Selection and application

What we offer​
  • Up to 25.000 EUR

  • Demand owners engagement to develop prototypes/pilot trials/proof of concept

  • 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 startup Visibility, marketing and communication. 

  • And much more!

Eligibility & Criteria selection
  • Ready for demonstration - you should have at least a POCs/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

  • A dedicated team of minimum 2 persons

  • Based in the European Union

Application & Decision process
  • Fill out the online application form: 

    • Call Start Date: from 13/04/2021

    • Call End Date: until 16/05/2021, 23:59h CET 

  • Applications must be made using the corresponding application form (will be available on the website  upon the call start date)

  • Pre-selected start-ups will pitch in front of a jury: at least, 5 min. pitch and 5 min. Q&A 

  • The jury is expected between 16-18 of June 2021.

  • From  June 21st, 2021 it is expected to communicate which of the applications have been accepted and will therefore participate in the program.

Evaluation criteria 
  • The startups with the highest-scoring will be selected by the jury.

  • Alignment with EIT Climate-KIC new strategy, Impact Goals & Deep Demonstration Healthy, Clean Cities

  • Innovativeness

  • Viability

  • Team / Motivation

  • Climate Benefit

  • Scalability

  • Long term perspective

  • Programme fit 

  • Technology and potential impact

  • Business potential

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 researchers, investors, and experts.


The application is open until May 16th. The selected startups will be announced by June 21st.

* A final presentation before the jury will be developed for selected startups