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Accelerator program for startups powered by KPMG


We take your idea seriously!

Apply to our programme with your green idea and let us help you to launch your successful #cleantech startup!

In the Accelerator programme, we work with dozens of innovators to develop their idea into a financially-viable and market-ready enterprise. We provide financial support and professional mentoring for the best teams. This time our programme is powered by KPMG who provides extra mentoring and professional expertise.  

This programme does not accept applications right now as we launch a building and construction specific Accelerator. Please leave your contact details to be informed about our programmes.  




Now it's your turn!

In the 3 stages of the incubation programme we help you to create a business plan, to get to know the market operations and we teach you the possible ways of investor funding.


How can you improve your business in Stage1?


The first stage of the Accelerator is intended to help early-stage startups refine and develop their specific USP and business model. Here the first prototype can be finalised and assistance is provided to obtain industry feedback. This stage critically provides access to more mature startups in later stages of Accelerator programme as well as to expert coaching, one-two-one mentoring and workshops, the EIT Climate-KIC European network and events.


How can you improve your business in Stage2?


The second stage of the Accelerator helps to move startups with a well-formulated business model to the next phase: validation and customer acquisition. Teams can now focus on acquiring their first customers and an iterative process of business model validation whilst receiving continuing support from expert coaches and mentors and participating in programme activities and workshops. These more mature startups will be able to display their ventures in several internal and external showcase events growing their individual network.


How can you improve your business in Stage3?


The third and final stage of the Accelerator prepares businesses for a future of investment rounds and scaling. Teams get access to all of EIT Climate-KIC events, coaching, mentoring and workshops. Startups in this stage of the programme are supported in preparation for negotiations with potential investors and partners and can tap into a huge network of investor contacts and partners.


Be the best!

Startups who show great potential and perform successfully in the program can get €50,000 financial support.

Why should you apply to the EIT Climate-KIC Accelerator programme?

The most promising idea gets up to €50.000 grant during the 1.5 year long programme.
• You can consult with and learn from the most experienced experts.
• You can spend 100% of the grant on developing your business idea without paying a cent back.
• The success of your business is just your success, you do not have to share a piece of your company to participate in the programme.



EIT Climate-KIC runs the biggest and most successful cleantech incubation programme of the continent at more than 20 European locations. The experience and feedback we gained since launching the program in 2010, helped us to improve the training methodology. In these years the incubated startups gained more than €59 million external financial support in total.



The steps of the application:

Click on the "Apply" button and fill out the online application form. If you need any help with the application, do not hesitate to ask for assistance in e-mail:

The programme starts with a two-day long Bootcamp (20 and 22 September) and during the first stage the incubation sessions will be held weekly. Announcement of application result: 16 September.

This programme does not accept applications right now as we launch a building and construction specific Accelerator. Please leave your contact details to be informed about our programmes. 




For Frequently Asked Questions please click HERE.




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Start-ups in the programme


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Start-up - urban hitchhiking company

Tamás Koncsos and iWASP wastewater treatment management tool

iWASP wastewater treatment management tool