Applications for the clim@ competition 2020 close at midnight CET on 16 February 2020. 

Any business or experienced start-up with a relevant track record is invited to apply. Ideally you have a Minimum viable product and initial clients.

Only one application per organisation will be accepted.

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 in March 2020 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 submit a 45 seconds video describing your project and why do you want to participate. Based on it, we will compile a short-list of entries that will be invited to participate at the pitching event from 01 to 02 June 2019. We may conduct an interview at any stage of the application process.

15 selected participants will be invited to attend the GGF Sustainable Future Forum (SFF) on 03 June 2019. If selected as one of the three grand finalists, you will also present your entry at the SFF.

The coaching of finalists will take place online (or in person if the start-up is located in proximity to the coaches’s location). All other events – pitching event and SFF will take place in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, between 01 and 03 June 2019.

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 an impact investment fund that mitigates climate change and promotes sustainable economic growth, primarily by investing in measures that reduce energy consumption, resource use and CO2 emissions. The fund does so by channelling dedicated financing to businesses and households through local financial institutions, and by directly financing eligible projects. The GGF operates in 19 markets across Southeast Europe, including Turkey, the European Eastern Neighbourhood Region, and the Middle East and North Africa.

for more information visit http://www.ggf.lu.

The GGF Sustainable Future Forum is an invitation only event organised by the Green for Growth Fund (GGF) that will take place on 3 June 2020 in Frankfurt, Germany. It will be attended by approximately 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.