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Retrofit Startup Acceleration


Do you have an innovative sustainable solution in the building retrofit and construction industry?     

In the Retrofit Startup Acceleration programme we work together with innovators from the building retrofit and construction industry, industry specific experts and business coaches to support the development of ideas and more mature solutions into a market-ready enterprise

Now it is your turn. Develop your idea and get in contact with industry specific professionals.

During the 6-month long incubation in the framework of business coaching sessions, industry-specific consultations and workshops we help you to finalize the business model and validate the market. The programme ends with a Demo Day where the teams present their progress in front of an expert jury. The best startups receive non-refundable grant up to 25.000 euros. Get your team mate and apply to the programme!





We are looking for startups who have solutions to the following challenges: 

  • Digitalization of the construction industry

  • Modernization of existing buildings and (industrial) monuments

  • Making energy efficiency easier

  • Use of by-products or leftover material created during production process

  • Sustainable, renewable and reusable building materials

Why should you apply to the Retrofit Startup Acceleration? 

  • The most promising startups can receive up to €25,000 non-refundable grant.

  • You can spend 100% of the grant on developing without paying a cent back.

  • The success of your business is just your success, you do not have to give market share.

  • You can learn from the best business mentors and consult with industry specific experts on online platform as well

  • You can participate at industry specific and business workshops.

  • Main focus areas within the programme are finalizing your business model, market validation, pitch techniques and team dynamics.

  • You have the opportunity to join EIT Climate-KIC’s broad network and access to an extensive industry specific and investor network.  


Next application period is expected in spring 2021. Please contact us if you want to know more about our programmes:





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