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.

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 »

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.

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?

Press release: Meet Europe’s next generation cleantech entrepreneurs

• 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 »

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.

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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