You think you lost? Think again. Imagine working your behind off during a start-up or business ideas competition. Long hours, little sleep, dazzling to-do lists, tons of brutally honest feedback and at times that fuzzy feeling of being somewhat overwhelmed. That’s what joining a competition like ClimateLaunchpad can be like, especially with the intense Boot… Read more »
“It’s gonna be big, get ready for scale and it’s not going to end tomorrow”, keynote speaker Danny Kennedy on fixing climate change Sunny and vibrant Cyprus today set the perfect stage for our Global Grand Final with the historic location provided by Carob Mills in the middle of Limassol the best possible spot. In… Read more »
by Frans Nauta, founder ClimateLaunchpad Once you join ClimateLaunchpad, of course you want to win. That’s how it works for me too if I join a competition. But you know what? Winning is overrated. The biggest benefits of joining ClimateLaunchpad are not about winning. At all. The real prize is that you get to build… Read more »
How to land yourself on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. ClimateLaunchpad 2016 finalist Chrysalix 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 Chrysalix Technologies is one of them…. Read more »
What kinds of issues are being tackled by the National Finalists competing at the ClimateLaunchpad EU Finals? Check out our visualizations and find out.
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 »
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 »
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 »
Pressure, sweat and happiness: all elements of the CleanLaunchpad national final Greece & Cyprus.
Cleantech startups from Hessen have a leading role in this videoblog. Enjoy!
This videoblog gives you an outline how UK organised its national final.
BIO2CHP offers small-scale bio-based energy production units to industries with organic wastes
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 implies a radical change in the generation and distribution of electric and thermal energy.
The Nitrozeo team has developed a completely natural product, to grant a more sustainable agriculture.
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 is a new platform to deal with the actual environmental issue making affordable serial and functional objects of green design to everyone.
Necova, a system that retrofits photovoltaic installations to enhance their performance and produce hot water at no extra cost.
Evovelo wants to design, manufacture and sell highly-efficient solar sustainable vehicles to help reduce the CO2 footprint and make mobility in cities more comfortable and healthy.
Aerox has designed a coating for wind-turbine blades which reduces the need of finishing operations, making wind-turbine manufacturing process more efficient.
Green Wings, a system that produces electricity from the exhausted gases of airplanes during take-off. Please read more about this cleantech idea.
Coolar wants to produce a fridge that runs on heat and not on electricity. The cooling process is purely water-based and does not contain any toxic or climate-damaging chemicals. Read all about this cleantech idea.
PalleTech combines the reusability of wooden pallets with the recyclability of paper pallets and adds modularity on top.
Swedish Algae Factory’s ambition is to sell their biofuel on tap in the near future. Please continue to read more about this cleantech idea.
Intelligent Structures’ idea is about detecting and locating critical damages in carbon fiber structures – e.g. in aircrafts – using a network of smart ultrasound sensors. And, thus alleviating the necessity of oversizing. More about it in this blog.
Mike’s Multicharger is a device that has the possibility to use at least six sources of green energy, in a modular construction. With this device you’ll be never out of energy. More about this cleantech idea in this blog.
First Prize Winner CleanLaunchpad 2014: Wavetube develops a patented solution to produce renewable energy from the motion of ocean waves. Their goal is commercialization by 2020, having initiated two major wave energy farm projects with customers by then. Read all about it.
Finalist Poland Inteko wants to make stoves completely independent of electricity. This has a number of advantages. Please continue to read more about it.
Sulfotools: pioneers in the field of green peptide chemistry. Their aim: to replace all process-required organic solvents with natural resource water. Read all about them.
AlterHausVerwalter.de is an online platform for an alternative realty management to motivate tenants towards an environmentally friendly and resource-saving behavior by making energy consumption transparent and uncover the potential of energy-savings.
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