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What we offer​
  • Up to 25.000 euros

  • Demand owners engagement

  • Global network of investors, corporations, public institutions

  • Training sessions with international speakers in business and sustainability

  • Mentoring and coaching from experts

  • EIT Climate-KIC ecosystem to boost your start-up

  • Visibility, marketing and communication

  • And much more!

Eligibility & Selection Criteria
  • Ready for demonstration - you should have at least a Proof of Concept/Alpha/Beta/Prototype

  • Scalable solution

  • Potential high climate impact or significant climate adaptation

  • Your company must be incorporated (or in the legal process of incorporation) before entering the programme

  • Incorporated not more than 5 years ago

  • Based in the European Union

  • A dedicated team of minimum 2 persons

Evaluation Criteria ​
  • Fit

    • Problem-Solution fit and Climate Benefit 

    • Solution aligned with program orientation and EIT Climate KIC strategy.


    • Scalability of the solution

    • Other societal and/or ecological value generated

  • Innovation

    • Is the solution new and innovative?

    • Is there a focus on new technologies?

  • Viability

    • Is there a business model already and how is money being earned?

    • What investments will be needed?

    • Long term perspective and business potential?

  • Team

    • How realistic is it, that the venture can be realized successfully by the team?

    • Multidisciplinary, background, experience, motivation?

Important Dates
  • Fill out the online application form for Stage 1:  

  • Call Start Date: March 9, 2022 - 12:00 noon (CET) 

  • DEADLINE EXTENDED Call End Date: April 19, 2022 - 12:00 noon (CEST) 

  • Applications must be made using the corresponding application form (link available here on March 9).

  • Pre-selected start-ups will pitch in front of a jury: 5 min. pitch and 5 min. Q&A (if you are on the shortlist you will be informed and invited to the Jury Pitch Session by end of April 2022)

  • The Jury Pitch Sessions (online) will be on May 4/5/6, 2022. 

  • The announcement of the Stage 1 selectees will be on May 9, 2022.

  • Stage 1 of the program will start on May 12, 2022.

  • 30-31.05 Smart City Summit (Vienna)

  • 02-03.06 Impact Days (Vienna)

  • 08-10.06 South Summit Madrid 

PLEASE NOTE: Keep in mind to save/block these dates already when applying to this programme in order to be able to participate in full extend and therefore get the most out of this programme - If you cannot participate in the events and workshops we may have to remove you from the cohort and offer the spot to another venture.

How to Apply

Your path into the Clean Cities ClimAccelerator starts with an online application. Convince our experts and we will invite you to an (online) pitch day where you can present your business and answer questions from a jury made up of experts. Application is open until April 19, 2022 - 12:00 noon (CEST). The selected start-ups will be announced by May 9, 2022. Please see more information under Terms & ConditionsAPPLICATIONS CLOSED

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