Business Challenge - three stages:
The starting point of the Climate Adaptation Business Challenge is Ideation: generating new business ideas and translating knowledge into innovative climate adaptation products and services. The MatchMaking Event on 21 May in Amsterdam was organized to boost this ideation process for climate adaptation by connecting people and sharing ideas. An impression of this successful networking event and kick-off of the Climate Adaptation Business Challenge can be found on our website.
Business ideas for climate adaptation (Round 1)
In the first round of this Challenge, all ideas or concepts for adaptation business are welcome to be submitted. Whether you have an idea in the early concept stage or your product or service is already in a further stage of research and development. The best ideas are rewarded to be developed further into (pre)business plans.
|For whom||Anybody with a good idea or concept for business on climate adaptation. At least one of the members of an applying team should be affiliated with a Dutch organisation.|
|What do we expect||Submit your business idea via the Application form. Convince us that your idea is innovative, contributes to climate adaptation and has great business potential.|
|Deadline||1 July 2013, mail to office(at)programmabureauklimaat.nl|
Business plan development (Round 2)
The second round of the Business Challenge focuses on the development of high quality business proposals. The selected teams from Round 1 will be supported in creating their (pre)business plan by funding and access to Climate-KIC Masterclasses and coaching.
|For whom||Winners of Round 1, who will be announced in the second half of July 2013|
|What do we expect||A detailed, high quality (pre)business plan. |
The selected teams will pitch their (pre)business plan in front of an expert jury panel during the Final Event in November 2013.
|Deadline||15 October 2013, for the written (pre)business plan|
|Award||Up to €25.000 for implementation of the most promising (pre)business plans, either in the Climate-KIC Acceleration Programme or with support by Knowledge for Climate. Selection is based on the written (pre)business plan and pitch at the Final Event.|