In 2017 a chance encounter in a Starbucks between two expat sneakerheads quickly turns into a discussion on fashion and its impact on the environment. An idea is formed: make the perfect sustainable sneaker.
2017 Finalist Iron Roots is definitely on a roll. What they do? They found a way to run all plastics out of sports apparel. In 2018 they opened up their own online store and their products are also for sale in several (physical) stores.
We spoke with Monika Tomecka, UFraction8’s Executive Director to catch up on recent events: “Since the 2017 Global Grand Final we received quite a few grants and several awards.
ClimateLaunchpad India is running in 4 states and looking to expand. An interview with Pratap Raju, the guy behind this success.
The alternative to fast fashion. Online clothes-sharing platform The Nu wardrobe provides users with a constantly changing wardrobe that’s convenient and inexpensive. They extend the lifecycle of clothes and significantly reduce waste. The Nu Wardrobe was in our competition in 2017. As we like to stay up to speed with former participants, we recently had… Read more »
2017 finalist Agrovisio is on the fast track. They already have paying customers and their revenue forecast for 2018 is $ 500,000.
Alkagel won our 2017 Global Grand Final with their liquid bio fuel. Since then the Kenyan start-up has not wasted any time and used the momentum to kick-start their business. What they do?
We were on the phone for an interview with former ClimateLaunchpad participant Killian Stokes from Moyee Coffee about their coffee business.
Big things are happening for our 2017 finalist Capricorn Power. Not only did they just close a major seed round and obtained a $300,000 government grant, also their revenue forecast for 2018/19 is a whopping $3.3 million.
To say that our 2015 ClimateLaunchpad Finalist Sympower is doing well would be the understatement of the year. In 2017 they raised €1M from Enfuro Ventures and Angel Investors.
After participating in ClimateLaunchpad, Positive Energy enrolled in an accelerator programme in Berlin. Since then, things have been moving at high speed for the Turkey based start-up.
2015 Finalist Brill Power (formerly known as ionQube) is going strong. During the competition they scored high points with our jury because of their innovative energy storage technology for batteries.
Using nothing but sunlight, Desolenator turns polluted or salty water into enough drinking water for a small family. Water heats up on the solar panel until it’s boiling. Salt and heavy metals like arsenic are filtered out, the result is clean drinking water. We thought it was high time to catch up with what they’ve been up to recently.
Delft IMP came in second during the 2015 Dutch National Final and finished in the Top-10 at the Grand Final. What they do? They figured out how to produce highly efficient catalysts, a technology that enables the transition from an oilbased economy to a biobased economy.
Cambridge based Cambond won third place in ClimateLaunchpad’s 2014 Grand Final with their formaldehyde-free glue from biomass. It is used to make wood panels like MDF or plywood, a $500 billion a year industry.
ClimateLaunchpad finalist Reverse Resources won third prize in the 2015 National Final in Estonia and won entry into the Climate-KIC accelerator during our Grand Final. Soon afterwards they landed a €150k grant in the Global Change Award. Currently they’re running pilot projects with famous global fashion brands.
“Sustainability is not a choice, it’s not a luxury, it’s a must…the only way we will have a future in this world.”
“We know you’re cheating,” the Desert Control team was told. The results seemed scientifically impossible. Ole Olesen told ClimateLaunchpad.
“We had the same results as good American farm soil, in the Sinai. We ourselves didn’t even know what was causing such great results.”
“Love works better than politics.” Mike Goodfellow-Smith should know. He’s been working on environmental sustainability for more than three decades now. In this interview he shares his failures and insights. Find out which 5 sustainable innovations he thinks we should be embracing and more.
We tracked down Gareth Robert, one of the founders of Cambond. This venture came in 3rd in 2014’s European Final. A lot has happened since then, Cambond is aiming to sell their first products by the end of May 2015. We interviewed him about his winning idea and what has been going on since that… Read more »
Not only did Desolenator run a tight race in our 2014 European Final, The Guardian also listed them as one of the start-ups of the year. High time we had a chat with founder William Janssen to get an update on life after ClimateLaunchpad. First things first, tell us a bit about the idea behind… Read more »
Sara West and Alexander Torstenfeldt were 2014’s ClimateLaunchpad European winners with their venture Wavetube. They’ve joined the Climate-KIC Accelerator programme and are in the midst of accelerating their development. We wanted to know how they are doing and interviewed Sara. Tell us about Wavetube, what is it? ‘Wavetube develops a unique solution to harness ocean… Read more »
‘I cannot go further into that, but we have some really interesting activities ahead as a consequence of the connections during festival and the competition.’ reveals First Prize Winner Sara West in this interview.