The woman behind the mission to bring systemic sustainable enterprise to Pakistan 

Bridging the gap between corporate need and locally sourced potential  If there is one woman in Pakistan working relentlessly to encourage Pakistani public and private spaces to take a more integrated sustainability approach, it is Hira Wajahat. Hira is National Lead for ClimateLaunchpad and Programme Manager at consulting firm Stimulus. Her aim is to bring… Read more »

On staying green

Dear all, Now more than ever we need to pull together. And that’s exactly what we see happening in our global green community. Our number of participating countries has grown to 57. And with the support of all of our national partners we’ve been able to create a fully digital edition of our programme. The… Read more »

Australian green start-ups are fixing the climate crisis

This week, six years ago, ClimateLaunchpad saw its first light of day in this world. We have been growing ever since. Time to take a closer look at regional differences. What does it take to create impact with a cleantech start-up on one continent or the other? What stories can be shared from across the… Read more »

How the Nordic countries are tackling climate change

Our competition has been running on a global scale for several years in a row now. Being the curious lot we are, we figured it is time to take a closer look at regional differences. What does it take to create impact with a cleantech start-up on one continent or the other? What success stories… Read more »

How cleantech start-ups are dealing with the pandemic

We all feel the impact of the current situation. Regional differences aside we are all affected, all of our lives are affected and all economies are affected. We got in touch with two of our alumni to find out how they and their start-ups are dealing with COVID-19. Pedro Silva Humbert from ECO2Blocks (2018 global… Read more »

How green will the world recover from COVID-19?

Cleantech challenges and opportunities What’s going on for cleantech? COVID-19 is causing significant macroeconomic turbulence across the globe. Investment in the clean energy sector was already slowing down for a couple of years and the impact of the situation right now could further squeeze liquidity. However, if you look at the rate at which investors… Read more »

Press release: The next generation of cleantech entrepreneurs will lead the charge in fixing climate change

Global Green Business Ideas Competition open for applications in over 55 countries Delft, 13 January 2019 – Starting today, global green business ideas competition ClimateLaunchpad welcomes applications in over 55 countries on all continents. The programme is set up to help aspiring entrepreneurs grow their cleantech ideas into global businesses. Today the competition opened up… Read more »

Pakistan brings corporates and start-ups together

Pakistan joined ClimateLaunchpad in 2019 and created a huge success with over a 100 applications by green start-ups from across all regions. Our National Partner Stimulus created quite a buzz around their National Finals and attracted a lot of corporate leaders and sustainability experts. Hira Wajahat, Project Lead Stimulus: “What we created here was an… Read more »

Press release: A new generation of global green entrepreneurs to lead the charge against climate change

World’s largest green start-up competition announces its 2019 winners Amsterdam, 16 November 2019 – They turn disposable diapers into clean fuel for residential use. Kenyan start-up Leafy Ke won the sixth edition of ClimateLaunchpad, the world’s largest green start-up competition. The second prize went to Maclec from India with their innovative hydrokinetic turbine technology. Enerdrape… Read more »

Our 2019 winners triumphed in Amsterdam

We just wrapped up yet another mind blowing Global Grand Final which was held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on November 14 and 15.  2019 showed a record number of 2,601 cleantech entrepreneurs applying for National Competitions in 53 countries and 70 Boot  Camps across the globe. And now we have our winners… Leafy Ke from Kenya… Read more »

How the Global Supply Chain is Doing its Part to Fix Climate Change

Guest blog written by Cassie Pierce A growing concern for sustainability has transformed how companies are designing their products and marketing them to an increasingly green public. But these initiatives are just the start, as many have also begun making adjustments behind the scenes with regards to their supply chain — and rightly so, given… Read more »

Green Business Insights. Plus: Last Call GGF

Hey all, Remember that target we set to get in 2,000 ideas this year? We nailed that by July and decided to set a new goal for 2,500. Well, we just did a final count for 2019 and guess what? #2600 #yay All 70 Boot Camps and all National and Regional Finals for all 53… Read more »

The world is voting for our start-ups

Wild Card competition big success A new way for our participants to gain access to the Global Grand Final is our Wild Card competition. This year 2,600 ideas entered ClimateLaunchpad in 53 participating countries. National winners (numbers 1 & 2) all automatically go on to the Global Grand Final in Amsterdam. All National numbers 3… Read more »

How to go from the back of a napkin to a business with global climate impact

The EIT Climate-KIC entrepreneurship offerings: innovation for global climate action Stimulating the energy and enthusiasm of entrepreneurs to lead the charge with new climate-positive business models is a powerful way to address climate change across sectors and systems. That is why EIT Climate-KIC identifies, supports and invests in (aspiring) entrepreneurs in every stage of innovation:… Read more »

Rens

In 2017 a chance encounter in a Starbucks between two expat sneakerheads quickly turns into a discussion on fashion and its impact on the environment. An idea is formed: make the perfect sustainable sneaker.

Why women rock Pakistan’s cleantech sector

When our founder Frans Nauta recently returned from leading our Boot Camp in Karachi, Pakistan, he reported: “It was quite something: great entrepreneurs, great atmosphere. And great participation by female founders. Over 50% of participants were women, and they totally rocked.” We decided we needed to find out more about this. Participation by female founders… Read more »

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