The green business idea competition

ClimateLaunchPad is the world’s largest green business idea competition, and it looks for ideas which aim at tackling climate change.
The competition is part of the EU-backed Climate-KIC initiative, and coordinated in Finland by Impact Iglu.

You need to have a green business idea and a will to take it to the next level. However, you do not need to have a business plan and your idea can still be on the back of a napkin.

Your idea can be an innovation in renewable energy, a sustainable transition in the food chain, a mind shift in urban mobility or any other way to tackle climate change.

More details on eligibility you can find here.

Climate innovation
Green products and services

Application deadline: April 20th 2017



ClimateLaunchpad kicks off with an intensive Boot Camp & follow-up Coaching Sessions. Learn all you can on how to successfully start your green business. Create a rock solid business plan and perfect your pitch along the way.


The gloves come off during the national competitions and the Grand Final where you’ll battle the world’s best. Convince our jury and you’ll convince any client or investor.


There is substantial prize money for the top three Grand Final winners. On top of that the top ten winners move on to the renowned Climate-KIC Accelerator programme. The place where great ideas grow into great businesses.


Please fill out the application for ClimateLaunchPad by 20 April, 2017 using this form.

Jury panels select the best proposals entered through the competition website to join the national competitions. The applicants will be informed on these results by May 4th 2017.

For questions, please reach out to Sini Olkanen, Impact Iglu’s ClimateLaunchPad Coordinator at


What When Where
Application by April 20th 2017
Bootcamp May 18th 2017 - May 19th 2017 Helsinki, TBA
Finland’s Final June 15th, 2017 Helsinki, Startup Hub Maria
Grand Final October 17th 2017 -October 18th 2017 Limasol, Cyprus