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

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Become a ClimAccelerator Organiser

In the pursuit of urgent and transformative climate action, EIT Climate-KIC extends a warm invitation to visionary partners who share our commitment to reshaping the trajectory of our planet’s future. We are looking for new EIT Climate-KIC partners to collaborate with us on the ClimAccelerator programme in Europe and Asia. The deadline to apply the Expression of Interest for ClimAccelerator Organisers is14 September 2024. 

Express you interest

Amazon Sustainability Accelerator - Call for start-ups

For the third year running, we are teaming up with Amazon to support climate tech start-ups focused on building businesses in: 

✅ Consumer Products: Early-stage start-ups developing sustainable and innovative physical consumer products that have recently launched or are on the cusp of go-to-market.

The deadline for the second cohort focused on consumer products is 31 July 2024, with successful applicants announced in the autumn.

Learn more