Kicking off 2023 with a new startup accelerator focused on climate change
Head of Sustainability, EMEA
Managing Director for Global Sustainability
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After the momentum of COP27 and the increasing commitments to climate solutions from nations and corporations throughout 2022, we’re excited to enter a more sustainable 2023. As more organizations navigate the necessary, sustainability-driven business transformations on the horizon, they’re looking for new tools and technology to help them. We believe the global startup ecosystem plays a pivotal role in accelerating their progress, which is why we’re excited to kick-off 2023 with Google for Startups Accelerator: Climate Change programs, and encourage startups to apply to North America or Europe.
These programs will focus on identifying, supporting and scaling startups that are building technologies to combat climate change. This is the first time we’re running the program in Europe, and we’re looking forward to welcoming participants in our region at a critical time when technology can unblock and accelerate decarbonization of the economy.
Europe has committed to a climate neutral economy by 2050, but to achieve that goal, technology and increasing digitalization will be key. According to a recent study we commissioned from ICG, digital technology has the potential to positively impact all sectors of the economy in achieving decarbonization targets. European companies will be looking to startups for new technologies and solutions to accelerate their transformation.
Startups accepted into the cohort will be matched with our network of experts for advice, mentorship, and support across a range of domains and subject matters. The program will have an increased focus on cloud technology, artificial intelligence and machine learning to help early-stage participants advance their business and technology. Participants will hear talks from climate, sustainability and technology experts, get access to technical mentorship and support, and receive training on the Google Cloud tools that can help accelerate their progress.
This year promises to be a boom not only for climate-tech, but technology that enables sustainable innovation across the value chain. There’s a huge opportunity for startups to address these needs and only two weeks left to apply for the program, so don’t miss out!