Are you trying to find funding and support for your start-up or scale-up in waste innovation or sustainability?
Say hello to the Top 32 Climate Tech Start-Up Accelerators in Australia! Our handpicked list makes your hunt easier.
This guide helps you discover accelerators and incubators that share your vision and push you towards your sustainable start-up goals.
Here are our Top 32 Australian Climate Tech accelerators and incubators every climate tech start-up founder and waste innovator should know about.
We've researched and found these and categorised them by State, type, and any upcoming program dates for you into a Google Sheet to which you will receive access to when you sign up for free.
Some of the accelerators and incubators support start ups from any industry where as others are specifically for the circular economy, agtech, foodtech, hardware, deep tech and so on.
There are also programs, resources and start-up support listed for regional start-ups, female founders, First Nations founders and founders from diverse cultural backgrounds.
It's likely we may be missing some important links on the list so if you would like to add your organisation to the list, please feel free to email the team and contact us.
While we will try and make the list as up-to-date as possible, it's best to do your own research and check out the websites for each accelerator.
32 Climate Tech Start Up Accelerators & Incubators in Australia
#1. Taronga HATCH Accelerator Program - For Social Enterprise Founders
The HATCH Accelerator Program is designed to help ecopreneurs take their idea from vision to reality. If you are a not-for-profit or social enterprise founder or start up with a venture that will drive positive change for wildlife, biodiversity and the environment
Applications open 1 November 2023 for 2024 cohort.
Duration: 4 months
Access: In Person on site at Taronga Zoo and weekly online workshops.
#2. SparkLabs Cultiv8 - Clean Tech Agri-Food Accelerator - NSW
Applications now open
The SparkLabs Cultiv8 CleanTech Agri-Food Accelerator is a global
6 month program dedicated to improving environmental sustainability.
For founders in clean tech and related areas including Circularity, Climate Adaptability and Emissions, AI, ML and Data Capture, Natural Capital and Biodiversity, Energy Transition and Adoption, Automation and Robotics.
Type: 6 Month Accelerator Program
Intake: 2024 Applications Open - Apply Online.
Access: The accelerator program is a mix of onsite and virtual activities.
Location: SparkLabs Cultiv8 is based in Orange, NSW.
#3. The Melt - Hardware/ Deep Tech - NSW
Australia's only hardware focussed accelerator. The Melt helps hardware start-ups and scale-ups in advanced manufacturing, climate/cleantech and industrial IoT to grow.
Dates: 2024 to be announced for a 3 Day Program. Register your interest on their website.
Type: Runs programs across the year held onsite for hardware start-ups and scale-ups.
Access: The programs are held onsite at their Muswellbrook HQ.
Intake: Rolling intake across the year.
Location: The Melt Modern Manufacturing Centre, Muswellbrook, Hunter Region, NSW