Relive the 2020 Global Final, feel the virtual vibe again

“There is such a sense of energy at ClimateLaunchpad.” – Kirsten Dunlop, CEO of EIT Climate-KIC Across the globe we all had to translate all of our enthusiasm, hopes and spirits to the perimeters of Zoom screens this year. For our competition it meant we had to rely on internet connections, computer cameras, microphones and… Read more »

Man with a green mission. An interview with Diederik Samsom.

By Catherine Early. (This article originally featured in our event magazine the CLP Daily #2) Start-ups provide an important source of inspiration to politicians looking for new policy ideas, says Diederik Samsom. With a senior role in the European Commission as head of cabinet for first vice-president Frans Timmermans, Diederik Samsom has recently witnessed first- hand… Read more »

CLP alumni are attracting investors

As you know, we keep track of all of our alumni and their milestones in the areas of revenue, number of FTE, funding, climate & social impact. Each year we award the best performing start-ups with the infamous Impact Award. This year’s best performers were: Burgs Foods Bandora Systems mango solar Mighty Meat Ponera Group… Read more »

How does an international event cope with a pandemic?

(Image via Openclipart) BY LUCY WOODS (This article originally featured in our event magazine the CLP Daily #4) One inescapable difference between ClimateLaunchpad 2020 and previous years has been the monumental challenge of hosting an international event almost entirely online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the pandemic is scary, confusing, and fraught with anxieties… Read more »

Press release: Cassetex from Bangladesh, Sosei from Uruguay and Carbon Craft Design from India win the seventh edition of ClimateLaunchpad

More than 3,000 entrepreneurs from 56 countries participated in the ClimateLaunchpad 2020. This year’s global climate competition took place online from 30 September to 2 October. The winner, Cassetex, is a solar-powered battery swapping service for electric 3-wheelers in Bangladesh. The team hopes to transition more than one million vehicles and save 0.47 megaton of… Read more »

Virtual event. Real winners.

Wow, as we are catching our breaths after three virtual and glorious green business days we are beyond proud to announce our 2020 global winners. Out of 3,000 applications in 56 countries the overall winner is CASSETEX from Bangladesh with their A solar powered battery swapping service for last mile transport. Congratulations CASSETEX with your award and… Read more »

Celebrating 5 years of ClimateLaunchpad in Ukraine

Celebrating 5 years of ClimateLaunchpad in Ukraine — the challenges, the achievements and the start-ups  ClimateLaunchpad has been fueling the growth of Ukrainian green startups since 2016. As the national lead in Ukraine, Greencubator has organised five national selection cycles and boot camps, and held four National Finals in most creative settings – from one… Read more »

Multus Media

Enabling competitive prices for high quality cultivated meat Multus Media is one of our 2019 award winning participants. They didn’t lose any momentum and aim to have their first product ready by autumn 2020. What they do? They enable the cultivated meat industry to flourish by developing next generation low-cost growth media for animal cells…. Read more »

Positive leadership paying off for Nigerian ClimateLaunchpad team

Positive leadership paying off for Nigerian ClimateLaunchpad team This is Tosin Ajide’s second year running ClimateLaunchpad in Nigeria, and, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the competition is still growing stronger. “It keeps getting better every year. This year we had over 300 applications!” says Ajide. Just like the rest of the world, climate change has had… Read more »

The end of fossil fuel. Is it here yet?

Has peak oil arrived and what are the impact and opportunities for cleantech Peak oil. It has been a topic of heated conversation for decades. The traditional definition describes it as the theorised point in time when the maximum rate of extraction of petroleum is reached, after which it enters into terminal decline. In 1962,… Read more »

The woman behind the mission to bring systemic sustainable enterprise to Pakistan 

Bridging the gap between corporate need and locally sourced potential  If there is one woman in Pakistan working relentlessly to encourage Pakistani public and private spaces to take a more integrated sustainability approach, it is Hira Wajahat. Hira is National Lead for ClimateLaunchpad and Programme Manager at consulting firm Stimulus. Her aim is to bring… Read more »

On staying green

Dear all, Now more than ever we need to pull together. And that’s exactly what we see happening in our global green community. Our number of participating countries has grown to 57. And with the support of all of our national partners we’ve been able to create a fully digital edition of our programme. The… Read more »

Australian green start-ups are fixing the climate crisis

This week, six years ago, ClimateLaunchpad saw its first light of day in this world. We have been growing ever since. Time to take a closer look at regional differences. What does it take to create impact with a cleantech start-up on one continent or the other? What stories can be shared from across the… Read more »

How the Nordic countries are tackling climate change

Our competition has been running on a global scale for several years in a row now. Being the curious lot we are, we figured it is time to take a closer look at regional differences. What does it take to create impact with a cleantech start-up on one continent or the other? What success stories… Read more »

How cleantech start-ups are dealing with the pandemic

We all feel the impact of the current situation. Regional differences aside we are all affected, all of our lives are affected and all economies are affected. We got in touch with two of our alumni to find out how they and their start-ups are dealing with COVID-19. Pedro Silva Humbert from ECO2Blocks (2018 global… Read more »

How green will the world recover from COVID-19?

Cleantech challenges and opportunities What’s going on for cleantech? COVID-19 is causing significant macroeconomic turbulence across the globe. Investment in the clean energy sector was already slowing down for a couple of years and the impact of the situation right now could further squeeze liquidity. However, if you look at the rate at which investors… Read more »

Press release: The next generation of cleantech entrepreneurs will lead the charge in fixing climate change

Global Green Business Ideas Competition open for applications in over 55 countries Delft, 13 January 2019 – Starting today, global green business ideas competition ClimateLaunchpad welcomes applications in over 55 countries on all continents. The programme is set up to help aspiring entrepreneurs grow their cleantech ideas into global businesses. Today the competition opened up… Read more »

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