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The Green Business Ideas Competition 2022

The Green Business Ideas Competition 2022

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Green Business Ideas Competition is your ticket to global success; provided you have a green business idea and have what it takes to become an entrepreneur!


  • The overall winner of the Global Grand Final receives € 10,000, the runner-up gets € 5,000 and the idea that comes in third place wins  € 2,500.
  • The top 16 teams selected by the jury in the semi-finals to perform in the Final Round of the Global Grand Final, will automatically get direct access to the ClimateLaunchpad Accelerator.
  • Also, gain newly acquired skills & knowledge and networking opportunities to get your business thriving

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The themes for ClimateLaunchpad 2022

  • Adaptation and Resilience
  • Circular Economies
  • Urban Solutions
  • Clean Energy
  • Sustainable Mobility
  • Food Systems
  • Blue Economy
  • The Next Big Thing


  • have not yet started a business or you started it less than one year ago;
  • have no substantial revenue;
  • you have attracted no more than € 200,000 in investment;
  • you have not yet sold products, solutions, or prototypes on commercial terms.
  • Moreover, check this page to find out if there is a ClimateLaunchpad competition in your country.

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Step-by-Step Guide to the Program

Step 1: Boot Camp

The successful teams will take part in the ClimateLaunchpad National program which kicks off with a multi-day digital Boot Camp. The trainers will teach you all you need to know about jump-starting your business.

Step 2: Intensive coaching and National Finals

The Boot Camp is followed by a period of intensive coaching. You’ll perfect your pitch, value proposition as well as a business model.

Step 3: Regional Finals

The top teams of each country go to the Regional Finals where they pitch in front of the region’s best and brightest. The crème de la crème is chosen to compete in the digital Global Grand Final.

Step 4: Global Grand Final

The best teams in the world pitch against each other on the international stage. The overall winner of the Global Grand Final receives € 10,000, the runner-up gets € 5,000 and the idea that comes in third place wins  € 2,500.

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Judging Criteria

  • Does this business have the potential for strong growth and create jobs doing so?
  • Does it address an important environmental or social issue?
  • Innovation or Technology Potential
    • Is there strong new technology?
    • Is there a strong new business model?
    • Or an idea with an existing technology/business model
  • Climate Impact
    • Is there a significant climate impact?
    • Is the climate impact significant in this business sector?
  • Strength Management Team
    • Is there an entrepreneurial spirit in the team?
    • How complete is the team for the task at hand?
    • Does the team have prior start-up experience?
  • Quality of Pitch

How to Apply?

You can only enter ClimateLaunchpad in your own country. Apply by filling out the application form for which you’ll answer questions like what problem you are solving and what climate impact you expect to make. No need for a business plan just yet. Climate Launchpad will help you strengthen your plan or teach you how to create one.

Competition Timeline

  • Applications open: March 1st, 2022
  • Online Course & Boot Camps: April – end June 2022
  • National Finals: June – mid-August 2022
  • Regional Finals: September 2022
  • Global Grand Final: Early November 2022



Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards Entrepreneurship Events
Open toAll
OrganizerClimate Launchpad
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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