Are you ready to launch?

2022 marks ClimateLaunchpad’s 9th year of tackling climate change and we can’t wait to get started again #9yearsstrong Applications open March 1st Mark your calendars – at 12PM CET on March 1st, we are open for applications. This year’s programme runs from March to November. The world needs climate-smart entrepreneurs – is that you, or… Read more »

We have our 2021 winners.

Meet the climate entrepreneurs and their start-ups that are set to tackle climate change. AI driven IoT designed for  existing airconditioners to cool a room sensibly. Turning organic household waste into livestock feed. Transforming conventional trucks into low-emission vehicles with a plug-in carbon capture kit. Those ideas won our 2021 competition. Out of the incredible… 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 »

The road ahead

Bridging the gap from ideation to enterprise A green and clean future demands thousands of innovations challenging old business models. That is why it is our mission to unlock the world’s cleantech ideas. We support the teams behind those ideas. With our local partners around the globe we offer training, coaching, skills and networking opportunities. Creating impact… Read more »

Blue Lobster: Turning the tide to fix the sustainable fish market

Nima Tisdall and Christine Hebert want to change the way fish is bought and sold. With their app Blue Lobster, the co-founders and Climate Launchpad 2019 alumni enable fishermen to cut out middlemen and sell directly to restaurants and consumers. Their digital marketplace is catching on. “On average”, says Nima, “there are six handling stages between… 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 »

Growing impact during the pandemic

We are extremely proud of the way we’ve been able to keep our ClimateLaunchpad show on the (digital) road this year. We never expected to grow our impact in 2020. But somehow we did: over 3,000 ideas were entered in 56 countries. Due to some regional reshuffling and the Zoom format the amount of Boot… Read more »

The key to solving climate change. An interview with Michelle Winthrop

By Lucy Woods. (This article originally featured in our event magazine the CLP Daily #3. Michelle Winthrop was on the jury for ClimateLaunchpad Global Grand Final, 2 October 2020) ClimateLaunchpad Daily talks with Michelle Winthrop, Director of Policy at Irish Aid – a part of Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs. “If you are serious about… Read more »

You think you’re green, but are you really?

By Catherine Early. (This article originally featured in our event magazine the CLP Daily #3) Start-ups should measure the impact of a product in the early stages to test assumptions and evolve their thinking. Product design, marketing, business plans, investment potential…there are many things occupying an entrepreneurs’ thoughts in the early days. Measuring their start-up’s… Read more »

Can we all take a green and invigorating breath?

Hey all, A promising time ahead for one of the world’s largest economic powerhouses the new team in charge is poised to make the US a climate leader. President-elect Biden is planning to reduce global heating within striking distance of the Paris Agreement. #gobiden He has already embedded climate experts throughout his transition teams. Fingers… Read more »

Building local ecosystems to create global impact

All change starts small. That is why we believe in fixing climate change, one start-up at a time. It is also why we are constantly looking to add more regions and countries to our global community of green entrepreneurs. Local and regional changes can shape the globe. The world is an ecosystem in which we… Read more »

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