ClimateLaunchpad, an initiative of Climate-KIC, is the most important initiative of the European Union for the development of innovations within the climate area. We are looking for the best green business ideas – no matter if it is a sustainable solution for energy, water, waste, transport, behavioral change or an urban development. The ClimateLaunchpad competition is here for professional assistance. The three best business ideas will be awarded at the Swiss Final and will take part in the international final in Edinburgh, Scotland.

1st place: Startup Academy Incubator Program worth CHF 6,000

2nd place: Startup Academy Incubator Program worth CHF 3,000

3rd place: Startup Academy Incubator Program worth CHF 2,000

1st – 3rd: Travel and accommodation costs to the international final in Edinburgh.

You can register at the following link:

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Most Important Dates

10th May 2018 – Application deadline for all Swiss business ideas

31st May and 1st June 2018 – Official Kick-off in Basel with the ClimateLaunchpad 2-day Bootcamp

31st August 2018 – Swiss Final in Basel

1st and 2nd November 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland – international Semi-Final and Grand Final

Contact Persons:

Catherine Riesen, Communications Manager CLP Switzerland, E-Mail, 061 271 80 45

Marilen Dürr, National Lead ClimateLaunchpad Switzerland, E-Mail, 061 271 80 45


Over 1,000 startups from 35 countries participated in the competition last year and out of 105 finalists, the Swiss startup MeduSoil won 2nd place!

At the National Final in Basel, our jury,

Carina Teichmann, Mentor Startup Academy, CLP Jury Lead Switzerland
Karin Ammo, Executive Director ProClim
Renato Galli, Program Manager, Climate-KIC Alpine
Björn Thoma, Founder Innovation Basel and Co-Founder Simmentaler Braumanufaktur GmbH
Michael Vanek, Project Manager, öbu – der Verband für nachhaltiges Wirtschaften
Rahel Gerber, Head WWF Impact Ventures
Michiel Hamberg, Mentor Startup Academy

…had a very demanding task. However, the following decision was made:

Melis Sütman (left) and Dimitrios Terzis from MeduSoil with National Lead Marilen Dürr at the Grand Final 2017 in Cyprus.

1st Place: MeduSoil – Dimitrios Terzis und Dr. Melis Sütman

2nd Place: NeoCarbons – Jean-Louis Roux Dit Buission und Thomas Gees

3rd Place: Innovopolis Waste Solutions – Alexandros und Petros Timotheou


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