This is a slightly revised version of one of our best-read blog posts from 2017. You’re considering joining ClimateLaunchpad, but not quite sure yet if it’s the way to go for you. That’s fine, we’re not trying to win you over here. We just want to help you make the right decision. Your only concern should be: will… Read more »
Hey all, Our 2019 edition is off to a strong start with the Boot Camps kicking off across the globe and 908 new and fresh business ideas already entered. #yay A whole bunch of new countries We couldn’t be more proud to welcome 16 new countries to our ClimateLaunchpad community: Barbados Canada Colombia Egypt Ethiopia… Read more »
This is the 3rd year in a row our start-ups feature on the Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe List. Last year it was Rainergy and in 2017 Chrysalix Technologies made the cut. From our competition straight to the 30 most promising innovators 2018 participants HiLyte and FenX claimed their spot on the 2019 List of… Read more »
Call for entries 2019 #1 Your green idea deserves business success. Get the knowledge and skills. #2 Your idea stays yours. 100%. We just help you train, compete & launch. #3 Your inner genius will shine. Work with the best trainers on the planet. #4 Prepare for global impact. You can change the world. #5… Read more »
“Missing out on women is missing out on solving climate change.” “When I started working with cleantech, the lack of women involved surprised me,” says Frans Nauta, Project Lead of ClimateLaunchpad. “We know that fixing climate change takes tens of thousands of ideas, experiments, initiatives and businesses. We need all talented and resourceful entrepreneurial potential… Read more »
Delft, March 11, 2019 – Starting March, ClimateLaunchpad welcomes applications in over 50 countries across 5 continents for the 2019 edition of the world’s largest green business ideas competition. The programme is part of the entrepreneurship offerings by EIT Climate-KIC, the European Union’s innovation program for climate change. ClimateLaunchpad is set up to help aspiring entrepreneurs… Read more »
We spoke with Monika Tomecka, UFraction8’s Executive Director to catch up on recent events: “Since the 2017 Global Grand Final we received quite a few grants and several awards.
ClimateLaunchpad trainer Ron Bloemers shares the basics of cleantech start-up training. We sat down with our Boot Camp trainer of the first hour: Ron Bloemers (founder and managing partner of cleantech business accelerator Start-U-up in Amsterdam). His 25 years of hands-on experience with cleantech, renewables and start-ups is of unparalleled value to our participants. Today… Read more »
‘ClimateLaunchpad is about creating successful start-ups that will tackle climate change.’ An interview with ClimateLaunchpad trainer Elena Messiou. In 2016 Elena Messiou became one of our Boot Camp trainers. High time for a chat with her about her experience and insights. How did you get involved with ClimateLaunchpad? “One of our other trainers is… Read more »
CO2 absorbent building blocks. A way to turn waste into energy with microbial fuel cells. Technology that puts a stop to grain waste. Those ideas won our 2018 competition. Out of the record number of 1,500 ideas entered in the record amount of 44 countries, these start-ups are among the crème de la crème of… Read more »
Yet another generation of cleantech entrepreneurs is set to tackle climate change. Green start-up ECO2Blocks from Portugal won ClimateLaunchpad’s fifth edition. They are building a business with the production of masonry blocks with 100% industrial waste-based materials, carbon dioxide and non-potable water. Second prize winner is JSP from India; they developed a microbial fuel cell… Read more »
ClimateLaunchpad presents the next generation of cleantech entrepreneurs ready to fix climate change. Edinburgh, 5 November 2018– Green start-up ECO2Blocks from Portugal won ClimateLaunchpad’s fifth edition. They are building a business with the production of masonry blocks with 100% industrial waste-based materials, carbon dioxide and non-potable water. Second prize winner is JSP from India; they developed a microbial fuel… Read more »
ClimateLaunchpad Global Grand Final unlocks massive climate impact with 135 green start-ups from across the globe Edinburgh, 1 November 2018 – All across the world, green entrepreneurs are working hard to create economic opportunities through climate change adaptation and mitigation solutions. A record number of 135 start-ups from 44 countries are set to take the stage… Read more »
Hey all, I hope you had a great summer break. Ours was filled with Boot Camps and National Finals around the globe. The current (record breaking) number of ideas submitted is 1,475. #wow #stillcounting As always I’m happy to share some great content I found online recently: – Energy Gang podcast: One Trillion Watts of… Read more »
The value of a shared founders dream An interview with Israel Griol Barres, one of our ClimateLaunchpad Trainers Israel is the StartUPV business accelerator manager in Spain and an experienced lecturer, trainer and mentor. His specialities are innovation, business models, business strategy and entrepreneurship. He first got involved with ClimateLaunchpad in 2014 as a… Read more »
ClimateLaunchpad India is running in 4 states and looking to expand. An interview with Pratap Raju, the guy behind this success.
You create the biggest impact if you create the largest business. An interview with Hans Westerhof, ClimateLaunchpad Trainer and Project Lead. Hans Westerhof has been part of ClimateLaunchpad ever since the early days back in 2014. As Project Lead and as one of our Trainers. We interviewed him on his preferred module in our infamous… Read more »
The alternative to fast fashion. Online clothes-sharing platform The Nu wardrobe provides users with a constantly changing wardrobe that’s convenient and inexpensive. They extend the lifecycle of clothes and significantly reduce waste. The Nu Wardrobe was in our competition in 2017. As we like to stay up to speed with former participants, we recently had… Read more »
2017 finalist Agrovisio is on the fast track. They already have paying customers and their revenue forecast for 2018 is $ 500,000.
Alkagel won our 2017 Global Grand Final with their liquid bio fuel. Since then the Kenyan start-up has not wasted any time and used the momentum to kick-start their business. What they do?