ClimateLaunchpad 2019

"Fixing climate change, one start-up at a time."

ClimateLaunchpad is the world’s largest green business
ideas competition. The mission is to unlock Europe's
potential for innovation that addresses climate change.
ClimateLaunchpad creates a stage for those ideas.

[sic!] - students innovation centre is organizing the pre-
selections in Austria for the 4th time already. Our program will
help you get your idea battle-proof and ready to rock the
National Final with the chance to access the Regional and
Global Final!

Do you have a Green Business or CleanTech Idea? Are you passionate about innovation and technology? Do you want to turn your idea into an actual business? But you also have doubts, a thousand “how to...” questions and are currently going in circles with your project?

That's where we come in.

We offer training, coaching and support. We give you the extra push to refine your idea and
mentor you to get rid of flaws in your business plan by asking the rights questions and
leading you to the answers. During the intensive 4-days program you will: review your skills,
find your value proposition, define your target group, learn about impact measurement,
perform customer validation, perfect your pitch and much more.

ClimateLaunchpad welcomes innovations in renewable energy, energy efficiency, food and
agriculture, water, transportation, industrial technology or any other way to tackle climate
change. Anyone who wants to actively take part and be a changemaker is more than

Join the green business revolution. Join this powerful network. Join the game at


Even if your idea is still on the back of a napkin, you’re most welcome to join! Not sure if
your idea or early-stage start-up fits the bill?
Contact us, we ?re happy to help:
katharina.haas(ät) or

ClimateLaunchpad 2019 – Agenda

From a Founder's Dream to the National Final in a few steps:

  1. Deadline for application: April 19th
  2. Bootcamp: 4th and 5th of May, Vienna
  3. Workshop-Day 1: 25th of May, Vienna
  4. Workshop-Day 2: 8th of June, Vienna
  5. National Final: 20th of June, Vienna
  6. Regional Final: November, Baku, Azerbaijan
  7. Grand Global Final: November, Baku, Azerbaijan

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ClimateLaunchpad was established in 2014 and is part of the entrepreneurship offerings of
EIT Climate-KIC and operates on a global scale, currently in over 40 countries.

We would like to thank our sponsors and partners:
ERGO, Öko Business Wien, BOKU, TUtheTOP Alumni Club, Wirtschaftsagentur Wien, The Blue Minds Company, Impact Hub, INiTS, ECN, Der Brutkasten, OEAD – Wohnraumverwaltungs GmbH and RCE Vienna.

What the selected finalists will go through

1 Bootcamp, 2 Workshops - You'll learn all the skills necessary to start your business
Austrian National Final -
Pitch in front of an audience
and a panel of experts
Win awesome prizes -
e.g. access to a
co-working space or an
incubation programme
Regional Final -
The top 2 at the Austrian National Final go on to the Regional Final
and have the chance to access the Global Grand Final.

ClimateLaunchpad 2018

ClimateLaunchpad 2018

On June 12th 2018, the 11 Finalists of the Austrian Pre-Selections of
ClimateLaunchpad 2018 pitched their environmental business ideas on the
stage at TU Vienna. In a couple of minutes only they could demonstrate
the entire learning process they had been through and enchanted both a
delighted crowd and a renowned Jury of experts.
It was an inspiring evening revealing once again a high level of innovation
made in Austria!
We would like to congratulate once again our three winners who got
fantastic prices to accelerate the journey of their green start-up and
cleantech businesses.

Clear the stage for:
1st:  Kern Tec
2nd: DungBeetle
3rd:  Kindby

In November, they got the unique chance to compete in the Global Final in
Edinburgh. The teams might not have fought their way up to the very
front, but definitely benefited a lot from being part in this get-together of
creative minds, innovative changemakers, entrepreneurs to be and
investors on the look-out. Because at the end of the day,
ClimateLaunchpad is a community first, and a competition second.
We congratulate and thank all the finalists for their motivation and
commitment, and we wish them all the best for the future!
In 2017, Vienna Textile Lab, winner of the National Final, obtained the 3rd Prize at the Global Final in Cyprus as well as an Audience Award!

(As a little reminder: about a hundred teams were pitching in Cyprus! Hats
off to Karin Fleck!)

Still cheering for our second and third place as well, two start-ups that are
becoming more successful year after year!

2.) Hempstatic
3.) Sud & Satz

We would like to thanks once again our sponsors and partners: UNIQA, Verbund, BOKU, ÖH BOKU, Universität Wien, The Blue Minds Company, Impact Hub, INiTS, PLAYPARK, WTZ OST (Wisens/transfer/ost), AWS, Biorama, Wirtschafts agentur Wien, ECN, Brutkasten and TUtheTOP Alumni Club


Here is a little reminder for you to get to know our 11 Austrian Finalists:

  • Beeanco: online marketplace for sustainable products
  • Commonsun: investment platform for solar energy
  • Die fleißige Schneiderin: remodelling and giving old clothes a second life
  • Dungbeetle: modern dry toilet systems for interior use
  • Future Plant: fully automated robot to plant, take care and harvest
  • Kern Tec: further process and use of wasted fruit pits
  • Kindby: online rental of ethically produced baby clothing and accessories
  • LooPi - the plant urinal: plant based urinal for public spaces
  • UrbanGarden - Teaching to Grow: educational mobile urban garden
  • Spirufood: fresh, local and affordable spirulina
  • Sui Generis: healthy and sustainable fast food


If you have any futher question or require more information, please contact us at austria(ät)

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