Who can apply to AMS Climate Launchpad?

Are you a young and eager entrepreneur who wants to tackle climate change and make our cities more sustainable at the same time? Do you have an innovative idea and you want to fast track it to the next level? Then AMS Climate Launchpad is the opportunity you have been waiting for. Come join AMS Institute and Climate-KIC in our joint quest to make an impact on urban sustainability, one startup at a time.

It doesn’t matter if you are still a student, if you haven’t started your entrepreneurial journey yet or even if your idea is only written in the back of a napkin, our launchpad is open and waiting for you to apply. Join our team and we are going to help you make your way to global impact!

We welcome innovations in renewable energy, energy efficiency, food and agriculture, water, transportation, industrial technology or in any other field, as long as your idea is trying to fix climate change in the urban environment.

What is the process?
Share your innovative idea with us by applying through the link that you can find below under the heading “how to apply”. Early July we will select a number of teams to our bootcamp which takes place on the 16th & 17th of July (please note that this is during Summer break, but bootcamp is mandatory to proceed in the process). After bootcamp, a number of dedicated sessions will be organized to prepare you for our National Finals in September. The top 2, will go on towards the Grand (international) Finale in November. 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 (subject to the terms of the applicable Climate-KIC Accelerator).

AMS Climate Launchpad 2019 – Agenda

  1. Deadline for applications: June 23rd
  2. Bootcamp: 16th and 17th of July, Amsterdam
  3. National Final: 11th of September, Amsterdam
  4. Grand International Final: November

Organizing party
AMS Institute & Climate-KIC

For whom?
We welcome everyone with a great idea on urban sustainability, but we have a weak spot for students.

How to apply?
Please register your idea via the central Climate Launchpad page. Applications must be submitted before Sunday June 23rd 00.00 AM. Please read the terms & conditions of the Climate Launchpad carefully to see if you are eligible to apply.

About the AMS Climate Launchpad
ClimateLaunchpad is the world’s largest green business ideas competition. Their mission is to unlock the world’s cleantech potential that addresses climate change. The competition creates a stage for those ideas. ClimateLaunchpad is part of the Entrepreneurship offerings of EIT Climate-KIC. For more information on ClimateLaunchpad, go to the website.

Contact person(s):

Local Coaches:

  • Federica Colombo, e-mail, +31 (0) 6 50452150.
  • Ioannis Ioannidis, e-mail, +31 (0) 6 29831451.

National Lead:

  • Marije Wassenaar