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At KIK (Klímainnovációs Közösség) we are passionate about connecting climate innovators from different fields and committed to build a strong climate innovation community in Hungary. Through our startup programs, we help idea owners to transform their greentech ideas into climate-positive businesses. Since 2013 we have supported more than 200 startups, provided more than 1200 mentoring hours and distributed more than €800k among the best Hungarian greentech startups.

In the framework of the startup programs we work with dozens of innovators who take actions and can make an impact towards a low-carbon economy. We financially and professionally support startups from the very early stage (idea phase) to more mature who are ready for external investment and market-entry. The programs focus on climate change in general, food industry, plastic challenges and sustainable green buildings.

We gained great experience in launching and delivering new greentech startup programs and we have already cooperated with several companies who supported us to successfully deliver the programs. We believe that by helping greentech startups entering the market we can significantly mitigate climate change. We are continuously looking for new partners to be part of the change.

 

 

EIT Raw Materials Pre-Jumpstarter workshop

EIT Jumpstarter is a pre-accelerator program for innovators in the raw materials industry. Our work is to develop raw materials into a major strength for Europe. And we know from experience that one of the best ways to do that is to have new businesses entering the sector. The program helps to build a viable business model around the innovative product or service idea, validate it and we introduce teams to partners, investors, regulatory bodies and companies that can produce their products, their first buyer or a test site. Get to know more at the program at the pre-Jumpstarter  online workshop on the 15th December.

  • Stage: Idea phase or more mature startups
  • Duration: 4-hours-long workshop
  • Program: Online, English-speaking workshop
  • Industry: Raw materials

👉 Get to know more about the program here: https://klimainnovacio.hu/en/programme/eit-raw-materials-workshop

ClimateLaunchpad

ClimateLaunchpad is the world’s largest green business idea competition which is organized in more than 50 countries. The program offers Bootcamp with international trainer, business coaching sessions, national and international pitch competitions. You will learn how to get your idea funded and launched.

  • Stage: Idea phase
  • Duration: ~3 months
  • Program: Bootcamp, group coaching sessions, national and international pitching competition
  • Industry: greentech

👉 Get to know more about the program here: https://klimainnovacio.hu/en/programme/climatelaunchpad

 

Startup Plastic Surgery

During the 4-month long incubation, through the framework of business coaching sessions, industry-specific consultations and workshops we help to finalize the business model and validate the market. The programme ends with a pitch competition at the ÖKOINDUSTRIA green expo (leading international green economy expo in Central Europe for environmental technologies, products and services), where the best startups can be awarded with a fast track investment opportunity by HIVENTURES (15 million HUF).

  • Stage: Idea phase
  • Duration: ~4-5 months
  • Program: Bootcamp, business workshops, individual business coaching sessions, industry-specific consultations
  • Industry: plastic

👉 Get to know more about the program here: https://startup-plastic.hu/en/home/

 

EIT Food Innovation Prize

Innovation Prizes is one of the largest startup competitions in the agrifood sector. In the framework of business training and pitching competitions, early stage and more mature startups develop innovative products and services that can transform our food system. The best startups receive non-refundable grant at the national and international finals.

  • Stage: Idea phase, mature startups
  • Duration: ~2 months
  • Program: 1-day-long business training, national and international pitch competitions
  • Industry: agriculture, food

👉 Get to know more about the program here: https://www.eitfood.eu/entrepreneurship/projects/Innovation-Prizes

 

EIT Climate-KIC Retrofit Startup Acceleration

The 6-months-long Accelerator is focusing on the major challenges of the building retrofit and construction sector. 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.

  • Stage: Idea phase, mature startups
  • Duration: ~6 months
  • Program: Bootcamp, business workshops, individual business coaching sessions, industry-specific consultations, networking events, DemoDay
  • Industry: building retrofit, construction

👉 Get to know more about the program here: https://klimainnovacio.hu/en/programme/retrofit-startup-acceleration

 

EIT Climate-KIC Accelerator powered by KPMG

18 months long EIT Climate-KIC Accelerator Program in two intakes every year. Our unique startup Accelerator program offers structured business, commercial and financial support to startups with the aim to transform great ideas into successful climate-positive businesses. In three stages startups learn how to make a business plan, validate business assumptions, scale up and prepare for external investment through knowledge, resources, tools, coaching and workshops.

  • Stage: Idea phase, mature startups
  • Duration: 1.5 years
  • Program: Bootcamp, business workshops, individual business coaching sessions, networking events, 3 DemoDay-s
  • Industry: greentech

👉 Get to know more about the program here: https://klimainnovacio.hu/en/programme/accelerator-program-for-startups-...

 

Greenhouse

6-months-long pre-incubation program, providing support to starting entrepreneurs with coaching, workshops and access to networking events. EIT Climate-KIC funds the best Greenhouse projects with up to €2,500, and helps them transform their climate innovation ideas into sustainable business models and marketable products or services.

  • Stage: Idea phase
  • Duration: ~6 months
  • Program: business workshops
  • Industry: greentech

👉 Get to know more about the program here:  https://klimainnovacio.hu/en/programme/greenhouse-pre-incubation-programme

 

For more information please contact us via email: startup@ppis.hu or click on the "Contact us" button. If you want to support us as a sponsor or industry partner, click on "Joining as a sponsor".

 

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