international green technology competition run across more than 30 countries.

It recognises the most promising early stage business solutions to climate mitigation and adaptation challenges.


Starting with a national call, Climate-KIC Australia, searches the country for the most promising cleantech solutions.

The qualifying teams attend two-day bootcamp programs where they receive hands-on training to develop their ideas into impactful businesses.


Next there are local and national competitions where entrepreneurs battle to convince the jury their business idea is the best.

National winners attend the European ClimateLaunchpad Finals, and gain preferential access to Climate KIC Australia’s Accelerator Program.

Who is eligible for ClimateLaunchpad?

The competition is open to any Australian resident with an innovative green idea, whether it’s fully fledged or sketched on the back of a coaster. Participants must have:

  • not yet started a business or started it less than one year ago
  • no substantial revenue
  • attracted less than € 200,000 in total funding (this includes research grants, government loan, angel or vc investment etc, but excludes your phd salary for instance)
  • not yet sold products, solutions or prototypes on commercial terms.

Climate-KIC Australia may provide travel scholarships for those selected to attend bootcamps.

Applications for 2018 open soon.


“We have to fix climate change and we have one generation to fix it. All over the world there are so many great entrepreneurs working on ideas to tackle climate change. ClimateLaunchpad boosts those entrepreneurs to global success.”

– Frans Nauta, Founder ClimateLaunchpad 

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