Frequently asked questions

Everything you need to know on one page.

Who can participate?

Everyone subscribed as a student in Germany can participate in the workshop and submit their idea to our online collaboration platform „Crowdicity“ to benefit from expert feedback to further develop the idea. Due to regulation from Climate-KIC Germany the first and second prize can only be given to EU citizens.

What will I learn?

In the Ideation Workshop, the main goal is bring participants together and inspire them to create their own strong business model concerning climate change.

In the Business Model Development Workshop, participants learn how to develop this business model as well as a long-term action plan, using ideas such as the “Lean Start-up Method”.

Both workshops will boost your entrepreneurial and intrapreneurially skills.

When does the Impact Academy Climate take place?

The registration period for workshops starts in Juli 2015 and ends shortly before the respective Workshop Day. The workshops will take place in October and November 2015. To enter the running participants have to submit their idea by the deadline: 30th November 2015.

What does my application for the Finalist Camp and the Award Ceremony need to include?

Your application hast to be uploaded to our online collaboration platform „Crowdicity“, including answers to the following questions:

  • What is your idea?
  • What is the climate impact of your idea?
  • What is the business model of your idea?
  • Who is part of the team ready to make the idea happen?

You are free to upload any other information, videos, images. Your idea remains yours and you can be as vague as you wish about technological innovation.

What is Crowdicity and why are participants encouraged to use it?

Crowdicity is a online collaboration platform for all participants to upload their ideas. We believe in collaboration and want to enable all participants to connect to one another and give each other feedback. Thereby, we not only envision to further develop ideas but also create a strong community amongst students who are curious about climate innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainability.

What can I expect from the Finalist Camp?

If your idea makes it into the top five, you are invited to participate in a two day gathering in Berlin. You will have the chance to take part in inputs that will boost your presentation skills, meet peers and alumni, and meet inspiring climate-innovators in Berlin.

What can I expect from the Award Ceremony?

If you make it into the top five, you will have the unique chance to present your project on the last evening of the Finalist Camp in front of a jury of specialists in their field. Your pitch, as well as the following Q&A involving the jury, will have a announced time limit. Family and friends are welcome.

What can I win?

The winning team will be accepted into the Greenhouse Programme (a Climate-KIC Germany programme) and receive a full year Connect Membership with Impact Hub Berlin. Second and third place will receive support with their projects in order to apply for the Greenhouse Programme in the following year, as well as the same one-year Connect Membership to Impact Hub Berlin.