Bangladesh joins ClimateLaunchpad

Yay, we are very excited to welcome Bangladesh to our competition. As Bangladesh is a fresh hub of rising start-ups focusing on the threats of increased climate variability, the country is a perfect match for ClimateLaunchpad. Ratul Dev of Gen Lab is our local country lead. Gen Lab believes in the brilliant minds of local… Read more »

Delft IMP. Highly efficient catalysts.

Delft IMP came in second during the 2015 Dutch National Final and finished in the Top-10 at the Grand Final. What they do? They figured out how to produce highly efficient catalysts, a technology that enables the transition from an oil­based economy to a bio­based economy.

Frans on green tech. Top stories this week

We’re delighted to see the amount of ideas flowing in from all over the world. But there can never be too many – so keep ‘m coming. The first submission deadline is coming up in Spain on April 2. Check the deadlines for other countries on our website. Apart from that here are the green… Read more »

Top Green Tech Trends in 2017

At the start of the year, the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) presented a handful of innovative and sustainable green technologies that are set to make a change in today’s world. In fact, the annual tech conference takes pride in its own initiatives to make CES greener every year. Despite some politicians’ anti-green stance, clean energy… Read more »

Frans on green tech. All you need to know in a two-minute read.

Don’t know about you, but most newsletters are so long that I just never get to the end. So we thought we’d change ours. Short & sweet, we’re gonna share the good stuff with you. The good-, great- or must-reads we come across on cleantech and entrepreneurship. Trends, insights, policy, funding, how to’s. Etcetera. Of course I’ll also… Read more »

Cambond and their game-changing green glue

Cambridge based Cambond won third place in ClimateLaunchpad’s 2014 Grand Final with their formaldehyde-free glue from biomass. It is used to make wood panels like MDF or plywood, a $500 billion a year industry.

Press release: Green business ideas competition gains global impact

Over 750 promising sustainability ideas to battle in the 4th edition of ClimateLaunchpad February 15, 2017 – ClimateLaunchpad kicks off the fourth edition of its successful green business idea competition in Amsterdam, welcoming Serbia, Azerbaijan, France and Germany as new participating countries. With interest from Argentina, India, Kenya and Australia, ClimateLaunchpad is no longer a… Read more »

Reverse Resources. Circular fashion.

ClimateLaunchpad finalist Reverse Resources won third prize in the 2015 National Final in Estonia and won entry into the Climate-KIC accelerator during our Grand Final. Soon afterwards they landed a €150k grant in the Global Change Award. Currently they’re running pilot projects with H&M and Tesco, while other interested brands are lining up.

Wow! ClimateLaunchpad 2016 finalist on Forbes 30 Under 30 list.

How to land yourself on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. ClimateLaunchpad 2016 finalist Chrysalis Technologies did it. No less than thirteen of Climate-KIC’s entrepreneurs feature in Forbes 30-Under-30 Europe 2017. Only the brightest young entrepreneurs, innovators and game changers find a spot on that list. ClimateLaunchpad 2016 finalist Chrysalis Technologies is one of them…. Read more »

Year review: 2016 in numbers

How many applications did ClimateLaunchpad get in 2016? How many green ideas were selected? And who won the Grand Final? Check out our data from 2016 in this visual. Because who doesn’t love an infographic?

National Finals: From Bugs to Batteries

This year’s EU Finals are shaping up nicely. There will be cookies made of insects and leather made of mushrooms. There will be water saving and water purification. There will even be wheels and windmills.

Cleantech Teams From 30 Countries Meet in Estonia For Competition Final

Europe’s largest business idea competition, ClimateLaunchpad, is organized by Climate-KIC. Its purpose is to unlock Europe’s cleantech potential and to accelerate innovations that address climate change. Teams from 30 European countries pitch their cleantech business ideas on 7 and 8 October to a jury in Tallinn, Estonia. A total of 90 teams will compete for funding and the chance to enter into the Climate-KIC startup Accelerator.

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