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Call For Innovation!

Climate Innovation League (CIL) is a 3-month escalation program for climate-tech startup, initiated by Ecoxyztem, in collaboration with the European Union Delegation to Indonesia and supported by EIT Climate-KIC. This program is designed to support university and early-stage startups in developing climate-positive business solutions by providing intensive mentoring, strategic networking, and access to kick-start grants. With the theme “Escalating Ecopreneurs to be the Catalyst of Green Economy Transition in Indonesia”, all finalists will be challenged to develop their viable and scalable business to address climate challenges in Indonesia.

Background

Our world is experiencing a global climate crisis, and Indonesia is no exception. In order to tackle this issue, Indonesia has taken several strategic actions both from the government and the business sector. One of the focus areas is encouraging the growth of green industries and focusing on funding commitments in efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change. This is also in line with the more equitable access to digital technology in Indonesia, which is predicted to accelerate the growth of the digital economy, especially for startups in various sectors.

By seeing these challenges and opportunities, Ecoxyztem, European Union (EU) Delegation to Indonesia, and Values 20 (V20) collaborate to grow more innovations from young talents who have the ability, competence, and skillset of ecopreneurship to be able to realize their solutions that solve climate challenges through sustainable business through Climate Innovation League 2022.

This programme will provide hands-on experience to selected teams from 15 universities and 10 early-stage startups in Indonesia to gain access to an extensive pool of high-profile experts and support as well as get the opportunity to scale up the solutions and explore potential collaborations with the industry at Indonesia Circular Economy Forum (ICEF) and V20 Summit.

Challenge Areas

Sustainable Transport & Renewable Energy

sustainable earth ecosystem

Transportation and energy are two things that are always connected. The most human GHG-generating activity is from transporting and creating energy. Now we should think about how to enable responsible transport with high efficiency and low greenhouse gas emissions. as well as empowering renewable energy uses and the ecosystem that supports them. Examples:

  • EV retrofitting for vehicles

  • Low GHG shipping

  • Practical renewable energy

  • Smart energy management and storage

SDG 7 Affordable and Clean Energy
SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production
SDG 13 Climate Action

Circular Economy & Responsible Resource Uses

circular economy waste management

Clean water, food, and land availability keep decreasing and at the same time, waste never stops being produced by humans. Circularity, waste management, and new/alternative solutions for resources are the keys to solving this problem.

  • Alternative foods + proteins

  • Vertical/Urban Farming

  • Agriculture, biotech, and natural solution

  • Waste management

  • Circular economy

SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production
SDG 13 Climate Action
SDG 14 Life Below Water

Resilience in Built Environment and Sustainable Industry Transition

sustainable environment and resources

Fast, monotonous, and exploited resource uses and processes in order to have the same output in a process have been proven as an unsustainable way to live. Restoring resilience is also key to surviving climate change. How we live with low entropy is important for the next decade.

  • Energy efficiency

  • Sustainable building

  • Zero-un off technology

SDG 9 Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities
SDG 13 Climate Action

Climate Change Management, Reporting, and Financing

rocketing startup management

Rapid growth in climate change urgency to be solved has pushed us to build the infrastructure for climate change management and reporting, so we can support solutions, policies, and investment in climate change solutions easily and directly. Additionally, carbon taxing and trade as a global agreement to reduce carbon emissions is something new and needs to be considered together.

  • Funding for green project

  • Carbon trade

  • Carbon capture and storage

SDG 13 Climate Action
SDG 15 Life on Land
SDG 17 Partnerships for The Goals

Who Can Apply

University Student

We are finding teams consisting of 3 university students who want to start a business by building on their business idea or research results and making it into a real business. The idea has to fit into one of the challenge areas and be the solution to the climate and environmental issues.

Early Stage Startup

If you are an early-stage startup working on climate and sustainability issues in addressing one of the challenge areas, still in the bootstrapping—seed stages, and wants to expand your network; capability; and chances of getting kick start grant, this program is perfect for you!

