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.
Huang Ming’s dream of a Solar Valley in China is now a reality. Will China become the heart of cleantech innovation as a result? “Everything is solar” Huang Ming calls himself “the number one crazy solar guy in the world.” He is the leading solar innovator and builder in China. Huang Ming has created a model… Read more »
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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 »
Did you miss the big event in Amsterdam? Or were you there and had so much fun, you want to see it again? Check out this video for an impression of the day and our YouTube playlist for all videos, like interviews and pitches. And don’t forget to flip through our Facebook Photo Albums: *… Read more »
Winners announced for ClimateLaunchpad, Europe’s largest competition for the next generation cleantech entrepreneurs ClimateLaunchpad has just announced the winners of Europe’s largest start-up competition with primary focus on solving climate change. Amsterdam, September 4th 2015 – DesertControl from Norway has been announced as the winner of this year’s ClimateLaunchpad competition, winning €10,000 and a place in… Read more »
• 82 cleantech start-ups shortlisted from a list of more than 700 across Europe are set to compete for funding and the chance to enter the Climate-KIC accelerator • ClimateLaunchpad, Europe’s largest business ideas competition, creates the stage to unlock Europe’s cleantech potential and accelerate innovations that address climate change • Start-ups from 28 European… Read more »
27th July 2015 – @ the Hellenic Bank Head Office in Nicosia, 3 teams were selected to represent Cyprus in Amsterdam at the European Final. Before we reveal what happened at the finals, lets rewind and see what happened throughout the ClimateLaunchpad journey in Cyprus. Determination to learn, evolve, teach and guide formed the key… Read more »
June 26-28 2015 – The ClimateLaunchpad Boot Camp in Estonia kicked off with a meet and greet dinner on June 26th, at the small sailors’ village Käsmu by the Baltic Sea. At that inspirational spot all teams had an opportunity to introduce their innovative ideas by using modeling clay. That way the 10 selected teams… Read more »
(a bit of wine, a bit of sea and state your DEAL!) Glyfada, June 13-14 2015 – There’s a Greek Eurovision song from the 70’s called “ligo krasi, ligo thalassa ke to agori mou” (“a bit of wine, a bit of sea and my boyfriend”). Paraphrasing the song to the title of this blog, one… Read more »
Dublin, 23rd of June 2015 – The “A Green Space to Innovate” event kick started the “Sustainability Gathering 2015” and took place on Monday afternoon, the 22nd of June, 2015 at the CHQ Building, Custom House Quay, Dublin. The event showcased innovative cleantech entrepreneurs, and hosted the national final of the ClimateLaunchpad competition.The ClimateLaunchpad… Read more »
Frankfurt am Main, 28–30 April 2015 – To give us all a relaxing break before a 2-day ClimateLaunchpad Boot Camp, our first meeting was meant to be an introducing part – us to each other and Frankfurt am Main to those who come from other parts of Germany. We spent the evening of 28 April… Read more »
This year was the first time ClimateLaunchpad started the search for cleantech heroes in Lithuania. On the 29-30th of May 12 teams with different ideas on how to tackle climate change were gathered to gain some knowledge about business making. In the 2-day intensive Boot Camp realization models of ideas were questioned, analyzed and outlined… Read more »
Noordwijk 12-13 May – In a typical Dutch way of transportation – by bike – twelve selected teams arrived at the Dutch Boot Camp of ClimateLaunchpad. All participants were very exited to join and the diversity of ideas made it a vibrant and inspiring kick-off. In 2 days participants identified their target markets, adapted the… Read more »
Trondheim, 21-22 May 2015 – The Norwegian Business Boot Camp is over. Coaches Jakob Steen Jensen (Nordic Entrepreneurship Lead – Climate-KIC), Matthijs Baan (Business Coach – Climate-KIC) and Eirik Gjelsvik Medbø (ClimateLaunchpad Norway) gave the participants tremendous input regarding vision/dreams, product definition, market segmentation, competition advantage and value propositions. Despite an intensive programme at the… Read more »
In this video Frans Nauta, founder of ClimateLaunchpad, and Mike Goodfellow-Smith, one of our certified trainers, explain why it’s so important to empower start-ups to combat climate change. “Science is very clear about climate change. We have to fix it”, says Frans. For a green and clean future “we need thousands of companies challenging the… Read more »
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