The Human Element in Exponential Growth
Fixing climate change one start-up at a time. Part of the EIT Climate-KIC, ClimateLaunchpad is an annual competition that helps entrepreneurs globally build successful businesses to help fight climate change.
Ten teams will attend a three-half-day bootcamp held online, where they will prepare their pitch deck for the competition. Teams will then be paired with coaches who give individual help before the National Final.
The 16 finalists who reach the Global Grand Final are eligible to join the EIT Climate-KIC Accelerator, that helps these start-ups take their next steps.
PDIE Group is committed to finding and mobilizing solutions, from social to environmental, idea stage and beyond. Running ClimateLaunchpad expands our reach and allows us to work with many innovative Japanese start-ups.
ClimateLaunchpad is part of the Entrepreneurship offerings of EIT Climate-KIC, the EU’s main climate innovation initiative, and is one of the most well-funded green business idea competitions in the world, with 56 countries participating in 2021. ClimateLaunchpad focuses on young entrepreneurs or new entrepreneurs with ideas less than one year old who are committed to scale their ideas to international markets and to making impact against climate change.
Reasons for entrepreneurs to participate in the Climate Launchpad include:
ClimateLaunchpad welcomes early stage ideas for innovations in renewable energy, energy efficiency, food and agriculture, water, transportation, industrial technology, or any other way to tackle climate change. After rigorous training, National, and Regional Finals the world’s best teams get to compete in the Global Grand Final. Here, there is glory to be won.
Partners such as Accenture, Benard Schulte, Shipmanagement, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Hellenic Bank, Microsoft, PWC, Sparebank, Volvo, and World Wide Fund already support the competition.
Yota Takakura of Innoqua, one of 10 bootcamp attendees, presenting at the 2021 pre-bootcamp social.
Applications open March 1st
June to August
Dates for 2022 TBD
PDIE Group signed with the EU backed initiative Climate Launchpad which is part of the EIT Climate KIC accelerator, one of the most well funded climate innovation initiatives in the world. This is a business school in disguise and features a mini course, a bootcamp and coaching sessions with the best coaches in the world. The best three teams from Japan, can enter the regional and global finals and win prizes and lots of exposure. Check the Climate Launchpad website for details and apply with your idea now.
Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2022 applications!
Last year, we sent two teams to the Global Final! Are you ready to start your own path?
Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands gave a video address during our pre-bootcamp social for our inaugural ClimateLaunchpad in Japan.
Floatmeal, winner of the Next Big Thing category in the 2021 Global Finals.
Aranea, National Finalist and Regional Finalist in the 2021 ClimateLaunchpad.
Floatmeal use a novel approach to farm duckweed, an alternative source of protein, on a large enough scale to help meet the world's increasing demand for food.
Floatmeal won the Next Big Thing category in the 2021 Global Finals.
Watasumi have a unique approach to water purification, which allows small breweries to treat their wastewater on-site.
Watasumi reached the Top 16 in the 2021 Global Finals.
Aranea turn processing byproduct and food wast into superfoods high in protein, amino acids and dietary fiber with a unique fermentation technique.
Aranea went to the Regional Finals in 2021.