Ljubljana, 21-22 April 2015 – The city is blooming and blazing in the first sun of the Slovenian spring. 4 teams come together to work on their business ideas. We are at the brand new Institute of Chemistry, where construction workers are still walking around fixing things and the building smells of the freshly painted… Read more »
Basel, 9-10 May 2015 – The Swiss Boot Camp took place at a renovated train station and an incubator for creative industries business in Basel. A very inspiring location to work on business ideas. A total of 7 start-ups came together to work on their business ideas, and boy you must really want to become… Read more »
Lisbon, 4-5 May 2015 – On the New University Campus of Lisbon, at UNINOVA , 7 start-ups came together for the ClimateLaunchpad Boot Camp in Portugal. Only a 10 minute drive from the beach, but with the weather being cloudy and rainy, it wasn’t hard to concentrate indoors. The main theme of UNINOVA is to… Read more »
Dublin, 23-24 April 2015 – It’s amazing to see the development participants make in a ClimateLaunchpad Boot Camp in only two days. In Dublin our 9 Irish start-ups gathered at the DCU Innovation Campus. Starting without knowing anyone (which of course doesn’t count for the WasteNot-guys, the only team participating), leaving some 30 hours later… Read more »
We tracked down Gareth Robert, one of the founders of Cambond. This venture came in 3rd in 2014’s European Final. A lot has happened since then, Cambond is aiming to sell their first products by the end of May 2015. We interviewed him about his winning idea and what has been going on since that… Read more »
Not only did Desolenator run a tight race in our 2014 European Final, The Guardian also listed them as one of the start-ups of the year. High time we had a chat with founder William Janssen to get an update on life after ClimateLaunchpad. First things first, tell us a bit about the idea behind… Read more »
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.