Climate-KIC Accelerator

The Climate-KIC Accelerator will help support and develop low carbon business ideas in Scotland.

Climate-KIC Accelerator is self-described as "the world's first business school for promising entrepreneurs"; offering entrepreneurship education, tools, techniques and intensive coaching.

This is a three-stage accelerator process. The first accelerator stage will enable companies to access to €10,000 as well as to a programme of expert support and events that will help them to turn inventions into viable business plans. Successful businesses will then move through the three stages, accessing further support and funding at each stage.

Stage One: Fundamentals.

During this stage, participants will find their market niche; developing a financial model whilst finding out how to make money and scale their business. This stage comes with a grant worth up to €10,000.

Stage Two: Validation.

This stage is focused upon addressing real world customer problems. Grants at this stage are worth up to €25,000 and are intended to cover travel costs (available funding will vary dependent on location).

Stage Three: Delivery

This stage is intended to help prepare businesses for "take off". Here, participants will find launching partners, development partners or investors. Businesses will form partnerships that will enable growth. €50,000 is available at this stage (available funding will vary dependent on location).