The Impact Academy Climate (IAC) is on its way to become Germany’s biggest climate-innovation competition for students. This year, the second edition will be realized in cooperation with 28 different universities throughout Germany. Starting on 15 October 2015, the IAC will offer free workshops, which help students to develop innovative ideas to stop climate change.

Learning how to turn an idea into a business

Impressions of the first Impact Academy ClimateDuring the Ideation Workshops students team up and learn that the consequences of climate change are highly interrelated. The participants map the theme of global warming and focus on one area for which they brainstorm possible solutions. Having selected one idea, the students go on to learn about how powerful the entrepreneurial approach is to combat global warming. By going through the business model canvas the students develop their idea further in the Business Development Workshop. They gain a broader business understanding and also learn to pitch their idea.

Stop climate change with your own idea!

Are you a Bachelor or Master student and interested in addressing climate change? Are you curious about creating ideas and finding suitable business models? Register now for the Impact Academy Climate 2015.

You can also enter our competition by submitting your idea to our online-platform. The five best teams will be invited to attend a two day Finalist Camp in Berlin, culminating in an Award Ceremony. The winning teams receive a full year of support and promotion from Climate-KIC Germany, as well as a one-year membership at Impact Hub Berlin.

Everyone can act against climate change!

With this motto Climate-KIC Germany and Impact HUB Berlin initiated the competition last year. Seven universities, including five entrepreneurship centres, responded to this call and joined the first Impact Academy Climate 2014 in Germany. Via a series of hands-on educational workshops almost 100 students discovered and further developed their intra- and entrepreneurial skills and their ability to make an impact on climate change.

Solar-gas-plant for attics convinced at the Impact Academy Climate 2014

Winner of the Impact Academy Climate 2014

The result was impressive: 19 high quality team applications for the final pitch night at the Green Garage in Berlin. The winner team SoLaGa convinced the jury with their idea to create a solar-gas-plant based on blue-green algae suitable for attics, in order to create an independent heating system for private houses. They have now entered Climate-KIC’s Greenhouse Programme where they will further develop their idea and fine tune their business model.

For further information visit the website of the Impact Academy Climate!