Sara West and Alexander Torstenfeldt were 2014’s ClimateLaunchpad European winners with their venture Wavetube. They’ve joined the Climate-KIC Accelerator programme and are in the midst of accelerating their development. We wanted to know how they are doing and interviewed Sara. Tell us about Wavetube, what is it? ‘Wavetube develops a unique solution to harness ocean… Read more »
ClimateLaunchpad 2015 (formerly known as CleanLaunchpad) is now open for applications. Students, start-ups, entrepreneurs, researchers and employees dreaming of starting their own business are invited to submit their cleantech ideas.
‘It was overwhelming to get a glimpse of Europe’s cleantech innovation future.’ says Climate-KIC’s Deputy Director Entrepreneurship Frans Nauta about the Grand EU Finals in this interview…
‘… a start pistol shot of the day in the only way it was intended: the sound of 90 persons cheering, clapping and shouting. Doors flung open and everyone rushed into their assigned rooms to start the sessions. The Games had begun.’ An impression of the CleanLaunchpad finals written by project manager Sara Schützer.
‘Not only did the competition work as intended but most importantly: both start-ups and staff had an awesome time and were greatly inspired from each other.’ Sara Schützer, Project Manager CleanLaunchpad, is wrapping up this years’ edition in her blog.
‘Before our pitch we put a pinch of salt into each of the judges water so that they could immediately understand that we are in the solar desalination business!’ Alexei Levene tells about the day they became second and won access to Climate-KIC’s Accelerator.
How to become the audience favorite? Hendrik Schaede, start-up OR-KESS shares some inside information with you in this blog.
‘I cannot go further into that, but we have some really interesting activities ahead as a consequence of the connections during festival and the competition.’ reveals First Prize Winner Sara West in this interview.
Pressure, sweat and happiness: all elements of the CleanLaunchpad national final Greece & Cyprus.
Cleantech startups from Hessen have a leading role in this videoblog. Enjoy!
This videoblog gives you an outline how UK organised its national final.
Press Release, October 30th 2014: CleanLaunchpad 2014 First Prize Winners was Wavetube (Sweden), Second Prize Winner was Desolenator (UK) and Third Prize Winner was Cambond (UK). Start-up OR-KESS (Germany, Hessen) became the audience favorite of this Climate-KIC competition.
CleanLaunchpad 2014: First Prize, WaveTube, Second Prize Desolenator and Third Prize Cambond
Press Release: Join us at Palacio de Congresos (Palace of Light) de Valencia (Spain) on Wednesday 29th of October to see the pitches of the 30 best ideas of Climate-KIC’s CleanLaunchpad, Europe’s largest cleantech business idea competition.
Meet the proud winners of CleanLaunchpad national final Hessen in this blog.
One of the aims of CleanLaunchpad is connecting cleantech start-ups. First at National level, and in less then a month throughout Europe. After seeing the videoblog of boot camp Cyprus & Greece (2,5 mins), you’ll realize that we make it happen.
CleanLaunchpad boot camp Cyprus & Greece was very hands on, with teams getting nitty-gritty with their deal, their market segments, and the financials. But it was more than that. Please continue reading the inside story of Stelios Yiatros.
This video blog of CleanLaunchpad boot camp Spain will boost your energy level right away.
CleanLaunchpad Poland chose the historical place Casle Topacz to work on their cleantech business ideas such as energy efficiency of vehicles and paper pallets for logistics. Please continue to read this blog.
More (cleantech) ideas, more multi-disciplinary teams, more partnering, more value creation, more impact, then the world would be a better place. Please read on about the boot camp experience in Sweden & Denmark.