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Final ClimateLaunchpad 2024

July 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

ClimateLaunchPad – the world’s largest cleantech competition

ClimateLaunchPad is the largest cleantech competition in the world and is organised in Portugal by UPTEC– Science and Technology Park of the University of Porto, Ordem dos Engenheiros – Região Norte (OERN) and Fórum Oceano/Hub Azul. Agriculture, air and environment, clean energy, clean industry, energy storage, efficiency, transport and water are the European Union initiative’s categories that want to grow cleantech projects worldwide.

The three **winners** of the ClimateLaunchpad national final will represent Portugal in the regional final of the competition. They will enjoy free incubation at UPTEC for four months, mentoring, training, and other prizes awarded by the programme’s partners, valued at 10,000 euros.

Several organisations in Portugal are participating in the biggest cleantech competition. This edition is supported by 3xP GlobalCâmara Municipal de MatosinhosCroweGalpPrioVieira de Almeida and Smart Waste Portugal.

Throughout the programme, participants participated in an online course and an intensive 3-day boot camp with a certified trainer from EIT Climate-KIC, the European Union’s main initiative in climate-related innovation. In addition, participants had access to pitch training and mentoring sessions with experts in environmental sustainability and the circular economy, including professionals from the programme’s organisers in Portugal: UPTECOERN and Fórum Oceano/Hub Azul.

Since the competition began in 2014, almost 15,000 business ideas from 60 countries worldwide have applied to ClimateLaunchpad. The 5,000 “green” companies that have passed the programme have already received more than 500 million euros in external investment.

Running in Portugal since 2016, the programme has received more than 150 applications and supported more than 80 teams and more than 150 participants. Portugal also has three international winners — PavnextEco2blocks, Mudatuga, and Windcredible and — who reached the regional final.

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Ordem dos Engenheiros – Região Norte (OERN)
Rua de Rodrigues Sampaio, 123
Porto, Porto 4000-124 Portugal