ClimateLaunchpad 2018

"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 preselections in Austria and will send the 3 winners of the National Final to the Global Final!

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
Global Final -
The top 3 at the Austrian National
Final will attend the Global Final

ClimateLaunchpad 2018 - We have our 3 Winners!

On June 12th 2018, the 11 Finalists of the Austrian Pre-Selections of ClimateLaunchpad 2018 rocked the stage and enchanted both a delighted crowd and a renown Jury of experts.

Aiming at pitching their environmental business ideas as well as demonstrating the entire learning process they had been through with the ClimateLaunchpad, the Finalists successfully presented their soon-to-be Green Start-ups and conquered the audience, revealing once again a high level of innovation this year.

We are very proud to announce the 3 winning teams of this year, who will get the unique chance to take part in the Global Final in Edinburgh in November!

  • 1st: Kern Tec
  • 2nd: DungBeetle
  • 3rd: Kindby

An additional Prize as been awarded to LooPi, for the best female pitch!

We of course congratulate and thank all the finalists for their motivation and commitment, and we wish them all the best for the future!
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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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This was ClimateLaunchpad 2017 in Austria

Last year, Vienna Textile Lab obtained the 3rd Prize at the Global Final in Cyprus in October 2017, as well as an Audience Award! Congratulations! As a reminder, about a hundred teams were pitching in Cyprus!

The National Final in June 2017 in Vienna marked the last step of the Austrian pre-selections of the worlwide largest green business ideas competition. We would like to congratulate once again our three winners who had the chance to pitch in front of an international audience in Cyprus, and who were, in the following order:

1.) Vienna Textile Lab
2.) Hempstatic
3.) Sud & Satz

ClimateLaunchpad Austria 2018 hosted by:

Main Sponsors



The Blue Minds Company