ClimateLaunchpad present: ClimateBasics webinars

Hey all,  We are delighted to invite you to the five upcoming ClimateBasics Learning Sessions.   Join EIT Climate-KIC subject experts as they take you through these important issues around climate change in an interactive and accessible way. Buckle up and learn about the challenges and the opportunities, and what it means for you, your business,… Read more »

What makes cleantech start-ups roll? Learnings from the winners of 2023

Every winner of this green competition entered the contest with just one great cleantech idea and lots (lots!) of drive. The trick is to transform these ingredients into a thriving start-up. To help you do the same, the winners of the Regional Finals 2023 share with you their biggest learnings. Charish your passion “Having passion… Read more »

Yuon Control solves the puzzle of sustainable heat management 

A proud and very happy start-up Yuon Control heard its green business idea declared the winner of the European Final. Entrepreneurs from Yuon Control took on the big challenge to optimize district heating networks that warm family homes and reduce energy consumption. Not an easy task, considering that, in their homeland Switzerland, the heating of… Read more »

Now we can make a change for the climate and millions of women

After an exciting Asian Pacific Final, She-Guard from Pakistan earned first place with their green business idea to turn agro-waste into biodegradable and plastic-free sanitary napkins. This start-up has a potential massive impact on climate sustainability and provides women with an essential sanitary product. “I am so grateful!” Radiating an overwhelming mix of surprise and… Read more »

African Regional Final’s winner Merge tackles inefficient shipping with digital freight matching platform

Surely it is no easy challenge to take on: resolve the inefficient trucking, millions of empty miles, wasted space, and excessive CO2 emissions that plague the shipping industry. But start-up Merge from Egypt nailed it. And earned first place in the African Regional Final of ClimateLaunchpad 2023. “We are ready to make an enormous difference… Read more »

Let’s waste less: innovations that prevent squandering are trending in 2023

Preventing good stuff from being wasted, contributes to sustainability in so many ways. Perhaps this is why waste prevention inspired many competitors of the 2023 edition of ClimateLaunchpad. The inventive minds of ClimateLaunchpad competitors produce a myriad of solutions to contribute to global green business. They augment food systems, enhance green mobility, clear paths towards… Read more »

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure: upcycling is one of the green innovation trends of 2022

What you toss in the trash can without a second thought could be worth so much more. Just take a look at the finalists in ClimateLaunchpad, the global green business competition. Within the competition, all kinds of ideas come forward, such as extracting energy from the sea, using deep tech to monitor agricultural factors, or… Read more »

Are you ready to launch?

2022 marks ClimateLaunchpad’s 9th year of tackling climate change and we can’t wait to get started again #9yearsstrong Applications open March 1st Mark your calendars – at 12PM CET on March 1st, we are open for applications. This year’s programme runs from March to November. The world needs climate-smart entrepreneurs – is that you, or… Read more »

We have our 2021 winners.

Meet the climate entrepreneurs and their start-ups that are set to tackle climate change. AI driven IoT designed for  existing airconditioners to cool a room sensibly. Turning organic household waste into livestock feed. Transforming conventional trucks into low-emission vehicles with a plug-in carbon capture kit. Those ideas won our 2021 competition. Out of the incredible… Read more »

Press release: SMDPower Solutions from India, Entomo Farm from Zambia and Qaptis from Switzerland win ClimateLaunchpad 2021

The Netherlands, 29 October 2021 – Over 2,136 climate tech start-ups from 55 countries applied for the 2021 edition of ClimateLaunchpad, the global green business ideas competition. After months of intense Boot Camps, training and coaching, 70 finalists made it to the Global Grand Final that took place online from 27 to 29 October. Today the competition announces its… Read more »

Are you ready for green game changers?

Connect with the world’s most promising cleantech start-ups Our 2021 Global Final will see 70 finalists from 55 countries compete. They will pitch their socks off in one of the 7 green business themes. Expert juries select the Top-16 teams to battle it out for the global win during the Grand Final on the last… Read more »

Press release: Global Green Business Ideas Competition open for applications

Wanted: Green business ideas to fix climate change Delft, The Netherlands, 1 March 2021 – Starting today, the seventh edition of global green business ideas competition ClimateLaunchpad opens for applications. The programme, supported by EIT Climate-KIC and TU Delft, helps aspiring entrepreneurs grow their cleantech ideas into global businesses. Think of innovations in adaptation, renewable… Read more »

Growing impact during the pandemic

We are extremely proud of the way we’ve been able to keep our ClimateLaunchpad show on the (digital) road this year. We never expected to grow our impact in 2020. But somehow we did: over 3,000 ideas were entered in 56 countries. Due to some regional reshuffling and the Zoom format the amount of Boot… Read more »

Building local ecosystems to create global impact

All change starts small. That is why we believe in fixing climate change, one start-up at a time. It is also why we are constantly looking to add more regions and countries to our global community of green entrepreneurs. Local and regional changes can shape the globe. The world is an ecosystem in which we… Read more »

Relive the 2020 Global Final, feel the virtual vibe again

“There is such a sense of energy at ClimateLaunchpad.” – Kirsten Dunlop, CEO of EIT Climate-KIC Across the globe we all had to translate all of our enthusiasm, hopes and spirits to the perimeters of Zoom screens this year. For our competition it meant we had to rely on internet connections, computer cameras, microphones and… Read more »

Virtual event. Real winners.

Wow, as we are catching our breaths after three virtual and glorious green business days we are beyond proud to announce our 2020 global winners. Out of 3,000 applications in 56 countries the overall winner is CASSETEX from Bangladesh with their A solar powered battery swapping service for last mile transport. Congratulations CASSETEX with your award and… Read more »

Celebrating 5 years of ClimateLaunchpad in Ukraine

Celebrating 5 years of ClimateLaunchpad in Ukraine — the challenges, the achievements and the start-ups  ClimateLaunchpad has been fueling the growth of Ukrainian green startups since 2016. As the national lead in Ukraine, Greencubator has organised five national selection cycles and boot camps, and held four National Finals in most creative settings – from one… Read more »

Positive leadership paying off for Nigerian ClimateLaunchpad team

Positive leadership paying off for Nigerian ClimateLaunchpad team This is Tosin Ajide’s second year running ClimateLaunchpad in Nigeria, and, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the competition is still growing stronger. “It keeps getting better every year. This year we had over 300 applications!” says Ajide. Just like the rest of the world, climate change has had… Read more »

The woman behind the mission to bring systemic sustainable enterprise to Pakistan 

Bridging the gap between corporate need and locally sourced potential  If there is one woman in Pakistan working relentlessly to encourage Pakistani public and private spaces to take a more integrated sustainability approach, it is Hira Wajahat. Hira is National Lead for ClimateLaunchpad and Programme Manager at consulting firm Stimulus. Her aim is to bring… Read more »

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