Selection & Evaluation Criteria

General Requirement
  1. Fill and complete the registration form and submit the idea proposal to the given link: bit.ly/CIL2022_Registration

  2. Willing to spend 5-7 hours in a week during the programme in July - September 2022

  3. Business ideas must be in the predetermined scope (climate-tech)

  4. Have precise, detailed, and clear sustainability targets that contribute to at least one of the environmental pillar in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  5. The business must have a social/environmental impact

University Student
  1. A group of maximum 3 enrolled university students from all majors

  2. A gender balance or women led team is highly encouraged

  3. Submit a pitch deck consisting of:
    Business Profile (name, address, website/social media, founders name, pilot area, etc)

    Idea (problem, solution, beneficiaries, strategy to turn the idea into real business etc)

    Business's Environmental Sustainability/Climate Plan (how the idea can contribute to the implementation of a green economy in Indonesia)

Early Stage Startup
  1. A sustainable and climate-tech startup (bootstrapping—seed stages)

  2. A group of maximum 3 people

  3. A gender balance or women led team is highly encouraged

  4. Application is submitted by the founders/cofounders

  5. Submit a pitch deck consisting of:
    Business Profile (name, address, website/social media, founders name, pilot area, etc)

    Business Value (milestone, vision and mission, focus area of the organization, how the business contribute to one of the environmental pillars in SDGs)

    Business activity (problem, solution, focus are of business activities, main products/services, beneficiaries, social impact, etc)

    Business Operations and Management (traction, financial projection, etc)

    Business's Environmental Sustainability/Circularity plan (please elaborate more about how the business can contribute to the implementation of a sustainability/climate solution in Indonesia)

Evaluation Criteria

We will evaluate your eligibility based on the potential to create a significant impact and solve challenges in your industry. We will also look into the compatibility of your proposed innovative solutions with the identified challenge areas. The following criteria will be used to guide the review of your innovation:

  1. Transformative potential: The solution’s overall potential for creating significant impact within its area of focus.

  2. Environmental Impact: The solution’s potential for impact on increasing circular resource flows and lowering climate impact.

  3. Community & Social Impact: The solution’s potential for creating thriving cities and creating new opportunities for diverse communities in the city.

  4. Technical Feasibility: The technical feasibility of bringing the solution to market .

  5. Team Feasibility and Capabilities: Why are you the right person to solve this challenge and how your team can execute the solution?

  6. Financial Feasibility: Your company or initiative’s ability to demonstrate a pathway to profit or sustained operations.

  7. Scale & Replicability: The solution’s potential and ability to scale and be replicated across different cities and urban contexts.

Timeline

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Why You Should Apply

Its Free!

The program is free of charge

Exposure & Strategic Networking

Gain access to an extensive pool of high-profile experts and support

Pitching & Demo Day

Get the opportunity to scale up your solutions and explore potential collaborations with the industry

Kick Start Grants

The best innovations will be awarded kick-start grants for a total of USD 11,000 and a pool of potential investment up to USD 100,000

Collaboration Opportunities

Showcase your solutions at Indonesia Circular Economy Forum (ICEF) and V20 Summit with prominent ecosystem players

Certificate of Completion

Get a credential from Climate Innovation League

Mentors & Collaborators

M. Bijaksana Junerosano Founder Greeneration Group

M. Bijaksana Junerosano

Founder of Greeneration Group (Greeneration Fundation, Waste4Change, and Ecoxyztem)

