About the Journey

What you will take away from the Journey:

  • A deeper understanding of entrepreneurship and climate change challenges.
  • An ability to communicate about climate change challenges and solutions.
  • An ability to develop and deliver ideas, products and services in response to climate challenges.
  • An ability to work in international and multidisciplinary groups.
  • An understanding of how business can react to climate change.
  • Practical support by mentoring to explore and realise your own vision for a sustainable world.
  • The tools to take positive action on climate change.
  • Membership of an active and influential network of entrepreneurs, innovators, businesses, regional governments and academic institutions.
Climate change challenges
understand how business reacts to climate change
entrepreneurship skills
use the right tools successful startups apply
work in an international team with people from different backgrounds

When will the Journey take place in 2018?

  • 3 weeks : 30.06 – 21.07
  • 3 weeks : 11.08 – 01.09
  • 5 weeks : 01.07 – 04.08
  • 5 weeks : 29.07 – 01.09
  • InnoSpace (5 weeks): 24.06 – 28.07

What can you expect if going on the 3 or 5 week programme?

In all formats participants receive inspiration, high-class coaching and support, and have the same opportunities to join a European network of entrepreneurs and change makers.

Programme 3-Week 5-Week InnoSpace [5 weeks]
Online preparatory course Voluntary
Participation in an online webinar before the programme begins
Ideation and business idea creation
Site visits and workshops around climate challenge Yes, but slightly less
Design-thinking component
Working in a team to develop a business idea
Using the business model canvas
Developing pitching skills
Networking opportunities with entrepreneurs
Writing a detailed business plan
Pitch competition in front of jury
Feedback from experts
Using space data, Earth Observation and GIS to adress climate change challenges
Number of locations travelled to 2 3 3


For EU applicants (holders of an EU/EEA/ Swiss passport or students full time enrolled at a European institution during the 2017/18 academic year) there is no fee to take part in the Journey. Exempted from paying a fee are also students and passport holders of the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Faroe Islands, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine. For all other participants a fee of 4900 Euro will apply.

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Additional Information about the Journey:

The following video gives an overview of what to expect from the Journey. Get inspired and apply for the 2018 Journey.