Got a green busi­ness idea? Then you should join Cli­mate­Launch­pad! Whether you’re a new start­up, a stu­dent, an engi­neer or some­thing total­ly dif­fer­ent does­n’t mat­ter. And don’t wor­ry if your idea is still only writ­ten on the back of a nap­kin. By join­ing Cli­mate­Launch­pad, you will get all the skills and knowl­edge you need to kick-start your business.

Make sure to read the FAQs to learn more about the com­pe­ti­tion and see whether you’re eli­gi­ble to participate.

Climate­Launchpad Glob­al Partner

With focus on the Euro­pean Region.

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Appli­ca­tions are han­dled via the cen­tral Cli­mate­Launch­pad website.


This is the pre­lim­i­nary time frame. The dates are sub­ject to change

March 1 — April 25
Appli­ca­tions open

The appli­ca­tion peri­od will close April 25th. Reviewed and approved appli­cants will gain access to the Online Mini-Course.

March — May
Online Mini-Course

In an Online Mini-Course, admit­ted appli­cants will indi­vid­u­al­ly pre­pare for the Boot Camp. The results of this course, togeth­er with the ini­tial appli­ca­tion, will be used to select the par­tic­i­pants that con­tin­ue on in the competition.

May 5 — 7
Boot Camp

In a vir­tu­al Boot Camp (three half-days) led by an expe­ri­enced Cli­mate­Launch­pad Train­er, the par­tic­i­pants will learn how to build and improve their CLP pitch decks.

May — June
Fol­low-Up Sessions

The Fol­low-Up Mod­ules serve to sup­port the par­tic­i­pants in fur­ther refin­ing their pitch decks for the Swiss Nation­al Finals. The par­tic­i­pants work through them indi­vid­u­al­ly with sup­port from the Cli­mate­Launch­pad Switzer­land Team. The last mod­ule will be con­duct­ed as a video call to serve as a pitch train­ing session.

Swiss Nation­al Final

The Swiss Nation­al Final will be held vir­tu­al­ly. All Boot Camp par­tic­i­pants will pitch in front of a jury and then the three win­ning teams and the run­ner-up will be announced.

Euro­pean Region­al Final

The three win­ners of the Swiss Nation­al Final will par­tic­i­pate in the vir­tu­al Euro­pean Region­al Final.

Glob­al Grand Final

The par­tic­i­pants who achieve the required place­ment in the Euro­pean Region­al Final will get the chance to par­tic­i­pate in the vir­tu­al Glob­al Grand Final.

Start­up Acad­e­my Guid­ance Program

The three win­ners of the Swiss Nation­al Finals as well, as the run­ner-up, are award­ed direct entry into the Start­up Acad­e­my Guid­ance Pro­gram for free or at much reduced rates.