Acceleration

A key component of the GCIP Ukraine is the annual competition-based Accelerator, which aimes to give the impetus for most promising innovators and entrepreneurs across a country. Leading international and Ukrainian experts (together with government, business and civil society) will work on developing cleantech ideas and start-ups.

 

Benefits of participating in the Acceleration Program?

  • Financial support from the UNIDO / GEF Project for startups development (up to $ 50,000)
  • Coaching on the latest techniques of business management and communication from international and national experts
  • Opportunity to present your startups on international arena
  • Mentoring program from international and national experts
  • Business contacts with key industry professionals
  • Opportunity to present your startups to investors (from Ukraine and other countries)
  • Support in finding partners and financial resources to implement ideas

 

Who and how can apply?

To participate in the competition are invited small and medium-sized enterprises with a registration period of not more than 3 years, organizations, creative teams, scientific societies and unions, individuals-inventors who have their own startup project.

 

In order to participate in the competition, you must fill in the application form on the project site in the section “Application form“.

 

Restrictions on startups

Startup projects should focus on the implementation of clean technologies (any processes, products or services that reduce the environmental impact by significantly improving energy efficiency, sustainable use of resources (waste management inclusive) or environmental protection measures) and to result in reductions in greenhouse gases and other pollutants.

 

Startup projects should not be projects for the reconstruction or restructuring of existing businesses