The national finals for Greek teams participating in the European ‘green’ technology competition ClimateLaunchpad 2016 will take place in Athens on September 7. The three best teams to reach the finals, as selected by a panel of judges, will then represent Greece at the European finals taking place in the Estonian capital Tallinn in October.

The ideas presented by the teams taking part will be judged based on their impact on climate change, development prospects but also the qualifications and enthusiasm of the team members. The finals will be open to the public but due to limited space, those wanting to attend are asked to notify of their intention to participate in advance at the e-mail

The 2016 competition is the third clean tech major business competition in Europe, now taking place in 30 countries. ClimateLaunchpad is looking for new talents in the green technology field, helping to develop their ideas so that they are sustainable and evolve into global enterprises.

Ten teams will be selected at the European finals and will gain access to the Climate-KIC accelerator, a “business school” focusing on cleantech startups, and will also be given access to further funding.

The Major Sponsor of the overall programme is Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM), while sponsors in Greece are Celestyal Cruises, Hellenic Bank and George. Z. Georgiou & Associates. Supporters of the programme are and Organisational Earth, while the Greek broadcaster SKAI is communications supporter.

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