Europe’s best green start-ups getting ready to create positive climate impact
Regional Final of global green business ideas competition is set for September 10
Amsterdam, August 12 – Despite the current crisis, green entrepreneurs across the globe continue to create positive climate impact and economic opportunities. A record number of 3,000 start-ups from 56 countries entered this year’s edition of ClimateLaunchpad, the global green business ideas competition.
ClimateLaunchpad is part of the entrepreneurship offerings by EIT Climate-KIC, the EU’s main climate innovation initiative. Its mission is to unlock global cleantech potential and to accelerate innovations that address climate change.
First edition Regional Final Europe
As the competition keeps on expanding, the need arose for Regional Finals leading up to the annual Global Grand Final. This year 6 Regional Finals will be organised. Where some other regions already held Regional Finals in previous years, this year marks the first edition for Europe with the best performing cleantech start-ups from 14 countries pitching their ideas.
The event is set for September 10, will be hosted online and is free for all to join. The future of green business unfolds as teams battle it out for a spot at the 2020 Global Grand Final later this year.
Business success to create real and scalable impact
ClimateLaunchpad offers all its participants the knowledge, tools, and experience to grow and scale their businesses, and to achieve real positive climate impact on a global scale.
Most ClimateLaunchpad alumni continue to be successful with their start-ups, 85% of the previous participants are still in business. ClimateLaunchpad alumni that are leading the charge include Multus Media (enabling competitive advantage for cultivated meat), Capricorn Power (turning waste heat into power), Rens (sneakers made from coffee grounds) and many more.
For more information about ClimateLaunchpad, the 2020 Global Grand Final, press and interview requests please contact: Andre Koster – PR & Communications Chief email@example.com +31 615 86 36 40
ClimateLaunchpad is the global green business ideas competition. Its mission is to address the negative impacts of climate change by ways of innovation, invention and entrepreneurship. A green future demands thousands of innovations challenging the current business models. The competition supports aspiring and promising cleantech entrepreneurs with training, coaching and networking opportunities. ClimateLaunchpad operates on a global scale, currently in over 56 countries. ClimateLaunchpad was established in 2014 and is part of the Entrepreneurship offerings of EIT Climate-KIC.
About EIT Climate-KIC
EIT Climate-KIC is one of the Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) established in 2010 by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), the EU body that creates sustainable economic growth in Europe, tackling the global challenges of this time. www.climate-kic.org
About the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)
The EIT is an independent body of the European Union set up in 2008 to spur innovation and entrepreneurship across Europe to overcome some of its greatest challenges. It brings together leading higher education institutions, research labs and companies to form dynamic cross-border partnerships – Knowledge and Innovation Communities, KICs – that develop innovative products and services, start new companies, and train a new generation of entrepreneurs.https://eit.europa.eu
Cleantech ForEst is an Estonian non-profit that started their activity in year 2016 dealing with financing start-ups that develop green/clean technologies, promote environmental education and sustainability topics. Cleantech ForEst has hosted major start-up and accelerator programs such as Beamline Beta, ClimateLaunchpad, EIT Climate-KIC Accelerator, Climathon and more. To learn more about possibilities of different green technology developments, contact the CEO of Cleantech ForEst Erki Ani by email firstname.lastname@example.org.