Climate Launchpad

Climate Launchpad will help eligible entrepreneurs based in Scotland to transform their green business ideas into business start-ups.

Cash prizes are available worth up to €10,000. A certain number of start-ups will also win a slot to enter into the Accelerator.

There are three steps to the Climate Launchpad Programme:

  • Step One: Boot Camp. A two day boot camp where trainers will teach participants about jumpstarting their business.
  • Step Two: Intensive Coaching and National Finals. A period of intensive coaching will follow the boot camp stage. Here, participants will learn how to perfect their pitch, value proposition and business model, ensuring that they are ready to compete in the National Final where they will have the chance to pitch before the National Jury. The top three contenders from each country will then have the chance to enter into the Grand Final, held during October 2017 in Limassol, Cyprus.
  • Step three: Grand Final in Cyprus in October. The top ten Grand Final competitors will gain direct access to the Climate-KIC Accelerator. As well as this, there will also be prize money. The overall winner will receive €10,000. The runner up will receive €5,000 and the third place contestant will receive €2,500. All other National Finalists who have made it to the Grand Final will have the opportunity to pitch their idea to the Climate-KIC Accelerator.