We tracked down Gareth Robert, one of the founders of Cambond. This venture came in 3rd in 2014’s European Final. A lot has happened since then, Cambond is aiming to sell their first products by the end of May 2015. We interviewed him about his winning idea and what has been going on since that… Read more »
Not only did Desolenator run a tight race in our 2014 European Final, The Guardian also listed them as one of the start-ups of the year. High time we had a chat with founder William Janssen to get an update on life after ClimateLaunchpad. First things first, tell us a bit about the idea behind… Read more »
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 »
‘It was overwhelming to get a glimpse of Europe’s cleantech innovation future.’ says Climate-KIC’s Deputy Director Entrepreneurship Frans Nauta about the Grand EU Finals in this interview…
‘… 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.
‘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.
How to become the audience favorite? Hendrik Schaede, start-up OR-KESS shares some inside information with you in this blog.
‘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.
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.
CleanLaunchpad 2014: First Prize, WaveTube, Second Prize Desolenator and Third Prize Cambond
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.
Second Prize Winner CleanLaunchpad 2014: Desolenator wants to help people reliant on desalinated water by making the process run on solar power.
Third Prize Winner CleanLaunchpad 2014: CAMBOND has an idea for green glue that can replace the existing formaldehyde-containing (and so toxic) glues used in wood composites. Read all about it in this blog.