Tales and Tips from the Winner’s Circle #1 MABE Bio

As this year’s cohort prepares to pitch at the Regional Finals, we catch up with last year’s winners. Read on to see how they’ve progressed, what they’ve learned, and their golden tip for aspiring entrepreneurs. Marina Belintani – MABE Bio, Brazil MABE Bio combines nature and technology to create materials. They reinvent the leather production… Read more »

Tales and Tips from the Winner’s Circle #2 WAGA

As this year’s cohort prepares to pitch at the Regional Finals, we catch up with last year’s winners. Read on to see how they’ve progressed, what they’ve learned, and their golden tip for aspiring entrepreneurs. Gibson Kawago, WAGA – Tanzania WAGA repurposes used lithium-ion batteries to create battery packs for rural households and businesses. The… Read more »

Tales and Tips from the Winner’s Circle #3 Divea (formerly 2D Membranes)

As this year’s cohort prepares to pitch at the Regional Finals, we catch up with last year’s winners. Read on to see how they’ve progressed, what they’ve learned, and their golden tip for aspiring entrepreneurs. Mojtaba Rezaei, Divea (formerly 2D Membranes), Switzerland With their carbon capture technology, Divea targets the biggest industrial CO2 emitters, such… Read more »

ClimateBasics Learning Sessions

Hey all, Blue Economy and Adaptation & Resilience are key climate topics of our time (and of our ClimateLaunchpad themes).  We are delighted to invite you to three upcoming ClimateBasics Learning Sessions.  Join EIT Climate-KIC subject experts Maria Loloni and Ayoub Derdabi as they take you through these important issues around climate change in an interactive… Read more »

The road to 1.5C – Takeaway of 2022

When will we phase out fossil fuels? When will global emissions reach their peak? Who is going to finance the loss and damage fund? These are some of the pressing questions that remain after the most recent edition of the UN Global Climate Summit (aka. COP27) In its Emissions Gap Report 2022, the UN states… Read more »

Entrepreneurial life after ClimateLaunchpad – Alumni Founder Stories

We always say it’s not about winning, it’s about participating. We don’t just say that. During the program, starting entrepreneurs learn how to build a sustainable business. Chris Roe of EIT Climate-KIC asked three alumni (and ClimateLaunchpad fans) how they are doing now. They talk about their start-ups and how they fared after participating in… Read more »

Let’s talk diversity

Starting a new business gives you the unique opportunity to build your own powerful and diverse team. Diversity is important. Each team member brings its own voice, background and vibe. And: it makes the market-fit for your start-up more suitable Watch The Power of Diversity in Climate Innovation Panel for interesting perspectives. With: Sara Eve… Read more »

How can we make climate finance better?

It costs time and money to develop and scale up much-needed disruptive ideas – how can we do it smarter? Tony Ofori, Director, Sustainable Finance Group at Bank of America, believes it is important to invest in green start-ups in our mission to Net Zero. At the Regional Final Europe, he explained why and gave… Read more »

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure: upcycling is one of the green innovation trends of 2022

What you toss in the trash can without a second thought could be worth so much more. Just take a look at the finalists in ClimateLaunchpad, the global green business competition. Within the competition, all kinds of ideas come forward, such as extracting energy from the sea, using deep tech to monitor agricultural factors, or… Read more »

Is climate-friendly behaviour too much hassle?

“Engineers have an optimism bias,” dr. Gerdien de Vries said in her keynote : It’s hard to be green. Reality check. Of course we – climate innovators – are thrilled about our green innovations and ideas. But how do we convince people to buy or use our inventions? Even if we know our customers want… Read more »

Regional visions on the global climate challenge

 A deep dive into the cleantech trends in four ClimateLaunchpad regions Our mission is to fix climate change by unlocking the world’s cleantech ideas. This year, our local partners in 59 countries around the world trained the most promising early-stage entrepreneurs by helping them perfect their green business idea. The top 3 teams from each… Read more »

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 »

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