ClimateLaunchpad 2018

"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 preselections in Austria and will send the 3 winners of the National Final to the Global Final!

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
Global Final -
The top 3 at the Austrian National
Final will attend the Global Final

ClimateLaunchpad - Ongoing

The application for ClimateLaunchpad 2018 is now closed!
After a long reviewing process, we now have 11 teams that are qualified for the ClimateLaunchpad in Austria this year and are being trained in order to develop, refine and pitch their businesses at the Austrian Finale on June 12th.

Here is a little apetizer for you to get to know our 11 teams and get a glympse of what they are dealing with:

  • 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 Technology: 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

From then on, here are the important dates:
- April 28th & 29th: 2-day Bootcamp
- May 19th: Follow-up Workshop 1
- June 2nd: Follow-up Workshop 2
- June 12th: Austria Final

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

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This was ClimateLaunchpad 2017 in Austria

The National Final on June 12th in Vienna marked the last step of the Austrian pre-selections of the worlwide largest green business ideas competition. We would like to congratulate our three winners who were, in the following order:

1.) Vienna Textile Lab
2.) Hempstatic
3.) Sud & Satz

The three teams then had the chance to pitch their business ideas in front of an international audience at the Global Final in Cyprus in October 2017.
Vienna Textile Lab
obtained the 3rd Prize within the Grand Final Winners, as well as an Audience Award!



ClimateLaunchpad Austria 2018 hosted by:

Main Sponsors



The Blue Minds Company