GTL in a Nutshell

What is GTL initiative about?

Support of green start-ups in Greece, Spain, Slovakia through a European Network of experts and investors and local, mobile and virtual support structures

Micro and small enterprises generate a lion’s share of new jobs in Europe.

Especially the green economy offers a lot opportunities and makes up a growing portion of new enterprises. The EU Commission focuses the macroeconomic coordination to implement the United Nation’s sustainable development goals and offers a lot of support structures for green start-ups. This is a key aspect of the New Green Deal.

The figure below illustrates the various elements of the Green Deal and the scope in which creative project ideas for sustainable business ideas can be developed.

However, start-ups often struggle with specific challenges in the different phases of their development. Incubators, accelerators and other support organizations play a key role in connecting green entrepreneurs with vital resources, to help them get started, grow and sustain their businesses.

To help unleash the untapped potential for growth and social inclusion that lies in green entrepreneurship, the GTL initiative accompanies existing incubators, accelerators and other support organizations in the development of new or adapted products or services to green entrepreneurs and it generates new structures in 4 European regions. The initiative offers local and regional support services (local and mobile GTL) and an international web network of organisations, institutions and experts (virtual GTL). GTL inspires you to recognise the potential of the green economy, motivates to take the adventure of founding a start-up. GTL offers you broad network of stakeholders, experts and other green start-ups who are able to support the implementation of your idea. You can count on exciting events on the green start-up scene and many interesting training sessions and materials that introduce you to the most important basics of setting up a business. Mentors accompany you from the beginning of your journey and help you realise your idea adapted to their needs and your different stages of your start-up.

The GTL initiative is implemented in Greece, Spain and Slovakia and it is funded by the European Climate Initiative (EUKI) during the first three years.

GTL Services

What we offer

You want to know how to successfully implement your business idea and become a successful green entrepreneur?

Inspiration & Motivation

Find motivating success stories of green start-ups and entrepreneurs, as well as inspiring trends of the green economy.


You want to work in a team to develop your business idea or network with other start-ups? We offer you the opportunity to collaborate via MS Teams.


You want to expand your knowledge and skills in the field of green entrepreneurship? Here you will find training materials for all phases of business idea development. From classic entrepreneurship training to technical training and market entry evaluation.


Mentors provide start-up assistance. Here you find technical experts and experienced entrepreneurs who can support you in the different stages of your project. Learn from their experience.

GTL Programme

The GTL programme defines three stages of support. These phases adapt to your needs. You can become part of the project at any stage. The services of the three stages are open to all participants.

Who is behind GTL

Implementing Partner

Research Institute for Innovative and Preventive Job Design


German-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and Industry


Association for Research and Industrial Cooperation of Andalusia - Department of Energy Engineering


City Council of Cadiz - Department of Energy Transition


Pedal Consulting SRO


Associated Partners

Who we are