ClimAccelerator provides your start-up with the professional resources, knowledge, network and funding you need to successfully kickstart and scale your climate solution.  

Our three-stage ClimAccelerator targets early- and late-stage start-ups developing products or services with climate impact potential. Whether you are defining your business model or ready to raise a funding round, we offer accelerator programmes for specific themes and locations, across Europe and beyond.

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Programme benefits

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  • Tailored Growth: Receive coaching, mentoring, and peer-to-peer learning from our worldwide network of industry, education and research partners.
  • Climate Impact: Assess and validate your business potential with the Climate Impact Framework, which presents climate impact indicators alongside financial key performance indicators.
  • Financial Support: Get access to exclusive funding opportunities through organised Demo Days or get matched with our community of 300+ climate investors on the 1.5 Pipeline.
  • Knowledge Sharing: Take advantage of free workshops and webinars covering a range of new business topics. Plus, enjoy exclusive discounts on the tools you need to run your start-up.
  • Global Reach: Your start-up is backed by Europe’s largest public-private innovation partnership, lending you credibility and exposure from customers, partners and investors.
Climate SAFE

Your new impact investor



EIT Climate-KIC has developed a founder-friendly, efficient way to take equity stakes to support Europe’s most promising climate innovation start-ups: Climate SAFE

With a 10+ year track record in accelerating companies like Lillium, Ynsects and Climeworks, we are ready to help your start-up scale! The most impactful ClimAccelerator start-ups have the chance to sign on as a Climate SAFE portfolio company. Here’s how it works:

Extra benefits of Climate SAFE

  • Funding Support: Access to EIT Climate-KIC 1.5 Fund (€50M seed fund), plus fast-track to relevant EU funding opportunities, including access to the European Innovation Council Fund through the European Investment Bank.
  • Portfolio Management: A dedicated portfolio manager working closely with your start-up to tackle challenges and find opportunities for growth.
  • Professional Guidance: Expert advice on EU regulation policy, legal and compliance, and opportunities within the European Commission.
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Connecting entrepreneurs with impact investors


  • 1.5 Pipeline (formally the ClimAccelerator marketplace) matches start-ups that are actively fundraising with our community of 350+ impact investors. Currently enrolled or recently graduated start-ups are eligible to apply here.
  • 1.5 Fund is a €50M seed fund backed by EIT Climate-KIC and reserved for our most promising start-ups graduating from our ClimAccelerator programme. More details coming soon.