“Sustainability is not a choice, it’s not a luxury, it’s a must…the only way we will have a future in this world.”
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.
Estonia in Autumn is magical and so are the ClimateLaunchpad EU Finals.
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.
What kinds of issues are being tackled by the National Finalists competing at the ClimateLaunchpad EU Finals? Check out our visualizations and find out.
The program for the ClimateLaunchpad EU Finals in Tallinn is taking shape. On October 7 and 8, around 90 national finalists will gather in the Silicon Valley of Europe to pitch their ideas for sustainable low carbon businesses. They won’t be alone. They will be joined by investors, entrepreneurs, educators, and activists.
90 teams and scores of innovative people staying calm and tackling climate change will welcome journalists at the ClimateLaunchpad EU Finals in Tallinn.
Here’s an interesting fact: women outperform men when it comes to crowdfunding. They are 13% more likely to succeed in raising money on Kickstarter. Hmmmm….
“We know you’re cheating,” the Desert Control team was told. The results seemed scientifically impossible. Ole Olesen told ClimateLaunchpad.
“We had the same results as good American farm soil, in the Sinai. We ourselves didn’t even know what was causing such great results.”
“Urban Farmers wants to be the next big thing in local farming. We don’t want to be hipster farmers or hobbyists. We want to expand and have a big impact on local food production and job creation.”
Do you wonder what it will really take to turn your great idea into a great business? Here are 7 questions to answer before getting started.
Do you sometimes find yourself wondering what you can do to address climate change? Out first piece of advice is Don’t Panic.
At ClimateLaunchpad, our motto is Keep Calm and Tackle Climate Change. This post gives you 4 things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint and make a difference in the world.
If Uber can’t conquer China, why do so many startups think they can?
“Love works better than politics.” Mike Goodfellow-Smith should know. He’s been working on environmental sustainability for more than three decades now. In this interview he shares his failures and insights. Find out which 5 sustainable innovations he thinks we should be embracing and more.
What did ClimateLaunchpad do this summer? Keep reading to find out…
ClimateLaunchpad Project Lead Frans Nauta on startup accelerators and why they’re here to stay.
Cleantech doesn’t always mean complicated and expensive innovation. In Bangladesh, people are making their own coolers from plastic bottles and cardboard.
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Our first newsletter of 2016 went out on June 21. If you aren’t a subscriber, here’s what you missed: Al Gore on sustainable business and climate optimism; the announcement of the first three national finalists, a bit of solstice love, and more. We’re Going Global Global impact starts at ClimateLaunchpad People and organizations from all… Read more »