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56 Countries Gather Online In Their Quest To Fix Climate Change

Despite the current crisis, green entrepreneurs across the globe continue to create positive climate impact and economic opportunities at ClimateLaunchpad. A record number of 3,000 startups from 56 countries entered this year’s edition of ClimateLaunchpad, the global green business ideas competition

Despite the current crisis, green entrepreneurs across the globe continue to create positive climate impact and economic opportunities. A record number of 3,000 startups from 56 countries entered this year’s edition of ClimateLaunchpad*, the global green business ideas competition. The 7th edition of its Global Grand Final will be an entirely digital 3-day event (September 30 – October 2).


Global Grand Final Will be Hosted Online

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.

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 competition is now digitally available. Boot Camps, coaching sessions, and national and regional finals have all been brought to virtual environments. ClimateLaunchpad is now preparing to do the same for its annual Global Grand Final, which is no small feat as it is the largest green business event around. There will be 65 cleantech startups pitching, live keynotes, interactive masterclasses, networking, fun sessions, inspirational talks, and live discussions.

The fully virtual event will be accessible to all and is unconstrained by time, space, travel, or CO2. An interactive event platform is being set up to facilitate the three days. More information about the program will be made available shortly on the dedicated event website.


2020: Bigger Than Ever with 3,000 Business Ideas to Fix Climate Change

The competition is experiencing its most successful year to date. Over 3,000 ideas across the globe were submitted. In 56 countries, selected teams with promising cleantech potential are currently competing in national and regional finals. The 65 best teams will pitch and compete in the Global Grand Final. There are money prizes, with the Top-16 getting accepted into the renowned EIT Climate-KIC Accelerator, and all teams usually receive a lot of media exposure.

Business Success to Create Real & Scalable Impact

Seeing these startups pitch during the Global Grand Final is like stepping into the future where big data eliminates crop failure, clean water is cheaply available to all, and livestock agriculture is obsolete. 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 startups, and 85% of the previous participants are still in business. ClimateLaunchpad alumni that are leading the charge include Multus Media (enabling competitive prices for cultivated meat), Capricorn Power (turning waste heat into power), Rens (sneakers made from coffee grounds), and many more.

The Green Business Event of the Year

This first digital edition of the Global Grand Final promises to be the green business event of the year. It offers a global conversation on fixing climate change with leading minds, policy makers, and corporates attending. The 3-day event will be packed with the world’s best green startups pitching, thought provoking keynotes, and interactive master classes.

The full program and this year’s speakers will be confirmed as soon as possible. An impression of previous speakers can be found on the website.


This article was sponsored by ClimateLaunchpad; CleanTechnica is a media partner. All images from ClimateLaunchpad and used with permission.


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