The world's biggest clean-tech business idea competition is opening its applications again for Moldova!
ClimateLaunchpad - the clean-tech business ideas competition that is present in more than 30 countries in Europe, including Moldova, is looking for new participants with innovative business ideas in green technologies.
Participants will receive the necessary support to develop their ideas into real start-ups with global impact. Ideas can be innovations in the field of renewable energy, sustainable transition in food chain, sustainable urban mobility, or any other field of climate change, based on two principles: the use of existing technologies to create more with less, and commercial potential.
Invited to apply are students, start-ups, entrepreneurs, researchers, public organizations, consultants and engineers who wish to see their idea financed and launched worldwide.
There are three rounds (discussion language is English):
- Boot Camp - June 24 to 25, 2017
- Intensive coaching and National Finals - August 2017
- European Grand Final - October 17 to 18, 2017
Participants will go to a boot camp for two days, where they will be trained by local and international trainers with big experience in entrepreneurship about everything they must know in order to start a business in the area.
All participants will have six intensive coaching sessions focused on preparation for National Finals, where they will present their business plan in front of a professional jury. Three of the most promising ideas will enter the European Grand Final to compete with other national finalists from more than 30 countries.
European Grand Final will be held in Limassol, Cyprus. The teams will present their ideas in front of investors and entrepreneurs that are leaders in green technologies at European level. They will receive feedback on how to improve their ideas and will have the opportunity to discuss in detail their business plan during network sessions.
TOP Ten teams will receive access to the Business accelerator Climate-KIC, which involves a business school for a period of 18 months, in order to turn ideas into green products or services with potential for commercialization on a global scale through European funds. And the TOP three winners will also receive cash prizes: 1st place - 10,000 euros, 2nd place - 5,000 euros, and 3rd place - 2,500 euros.
More details about ClimateLaunchpad and how competition was held last year can be found on the official website: www.climatelaunchpad.org.
If you have any questions - contact us, we will be happy to help!
Contact person: Maria Țarigradean, / +373 69872752.
Background: In Moldova ClimateLaunchpad is organized by AO EcoVisio, in partnership with Tekwill.
ClimateLaunchpad is an initiative of Climate-KIC. Climate-KIC is the EU’s main climate innovation initiative. It is Europe’s largest public-private innovation partnership focused on mitigating and adapting to climate change. Climate-KIC consists of companies, academic institutions and the public sector. Climate-KIC is one of the partnerships created in 2010 by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), the European Union body that fully integrates the knowledge triangle of business, education and research by forming dynamic cross- competency partnerships – Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs). KICs develop innovative products and services, start new companies, and train a new generation of entrepreneurs. More about this on www.climatekic.org
Tekwill, a 4,000m² hub, is located in the the heart of the Technical University of Moldova (UTM) - a place where people, community, ideas, resources, science and industry meet to identify, facilitate and enhance excellence in information technology. Tekwill is supported by the United States Agency for International Development and the SIDA (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) programme of the government of Sweden. More about this on https://www.tekwill.md/