what are we

looking for?

clim@ is a competition for out-of-box business ideas or projects that have the potential to mitigate the effects of climate change and make positive a difference to the future of our environment. The competition is open globally to businesses and start-ups working to scale-up market-ready concepts in the fields of sustainable energy and resource efficiency – including energy efficiency, CO2 emissions reductions, and improved water, waste and material management. clim@ is looking for projects with the power to change current practices. Entries should have a connection to the following themes:

renewable energy solutions

energy efficiency / conservation

circular economy solutions

resource efficiency

who can


Applications are open globally for any business or organisation that demonstrates a relevant track record with a business or project in the fields of sustainable energy, energy efficiency or resource efficiency.

established companies

experienced start-ups

how to


All you have to do to enter the competition is fill in the application form. You can complement your application with a short presentation or video to give us a better idea of who you are. This way, you also get a chance to have your video featured on our website prior to the competiton.

Applications will close in:




clim@ is searching for out-of-the-box ideas that promote sustainable energy and resource efficiency.


clim@ is seeking revolutionary solutions that demonstrate potential to drive positive changes in the way resources are used or produced.

business case

clim@ is looking for strong teams with the skills to deliver market-ready solutions that are viable in the long-term.

awards for

the finalists

The 15 most impressive applicants will be brought to Frankfurt to pitch their ideas and receive mentoring to further improve their concepts. These 15 finalists will:

participate in the pitching event, where 3 grand finalists will be selected

be mentored by qualified experts

attend the GGF Sustainable Future Forum in Frankfurt and network with senior stakeholders and investors in the climate and energy finance community

receive full sponsorship for accommodation and travel costs

in addition, 3 grand finalists will have the unique opportunity to present their entries at the GGF Sustainable Future Forum in Frankfurt in front of a high-profile audience of 200 international investors, financial institutions, advisors and climate action specialists and stand a chance to win their share of EUR 30,000 in awards