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Do you have  a promising green business idea and dreaming of becoming an entrepreneur?
Follow now the world’s largest cleantech business idea competition!


What is all about?

ClimateLaunchpad is the world’s biggest clean-tech business idea competition.The competition is organised in 27+ countries this year and for the second time in Moldova! It offers great benefits starting with a 2-day Business Boot Camp and 6 dedicated Coaching Sessions to get prepared and participate at the National Finals and win prizes. The Top-3 of Moldova National Final get a chance to go in Estonia and pitch their idea in front of the review board of Climate-KIC Accelerator and win up to 10.000 EUR and gain access to Climate-KIC Accelerator - the 18-month real life business school where great ideas grow into great businesses.
This competition is a chance to pitch your idea in front of renowned national and international juries. A chance to be a part of a platform on which to thrive and really grow!

Who can enter the Climate Launchpad Competition?

Early start-ups, SMEs, a team of researcher, students, public organisation, consultancy, engineering company or a combination of these.

What kind of ideas this competition is looking for?

If you have an idea, or are an early stage start up with a climate impact proposal, we encourage you to apply. This green idea can be about an all out mind shift in urban mobility, a sustainable transition in the food chain or any other way to tackle climate change. It does not need to be high tech, but it does need to have a positive impact on climate and environment.

What happens after submitting my idea?

Our National Juries select the best proposals to join the National Competition. Those that are selected will move along 3 steps:

Step 1: Boot Camp – 2nd and 3rd of July, 2016

ClimateLaunchpad kicks off with a 2- day Boot Camp. You will learn all you need to know about jump-starting your business.

Step 2: Intensive coaching and National Final - August 20th 2016

The Boot Camp is followed-up by 6 Coaching Sessions. You will learn to perfect your pitch, value your proposition and business model. After that, you’ll be ready for the National Final where you get to pitch in front of a local Jury and win prizes and a spot to the European Final in Estonia.

Step 3: European Final – Tallinn, 7&8 of October

The Top-3 selected ideas within the National Final will enter the European Final. In this ultimate final you’ll pitch your idea in front of the EU’s leading investors and entrepreneurs. Impress them and gain access to Climate-KIC Accelerator, the 18-month real life business school where great ideas grow into great businesses. The European Top-10, selected in the Grande Finale, will get direct access into Climate-KIC Accelerator without having to pitch to a review board.

Besides this, the overall winner of the European Final receives € 10,000, the runner up gets € 5,000 and the idea that comes in third place wins € 2,500.

It will take place in Tallinn on 7&8 of October and it’s fully covered by organizers.

Think you can tackle climate change? 

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Promotion Video 2016 ClimateLaunchpad

What is #ClimateLaunchpad? We are dead serious about tackling climate change, and we’re convinced that investing in ideas and entrepreneurs is the way to go about it. That’s why we started #ClimateLaunchpad. Submit your #cleantech idea and be part of the next generation cleantech entrepreneurs! Ce este ClimateLaunchpad? Competiție de idei de afaceri cleantech. Combaterea schimbărilor climatice - protecția mediului - inovație și antreprenoriat. Află mai multe despre competiția care are loc în 27 de țări inclusiv Moldova urmărind spot-ul de mai jos.

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You might want to see the Climate Launchpad website for more information and FAQ.

Also, take a look and get inspired by the finalists of 2015 edition here.

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.



Метки: Social Entrepreneurship and Green Economy