AMS ClimateLaunchpad – a green business ideas competition – is now open for applications!

Do you have a great idea on urban sustainability and want to fast-track it to the next level? Join the startup competition led by AMS Institute and Climate-KIC. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t started your entrepreneurial journey yet, or if your business idea is only written in the back of a napkin. We welcome innovations in renewable energy, energy efficiency, food and agriculture, water management, transportation, industrial technology or in any other field, as long as your idea is trying to fix climate change and create a more sustainable urban environment.


Applications period

23/04 – 23/06 Share your innovative idea with us by applying through the link that you can find below. The application period is open and it will be until the 23rd of June. Early July we select a number of top teams to join our AMS Climate Launchpad bootcamp and coaching sessions.
Bootcamp & Coaching sessions

Bootcamp & coaching sessions

16 & 17/07 Our National bootcamp is set to take place on the 16th & 17th of July (please note this is during summer break, but bootcamp is mandatory to proceed in the process). After the bootcamp, a number of dedicated sessions will be organized, to address your idea’s needs and prepare you for our National Finals in September.

National Finals

11/09 On September 11th, the National Final competition takes place. Our selected teams compete for a position to the Grand international finals along with a series of other amazing prizes.

International Finals

(Date to be announced) In November 2019, the international finals give the opportunity to our winners to compete against the winning teams of the other 55+ participating countries worldwide. The winner of the Grand Final receives €10,000, the runner up gets €5,000 and the idea that comes in third place wins € 2,500. In addition, the top-10 selected in the semi-finals win a place on the Climate-KIC Accelerator. – the world’s biggest cleantech accelerator.

Location of Bootcamp & National Finals:  AMS Institute, Kattenburgerstraat 5, Building 027W, Marineterrein Amsterdam

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