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 »
Last year we thought we couldn’t be more proud when Forbes spotted our 2016 finalist Chrysalix Technologies as one of the most promising entrepreneurs on the 30-Under-30 2017. Turns out we can be more proud. This year our youngest participant ever features on the list on which only the brightest young entrepreneurs, innovators and game… Read more »
ClimateLaunchpad presents the next generation of cleantech entrepreneurs ready to fix climate change. Limassol, 19 October 2017 – Start-up Bio Alkanol Gel from Kenya won ClimateLaunchpad’s fourth edition. Their business idea is based on their technology to obtain liquid fuel from waste materials. Second prize goes to MeduSOIL from Switzerland; they developed microbe cement. Vienna… Read more »
“It’s gonna be big, get ready for scale and it’s not going to end tomorrow”, keynote speaker Danny Kennedy on fixing climate change Sunny and vibrant Cyprus today set the perfect stage for our Global Grand Final with the historic location provided by Carob Mills in the middle of Limassol the best possible spot. In… Read more »
2017 Austrian National Finals winner Elena Yaneva talked to us about what happened since she discovered ClimateLaunchpad. Here’s what she had to say. Having an idea is the only requirement “Ricarda Schmidt from [sic!] Students’ Innovation Centre, the official organizers of ClimateLaunchpad in Austria, handed me this flyer. In big letters it said: ‘Got a… Read more »
You’re about to enter ClimateLaunchpad or have already done so. And of course you are as serious as we are about tackling climate change. So you’re not in it just for the ride. You want to win this thing and be on your way to create global impact. Right? We’ve seen hundreds of green business… Read more »
How to land yourself on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. ClimateLaunchpad 2016 finalist Chrysalix Technologies did it. No less than thirteen of Climate-KIC’s entrepreneurs feature in Forbes 30-Under-30 Europe 2017. Only the brightest young entrepreneurs, innovators and game changers find a spot on that list. ClimateLaunchpad 2016 finalist Chrysalix Technologies is one of them…. Read more »
How many applications did ClimateLaunchpad get in 2016? How many green ideas were selected? And who won the Grand Final? Check out our data from 2016 in this visual. Because who doesn’t love an infographic?
“The best one can do is to keep on reminding people with ideas in the early stage to keep going on after each small failure because it only makes you stronger. The bigger you think and the more persistent you are, the higher you reach!”
And the winners are…
“Tension rising. 90 teams pitching. 4 awards ready for a new owner.”
“You’re setting the bar on cool”
This year’s EU Finals are shaping up nicely. There will be cookies made of insects and leather made of mushrooms. There will be water saving and water purification. There will even be wheels and windmills.
Estonia in Autumn is magical and so are the ClimateLaunchpad EU Finals.
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.
What kinds of issues are being tackled by the National Finalists competing at the ClimateLaunchpad EU Finals? Check out our visualizations and find out.
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.
90 teams and scores of innovative people staying calm and tackling climate change will welcome journalists at the ClimateLaunchpad EU Finals in Tallinn.
What did ClimateLaunchpad do this summer? Keep reading to find out…
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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 »
27th July 2015 – @ the Hellenic Bank Head Office in Nicosia, 3 teams were selected to represent Cyprus in Amsterdam at the European Final. Before we reveal what happened at the finals, lets rewind and see what happened throughout the ClimateLaunchpad journey in Cyprus. Determination to learn, evolve, teach and guide formed the key… Read more »
June 26-28 2015 – The ClimateLaunchpad Boot Camp in Estonia kicked off with a meet and greet dinner on June 26th, at the small sailors’ village Käsmu by the Baltic Sea. At that inspirational spot all teams had an opportunity to introduce their innovative ideas by using modeling clay. That way the 10 selected teams… Read more »
(a bit of wine, a bit of sea and state your DEAL!) Glyfada, June 13-14 2015 – There’s a Greek Eurovision song from the 70’s called “ligo krasi, ligo thalassa ke to agori mou” (“a bit of wine, a bit of sea and my boyfriend”). Paraphrasing the song to the title of this blog, one… Read more »
Dublin, 23rd of June 2015 – The “A Green Space to Innovate” event kick started the “Sustainability Gathering 2015” and took place on Monday afternoon, the 22nd of June, 2015 at the CHQ Building, Custom House Quay, Dublin. The event showcased innovative cleantech entrepreneurs, and hosted the national final of the ClimateLaunchpad competition.The ClimateLaunchpad… Read more »
Frankfurt am Main, 28–30 April 2015 – To give us all a relaxing break before a 2-day ClimateLaunchpad Boot Camp, our first meeting was meant to be an introducing part – us to each other and Frankfurt am Main to those who come from other parts of Germany. We spent the evening of 28 April… Read more »
This year was the first time ClimateLaunchpad started the search for cleantech heroes in Lithuania. On the 29-30th of May 12 teams with different ideas on how to tackle climate change were gathered to gain some knowledge about business making. In the 2-day intensive Boot Camp realization models of ideas were questioned, analyzed and outlined… Read more »
Noordwijk 12-13 May – In a typical Dutch way of transportation – by bike – twelve selected teams arrived at the Dutch Boot Camp of ClimateLaunchpad. All participants were very exited to join and the diversity of ideas made it a vibrant and inspiring kick-off. In 2 days participants identified their target markets, adapted the… Read more »
Trondheim, 21-22 May 2015 – The Norwegian Business Boot Camp is over. Coaches Jakob Steen Jensen (Nordic Entrepreneurship Lead – Climate-KIC), Matthijs Baan (Business Coach – Climate-KIC) and Eirik Gjelsvik Medbø (ClimateLaunchpad Norway) gave the participants tremendous input regarding vision/dreams, product definition, market segmentation, competition advantage and value propositions. Despite an intensive programme at the… Read more »