The Europe Accelerator Program

We need innovators today.
The planet cannot wait.

We need innovators today.
The planet cannot wait.

We need innovators today. The planet cannot wait.

As the premier European accelerator program focused solely on CDR, we cut through the noise and help our startups address issues specific to the CDR space. We deliver the maximum amount of climate impact in the shortest time.

Applications now open until September 9, 2024

Applications now open until September 9, 2024

The Europe Accelerator Program

€ 20.000
non-dilutive funding

We want you to stay in control of your startup. We offer (recoverable) grants to selected startups over two stages and don't take equity. Only if you do well do we ask you to pay back the recoverable grant in order to support the next generation of CDR entrepreneurs.

Two-Staged 6 Month
Accelerator Program

We help you make sense of the nascent CDR space and support you on your entrepreneurial journey through the Foundations and Leap stages of our program. Benefit from coaching and connections to technology and policy experts, leading CDR buyers, verification bodies and fundraising professionals.

400+
Community Members

Connect, share and collaborate with experts, buyers, funders and entrepreneurs in the European CDR ecosystem – all just one click away

Join our next cohort

Register your interest to apply for our upcoming cohort. Applications are open until September 9, 2024!

Join our next cohort

Register your interest to apply for our upcoming cohort. Applications are open until September 9, 2024!

Join our next cohort

Register your interest to apply for our upcoming cohort. Applications are open until September 9, 2024!

Who should apply?

Carbon removal needs bold innovators.
You should apply if

1

CDR is front and center to the company you are building

2

You are developing sound solutions grounded in science, not hype

3

You want to be an active part of the European CDR ecosystem

4

You are planning to or have already founded the company and are located in Europe

5

You, as founders, (will) own at least 70% of the shares

Further Questions?

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Europe Program Structure

The CDR space is challenging to navigate.
We support you in a two-stage program.

Stage 01

Foundations

A fast-paced program that will get you up to speed. We cover carbon markets and CDR policy, the buyer's perspective, MRV issues, fine-tune your value proposition and address your individual roadblocks in coaching and expert sessions.

This stage ends with a Pitch Day, serving as part of the application needed to be selected for the second stage of the program: Leap. Only a selected group of startups from Foundations make it to Leap.

€5.000 grant

10 weeks

Stage 01

Foundations

A fast-paced program that will get you up to speed. We cover carbon markets and CDR policy, the buyer's perspective, MRV issues, fine-tune your value proposition and address your individual roadblocks in coaching and expert sessions.

This stage ends with a Pitch Day, serving as part of the application needed to be selected for the second stage of the program: Leap. Only a selected group of startups from Foundations make it to Leap.

€5.000 grant

10 weeks

Stage 02

Leap

Deep dive into building a successful CDR company. From TEA and LCA to fundraising and valuations, we provide tailored support for your individual challenges through our expert network and connect you with potential buyers and funders.

€15.000 recoverable grant

4 months

Stage 02

Leap

Deep dive into building a successful CDR company. From TEA and LCA to fundraising and valuations, we provide tailored support for your individual challenges through our expert network and connect you with potential buyers and funders.

€15.000 recoverable grant

4 months

Are you ready to make a mark on carbon removal in Europe?

European CDR startups we accelerated

European CDR startups we accelerated

Connect with CDR teams in our Slack channel, share learnings and collaborate

Connect with CDR teams in our Slack channel, share learnings and collaborate

Why work with us?

1

Exclusively CDR

2

Not-for-Profit

3

Science-based

4

Collaborative

5

Systemic

What makes remove different as a Partner?

1

1

Exclusively CDR

1

Exclusively CDR

We are only focussed on CDR and other greenhouse gas removal. Your peers, our experts, all have deep domain expertise.

2

2

Not-for-Profit

2

Not-for-Profit

Our business model relies on generous funders, not on your equity. This allows us to focus only on your success.

3

3

Science-Based

3

Science-Based

Cutting corners doesn’t cut it. We encourage you to think big, and at the same time build solutions on solid scientific footing. Only that way big dreams can become big realities.

4

4

Collaborative

4

Collaborative

To address the climate crisis we need to collaborate. Bringing together and engaging the best minds in our ecosystem helps us move solutions forward.

5

5

Systemic

5

Systemic

The CDR space is novel and evolving. By taking a systemic view, we evaluate solutions also on their contribution to the CDR-space as a whole.

Climate change isn’t slowing down, and neither should your start-up.

Join our upcoming cohort

Climate change isn’t slowing down, and neither should your start-up.

Join our upcoming cohort

Climate change isn’t slowing down, and neither should your start-up.

Join our upcoming cohort

Our Partners

Meet the Founding Partners making remove possible

remove is run by the Carbon Removal Foundation

The Carbon Removal Foundation is certified by NGOsource as equivalent to a US public charity. We are a non-profit with the sole mission to support carbon removal entrepreneurs and CDR ecosystems in Europe and India.

Our Partners

Meet the Founding Partners making remove possible

remove is run by the Carbon Removal Foundation

The Carbon Removal Foundation is certified by NGOsource as equivalent to a US public charity. We are a non-profit with the sole mission to support carbon removal entrepreneurs and CDR ecosystems in Europe and India.

Our Partners

Meet the Founding Partners making remove possible

remove is run by the Carbon Removal Foundation

The Carbon Removal Foundation is certified by NGOsource as equivalent to a US public charity. We are a non-profit with the sole mission to support carbon removal entrepreneurs and CDR ecosystems in Europe and India.