The EIT Climate-KIC Accelerator is Back – Apply Now!
Feb 05

The only EU accelerator programme focused on climate impact by cleantech commercialisation is back to Lithuania. 

Last year we have selected 7 startups and supported them with a total of €120.000 in grants, awesome workshops and individual mentorship, everything aimed to help them become sustainable businesses, equity-free. In addition, our portfolio startups have raised a total of €700.000 from local VC funds while enrolled in the programme!

The accelerator programme connects EIT Climate-KIC with selected partnerships from business, higher education and research, as well as regional policy-makers, public entities and other stakeholders to spur innovation in Europe.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for innovators with breakthrough ideas to counter climate change. If you are an early-stage startup (up to five years since incorporation and minimum two founders) or you are working as a team and want to create a startup based around a new technology or service with high potential for both commercial viability and climate impact, then this is the right place for you!

What’s in it for you?

  • Expert coaching, pitch training and workshops
  • International Bootcamp
  • Mentoring and networking
  • Financial support up to 50,000 EUR per team, no equity is taken
  • Access to Climate-KIC partners and network

How to Apply

Applications for 2020 close on 1 March 2020, 11:59 pm CET.


The selected startups will share a grant of €120.000. Startups are at various stages and will be working on business model development, getting their first customers or towards further investment and scaling.

EIT Climate-KIC is the EU’s largest public-private partnership addressing climate change through innovation to build a zero-carbon economy.

EIT Climate-KIC is supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union.