Cleantech Teams From 30 Countries Meet in Estonia For Competition Final

Europe’s largest business idea competition, ClimateLaunchpad, is organized by Climate-KIC. Its purpose is to unlock Europe’s cleantech potential and to accelerate innovations that address climate change. Teams from 30 European countries pitch their cleantech business ideas on 7 and 8 October to a jury in Tallinn, Estonia. A total of 90 teams will compete for funding and the chance to enter into the Climate-KIC startup Accelerator.

ClimateLaunchpad 2016 EU Finals Program

The program for the ClimateLaunchpad EU Finals in Tallinn is taking shape. On October 7 and 8, around 90 national finalists will gather in the Silicon Valley of Europe to pitch their ideas for sustainable low carbon businesses. They won’t be alone. They will be joined by investors, entrepreneurs, educators, and activists.

Crowds love cleantech (and women)

Here’s an interesting fact: women outperform men when it comes to crowdfunding. They are 13% more likely to succeed in raising money on Kickstarter. Hmmmm….

Desert Control Keeps On Improving

“We know you’re cheating,” the Desert Control team was told. The results seemed scientifically impossible. Ole Olesen told ClimateLaunchpad.

“We had the same results as good American farm soil, in the Sinai. We ourselves didn’t even know what was causing such great results.”

How a Weird Idea Became a Successful Startup

“Urban Farmers wants to be the next big thing in local farming. We don’t want to be hipster farmers or hobbyists. We want to expand and have a big impact on local food production and job creation.”

Don’t Panic! Climate Change Exists

Do you sometimes find yourself wondering what you can do to address climate change? Out first piece of advice is Don’t Panic.

At ClimateLaunchpad, our motto is Keep Calm and Tackle Climate Change. This post gives you 4 things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint and make a difference in the world.

One Man Leads China’s Solar Power Revolution

Huang Ming’s dream of a Solar Valley in China is now a reality. Will China become the heart of cleantech innovation as a result? “Everything is solar” Huang Ming calls himself “the number one crazy solar guy in the world.” He is the leading solar innovator and builder in China. Huang Ming has created a model… Read more »

Al Gore, the Summer Solstice, and Going Global

Our first newsletter of 2016 went out on June 21. If you aren’t a subscriber, here’s what you missed: Al Gore on sustainable business and climate optimism; the announcement of the first three national finalists, a bit of solstice love, and more. We’re Going Global Global impact starts at ClimateLaunchpad People and organizations from all… Read more »

European Final Flashback

Did you miss the big event in Amsterdam? Or were you there and had so much fun, you want to see it again? Check out this video for an impression of the day and our YouTube playlist for all videos, like interviews and pitches. And don’t forget to flip through our Facebook Photo Albums: *… Read more »

Press release: Winners European Final ClimateLaunchpad 2015 announced

Winners announced for ClimateLaunchpad, Europe’s largest competition for the next generation cleantech entrepreneurs ClimateLaunchpad has just announced the winners of Europe’s largest start-up competition with primary focus on solving climate change. Amsterdam, September 4th 2015 – DesertControl from Norway has been announced as the winner of this year’s ClimateLaunchpad competition, winning €10,000 and a place in… Read more »

Press release: Meet Europe’s next generation cleantech entrepreneurs

• 82 cleantech start-ups shortlisted from a list of more than 700 across Europe are set to compete for funding and the chance to enter the Climate-KIC accelerator • ClimateLaunchpad, Europe’s largest business ideas competition, creates the stage to unlock Europe’s cleantech potential and accelerate innovations that address climate change • Start-ups from 28 European… Read more »

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