ClimateLaunchpad - the green ideas competition

The ClimateLaunchpad cleantech ideas competition is the biggest of its kind in the world, running in more than 30 countries.

We’re bringing it to Scotland to offer anyone based here the opportunity to access dedicated support to develop a rock-solid business plan and compete against the world’s best to win up to €10,000.

How it works

To enter the competition we invited entrepreneurs to submit an idea or innovation that could have a positive environmental impact.

We then help fast track the idea into a business, bypassing pitfalls along the way and learning how to get ideas funded and launched.

Once selected to join ClimateLaunchpad, entrepreneurs take part in a Boot Camp and coaching sessions to help develop their idea to a rock-solid plan, pitched during the UK Final.

The top three winners of each national competition will go on to compete in the worldwide Grand Final in Cyprus in October 2017. There is prize money of up to €10,000 for the top three Grand Final winners. On top of that the top ten winners move on to the renowned Climate-KIC Accelerator programme, also offered by ECCI, to help low carbon start-ups get investment-ready.


ClimateLaunchpad is the latest programme to be delivered by ECCI with Climate-KIC, Europe’s largest climate entrepreneurship programme. ECCI is bringing Climate-KIC to Scotland for the first time, offering home-grown entrepreneurs funding and support to take their target markets by storm.

Key dates

  • Wednesday 31 May 2017: Deadline for applications for ClimateLaunchpad in Scotland 

  • Tuesday 20 - Wednesday 21 June 2017: Boot Camp for ClimateLaunchpad in Scotland

  • UK final: date and venue TBC

  • Tuesday 17 - Wednesday 18 October 2017: Grand Final, Limasol, Cyprus

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