Do you have a sustainable business idea on the back of your mind? A solution that could help to prevent climate change? Now is the time to turn your green idea into a successful startup. Do so by applying for the Finnish Climate Launchpad competition.
The application period for the annual Finnish ClimateLaunchpad (FCLP) is now open till 30th May, 2021. FCLP is coordinated by Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences in collaboration with Metropolia and Laurea Universities of Applied Sciences (3AMK).
ClimateLaunchpad is a competition for green business ideas, aiming to find new and sustainable solutions to climate change. This year’s competition themes are urban solutions, the circular economy, sustainable mobility, clean energy, food systems, and adaptation and resilience.
In the world’s largest green business ideas competition you can perfect your pitch, value proposition and business model together with experienced coaches.
Participation in the competition does not require a ready-made business model, as the idea will be developed together with the help of our professional coaches. However, there is one condition: your business idea must have less than EUR 200,000 in funding.
The prizes for the competition have usually consisted of money as well as a place in the prestigious EIT Climate-KIC Accelerator program in Amsterdam.
The best-known success stories of the Nordic ClimateLaunchpad include Aqua Robur, Blue Lobster, Mimbly, Modviro, Rens, SolarSack and Solfoil.
There are three stages in the competition
ClimateLaunchpad is split into three stages. First, the participants will attend intensive online courses and take part in a joint Boot Camp held in June, where they will learn how to fast track their ideas into businesses, get their ideas funded and launched and bypass all the possible pitfalls along the way.
After that, they will get some intensive coaching which will prepare them for the National Finals. By winning it, one of them gets a chance to compete in Regional Finals, from where the road can continue all the way to the global competition held in October.
In the Global Finals, the finalists of the regional competitions can redeem their tickets to international success by sharing their ideas with international investors and other top figures of the business world.
Apply to competition
You shouldn’t waste your chance to redeem the ticket to international success but apply immediately. The application deadline is 30th May. Apply to the competition here.
More detailed information can be found from ClimateLaunchpad’s website.