Being green means going blue

Seas and oceans produce 50% of the oxygen we breathe and are amongst the Earth’s largest carbon sinks. That’s why it’s no surprise that ClimateLaunchpad’s newest theme track is: Blue Economy. Open webinar: Innovating together for a sustainable Blue Economy If calculated in monetary terms, the ocean would be the 7th world largest economy at… Read more »

Are you ready to launch?

2022 marks ClimateLaunchpad’s 9th year of tackling climate change and we can’t wait to get started again #9yearsstrong Applications open March 1st Mark your calendars – at 12PM CET on March 1st, we are open for applications. This year’s programme runs from March to November. The world needs climate-smart entrepreneurs – is that you, or… Read more »

We have our 2021 winners.

Meet the climate entrepreneurs and their start-ups that are set to tackle climate change. AI driven IoT designed for  existing airconditioners to cool a room sensibly. Turning organic household waste into livestock feed. Transforming conventional trucks into low-emission vehicles with a plug-in carbon capture kit. Those ideas won our 2021 competition. Out of the incredible… Read more »

Press release: SMDPower Solutions from India, Entomo Farm from Zambia and Qaptis from Switzerland win ClimateLaunchpad 2021

The Netherlands, 29 October 2021 – Over 2,136 climate tech start-ups from 55 countries applied for the 2021 edition of ClimateLaunchpad, the global green business ideas competition. After months of intense Boot Camps, training and coaching, 70 finalists made it to the Global Grand Final that took place online from 27 to 29 October. Today the competition announces its… Read more »

Are you ready for green game changers?

Connect with the world’s most promising cleantech start-ups Our 2021 Global Final will see 70 finalists from 55 countries compete. They will pitch their socks off in one of the 7 green business themes. Expert juries select the Top-16 teams to battle it out for the global win during the Grand Final on the last… Read more »

What if green were the easy option?

Linking consumers to sustainable businesses There is no lack of ambition with 2019 ClimateLaunchpad participant Greener: they want to ‘repair the planet with every dollar you spend’. Since joining ClimateLaunchpad they were supported by Mirvac Impact Accelerator, ran a successful pilot demonstrating they can bring greener businesses a market share uplift of 5-20%, helped their… Read more »

The ClimateLaunchpad Quarterly May 2021

The ClimateLaunchpad Quarterly is a periodic global update on all things climate & cleantech. Sharpen your mind and get yourself up to speed with just one read. World leaders are setting the course During the largest virtual gathering of world leaders to date, the US-hosted climate summit last April saw 40 countries discuss their objectives… Read more »

Bloom is booming

Trailblazing tech turns biomass into petroleum alternative Their mission is crystal clear. They want to provide solutions that drive the transition from linear fossil-resources to circular, plant-based models. The ground-breaking and patented technology of 2018 ClimateLaunchpad participant Bloom creates chemicals and fuels from plant material. With their biorefining solutions they are able to manufacture a… Read more »

The road ahead

Bridging the gap from ideation to enterprise A green and clean future demands thousands of innovations challenging old business models. That is why it is our mission to unlock the world’s cleantech ideas. We support the teams behind those ideas. With our local partners around the globe we offer training, coaching, skills and networking opportunities. Creating impact… Read more »

Press release: Global Green Business Ideas Competition open for applications

Wanted: Green business ideas to fix climate change Delft, The Netherlands, 1 March 2021 – Starting today, the seventh edition of global green business ideas competition ClimateLaunchpad opens for applications. The programme, supported by EIT Climate-KIC and TU Delft, helps aspiring entrepreneurs grow their cleantech ideas into global businesses. Think of innovations in adaptation, renewable… Read more »

Blue Lobster: Turning the tide to fix the sustainable fish market

Nima Tisdall and Christine Hebert want to change the way fish is bought and sold. With their app Blue Lobster, the co-founders and Climate Launchpad 2019 alumni enable fishermen to cut out middlemen and sell directly to restaurants and consumers. Their digital marketplace is catching on. “On average”, says Nima, “there are six handling stages between… Read more »

Grassroots to global

How local solutions fix climate change Climate change is caused locally and cumulates into a global problem. For a large part the answers can be found locally and cumulate into global impact. That is why we support early-stage entrepreneurs across the globe and why we partner up with local initiatives to run our competition. Global… Read more »

What being an entrepreneur has in common with a mountaineering drama.

By Catherine Early. (This article originally featured in our event magazine the CLP Daily #4. Michael Liebreich was one of the speakers at ClimateLaunchpad Global Grand Final, 2 October 2020) Clean energy tech guru Michael Liebreich tells ClimateLaunchpad Daily about the early years of setting up his business, and what being an entrepreneur has in… Read more »

Zhana Solutions

Reusing grease from industrial wastewater to make biodiesel. (But that’s not all.) Environmental tech developers for the industry; that is how they describe themselves. As such, former participant Zhana Solutions focuses on water management. One of the things they successfully developed is a patented electrochemical method to treat industrial wastewater more efficiently than conventional installations…. Read more »

Profile story: CLP20 global winner SOSEI

The tailored roadmap to regenerative farming During our 2020 Global Grand Final they pitched themselves to win 2nd place. An amazing accomplishment considering the fact that the project was only born last June. We are of course talking about SOSEI from Uruguay. What they do? SOSEI provides tailored solutions to help farmers ease into regenerative… Read more »

Growing impact during the pandemic

We are extremely proud of the way we’ve been able to keep our ClimateLaunchpad show on the (digital) road this year. We never expected to grow our impact in 2020. But somehow we did: over 3,000 ideas were entered in 56 countries. Due to some regional reshuffling and the Zoom format the amount of Boot… Read more »

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