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 Organisers

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

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 Investors

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

Invest in start-ups

The latest

CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: Invest for Better EU – Circle Leaders

Invest for Better EU is a new peer-led education program aiming to empower every day individuals to invest sustainably. Based upon the successful US-based programme, Invest for Better EU is being adapted for Europe with the first programmes targeting participants in Germany, France and Poland. 

The programme is currently recruiting 30 circle leaders who will host peer groups of 8 to 20 participants starting from September 2023.

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EIT Climate-KIC continues to scale carbon removal start-ups with support from Munich Re and ERGO

To accelerate the transition to a net-zero carbon society, EIT Climate-KIC is supporting promising carbon dioxide removal start-ups via the Carbon Removal ClimAccelerator. The programme, endorsed by Munich Re and ERGO, harnesses 12 years of experience as the main climate innovation solution provider in Europe, with over 2,100 solutions supported and over €2 billion of capital secured.*  

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