25 ClimateTech Accelerators and Incubators around the World

Looking for climate tech or related accelerator and incubator programs? We’ve made a list of 25 accelerators across the world.🌎 This post follows on our first publication of accelerators and incubators across the US and EU

These programs fund early-stage/pre-seed and seed climate tech companies over a range of areas such as Carbon Capture & Storage, Waste Management, Constructech, Water Management, Smart Cities, Agtech, FoodTech, Biotech and more.

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Global Programs:

Mission: 
This program is designed for entrepreneurs focused on building a world where people and nature can thrive together. Techstars accelerators have one goal: to help entrepreneurs succeed. During each three-month program, we surround companies with the best mentors and an unrivaled network of corporate partners, investors, and alumni. We provide funding and fundraising opportunities, workshops and curated resources, not to mention countless moments where you can learn from your peers. It’s a proven model that’s helped build thousands of successful companies, all over the world.

Program Focus:
Climate tech 

Focus Fields: 
Foodtech, Water, Smart cities, Climate tech

Location:
Boulder, CO, USA; Paris, France

Mission: 
Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) is a nonprofit organization that delivers an objectives-based program for massively scalable, seed-stage, science- and technology-based companies.

Program Focus:
Climate tech

Focus Fields: 
Climate tech

Location:
12 locations across North America and Europe

Mission: 
Through Brinc’s extensive global network, we will connect founders with critical mentors, corporate partners, and investors to set startups up for long-term success and guide them through the unique challenges of their climate journey.

Program Focus:
Climate tech

Focus Fields: 
Carbon Capture & Storage, Mineralization, Biotech, Ocean carbon removal

Location:
Hong Kong

Mission: 
We are mission-driven and market-focused. Rising to the climate crisis challenge is a once-in-a-generation, trillion-dollar economic opportunity. That’s why we were founded with purpose: to find, fund, hone, and scale the most-promising technologies to achieve larger, faster reductions in global carbon emissions.

Program Focus:
Climate tech 

Focus Fields: 
Climate tech

Location:
San Francisco, CA, USA

Mission: 
Venture For ClimateTech is a non-profit global venture studio + accelerator program. We source the most promising ClimateTech innovators from around the world and offer them hands-on support until they are ready for first customers, pilot runs, and investment.

Program Focus:
Climate tech

Focus Fields: 
Transportation, Smart cities, Clean energy, Climate tech

Location:
New York, NY, USA

Mission: 
Our programs aim at solving big problems for people and the planet.

Program Focus:
Impact focused

Focus Fields: 
Climate tech, health

Location:
New York, NY, USA – with programs across the world. 

Mission: 
We’re focusing on startups driving systemic change and look to engage with founders that reflect the diverse communities climate change is impacting.

Program Focus:
Climate tech

Focus Fields: 
Climate tech

Location:
Madison, WI, USA

Mission: 
We take an open innovation approach to helping organizations succeed at becoming more sustainable and inventive by accelerating collaboration with well-established startups.

Program Focus:
Impact first

Focus Fields: 
Fintech, Foodtech, Smart cities

Location:
Zurich, Switzerland

Mission: 
The Endless Frontier Labs (EFL) accelerates the success of early-stage science and technology-based startups through a goals-oriented mentorship program.

Program Focus:
Impact first

Focus Fields: 
Deeptech, Life sciences, Digital tech

Location:
New York, NY, USA

Mission: 
Elemental Excelerator is on a mission to redesign the systems at the root of climate change. Elemental has invested in over 100 growth-stage companies and celebrated more than a dozen exits, funded more than 70 technology projects, and built a platform for scaling equitable, market-driven solutions to climate change.

Program Focus:
Climate tech

Focus Fields: 
Climate tech, Mobility, Foodtech, Agtech, Water, Circular Economy, Energy

Location:
Honolulu, HI, USA

Mission: 
We empower scientists to reinvent the world by bringing their research to market.

Program Focus:
Climate tech

Focus Fields: 
Climate tech

Location:
Berkeley, CA, USA

Mission: 
A brighter, more sustainable future is possible if we are ready to help build it. Together with its global partners, the 100+ Accelerator is committed to finding solutions for some of the most pressing environmental and social challenges of our time.

