Climate tech alone won’t save the world, but without tech solutions, we don’t stand a chance. That’s why we promote climate tech innovations by providing grant funding, know-how and access to networks of domain experts, mentors and investors.
To ensure long-lasting impact, we also strengthen regional climate tech innovation ecosystems. In all of what we do, we promote diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). And we pay close attention to the environmental, social and governance (ESG) impacts of the climate tech solutions we support.
We start in Latin America and West Africa.
Start-ups with an existing prototype and/or in the pre-commercialisation phase can benefit from the grant fund, specialised content and workshops, mentoring, thematic experts and networking.
This video explains the CATAL1.5°T Initiative's purpose in less than three minutes
On November 23, 2023, Berlin hosted the launch of the CATAL1.5°T Platform West Africa, bringing together innovators and investors.
Start-ups can now apply to receive access to workshops, experts, and the opportunity to receive funding up to €100,000 euros.
The CATAL1.5°T Latin American platform hosted a one-hour panel discussion on opportunities & challenges for Climate Tech entrepreneurship promotion in Latin America on October 23rd, 2023.
The Initiative is is funded by the international Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). It is implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in cooperation with top-tier global and regional partners.
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH provides worldwide services in international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work. With its partners, GIZ develops effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions.
EIT Climate-KIC is Europe’s leading climate innovation agency, supporting cities, regions, countries and industries to meet their climate ambitions through systems innovation.
Investisseurs & Partenaires Entrepreneurs & Développement (IPED) is part of Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P), a pioneering impact investment group dedicated to financing and supporting small and medium-sized enterprises and start-ups in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Tecnológico de Monterrey is a leading Mexican private and non-profit university committed to higher technological education in Latin America. Tec’s world-class Eugenio Garza Lagüera Entrepreneurship Institute operates various entrepreneurship and venture-building programmes.
The CATAL1.5°T Initiative is operated by a network of global and regional partners. Latin America and West Africa are the first markets where we’re starting.