The world's biggest cleantech and green business ideas competition

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
CEO, Sunovate (ClimateLaunchpad 2018 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.

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Meet team CLP

Sina Lengelsen
Principal - Innovation Programs Climate-KIC Australia

As Principal of Innovation Programs, Sina comes with a strong background in NGO management, international project development, communications and an education from Harvard University. Sina is best equipped to point the next climate change innovators in the right direction.

Jes Hyne
Lead - Marketing and Communications Climate-KIC Australia

Jes is responsible for Climate-KIC Australia’s communications and outreach. With a background working in international organisations, Jessica finds the stories within complicated processes or technical concepts, to connect with audiences and celebrate the successes of climate change changers.

Alexi Barnstone
Project Officer Materials and Embedded Carbon Leadership Alliance (MECLA)

As Project Officer for MECLA Alexi is involved in communications and membership management. He has a background working in various environmental NGOs, a passion for tackling climate change, and a first class honours from the University of Sydney in philosophy.

Our partners

ClimateLaunchpad is part of the entrepreneurship offerings of EIT Climate-KIC. Climate-KIC Australia delivers the ClimateLaunchpad program in Australia.