How It Works

Accelerating change at speed and scale


With the support of partner organisations, we run theme- and place-based ClimAccelerators in local contexts around the world. These programmes are delivered successfully and autonomously using our open-sourced, proven methodology, shaped over 10+ years of experience.

Once start-ups have successfully completed the programme, EIT Climate-KIC provides continued support to the most promising climate ventures that can demonstrate the highest impact potential. We offer select ClimAccelerator start-ups funding and support services in exchange for future equity. 

The cycle then repeats with dozens of ClimAccelerators running across the globe every year – propelling a pipeline of start-up development to unleash business solutions at the number, scale and speed required for systemic change.

Active Programmes ClimAccelerators
around the world
Pogramme Benefits

Impact as a measurement for success

  • Tailored Tools: Our open-sourced Operating System provides everything you need to successfully run your own ClimAccelerator, including management tools, content, coaching and mentoring networks, and more.
  • Impact Data: We’ve developed Impact Shift, a suite of services for measuring, forecasting, and monitoring a wide range of environmental and social impact metrics to help start-ups build a comprehensive view of their long-term impact.
  • Financial Support: We offer access to exclusive funding and investment opportunities and many ClimAccelerators are eligible for grant funding from external sponsors.
  • Global Network: Join the EIT Climate-KIC Community of 400+ organisations across the globe working to drive a net-zero carbon transition. 

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