Our National Lead for Latvia
Meet Matiss, our National Lead for Latvia!
What is your background?
Executive Director, Green Industry Innovation Center
Positive, all-road, target-oriented and creative; Often ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking person who likes challenges; To achieve the goals I am breaking the rules (not the law); Confident in new environments and changing circumstances; Comfortable as a team player or working alone; There always is the solution for every problem or conflict; Likes to reach new horizons and acquire new knowledge.
Why did you become a country lead?
Green Technology Incubator is focused on supporting and encouraging businesses involved in green industry innovation. ClimateLaunchpad supports our goal as it is a great opportunity for Latvian start-ups to participate in Europe’s largest clean tech business competition and pitch their ideas in front of international investors.
Why do you think this competition is so important?
ClimateLaunchpad fosters the creation and growth of new products and businesses in green innovation areas and gives the opportunity for a wider international view for local initiatives.
How does your organisation support cleantech start-ups?
We support development of products, services, and processes that harness renewable materials, energy sources and efficiency, reduce the use of natural resources and cut or eliminate emissions and wastes.