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Against the Odds: Climate Innovation on the Rise in Oil-Dominated Regions

October 14th, 2018 | by Sponsored Content

Solid cleantech ideas can arise anywhere around the world, and increasingly they are coming from talented entrepreneurs in countries, even those with economies that are focused on oil, like Nigeria, Kazakhstan, or Azerbaijan, where oil is literally pouring out of the soil. So how do these brave minds plan to succeed there, right in the middle of the fossil fuel universe


ClimateLaunchpad Small Business Success Stories

October 1st, 2018 | by Andrea Bertoli

ClimateLaunchpad is part of EIT Climate-KIC, the European Union's leading program for climate innovation. This year marks the 5th edition of the ClimateLaunchpad competition. In the time since its inception, more than 4,000 ideas have been entered into this global competition


How Can Cleantech Companies Fast-Track The Path To Success? Borrow From Biopharma’s Playbook.

December 3rd, 2016 | by Sponsored Content

After years of living in biopharma’s shadow, the cleantech sector is showing encouraging signs of life. New cleantech start-ups are popping up, and angel investors are again interested in investing in the promise of clean energy. According to the Propel(x) Survey of Angels, more than half reported that they are interested in the sector. That’s a far cry from the early 2000s, when cleantech was avoided by the investment community. Still, whether biopharma or cleantech, promising new ideas can take years to grow into viable offerings — not to mention large amounts of capital for conducting research, building infrastructure, and establishing distribution networks. That’s where cleantech could benefit by borrowing a few pages from the biopharma playbook


Indian Companies Targeting Clean Energy to Poor

August 2nd, 2011 | by Glenn Meyers

Some Indian companies are taking the lead in providing access to sustainable, low-cost energy that also seems to be linked to poverty reduction. Two of those companies, Abellon Clean Energy and SELCO, have seized the entrepreneurial reins in providing viable models hat can combat poverty



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