We support innovation, whatever its source: from large corporations, research institutes and public bodies through to start-ups and individual entrepreneurs.
Our incubator programme, Accelerator, gives structure and assistance to start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Through initiatives like our 24-hour hackathon Climathon, or our cleantech ideas platform Climate Launchpad, we encourage fresh new thinking from beyond the mainstream to build a movement of climate action. Explore our ideas competitions Climate Launchpad and Climathon, and business incubation programme ClimAccelerator below.
Our ideation and open innovation programmes help create the conditions to fuel inspiration, garner fresh thinking, raise visibility for or promote engagement with a climate challenge. We help innovation teams identify and define ideas, offer support in putting together a network of partners, and provide seed funding to get things moving. ClimateLaunchpad is the world’s largest green business idea competition. Its mission is to unlock the world’s cleantech potential that addresses climate change.
Each year the competition creates a stage for over 1,000 ideas to flourish, with partners in 35+ countries offering training, coaching, and financial support. Climathon is a global 24-hour climate change hackathon that takes place simultaneously in major cities around the world every year. It attracts innovators, entrepreneurs, students and professionals to come together to create innovative solutions to climate challenges.
Climathon is a global 24-hour climate change hackathon that takes place simultaneously in major cities around the world every year. It attracts innovators, entrepreneurs, students and professionals to come together to create innovative solutions to climate challenges.
Climate Launchpad is the world’s largest green business ideas competition. Innovation and invention can lead the way to a clean future. Our mission is to unlock the world’s cleantech potential that addresses climate change. The competition creates a stage for those ideas. Fixing climate change, one start-up at a time!
The Accelerator is the only EU accelerator programme focused on climate impact by cleantech commercialisation. In three stages, our 18-month programme brings you the knowledge, resources, tools and the coaching a cleantech start-up needs for success. Let’s get started!
A nugget of our supported startups
Matter lets your savings make a difference by providing a sustainable alternative to a normal pension plan. With a sustainable pension with Matter and Skandia, you avoid investments in fossil fuels, weapons and tobacco, while more money is invested in companies working towards a sustainable future. We all want to live in a more sustainable world. Investing your pension sustainably, in the end, is a no brainer.
Heliac produces, delivers, and installs solar fields based on our low‐cost, high‐efficiency lenses. The solar fields generate heat in integration with other heat‐generating systems, such as furnaces powered by fossil fuels or biomass.
Donkey Republic serves cities with a sustainable, well-managed bike-share system. Thoughtfully creating a high-quality model that fit’s each city’s context.
Ducky provides a simple and effective tool to engage groups in a sustainable journey. A smart way to achieve your Sustainable Development Goals by engaging colleagues, customers or students in sustainability initiatives.
Meshcrafts provides a seamless interaction between station owners and electric vehicle drivers. Delivering an open marketplace for electrical vehicle charging, giving a higher return on investment for electric vehicle chargers.
Modvion develops modular designs in renewable Engineered Wood Products to simplify and improve construction logistics. Their patented module technology for wind towers enables significantly decreased cost, efficient transportation and streamlined installation of towers exceeding 120m resulting in increased cost efficiency in the harvesting of wind resources.
Epishine’s light energy harvesting modules use indoor lighting to power sensors and other low power electronics. They offer a clean affordable alternative with a charging device to power lights, radio and charge mobile phones. Harvesting light for a sustainable future!
MASH Biotech creates new value from waste.
MASH Biotech extracts value from waste through theoretical analysis and practical validation. The latter entails having specialists and test facilities available on the ground in our market of interest and directly investigating the practical and economical details of crucial dimensions such as supply chain logistics, feedstock prices when bought on-site, transportation costs and cost of energy in area of interest.
TRINE makes it easy for people to invest in solar energy in growing markets. Their mission is to give people a triple return on investment - earn a profit while making social and environmental impact.
TREBO develops a novel technology for plastic sorting, and helps plastic converters towards zero waste
TREBO’s ambition is to turn every plastic converter into their own recycler – minimizing production scrap while helping the environment
A designer of biomaterials, pond harvest natures own resources and uses advanced technology to create strong and durable biocomposites.
pond is a biotech company specialized in making bioresin which has a unique feature – it binds well with naturel fibres. This means the final product is fully biodegradable and ready to be composted when disposed.
At pond we are passionate about material awareness and we would like to share this passion with you.
CarbonCloud supports the world in a transition to climate smart eating habits. Besides helping the global food service industry to substantially lower it´s carbon footprint the start-up also improves profit margins by promoting high margin food offers and by supporting cost efficient kitchen processes and by generating happy and loyal customers. They make the impact visible with CarbonAte.
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