Turning dreams into reality: Olatunbosun Obayomi’s journey towards a sustainable start-up

Would you like to meet a persistent and passionate cleantech entrepreneur? We are pleased to introduce you to Nigerian microbiologist Olatunbosun Obayomi. For 20 years, he has been dedicated to converting waste into clean energy. Now, the time seems right to transform his visionary idea into a viable business. A quick Google search for Olatunbosun… Read more »

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 »

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 »

What if green were the easy option?

Linking consumers to sustainable businesses There is no lack of ambition with 2019 ClimateLaunchpad participant Greener: they want to ‘repair the planet with every dollar you spend’. Since joining ClimateLaunchpad they were supported by Mirvac Impact Accelerator, ran a successful pilot demonstrating they can bring greener businesses a market share uplift of 5-20%, helped their… Read more »

Profile story: CLP20 global winner SOSEI

The tailored roadmap to regenerative farming During our 2020 Global Grand Final they pitched themselves to win 2nd place. An amazing accomplishment considering the fact that the project was only born last June. We are of course talking about SOSEI from Uruguay. What they do? SOSEI provides tailored solutions to help farmers ease into regenerative… Read more »

Profile story: CLP20 global winner Carbon Craft Design

‘Made with carbon emissions’ Carbon Craft Design creates tiles by upcycling carbon emissions They won third place during our 2020 Global Grand Final. Mumbai based start-up Carbon Craft Design works on upcycling solutions for architects, businesses and consumers. They launched the Carbon Tile this year, as their first product where design meets sustainability. With every… Read more »

Profile story: CLP20 global winner CASSETEX

‘It is like a time machine. The competition helped us travel to our future.‘ A profile story on the ClimateLaunchpad 2020 global winner Cassetex “Representing Bangladesh for the first time in this competition, and competing with more than 50 countries. We are humbled and mind blown to achieve this recognition. Not only have we won… Read more »

Our 2019 winners triumphed in Amsterdam

We just wrapped up yet another mind blowing Global Grand Final which was held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on November 14 and 15.  2019 showed a record number of 2,601 cleantech entrepreneurs applying for National Competitions in 53 countries and 70 Boot  Camps across the globe. And now we have our winners… Leafy Ke from Kenya… Read more »

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