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The ClimAccelerator operates under a three-stage process. Companies that are selected to progress to Stage 2 will receive investment from EIT Climate-KIC in the form of our Climate-SAFE.

The Climate-SAFE has been designed as a founder-friendly, and efficient means for Climate-KIC to invest in Europe’s most exciting Climate-tech companies. The Climate-SAFE is a simple agreement for future equity - a convertible investment.

The key terms of the Climate-SAFE are:

  • €50,000 value

  • 24 month long-stop date

  • No valuation cap - we don’t want to limit the valuation of any future funding rounds!

  • 20% discount rate

  • No most-favoured nation clause

The Climate-SAFE is structured as a cash + services investment and grants access to the following package of support:


  • Access to ClimAccelerator Stage 2 (including €25,000 funding)

  • Carbon Impact Forecasting, Modelling and Validation

  • Access to ClimateHIVE community

  • Fundraising support & connections to Climate-KIC investor network

  • Commercialisation Opportunities

  • EU Policy & Affairs support

  • A dedicated portfolio manager

If you have any questions about this please contact the Climate-KIC Investment team on

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