Scaling start-ups for climate impact


ClimAccelerator is a global programme for start-ups to innovate, catalyse and scale the potential of their climate solutions. 

We are turning cleantech start-ups into successful businesses and harnessing the power of human ingenuity to drive rapid impact and unlock a net-zero, resilient future for all.

Over the past 10 years, our accelerator programme powered by EIT Climate-KIC has been a major climate innovation solution provider. We’re scaling the globe to break new ground in carbon reduction, adaptation and resilience, and more.

2bn+ capital raised in external investment by our start-ups
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2100+ climate-positive companies incubated
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15K jobs created through our start-up community
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40 programmes delivered worldwide since 2020

Get involved with ClimAccelerator

For Start-Ups

Successfully kickstart and scale your climate solution with our professional resources, knowledge and network.

Scale your start-up
For Start-Ups Scale your start-up
For Accelerators

Run a theme- or place-based ClimAccelerator using our proven methodology shaped by 10 years of experience.

Run ClimAccelerator
For Accelerators Run ClimAccelerator
For Partners

Identify a theme or region within the climate space to tap into or co-develop a tailored programme based on your ambitions.

Partner with us
For Partners Partner with us
For Investors

Invest in climate-positive start-ups that have graduated from a ClimAccelerator programme.

Invest in start-ups
For Investors Invest in start-ups

The latest

Sustainable Cities Climate Impact Challenge by FedEx

EIT Climate-KIC and EIT Digital have partnered with FedEx Corp to offer a Sustainable Cities Climate Impact Challenge to identify impactful and innovative projects which seek to decarbonise transport in European cities and accelerate the uptake of sustainable mobility solutions.

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WeGoZero app launches in European cities

ClimAccelerator supported start-up WeGoZero has just launched an app that helps bridge the gap between existing zero-waste establishments and those who choose to take action. Discover more than 1,500 zero-waste cafes, stores, hotels and more across Amsterdam, Berlin, Budapest, Copenhagen and Athens.

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