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Applications for the clim@ competition 2018 close at midnight CET on 15 April 2018.

Any organisation with a relevant track record is invited to apply. It can be, but not limited to, a business, start-up, spin-off, energy cooperative/centre, energy service provider, NGO, University or research institute.

Only one application per organisation will be accepted. An exception applies for projects associated with Universities/Research institutions.

clim@ looks for innovative business models and promotion concepts that demonstrate a climate impact. However, the competition is not focused on early-stage technology innovation or R&D.

You will hear between 30 April and 10 June if you are selected as part of the group of 15 finalists

If your application gets selected for the longlist of potential finalists, we will invite you to an interview online or in person. Based on the interview, we will compile a shortlist of 15 entries that will be invited to participate at the pitching event from 24 to 26 June 2018.

All 15 selected participants are invited to attend the GGF Sustainable Future Forum (SFF) on 27 June 2018. If selected as one of the three grand finalists, you will also present your entry at the SFF.

All events will take place in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, between 24 and 27 June 2018.

Nationals from countries outside the European Union may require issuing a visa to enter Germany. Please seek advice from your local authorities. clim@ will provide an invitation letter to complement visa applications if required.

The Green for Growth Fund (GGF) is the initiator and main sponsor of the clim@ competition through its Technical Assistance Facility. The GGF is the first specialized fund to advance energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy (RE) in Southeast Europe, including Turkey, as well as in the nearby European Eastern Neighbourhood Region and in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Initiated by the European Investment Bank and KfW Development Bank, GGF is an innovative public-private partnership established to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions. For more information visit

The GGF Sustainable Future Forum is an invitation only event organised by the Green for Growth Fund (GGF) that will take place in June 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany. It will be attended by up to 200 senior representatives from international finance institutions, commercial financial institutions from the GGF target regions, and other green champions and thought-leaders, who will come together to discuss the future of climate, energy and resource finance.

You can find the terms and conditions here

No, your project/ business does not have to address one of the countries within GGF’s target region. Your project/business can be based in any country, but it should have the potential to be replicated/expanded in other countries.

We welcome a wide range of entries. Have a look at our examples listed here to get a more concrete picture. If you are unsure, please contact us at

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