The Climate-KIC Accelerator is delivered by Imperial’s Centre for Cleantech Innovation, in partnership with EIT Climate-KIC. It is an open-ended accelerator for climate positive technology and start-ups. It offers early stage entrepreneurs access to business coaching with experienced professionals, a range of masterclasses, a free incubator work-space and up to €60,000 equity-free grant funding. Above all, it provides the opportunity to be part of the largest Cleantech incubation in the world.

How it works

Stage 1

  • Apply for stage 1
  • Invited for interview
  • Acceptance onto the & an introductory 2-day
  • Imperial advisors work with teams for 4-6 weeks.
  • Submit documents
  • Final 5 minute pitch & presentation to a panel of the idea and business model options
  • Successful completion of Stage 1 unlocks a €10k grant


  • A market prioritisation matrix.
  • Analysis of business model options, with a focus on market positioning.
  • A commercial plan for market engagement.

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