Enter the Climate-KIC Accelerator: where great ideas grow into great businesses

Climate-KIC and Cleantech Bulgaria, partner of the first Annual GEM Bulgaria Conference, invite all innovators with ideas to fight climate change to get access to an extensive international network, great education, intensive coaching, and substantial financial support.

Climate-KIC Accelerator is Europe’s largest cleantech accelerator for early stage startups and the only EU accelerator programme focused on climate impact by cleantech commercialisation and is now coming to more regions across Europe. It is focused upon getting startups ready for their first investors and customers and helps them scale their business.


The organisers are looking for entrepreneurs or teams proposing a new product/service in the low carbon market with a defined business model or start-ups already incorporated and operating in the same market. You should have a breakthrough idea with substantial climate impact, a strong motivation to achieve global success and an advanced level of English.

The Accelerator offers many physical things through the startup cycle: free office space at Sofia Tech Park, workshops, mentors, coaches and annual and biannual events such as bootcamps where all new programme entrants spend an intensive two days together in inspirational talks and workshops on the climate theme, training and introduction to the Accelerator, establishing contacts and plans, etc.

All teams have access to a regular series of workshops and training throughout the programme to ensure they have access to the relevant information to grow and develop their ventures, whether legal, tax & financial, building a team, branding and communications or sales and marketing assistance.

This edition of Climate-KIC Accelerator is open for applications until September 30th 2016 for start-ups in Climate-KIC ‘s EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RIS) countries Bulgaria, Cyprus, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia.

You can download the full application document and apply here – http://www.climate-kic.org/ris/accelerator