The world’s largest cleantech business idea competition. If you have a green business idea and have what it takes to become an entrepreneur, register!

Your idea can be an innovation in energy, water or waste tech, a sustainable transition in the food chain, a mind shift in urban mobility, or any other way to tackle climate change and create a low-carbon future.

Who are you?

Early start-up, SME, researcher, student, public organisation, consultancy, engineering company, or a combination of these.

It does not need to be high tech, but it does need to have a positive impact on the environment.

The pre-accelerator includes a 2-day Bootcamp and 6 coaching sessions, helping you create a solid business plan. Connect with a national network of European mentors, funders, and like-minded individuals.


  • Be part of the network
  • Create a solid business plan
  • Connect with investors, both national and international
  • Peer to peer learning
  • Mentorship

Get Involved

Interested? Watch our video to learn more…

Programme Participants

Learn more about our previous participant’s ideas, from cricket farms that provide an alternative protein source to the use of a biodegradable polymer to provide a low-cost method to irrigate crops.

ClimateLaunchpad Class of 2018 

ClimateLaunchpad Class of 2017 

ClimateLaunchpad Class of 2016

ClimateLaunchpad Class of 2015


Climatelaunchpad is an initiative of Climate-KIC, the European Union’s cleantech enterprise platform. Sustainable Nation is Climate-KIC’s Irish partner.

Get Involved

Our competition is your ticket to European and global success, and we are now open for applicants. Submit your application here or email us at [email protected]