United Nations /European Union Climate Innovation Labs 2020 Application

United Nations European Union Climate Innovation Labs 2020 Application

Deadline: November 5th 2020

United Nations /European Union Climate Innovation Labs 2020 Application

Revolving around two three-day online events, one in Africa and another one in Asia Pacific, Climate Innovation Labs will give a chance to its participants to work side-by-side with climate technology experts from small and medium-sized enterprises to explore innovative design thinking tools, flexing their entrepreneurial muscle and creating solutions for enhanced climate action.


  • Between 20 and 30 years old
  • Fluent in the English language
  • Attending or have completed higher education
  • Aspiring or early-stage entrepreneurs or students interested in launching an idea on climate change and building entrepreneurial muscle
  • Passionate about solving climate technology needs and challenges in Africa or Asia Pacific, especially those listed in the focus challenges below

Climate Innovation Labs 2020 Application Focus Challenges 

  • You will have the opportunity to work with climate technology experts on one of these challenges.
  • Climate change effects
  • Drought, floods, deforestation, heatwaves, landslides
  • Access to capital and partnership
  • Lack of human resources knowledgeable about climate technology
  • Lack of infrastructure to enable sustainable growth in the sector
  • Lack of awareness about the impact of climate change
  • Access to raw materials and equipment to build products used in climate change mitigation
  •  Access to scientific laboratories

What can you win?

You’ll get a chance to receive follow-on support to implement and scale your solution through a 6-8 week Climate Innovation Academy Program delivered by Seedstars.

This is a perfect chance to turn your idea into a real business thanks to the expertise and mentorship provided throughout the virtual program!


  • 16th October- Launch Of Open Call
  • 5th November- Close Of Application
  • 19 – 21st November -Africa Launchpad
  • 3 -5th December -Asia Pacific Launchpad
  • January-April -Academy Program


  • Better understand the needs faced by SMEs in addressing climate change
  • Understand how innovative solutions can be a key force in tackling climate change challenges
  • Learn the lean startup methodology and execution of theory    
  • Learn tools and frameworks to build and test, including hypothesis testing with customers
  • Learn how to pitch their idea to a jury and receive feedback from peers & mentors.

Climate Innovation Labs 2020 Application


For more Information: Visit the webpage for United Nations /European Union Climate Innovation Labs 2020