ClimAccelerator

Scaling start-ups for climate impact

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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

EIT Climate-KIC’s ClimAccelerator broke programme records in 2022

In 2022, the ClimAccelerator surpassed several of its own records while expanding its influence into the Global South and partnering with both governmental and corporate funders. Check out the highlights of our start-ups, partners and more!

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EIT Climate-KIC supported start-up Kitekraft raises $1.6M to make wind turbines that fly

Kitekraft, the Munich-based renewable energy start-up building flying wind turbines, has raised $1.6 million to continue its development towards a first pilot installation. The funding comes from lead investor Schweizer Kapital Global Impact Fund AG with the participation of new and existing angels. Kitekraft participated in the EIT Climate-KIC Accelerator in Germany in 2018/19.

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