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The future is green. To get there we need massive amounts of green ideas. Ideas that are put into action, so they will reach massive amounts of people. Starting a business is the most powerful way to put ideas into action. Let the games begin. We just kicked off the 2020 edition of our global green business ideas competition. We’re now open for applications in more than 50 countries. This year the programme is going to be 100% ONLINE.


What kind of ideas we are looking for?

Your idea can be a mind shift in urban mobility, a revolution in the food chain. A breakthrough in energy production or efficiency. A radical rethink of waste management or any other idea that helps fix climate change. Even ideas that are still on the back of a napkin are welcome to join. This year the programme is going to be 100% ONLINE.

The next application period is expected to be in spring 2021. For more information please contact us: 





How it works?

To enter the competition you submit an idea or innovation that can make environmental impact. We’ll help you fast track that idea into a business and bypass all possible pitfalls along the way. You will learn how to get your idea funded and launched.

Once you are selected to join ClimateLaunchpad, the BootCamp and coaching sessions will help you develop your idea to a rock-solid plan. You will pitch this during your National Final. The top 2 winners of each national competition will go on to compete in the Grand Final.

Even if your idea is on the back of a napkin, you’re most welcome to join. Our National Juries select the best proposals to join the International Finals.


The programme

Train. Compete. Launch.

Once you’re accepted into the competition, the games begin:

Step 1: BootCamp
ClimateLaunchpad kicks off with a 2-day BootCamp Online. Our international trainer will teach you all you need to know about jumpstarting your business.

Step 2: Intensive coaching
The BootCamp is followed by a period of intensive coaching. You will perfect your pitch, value proposition and business model. We will make sure you are ready to rock the National Final. 

Step 3: National Final
At the National Final you get to pitch in front of your National Jury. The Top-2 of each country enters the Grand Final.

Step 4: Grand Final 
It is a huge networking opportunity, where there is also prize money. The overall winner of the Grand Final receives € 10,000, the runner up gets € 5,000 and the idea that comes in third place wins € 2,500.



  • Application deadline: 10 May, midnight
  • Announcement of result: 15 May
  • Bootcamp: 28-29 May (4PM-8PM), 30 May 9.30AM-1.30PM
  • 6 Coaching Sessions: 3 June, 16 June, 1 July, 15 July, 21 July, 29 July 4PM-7PM
  • National Final: 12 August 4PM-7PM
  • International Final: 23-25 September


The next application period is expected to be in spring 2021. For more information please contact us:





Fixing climate change, one start-up at a time

“Climate change is solvable. Not with one cure, we need - and there will be - thousands of big and small cures. That’s why ClimateLaunchpad boosts aspiring green entrepreneurs to global success. We train them and give them international stage. Our mission? Fixing climate change, one start-up at a time.” - Frans Nauta, ClimateLaunchpad Founder

In short: we believe the future is green. Here is how we’ll get there.


Check out the video of our 2019 ClimateLaunchpad Global Grand Final