Find your sustainable business match

Our start-up pool consists of the world’s most viable green business ideas. Discover the future of green business and scout investment opportunities.

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    To accelerate and scale up climate action we need novel metrics, finance and decision-making mechanisms. We need that in all economic sectors, from cities, agriculture and manufacturing to real estate and energy. ClimateLaunchpad creates a stage for ideas that make the business case for sustainability.
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    An environmentally sustainable food system not only takes care of biodiversity and water and soil quality, it also secures a safe and affordable food supply for all. Together the very best ideas create a strong food industry in terms of jobs and growth.
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    Innovations in the bio-economy create resilience for global food and forest value chains. The overwhelming demands on natural resources call for breakthroughs that prevent deforestation and degradation of land and that promote biodiversity and sustainable, efficient agriculture.
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    It is key to eliminate emissions and waste in production processes. Economic growth can be achieved without the use of unsustainable resources and without greenhouse gas emissions. That’s why we have start-ups working on climate-friendly and economically viable circular models of manufacturing.
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    Cities need to deal with climate risk and impact: be sustainable, zero-carbon and resilient. Our start-ups have viable ideas for major challenges in infrastructure, buildings, energy, water systems and drainage, sanitation, waste management, housing and mobility.

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Hydroalgae Power, finalist the Netherlands

Hydroalgae Power’s idea is to create a perpetual cycle for the sustainable source of energy, water and ammonia; three key resources needed in today’s resource constrained society.


The Netherlands

IonQube

Upcycling lithium-ion batteries to revolutionise energy storage.


UK-England

OpenWatt

Managing home energy demand without accelerating obsolenscence


UK-England

Littlewood Eco Tray

A tailored, in-shower waste water heat recovery system


UK-England

Cyanetics

Bioprocesses to sustainably produce raw materials from greenhouse gasses


Sustainable Production Systems

UK-England

ACE – Twipes

eco-friendly toilet wipes that disperse within three hours

Milestone 1970

Won the Princess Diana Award


Urban Transitions

UK-England

HakySak

Peer-To-Peer Rental Service


Urban Transitions

UK-Scotland

Green Grow Mushroom

Growing taste from waste: the most popular drink vs the best Scottish drink


Sustainable Land Use

UK-Scotland

CreChar

Turning used paper cups into climate-saving plant growth enhancer


Sustainable Production Systems

UK-England

IYWTo

maps, promotes and makes accessible digital innovations for climate action


Urban Transitions

UK-England

Chrysalix Technologies

Sustainable production of the materials and fuels of a cleaner tomorrow


Sustainable Production Systems

UK-England

T GOLD HANDMADE FOOTWEAR

Ecco Shoe


Sustainable Production Systems

UK-England

ASPEn Asia-Scotland Partnerships For The Environment

Online platform for international collaboration grounded in sustainable practice


Urban Transitions

UK-Scotland

Industrial Nature

Manufacturer of innovative and highly sustainable construction materials.


Urban Transitions

UK-Scotland

IntelliDigest

Rethinking waste recycling

Milestone 2018

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Innovation Award (Energy)


Urban Transitions

UK-Scotland

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FenX

Turning abandoned mineral waste into high-quality insulation foams

Milestone 2019

On the Forbes 30 under 30 Europe List 2019


Sustainable Production Systems

Switzerland

RENS Sneaker

RENS is the world's first sneaker made from coffee & plastic waste.

Milestone 2019

Featured on the World Economic Forum


Circular Economy

Finland

HiLyte

We Bring Clean and Affordable Energy to the Poorest!

Milestone 2019

On the Forbes 30 under 30 Europe List 2019


Sustainable Production Systems

Switzerland

CarShark

Online platform for renting cars from 1 to 12 months.


Urban Transitions

Spain

Popa Boat

Fully solar powered sustainable catamaran for ridesharing in urban waters.


Urban Transitions

Lithuania

Hurricane LLC

Stock-Factory: Stop Wastes and make our planet Cleaner!

Milestone 2018

Decision Metrics & Finance Award Winner


Sustainable Land Use

Ukraine

ENLIL-Vertical Axis Wind Turbine

ENLİL is a smart wind turbine project that transforms highways into renewable energy sources

Milestone 2018

Urban Transitions Award Winner


Sustainable Production Systems

Turkey

Sagar Energy Solutions

Transitioning traditional industry away from fossil fuels towards renewable energy

Milestone 2018

Social impact & location based solutions Award Winner


Solutions for Emerging Markets

Tanzania

Bloom Biorenewables

Bloom converts biomass to high-value chemicals


Sustainable Production Systems

Switzerland

Swiss Vault Systems

Reducing the data-carbon footprint with energy & space efficient data management solutions.


Sustainable Production Systems

Switzerland
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