Program Focus:
Impact first

Focus Fields: 
Circular Economy, Water, Agtech, Life sciences, Climate tech

Location:
New York, NY, USA

Mission: 
Innovators with game-changing early-stage climate solutions need access to a unique set of resources to turn those innovations into commercially viable solutions. As part of our end-to-end approach to accelerating innovation, BE has established the Breakthrough Energy Fellows (BE Fellows) program to support the world’s best and brightest innovators as they develop new technologies that significantly reduce carbon emissions and help the world get to zero by 2050.

Program Focus:
Climate tech

Focus Fields: 
Climate tech

Location:
Kirkland, CA, USA

Industry-specific global programs:

Mission: 
Our business is to turn scientists into entrepreneurs who can save lives and save the planet (we call this “human and planetary health”).

Program Focus:
Climate tech industry-specific

Focus Fields: 
Biotech

Location:
San Francisco, CA, USA

Mission: 
Big Idea Ventures is solving the World’s Biggest Challenges by supporting the World’s Best Entrepreneurs, Scientists and Engineers. We’re a venture capital fund with startup accelerators in key locations, investing in and accelerating top performers in the new food space.

Program Focus:
Climate tech industry-specific

Focus Fields: 
Foodtech

Location:
New York, NY, USA

Mission: 
We believe that water is solvable—and we do everything we can to make innovation accessible to those that need it.

Program Focus:
Climate tech industry-specific

Focus Fields: 
Water management

Location:
San Francisco, CA, USA

Programs in the EU:

Mission: 
We invest in early-stage start-ups, specifically addressing climate change and resource scarcity.

Program Focus:
Climate tech

Focus Fields: 
Climate tech, Resource scarcity

Location:
London, UK

Mission: 
As a topic-focused accelerator, we offer a tailor-made approach to each start-up, delivering services and networks to fuel organic growth. By attracting top startups to the program, we also create synergies to amplify learning. Industry-specific content and stakeholders that can really accelerate our ambitious startups, will take your startup to another level!

Program Focus:
Climate tech industry-specific

Focus Fields: 
Cleantech

Location:
Talinn, Estonia

Mission: 
The Net Zero X programme is designed to support the growth of climate tech companies with high-emissions reduction and exponential potential. The aim of the programme is to reduce the carbon funding gap, counter the climate tech ‘valley of death’ and connect climate tech founders to investors, corporates, partners, policy-makers and other stakeholders. This will help shape the ecosystem founders need to succeed.

Program Focus:
Climate tech

Focus Fields: 
Climate tech

Location:
London, UK

Programs in the Asia and Oceania

Mission: 
EnergyLab is Australia and New Zealand’s largest climate tech startup accelerator and innovation network dedicated to reaching net zero emissions. We connect talented founders to the mentors, advisors, partners, peers and investors they need to succeed.

Program Focus:
Climate tech

Focus Fields: 
Climate tech, Clean Energy

Location:
Chippendale, NSW, Australia

Mission: 
Energy Hub Ventures was founded with a vision and mission to help accelerate energy conversion in Indonesia.

Program Focus:
Climate tech

Focus Fields: 
Clean Energy

Location:
Jakarta, Indonesia

Programs in the US:

Mission: 
Future Labs is meant to diversify and grow the NYC’s economic engines, the labs fostered — and continue to nurture — New York City’s business community by leveraging NYU’s resources and providing bespoke support to past and present startups within its network. 

Program Focus:
Climate tech industry-specific

Focus Fields: 
Carbon Capture & Storage, Greentech, Clean Energy

Location:
New York, NY, USA

Mission: 
Cleantech Open has a mission to find, fund, and foster entrepreneurs with ideas to solve our greatest environmental and energy challenges.

Program Focus:
Climate tech

Focus Fields: 
Greentech

Location:
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Mission: 
Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI) is a two-year fellowship program for innovators focused on clean energy and science technologies. Through an annual call, four to six individuals/teams are selected to join CRI.

Program Focus:
Climate tech industry-specific

Focus Fields: 
Clean Energy

Location:
Lemont, IL, USA

Mission: 
Joules Accelerator enables the growth of high-potential clean energy startups by facilitating training, mentoring and access to utilities, customers and key industry players through the bi-annual Catalyst Program based in Charlotte, N.C.

Program Focus:
Climate tech 

Focus Fields: 
Energy, Smart cities, Greentech, Circular Economy, Others, Waste Management, Water

Location:
Charlotte, NC, USA

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