Climate-KIC Accelerator

Deadline - August 10, 2018

"Climate-KIC Accelerator is the only EU acceleration programme focused on climate impact by cleantech commercialisation."

Stage 1: Fundamentals 

  • Find your market niche, develop a financial model and figure out how to make money and scale your business. Depending on where you follow this program, this stage comes with a grant of up to €20,000.

Stage 2: Validation

  • Are you solving real customer problems? Talk to customers and verify your business assumptions. The grants in Stage 2 are meant to cover your travel costs and could add up to €25,000.

Stage 3: Delivery 

  • Get your business ready for take-off. Find launching customers, development partners or investors. Form partnerships that make you grow fast. This final stage, you may get up to € 50,000.

Program benefits: The programme is divided in two stages: Stage 1 focuses on the creation of a viable scaling model, while Stage 2 focuses on the validation and refinement of the scaling model with a view toward the activity securing a pilot, a customer or investment.

Through EIT Climate KIC’s extensive experience of working with partners and the start-up community across Europe, we have learned that the most successful bids will require coaching support to develop viable scaling models. The Partner Accelerator programme provides an excellent opportunity to secure this valuable support.

EIT Climate-KIC’s country offices can help you with requesting the support that best meets your needs. In addition to coaching, this could include a range of other support formats, for example, market research, mentoring, training or financial planning assistance.

Location: Berlin Europe