EIT CLIMATE-KIC START-UP ACCELERATOR LAUNCH IN MALTA

March 30, 2021 Martina Anne Attard

MED ClimAccelerator, locally run by MCAST, officially launched its programme and invites start-ups and changemakers to apply

MED ClimAccelerator, run locally by the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST), is a programme under EIT Climate-KIC to boost innovation in relation to climate change solutions by supporting and funding local start-ups. Applications opened on Monday 29 March and will be open for four weeks, closing on Monday 26 April. Anyone with an innovative business idea or enterprise addressing climate challenges is invited to apply.

What does this mean for Malta? MED ClimAccelerator is the only national accelerator programme offering services and sustainability, and innovation expertise to directly address climate change. As part of a Mediterranean cleantech consortium with partners in Portugal (Building Global Innovators, BGI) and Cyprus (Chrysalis LEAP), Malta is boosting its innovation potential and taking tangible steps towards addressing complex climate challenges.

This programme supports the first three stages of start-up development and is not limited to early-stage start-ups or scale-ups only. Selected start-ups may receive up to €20K in funds, tailored training and expert coaching. As part of an EU-wide programme, participants will also have the chance to vastly expand their networks and be directly linked to global investors and cleantech industries.

MCAST is excited to be working with Tech.mt, Business Angels Malta and the Ministry for Environment, Climate Change and Planning (MECP) to identify the most crucial climate challenges to address nationally and provide additional mentoring and funding to selected start-ups.

For further information check out the EIT Climate-KIC Malta Hub FB page or get in touch with Programme Manager Nika Levikov: nika.levikov@mcast.edu.mt. Please see the programme website for details: www.medclimaccelerator.com.

EIT Climate-KIC is the EU’s climate innovation initiative, working to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon and resilient world by enabling systems transformation. It is supported by the EIT, a body of the European Union.

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