The Climate-KIC is the only accelerator programme in Europe that exclusively focuses on startups in the cleantech industry. After a bootcamp in the Dutch town of Soest, 14 startups pitched their innovative ideas to secure one of the nine places in the accelerator program, that helps the startup grow with training, coaching and funding.
The Climate-KIC program is an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation & Technology. Many cleantech startups have the proper technological knowledge and ambition, but lack commercial insight that is necessary to make their ideas and ambitions a reality. In other words: you need money to change the world.