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Startups can enter net-zero race

Europe’s race to net-zero challenge is open to startups pioneering climate mitigation solutions.

“The EIT Climate-KIC is working together with the European Innovation Council (EIC) Business Acceleration Services to offer you a new programme, in which 80 EIC accelerator startups, scale-ups or SMEs will be able to participate,” the call says. “EIT Climate KIC will help you understand, measure, and forecast how your product or service mitigates climate change. Four batches of 20 companies each will be invited into this five-months programme.”

The selected startups will get the opportunity to work with ‘climate and life-cycle-assessment experts’ and learn how to ‘understand, measure, and forecast the CO2 emissions of their product or service innovation’.

“At the end of this programme, you will get the climate mitigation impact in CO2 eq. of one of your key products or service innovations validated and certified,” the call says. “You will receive the certification in form of a digital report, which you can use to show investors, customers, suppliers, and your community how your product or service innovation mitigates climate change.”

The climate race to net-zero challenge is open to ‘EIC Accelerator beneficiaries – current or from the last five years: startups, scale-ups or SMEs that claim to have a climate mitigation impact and have previously been supported by the EIC’.

Apply by 31 October.

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Susan is the co-founder of Innovators Magazine and a consultant for OnePoint5Media. Susan is also a member of the UNFCCC-led Resilience Frontiers Nexus group and the Chair of the APOPO Foundation UK board.


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