Jessica Irfan Program Lead Antler Indonesia

Jessica Irfan

Program Lead - Antler Indonesia

Irsyadila Chuelita Product Design Manager Justika

Irsyadila Chuelita

Product Design Manager - Justika

Jonathan Davy CEO & Co-Founder Ecoxyztem

Jonathan Davy

CEO & Co-Founder - Ecoxyztem

Investment Associate - BRI Ventures

Siegfried Kruger Venture Builder Zero Waste Living Lab

Siegfried Kruger

Venture Builder - Zero Waste Living Lab

Ade Putri Aulia Wijharnasir Product Manager Fliptech

Ade Putri Aulia Wijharnasir

Product Manager - Fliptech

Bianca Widjaja Investment Associate BRI Ventures

Bianca Widjaja

M. Husnul Azhar Program Designer EngageRocket

M. Husnul Azhar

Program Designer - EngageRocket

Radyum Ikono CEO & Founder Schoters

Radyum Ikono

CEO & Founder - Schoters

Stefanie Winarko Business Improvement Grab

Stefanie Winarko

Business Improvement - Grab

Anisa Azizah

Founder & CEO - ReservoAir

Eldo Wana Kusuma Investment Principal Gayo Capital

Eldo Wana Kusuma

Investment Principal - Gayo Capital

Miftah Faridl Widhagdha Managing Director Prospect Institute

Miftah Faridl Widhagdha

Managing Director - Prospect Institute

Filippo Lombardi Serial Entrepreneur

Filippo Lombardi

Serial Entrepreneur

Christian Daube Strategic Programmes Builder & Manager Climate-KIC

Christian Daube

Strategic Programmes Builder & Manager - Climate-KIC

Anggita Pradipta Head of Marketing & Communications SUN Energy

Anggita Pradipta

Head of Marketing & Communications - SUN Energy

Christopher Hauff

Founder - 10x Impact

Organizers

In conjuction with

Knowledge Partners

climate innovation league knowledge partners
climate innovation league partners

We have partnered with EIT Climate-KIC, Europe’s leading climate innovation hub, to ensure that all startups in this program receive relevant support to scale up their impactful businesses.

Community Partners

climate innovation league community partners

Frequently Asked Question

1. What is Climate Innovation League?

Climate Innovation League is a collaborative program initiated by Ecoxyztem, in partnership with the European Union (EU) Delegation to Indonesia and Values 20 (V20), aiming to connect the higher education sector, entrepreneurs, private sector, and the government to develop viable and scalable business ideas to address climate challenges in Indonesia.

2. What does the program look like?

This 3-month program consists of a series of digital learning through our X-Seed platform, in class mentorship, pitching preparation, and networking programmes to support young entrepreneurs in developing business models that apply climate-positive principles and fit into one of the challenge areas in this programme.

3. How much is the registration fee to join this program?

This program is free of charge.

4. When is the deadline for this program application?

This program registration opens from 6th June to 23rd of July 2022.

5. What benefits will I receive upon program completion?
  • The program is free of charge

  • Gain access to an extensive pool of high-profile experts and support

  • Get the opportunity to scale up your solutions and explore potential collaborations with the industry

  • The best innovations will be awarded kick-start grants for a total of USD 11,000 and a pool of potential investment up to USD 100,000

  • Showcase your solutions at Indonesia Circular Economy Forum (ICEF) and V20 Summit with prominent ecosystem players

  • Get a credential from Climate Innovation League

6. Who should sign up for the program?

Enrolled university students who want to start a business by building on their business idea or research results and making it into a real business.

Early-stage startups at bootstrapping—seed stages, working on climate and sustainability issues and wants to expand your network; capability; and chances of getting kick start grants.

7. Can I join this program either individually or in groups?

Both categories should be registered as a team with a maximum of 3 people. A gender balance or women led team is highly encouraged

8. Is this program open for international applicants?

This program is only open to Indonesian students and Indonesian-based startups.

9. What does gender balanced team means?

A team consisting of male and female team members who are able to access and enjoy the same rewards, resources, opportunities, and take part in decision making.

10. What consequences if I don’t take full part of the training programs?

This program will take 5-7 hours in a week during the programme in July - September 2022 and most of them will be held during the weekend. Therefore, we encourage you to fully attend all the programme activities. We always open lines of communication if you cannot join a full team. However, only teams who attend all the sessions will have a chance to showcase their ideas and solutions at Demo Day.

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