Climate Launchpad Competition 2016

ClimateLaunchpad is Europe’s largest cleantech Business Ideas Competition. We at Eilat-Eilot are honored to have been chosen to be the Israeli group organizers.

Our mission is to unlock cleantech potential and create opportunities for innovators to address climate change in Europe. We want to accelerate innovation that enables a low-carbon future. To be able to do that, we need to find Europe’s best sustainability ideas. This competition will give us access to thoseideas. ClimateLaunchpad is where our start-up creation process begins. It is a Climate-KIC Pre-Acceleration programme by the Entrepreneurship Pillar.

We are looking for people with promising cleantech ideas who dream of becoming an entrepreneur. ClimateLaunchpad is designed for people with ideas in early stages. Most likely they are not in your existing cleantech address book, but your networks may help to scout and find prospects.

Why Join?

Does your business idea tackle climate change? And do you dream of becoming an entrepreneur? Then this could be your ticket to European and global success.

Who can enter?

Anyone with a promising cleantech idea, even if it’s still at the back of a napkin. This could be an early start-up, SME, researcher, student, public organisation, consultancy, engineering company or a combination of these. Although One can only enter in one’s own country. And One can only enter if one has not yet started a business, or has been a start-up for less than 12 months, has no substantial revenue and has no grants or investments above € 200,000.

What happens after submitting an idea?

Our National Juries select the best proposals in their country to join the National Competitions (a minimum of 10 teams per country). Those that are selected move along 3 steps (note: they have to attend the Boot Camp and National Final and at least 5 out of 6 Coaching Sessions):

Step 1: Boot Camp ClimateLaunchpad kicks off with a 2-day Boot Camp for participants in their own country. They will learn all they need to know about jumpstarting their business.

Step 2: Intensive coaching and National Finals The Boot Camp is followed-up by 6 Coaching Sessions. Participants will learn to perfect their pitch, value their proposition and business model. After that, they’ll be ready for the National Final where they get to pitch in front of a National Jury and can win national prizes. The Top-3 of each country enters the European Final in September in the Netherlands (date to be determined).

Step 3: European Final in the Netherlands The Top-3 of all National Finals get a chance to pitch their idea in front of the review board of Climate-KIC Accelerator. The 8 teams selected in the European semi-finals to perform in the Grand Final that same day, will get direct access into Climate-KIC Accelerator without having to pitch to a review board. Besides this, the overall winner of the European Final receives € 10,000, the runner up gets € 5,000 and the idea that comes in third place wins € 2,500.

Israel's Winners For 2015

1st Place Eran Shriker- EMDACT

2nd Place Guy Boger- Computer Designed Earth Bricks

3rd Place Omer Polak & Noam Toledano - ROOTS


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    Photographs Gallery from Israeli Climateluanchpad 2015

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    Invitation to Israel's Final Event *The event date had passed

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    Call for Applications

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    FAQ - Find answers to common asked questions

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    Download Competition Presentation