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Curious about green business trends? Wanna get inspired by great new cleantech ideas? Looking for opportunities for your company? Or are you simply ready for some optimism on fixing one of the world's biggest issues? In short, that’s what you get at the…

ClimateLaunchpad Global Grand Final

Join us in Limassol, Cyprus on October 17-18, 2017

  • 105
    Finalists
  • 2
    Days
  • 1
    Island

This year roughly 1,000 green business ideas were submitted in 35 countries across the globe. Each country will now send their top-3 to our Global Grand Final to pitch their idea in front of our renowned jury. The Top-10 wins access to the Climate-KIC Accelerator. On top of that there is also prize money. But this event is not just about this tantalizing battle…

As one of the 2016 participants said:
'If solving climate change would always be this much fun, we would have solved it decades ago'.

Meet the next generation of
successful green start-ups

This event is like taking a sneak peek into the future. It is jam-packed with keynotes, interactive sessions, fresh ideas and business opportunities. Such as the networking breaks, start-up pitches, cocktails, music, the award ceremony and not to forget an after party that will rock Cyprus.

Talking heads

Our Global Grand Final brings you some of the most dynamic, experienced and rabble-rousing minds in greentech and entrepreneurship.

Get ready to sharpen your mind with these keynotes:

  • Dr. Kirsten Dunlop
  • Keynote Speech and Jury Chair
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Chief Executive Officer, EIT Climate-KIC. Kirsten radiates creative vitality, an energy drawn from a deep well of diverse experience and a passion for what she loves to do — inspire people to embrace a changing world, learn to learn, understand their past and shape their future. Her career spans academia, consulting, banking, insurance, strategy, design, innovation and leadership, across three continents. Kirsten joined Climate-KIC in February 2017 from an Australian financial services conglomerate, Suncorp, a long-standing partner of Climate-KIC and a member of global climate risk information platform, OASIS.

  • Eugene Kandel
  • Raising capital for your start-up
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Eugene Kandel is Professor of Economics and Finance at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and CEO of the Start-Up Nation Central. He is an expert in Financial Markets and Institutions, as well as Corporate Governance and the incentives it provides. His work has been published in the leading Economics, Finance and Accounting journals.

  • Alejandro Lozano
  • Resourcefulness at its greatest
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How to generate value from airline points. 
Hedge fund accountant and start-up business consultant Alejandro Lozano describes himself as an innovative extrovert. He travelled six continents in search of a universal style of communication to break down cultural barriers that restrain individuals from pursuing their boldest dreams. At Indiana University, Alejandro studied civil, criminal and constitutional law.

  • Joel Moxley
  • A keynote on lessons learnt
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Cleantech investor Joel Moxley is founder of Pit Rho Corporation, co-founder of Biota Technology, founding investor and board member of Rubicon Global, founding investor in Zero Mass Water, and founder and CEO of Foro Energy. He received his PhD from MIT and his BSE from Princeton, both in chemical Institute for Energy.

  • Jan van der Tempel
  • Adventures of an entrepreneur
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Jan van der Tempel graduated in offshore wind from Delft University of Technology in 2000 where he also did his PhD on Offshore Wind Support Structure design. He invented and founded Ampelmann, a full-motion compensation system to access offshore structures, which now is global market leader in offshore access. Currently Jan is back to his old passions: teaching and technology development. His new start-up DOT is a radical new offshore turbine.

Get to it

Call them workshops, expert sessions or whatever the heck you want. What you get is top-notch trainers and facilitators who earned their stripes in their respective fields. What you also get is their hands-on, in depth knowledge and tips & tricks.

These are your guru’s during our Grand Final:

George Z. Georgiou on Intellectual Property Rights, Protection and Exploitation, Company incorporation. George is Barrister at Law and Managing Partner of George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC.

Holger Nils Pohl fills you in on everything about Graphic Recording. He’s the Visual Strategy Facilitator at WorkVisual Institute.

Hans Westerhof shares insights from Climate-KIC Accelerator, the 18-month cleantech program with a focus on climate impact. Hans is Climate-KIC Trainer and Program Manager.

Joel Moxley is not just one of our keynote speakers, he also hosts a session about Foro Energy, the open source platform he built for cleantech founders. You’ll walk out of this one with loads of practical knowledge to build a great company.

And then there’s the enlightening panel discussion chaired by the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency on ‘Vibrant start-up location in sustainability’.

We are extremely proud that Our Global Grand Final 2017 is held under the auspices of H.E. the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades.

Once we finalize time slots and other practical stuff, we’ll update this page.

Grab your tickets now

We welcome all of you cleantech watchers, corporate green leaders, planet saving visionaries and Trump-defying bright thinkers. To make it possible for each and everyone of you to attend the hottest event of the year, we decided to create several rates. If your boss is paying, please tick the corporate rate. Academics choose their appropriate option. Are you picking up your own bill? Opt for the individual rate.*

* We’re not in the business of checking up on you, we trust you’ll know and do what’s fair.

Early Bird discount

Register before September 15 and receive an Early Bird discount of 20%. Use the code CLP20EU17BRD.

Also: we have 40 FREE student tickets available! Are you a student? Send us an e-mail why you should be at our event and you may be selected to join us for free.

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Hook up with the next generation of green entrepreneurs.

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Tap into fresh ideas in specific cleantech fields and business applications.

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Immerse yourself in the refreshing vibe of start-up energy.

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