The Greenhouse offers a preincubation programme and up to €2,500 in funding for starting entrepreneurs who have a climate business idea and the motivation to make it happen.

ECCI is introducing Greenhouse to our range of Climate-KIC support programmes for entrepreneurs for the first time in 2018. Climate-KIC is Europe’s largest climate entrepreneurship programme and includes ECCI's three-stage entrepreneurship programme - Climate-KIC Accelerator - and the world's biggest climate ideas competition - ClimateLaunchpad.

Open to anyone, the Greenhouse offers tailored workshops, a community of climate entrepreneurs, and the support you need to develop your idea. Applications are currently closed.

Meet the latest Greenhouse recruits on our community pages.

The Greenhouse provides:

  • Up to 6 months support and up to €2500 in funding

  • Workshops to develop your business model

  • Professional business coaching

  • Access to a motivated and dynamic community of like-minded individuals

  • Access to workspace

  • Ways to measure your climate relevance

Edinburgh is emerging as a hotspot for both data-driven innovation and rural- and water-based services. Ideas that support these regional focus areas will be welcomed, however we encourage and support climate-positive ideas of all kinds.

In the UK and Ireland, Climate-KIC’s Greenhouse programme will be offered in Edinburgh, London, Birmingham and Dublin. Candidates come from a variety of backgrounds, we accept both students and professionals and we offer equal opportunities to all nationalities, gender and age groups. Teams of two or more are preferred. For us, the idea and the right motivation is what counts.

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