CleanLaunchpad Grand EU Finale

‘… 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.

Wrapping up an adventurous journey

‘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.

A great opportunity to accelerate our venture

‘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.

Interview with first prize Winner Sara West

‘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.

Taming the waves by Wavetube

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.

lamp•a•live, finalist Berlin

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, finalist Spain

Solarays implies a radical change in the generation and distribution of electric and thermal energy.

NitroZeo, finalist Italy

The Nitrozeo team has developed a completely natural product, to grant a more sustainable agriculture.

Hydroalgae Power, finalist the Netherlands

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, finalist Italy

RiUp is a new platform to deal with the actual environmental issue making affordable serial and functional objects of green design to everyone.

ADAPTIVATE, UK finalist

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, finalist Greece

Necova, a system that retrofits photovoltaic installations to enhance their performance and produce hot water at no extra cost.

Evovelo, finalist Spain

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, finalist Spain

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, finalist Cyprus

Green Wings, a system that produces electricity from the exhausted gases of airplanes during take-off. Please read more about this cleantech idea.

Climate-KIC’s CleanLaunchpad Grand EU final

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, finalist Germany (Berlin)

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, finalist Poland

PalleTech combines the reusability of wooden pallets with the recyclability of paper pallets and adds modularity on top.

Intelligent Structures, finalist Italy

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, finalist Poland

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.

Wavetube, finalist Sweden

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.

Inteko ltd, finalist Poland

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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