2014’s winner Wavetube, an update

Sara West and Alexander Torstenfeldt were 2014’s ClimateLaunchpad European winners with their venture Wavetube. They’ve joined the Climate-KIC Accelerator programme and are in the midst of accelerating their development. We wanted to know how they are doing and interviewed Sara. Tell us about Wavetube, what is it? ‘Wavetube develops a unique solution to harness ocean… Read more »

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.

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