ClimateLaunchpad 2019

"Fixing climate change, one start-up at a time."

ClimateLaunchpad is the world’s largest green business
ideas competition. The mission is to unlock Europe's
potential for innovation that addresses climate change.
ClimateLaunchpad creates a stage for those ideas.

[sic!] - students innovation centre is organizing the pre-
selections in Austria for the 4th time already. Our program will
help you get your idea battle-proof and ready to rock the
National Final with the chance to access the Regional and
Global Final!

Do you have a Green Business or CleanTech Idea? Are you passionate about innovation and technology? Do you want to turn your idea into an actual business? But you also have doubts, a thousand “how to...” questions and are currently going in circles with your project?

That's where we come in.

We offer training, coaching and support. We give you the extra push to refine your idea and
mentor you to get rid of flaws in your business plan by asking the rights questions and
leading you to the answers. During the intensive 4-days program you will: review your skills,
find your value proposition, define your target group, learn about impact measurement,
perform customer validation, perfect your pitch and much more.

ClimateLaunchpad welcomes innovations in renewable energy, energy efficiency, food and
agriculture, water, transportation, industrial technology or any other way to tackle climate
change. Anyone who wants to actively take part and be a changemaker is more than

Join the green business revolution. Join this powerful network. Join the game at

ClimateLaunchpad 2019 – Agenda

From a Founder's Dream to the National Final in a few steps:

  1. Deadline for application: April 19th
  2. Bootcamp: 4th and 5th of May, Vienna
  3. Workshop-Day 1: 25th of May, Vienna
  4. Workshop-Day 2: 8th of June, Vienna
  5. National Final: 19th of June, Vienna
  6. Regional Final: November, Baku, Azerbaijan
  7. Grand Global Final: November, Netherlands, Amsterdam

The Winners are:

This year instead of a first and a second place, we had 2 first places, because it was a hard decision:

1st place: Semina from Michael, Larissa, David, Simon

1st place: Cyclig from Flavio and Martin

the audience award went to Rephil

The Final-Teams


There is lack of transparency for individuals to evaluate their constant footprint to climate change.
The idea is to create an app that blends:
> a gamification of a CO2 tracker like tamagotchi "daily impact"
> an app that is similar to runtastic / pinterest where your one-time improvements can be shared
with your community.
> when your one-time change if repeated for X amount of times becomes a “habbit” like a badge.
> Saved Co2 or money can be invested in renewable projects "following" & "crowdfunding"
(Pokemon) which again will impact your ranking on climate impact.

City Jungle

City jungle makes it its mission to bring nature back to the cities.
By making unused vertical surface usable to tackel climate change with sustainable resources and
the power of plants.


Our purpose is the fabrication of a lignin based fertilizer. The biopolymer lignin, which is a main
component of wood resumes as by-product of the pulp and paper industry. It can be enriched with
nitrogen to build up soil organic matter and used as a fertilizer with slow nitrogen release

Solar & Sea

Solar & Sea is a concept to harvest and store PV power on the high sea with converted cargo ships. The ships lay flexible and self floating organic PV foil on the ocean surface and convert the collected power into CO 2 neutral and transportable hydrocarbon using Powerto-X technology on the ship. Due to the mobility of the ships, they always operate in areas with highest solar radiation on earth.

Green Chain Logistics (GCL)

GCL is a B2B platform that connects businesses, with transport companies that offer CO2 neutral
transport, or has a very low level of GHG emissions. The mode of transport is verified by sensors
that track the products and the information is saved in the Blockchain. Finally, the product receives
a quality seal and a QR code the the end customer can scan and check the mode of transport, and
its GHG emission savings.


We are tackling the waste that stems from single-use take away boxes through a circular system
for reusable food containers. We are acting as middleman who provides restaurants with reusable
boxes, handles their logistical distribution and the washing process.

HERO - MATCH|we play change
We will produce educational media content presented by role-models on modern channels in a
FUNKY way in order to reach the goal of personal development through playful learning and the
purpose of that all is to have more people doing more sustainable decisions in the future.


We are going to change the mobility sector towards a sustainable e-mobility, because we believe in
the pioneer’s spirit in all of us. We are combining the advantages of electric cars and bicycles in
one product, the SHARK-Bike and will potentially save 1,24 million tons of CO2 annually in Austria.

The Precious

Changing consumer & business perceptions towards waste. Realise that “waste” is a valuable raw material for other processes. Promoting Circular Economy practices in big cities throughout the world. Using waste to produce food and medicine in controlled environment agriculture, using closed loop Indoor Urban Agriculture.


