‘It was overwhelming to get a glimpse of Europe’s cleantech innovation future.’ says Climate-KIC’s Deputy Director Entrepreneurship Frans Nauta about the Grand EU Finals in this interview…
‘… a start pistol shot of the day in the only way it was intended: the sound of 90 persons cheering, clapping and shouting. Doors flung open and everyone rushed into their assigned rooms to start the sessions. The Games had begun.’ An impression of the CleanLaunchpad finals written by project manager Sara Schützer.
‘Not only did the competition work as intended but most importantly: both start-ups and staff had an awesome time and were greatly inspired from each other.’ Sara Schützer, Project Manager CleanLaunchpad, is wrapping up this years’ edition in her blog.
‘Before our pitch we put a pinch of salt into each of the judges water so that they could immediately understand that we are in the solar desalination business!’ Alexei Levene tells about the day they became second and won access to Climate-KIC’s Accelerator.
How to become the audience favorite? Hendrik Schaede, start-up OR-KESS shares some inside information with you in this blog.
‘I cannot go further into that, but we have some really interesting activities ahead as a consequence of the connections during festival and the competition.’ reveals First Prize Winner Sara West in this interview.
Pressure, sweat and happiness: all elements of the CleanLaunchpad national final Greece & Cyprus.
Cleantech startups from Hessen have a leading role in this videoblog. Enjoy!
This videoblog gives you an outline how UK organised its national final.
Press Release, October 30th 2014: CleanLaunchpad 2014 First Prize Winners was Wavetube (Sweden), Second Prize Winner was Desolenator (UK) and Third Prize Winner was Cambond (UK). Start-up OR-KESS (Germany, Hessen) became the audience favorite of this Climate-KIC competition.
CleanLaunchpad 2014: First Prize, WaveTube, Second Prize Desolenator and Third Prize Cambond
BIO2CHP offers small-scale bio-based energy production units to industries with organic wastes
lamp•a•live is an easy-to-use lamp that can grow algae at home, at work, or at school. This will accelerate education about algae growth, and how we can use algae for bio fuels.
Solarays implies a radical change in the generation and distribution of electric and thermal energy.
The Nitrozeo team has developed a completely natural product, to grant a more sustainable agriculture.
Hydroalgae Power’s idea is to create a perpetual cycle for the sustainable source of energy, water and ammonia; three key resources needed in today’s resource constrained society.
RiUp is a new platform to deal with the actual environmental issue making affordable serial and functional objects of green design to everyone.
ADAPTAVATE wants to breathe a breath of fresh air in to the buildings of the future. They are re-thinking, re-making and providing solutions that are low carbon, compostable and create healthy buildings of the future.
Necova, a system that retrofits photovoltaic installations to enhance their performance and produce hot water at no extra cost.
Evovelo wants to design, manufacture and sell highly-efficient solar sustainable vehicles to help reduce the CO2 footprint and make mobility in cities more comfortable and healthy.
Aerox has designed a coating for wind-turbine blades which reduces the need of finishing operations, making wind-turbine manufacturing process more efficient.
Green Wings, a system that produces electricity from the exhausted gases of airplanes during take-off. Please read more about this cleantech idea.
Press Release: Join us at Palacio de Congresos (Palace of Light) de Valencia (Spain) on Wednesday 29th of October to see the pitches of the 30 best ideas of Climate-KIC’s CleanLaunchpad, Europe’s largest cleantech business idea competition.
Coolar wants to produce a fridge that runs on heat and not on electricity. The cooling process is purely water-based and does not contain any toxic or climate-damaging chemicals. Read all about this cleantech idea.
PalleTech combines the reusability of wooden pallets with the recyclability of paper pallets and adds modularity on top.
Swedish Algae Factory’s ambition is to sell their biofuel on tap in the near future. Please continue to read more about this cleantech idea.
Intelligent Structures’ idea is about detecting and locating critical damages in carbon fiber structures – e.g. in aircrafts – using a network of smart ultrasound sensors. And, thus alleviating the necessity of oversizing. More about it in this blog.
Mike’s Multicharger is a device that has the possibility to use at least six sources of green energy, in a modular construction. With this device you’ll be never out of energy. More about this cleantech idea in this blog.
First Prize Winner CleanLaunchpad 2014: Wavetube develops a patented solution to produce renewable energy from the motion of ocean waves. Their goal is commercialization by 2020, having initiated two major wave energy farm projects with customers by then. Read all about it.
Finalist Poland Inteko wants to make stoves completely independent of electricity. This has a number of advantages. Please continue to read more about it.
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