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EIT Climate-KIC

ECCI is the official Scottish partner of EIT Climate-KIC, Europe’s largest climate innovation initiative.

We give low carbon start-ups funding and support to build rock-solid business models and take their target markets by storm.

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EIT Climate-KIC is Europe's largest public-private partnership for action on climate change. It was set up in 2010 by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, an EU body.

It has developed a strong foothold in the UK and Ireland since, with centres in Edinburgh, London, Birmingham and Dublin.

Start-up success

Through our partnership with EIT Climate-KIC, we give entrepreneurs funding, coaching and support to develop a successful business model. So far we’ve supported more than 35 companies, who between them have raised more than £1 million investment and scooped more than 50 awards.

EIT Climate-KIC Accelerator

The EIT Climate-KIC Accelerator is our three-stage programme for low carbon entrepreneurs and start-ups in the UK.

Apply now for Accelerator Stage 1 or 2

Applications are now open for Accelerator Stage 1 and 2. Find out more about the programme at the link below. Closing date is 5pm on Friday 29 May 2020.


ClimateLaunchpad is the biggest clean technology ideas competition in the world - running in more than 50 countries, ECCI hosts it in Scotland. The competition offers entrepreneurs the chance to launch a green business idea and win up to €10,000.

Apply now!

Get the lowdown on the programme and simple application form and submit your entry before Friday 5 June.

Unlike some start-up support programmes, we don’t bar our EIT Climate-KIC entrepreneurs from accessing other funding. Nor do we claim intellectual property rights for any ideas we help them develop.

Catalysing climate action

Creating a smart and thriving future isn’t just about new business ideas – it’s about putting solutions into practice. Our EIT Climate-KIC partnership delivers projects driving change in cities, finance and procurement. Find out more about ConnectedClusters, Financing Sustainable Cities and our City Deal Procurement Pathfinder.