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Video: the why and how of ClimateLaunchpad 2015

In this video Frans Nauta, founder of ClimateLaunchpad, and Mike Goodfellow-Smith, one of our certified trainers, explain why it’s so important to empower start-ups to combat climate change. “Science is very clear about climate change. We have to fix it”, says Frans. For a green and clean future “we need thousands of companies challenging the… Read more »

Boot Camp Iceland: ideas just as varied as the landscape

Reykjavik, 4-5 May 2015 – Up north, where wind, ice and fire rule over the volcanic country of Iceland, 8 teams gathered to build on their ideas for future businesses. Ranging from geothermal energy pumps to aluminium smelters and electric driving applications and a true insect protein bar – the ideas in this boot camp… Read more »

Boot Camp Slovenia: First Boot Camp of the Season

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 »

Boot Camp Switzerland: happily working over the weekend

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 »

Boot Camp Portugal: getting the ideas ‘back to the basics’

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 »

Boot Camp Ireland: Dreaming big with a structured approach

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 »

CleanLaunchpad Grand EU Finale

‘… 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.

Wrapping up an adventurous journey

‘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.

A great opportunity to accelerate our venture

‘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.

Taming the waves by Wavetube

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.

Up high on the mountains of Cyprus, you make your deal

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.

wrocLOVE CleanLaunchpad (Poland)

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.

All we need is…

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.

A risk free zone in Hessen

In “a risk free zone’ in Hessen eight teams were further developing their cleantech ideas. It was intensive but rewarding: all were surprised by their progress. The beginning of a steep learning curve!

CleanLaunchpad: West Midlands boot camp

One July day, 10 teams with 10 great ideas on how to tackle climate change. During the 2-Day boot camp in Birmingham the participants had achieved a huge amount. The thought of where they could be a year from now is an exciting one… Read all about them.

The games have begun

Out of 78 business ideas submitted in the Netherlands*, the 15 best ideas were brought in for the first CleanLaunchpad Boot Camp, on 16 and 17 June. What kind of ideas and what the participants thought of it, you’ll read in this blog.

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