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 »

The key to solving climate change. An interview with Michelle Winthrop

By Lucy Woods. (This article originally featured in our event magazine the CLP Daily #3. Michelle Winthrop was on the jury for ClimateLaunchpad Global Grand Final, 2 October 2020) ClimateLaunchpad Daily talks with Michelle Winthrop, Director of Policy at Irish Aid – a part of Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs. “If you are serious about… Read more »

Profile story: CLP20 global winner Carbon Craft Design

‘Made with carbon emissions’ Carbon Craft Design creates tiles by upcycling carbon emissions They won third place during our 2020 Global Grand Final. Mumbai based start-up Carbon Craft Design works on upcycling solutions for architects, businesses and consumers. They launched the Carbon Tile this year, as their first product where design meets sustainability. With every… Read more »

You think you’re green, but are you really?

By Catherine Early. (This article originally featured in our event magazine the CLP Daily #3) Start-ups should measure the impact of a product in the early stages to test assumptions and evolve their thinking. Product design, marketing, business plans, investment potential…there are many things occupying an entrepreneurs’ thoughts in the early days. Measuring their start-up’s… Read more »

Can we all take a green and invigorating breath?

Hey all, A promising time ahead for one of the world’s largest economic powerhouses the new team in charge is poised to make the US a climate leader. President-elect Biden is planning to reduce global heating within striking distance of the Paris Agreement. #gobiden He has already embedded climate experts throughout his transition teams. Fingers… Read more »

Profile story: CLP20 global winner CASSETEX

‘It is like a time machine. The competition helped us travel to our future.‘ A profile story on the ClimateLaunchpad 2020 global winner Cassetex “Representing Bangladesh for the first time in this competition, and competing with more than 50 countries. We are humbled and mind blown to achieve this recognition. Not only have we won… Read more »

Building local ecosystems to create global impact

All change starts small. That is why we believe in fixing climate change, one start-up at a time. It is also why we are constantly looking to add more regions and countries to our global community of green entrepreneurs. Local and regional changes can shape the globe. The world is an ecosystem in which we… Read more »

How will Europe’s Green Deal benefit entrepreneurs?

The EU’s flagship environmental policy combined with its COVID-19 green stimulus could be a boon for start-ups who are quick off the mark. By Catherine Early (This article originally featured in our event magazine the CLP Daily #4.) The European Commission needs entrepreneurs – their ideas and their inspiration. One of the commission’s most senior… Read more »

Solving water scarcity

By Catherine Early. (This article originally featured in our event magazine the CLP Daily #1. Sid Vollebregt was one of the speakers during our Global Grand Final 2020) Sid Vollebregt, Managing Director of Elemental Watermakers, describes how a surf trip inspired him to create technology that makes seawater safe to drink using renewable energy. “A… Read more »

Relive the 2020 Global Final, feel the virtual vibe again

“There is such a sense of energy at ClimateLaunchpad.” – Kirsten Dunlop, CEO of EIT Climate-KIC Across the globe we all had to translate all of our enthusiasm, hopes and spirits to the perimeters of Zoom screens this year. For our competition it meant we had to rely on internet connections, computer cameras, microphones and… Read more »

Man with a green mission. An interview with Diederik Samsom.

By Catherine Early. (This article originally featured in our event magazine the CLP Daily #2. Diederik Samsom was one of the speakers during our Global Grand Final 2020) Start-ups provide an important source of inspiration to politicians looking for new policy ideas, says Diederik Samsom. With a senior role in the European Commission as head of… Read more »

CLP alumni are attracting investors

As you know, we keep track of all of our alumni and their milestones in the areas of revenue, number of FTE, funding, climate & social impact. Each year we award the best performing start-ups with the infamous Impact Award. This year’s best performers were: Burgs Foods Bandora Systems mango solar Mighty Meat Ponera Group… Read more »

How does an international event cope with a pandemic?

(Image via Openclipart) BY LUCY WOODS (This article originally featured in our event magazine the CLP Daily #4) One inescapable difference between ClimateLaunchpad 2020 and previous years has been the monumental challenge of hosting an international event almost entirely online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the pandemic is scary, confusing, and fraught with anxieties… Read more »

Press release: Cassetex from Bangladesh, Sosei from Uruguay and Carbon Craft Design from India win the seventh edition of ClimateLaunchpad

More than 3,000 entrepreneurs from 56 countries participated in the ClimateLaunchpad 2020. This year’s global climate competition took place online from 30 September to 2 October. The winner, Cassetex, is a solar-powered battery swapping service for electric 3-wheelers in Bangladesh. The team hopes to transition more than one million vehicles and save 0.47 megaton of… Read more »

Virtual event. Real winners.

Wow, as we are catching our breaths after three virtual and glorious green business days we are beyond proud to announce our 2020 global winners. Out of 3,000 applications in 56 countries the overall winner is CASSETEX from Bangladesh with their A solar powered battery swapping service for last mile transport. Congratulations CASSETEX with your award and… Read more »

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