We revolutionize the access to clean cook stoves. By developing mobile workspaces, sharing the
technology and production techniques for our affordable super efficient stoves. For the people who
need it the most, we created a financing-model by generating CO2-Certificates.

Gravitational Tower

The Gravitational Tower aims to produce energy out of falling masses. It is independent of any
other source of energy.

Hemp Holds

We develop indoor climbing holds out of natural resources and waste materials in order to provide
an alternative to conventional holds based on quartz sand and epoxy resin. The surface shows a
natural appearance and grip, which offers the climber a new training alternative.

The Sustainability Adventure

Our idea is an innovative multi-stakeholders education project that turns travelers into Sustainable-
Development-Goal(SDG)-Reporters. During their cooperative, CO2-friendly journey, they are on a

mission to find global sustainability challenges and inspirational SDG solutions and share them via
social media via story-telling with partner classes at home as well as with political decision makers.
During the journey, co-produced SDG-impact maps with documentation of all explored local and
global SDG challenges are created, collecting concrete hope-giving solutions to sustainability.

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ClimateLaunchpad was established in 2014 and is part of the entrepreneurship offerings of
EIT Climate-KIC and operates on a global scale, currently in over 40 countries.

We would like to thank our sponsors and partners:
ERGO, Öko Business Wien, BOKU, TUtheTOP Alumni Club, Wirtschaftsagentur Wien, The Blue Minds Company, Impact Hub, INiTS, ECN, Der Brutkasten, OEAD – Wohnraumverwaltungs GmbH and RCE Vienna.

What the selected finalists will go through

1 Bootcamp, 2 Workshops - You'll learn all the skills necessary to start your business
Austrian National Final -
Pitch in front of an audience
and a panel of experts
Win awesome prizes -
e.g. access to a
co-working space or an
incubation programme
Regional Final -
The top 2 at the Austrian National Final go on to the Regional Final
and have the chance to access the Global Grand Final.

ClimateLaunchpad 2018

ClimateLaunchpad 2018

On June 12th 2018, the 11 Finalists of the Austrian Pre-Selections of
ClimateLaunchpad 2018 pitched their environmental business ideas on the
stage at TU Vienna. In a couple of minutes only they could demonstrate
the entire learning process they had been through and enchanted both a
delighted crowd and a renowned Jury of experts.
It was an inspiring evening revealing once again a high level of innovation
made in Austria!
We would like to congratulate once again our three winners who got
fantastic prices to accelerate the journey of their green start-up and
cleantech businesses.

Clear the stage for:
1st:  Kern Tec
2nd: DungBeetle
3rd:  Kindby

In November, they got the unique chance to compete in the Global Final in
Edinburgh. The teams might not have fought their way up to the very
front, but definitely benefited a lot from being part in this get-together of
creative minds, innovative changemakers, entrepreneurs to be and
investors on the look-out. Because at the end of the day,
ClimateLaunchpad is a community first, and a competition second.
We congratulate and thank all the finalists for their motivation and
commitment, and we wish them all the best for the future!
In 2017, Vienna Textile Lab, winner of the National Final, obtained the 3rd Prize at the Global Final in Cyprus as well as an Audience Award!

(As a little reminder: about a hundred teams were pitching in Cyprus! Hats
off to Karin Fleck!)

Still cheering for our second and third place as well, two start-ups that are
becoming more successful year after year!

2.) Hempstatic
3.) Sud & Satz

We would like to thanks once again our sponsors and partners: UNIQA, Verbund, BOKU, ÖH BOKU, Universität Wien, The Blue Minds Company, Impact Hub, INiTS, PLAYPARK, WTZ OST (Wisens/transfer/ost), AWS, Biorama, Wirtschafts agentur Wien, ECN, Brutkasten and TUtheTOP Alumni Club


Here is a little reminder for you to get to know our 11 Austrian Finalists:

  • Beeanco: online marketplace for sustainable products
  • Commonsun: investment platform for solar energy
  • Die fleißige Schneiderin: remodelling and giving old clothes a second life
  • Dungbeetle: modern dry toilet systems for interior use
  • Future Plant: fully automated robot to plant, take care and harvest
  • Kern Tec: further process and use of wasted fruit pits
  • Kindby: online rental of ethically produced baby clothing and accessories
  • LooPi - the plant urinal: plant based urinal for public spaces
  • UrbanGarden - Teaching to Grow: educational mobile urban garden
  • Spirufood: fresh, local and affordable spirulina
  • Sui Generis: healthy and sustainable fast food


If you have any futher question or require more information, please contact us at austria(ät)

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