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Fast-track your idea to manage climate change with the support of Munich Re and ERGO!

Munich Re and ERGO jointly with Climate-KIC invite you to submit your very own inspired solution to manage the effects of climate change. Whether you are in the first steps of founding your own business or already running your own venture – we are interested to learn about your plans and can help you to bring it to the next level. This cooperation is open to all startups and those that have already found a link to insurance in their business model are particularly welcome.This start-up programme is closely linked to Munich Re’s and ERGO’s approach to drive innovation. Moreover, the special expertise and shared value approach of Munich Re and ERGO presents an ideal match with Climate KIC as an innovation community that focuses on climate change and connects a broad expert network from all three partners.

Your Benefits

As part of this exclusive partnership, Munich Re and ERGO are offering unique benefits to kickstart your business:


A world-wide network of renowned climate and insurance experts

Connection to business developer and financing know-how of Munich Re and ERGO

Access to Munich Re/ERGO senior management

Regular mentoring by experienced Munich Re and ERGO staff

The opportunity for joint projects in case there is a good fit

Climate KIC Accelerator Programme

In addition, your start-up will have access to the full range of support offered in the Climate KIC Accelerator Programme
  • Financial support up to 95.000 €
  • A thorough accelerator programme that can support you for up to 18 months over 3 stages
  • Continuous coaching, mentoring and peer-to-peer learning experiences
  • Office space
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Our corporate partners

For more than 40 years, Munich Re has been dealing with climate change and the related risks as well as opportunities driven by new technologies. Munich Re (Group) combines reinsurance and primary insurance under one roof. It operates in all lines of insurance, with over 43,000 employees throughout the world. Its primary insurance operations are concentrated mainly in the ERGO Group, one of the leading insurance groups in Germany and Europe. In the financial year 2016, Munich Re (Group) achieved a profit of €2.6bn.

Today, to tackle the effects of climate change is at the heart of the Group’s corporate responsibility commitment. Putting knowledge to use, connecting it with the ideas and expertise of others to generate value for all – that’s what we believe in.

This start-up programme is closely linked to Munich Re’s and ERGO’s approach to drive innovation. Moreover, the special expertise and shared value approach of Munich Re and ERGO presents an ideal match with Climate KIC as an innovation community that focuses on climate change and connects a broad expert network from all three partners.