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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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
Meet the proud winners of CleanLaunchpad national final Hessen in this blog.
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