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The ClimateLaunchpad Grand Final

We’re pleased to welcome you to the ClimateLaunchpad Grand Final from Edinburgh

This year’s ClimateLaunchpad Global Grand Final was a conversation with 700+ people about fixing climate change. Leading minds, policy makers and corporates flew in from all over the world to shape this conversation. If you missed the final you can watch again here.

ClimateLaunchpad participants start businesses with the potential for big climate impact. The focus of the event is how to truly unlock that potential. The main topics for the keynotes, expert sessions and interactive talks were: building cleantech start-up ecosystems, funding for start-ups that are tackling climate change and alumni sharing lessons on starting a business.

We welcome your contributions online. Join in, contribute, listen, share, discuss, question and most of all enjoy, and take home lots of new ideas.

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Day 1 - Video Archive


Video Archive from Day 1 of #CLP18


Day 1 - Agenda

  • 09:30-10:00

    Registration

  • 10:00-10:15

    Kick Off & Opening plenary

    • Frans Nauta, Founder ClimateLaunchpad & Paris Thomas, Co-Founder Chrysalis LEAP
  • 10:15-10:45

    UNLOCK startups ecosystems for climate change

    • Dawn Lippert, CEO, Elemental Excelerator & Innovation
    • Frans Nauta, Founder ClimateLaunchpad
    • Ed Craig, Deputy Director & Head of Innovation / Enterprise at ECCI
    • Pratap Raju, Founder PR Climate Studio
  • 11:00-12:30

    Semi-Finals part 1

  • 12:30-13:15

    Break

  • 13:15-14:15McEwan Hall

    McEwan Hall: UNLOCK startups ecosystems for climate change

    • Interactive session with Ed Craig, Dawn Lippert and Pratap Raju
  • 13:15-14:15

    Expert sessions Round 1:

    • Value Proposition Design - Paris Thomas, Chrysalis LEAP
    • Climate-KIC Startup Services - Bianca Dragomir and Hans Westerhof , Climate-KIC
    • Sustainable fashion - Isabelle Laurencin, Director Fashion for Good - Plug and Play 1 & Emma Scarf, Ventures Analyst at Fashion for Good-Plug and Play
    • IP for green technologies: from innovation to investment and commercialisation - Dr. Claudia Duffy (Ellis IP) will moderate a panel discussion with Dr. Michael Ellis (Ellis IP), Andy Harris (MBM Commercial) and Dr. Andrew McNeill (EOS Technology Investment)
    • Startup Lessons from the hospitality industry – Elena Messiou, ClimateLaunchpad trainer
    • How to survive partnering with corporations and governments - Pedro Pinto, Entrepreneur & Dane Boysen, CEO and Founder Modular Chemical Inc.
  • 14:15-15:00

    Break

  • 15:00-16:30

    Semi-Finals part 2

  • 16:30-17:15

    Break

  • 17:15-17:45

    McEwan Hall: UNLOCK the potential of your startup

    • Gareth Roberts, CEO Cambond
    • Pinar Guvenc, CEO Sponge
    • Douglas Martin, Managing Director, MiAlgae
    • Monika Tomecka, Executive Director, UFraction8
  • 17:45-18:00

    Wrap up Day 1

    • Frans Nauta, Founder ClimateLaunchpad & Paris Thomas, Co-Founder Chrysalis LEAP
  • 18:00-21:00

    • Drinks

Day 2 - Agenda

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Day 2 - 2nd of November:

  • 08:30-09:00

    Registration

  • 09:00-09:15

    Kick Off

    • Frans Nauta, Founder ClimateLaunchpad & Paris Thomas, Co-Founder Chrysalis LEAP
  • 09:15-9:45

    VIP Speaker

  • 10:00 - 11:00

    Theme Awards

  • 11:00-11:45

    Break

  • 11:45-12:30

    Expert sessions Round 2

    • Lessons from joining a start-up accelerator: Matthew Norton, Aqualoop
    • Climate-KIC Startup Services - Bianca Dragomir and Hans Westerhof
    • Crowdfunding, do’s and don’t’s - Artur Napiórkowski from Retromixer & Louise Wilson from Abundance
    • How to negotiate with investors - Joachim Blazer
    • Startup Lessons from the hospitality industry - Elena Messiou, ClimateLaunchpad trainer
    • Investing in Scotland - Neil Frances, Scottish Enterprise
  • 11:45-13:15

    McEwan Hall: UNLOCK funding for Cleantech Start-ups

    • Dane Boysen, CEO and Founder Modular Chemical Inc.
    • Puon Penn , EVP/Head of Technology Capital Wells Fargo
    • Iain Gulland, Chief Executive, Zero Waste Scotland Panel
    • Frans Nauta, Founder ClimateLaunchpad, Moderator
  • 12:30-13:15

    Expert sessions Round 3

    • Lessons from joining a start-up accelerator: Dan White, CEO Signol
    • Climate-KIC Start-up Services - Bianca Dragomir, Hans Westerhof
    • Crowdfunding, do’s and don’t’s - Artur Napiórkowski from Retromixer & Louise Wilson from Abundance
    • How to negotiate with investors - Joachim Blazer
    • Investing in Scotland - Neil Frances, Scottish Enterprise
  • 13:15-13:30

    UNLOCK Systemic Change

    • Kirsten Dunlop, CEO EIT Climate-KIC.
  • 13:30

    Announcements finalists

  • 13:30-14:45

    Lunch

  • 14:45-16:15

    Grand Final part 1

  • 16:15-16:45

    Break

  • 16:45 - 16:55

    • Keynote by Professor Peter Mathieson
  • 16:55-18:25

    Grand Final part 2

  • 18:25-19:00

    Break

  • 19:00-19:30

    Award Ceremony and Closing

  • 19:30 - late

    After party

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Meet the sponsors and partners that help create our 2018 Global Grand Final. A big thank you to all of them:

Hosted by:

ECCI

EIT Climate-KIC

Gold sponsor

Can Do

Gold sponsor

University of Edinburgh Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Gold sponsor

BSM

Silver sponsor

Zero Waste Scotland

Silver Sponsor

VentureFest

Bronze sponsor

CleanTechnica

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Newsquest Scotland

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Join us next year and partner up

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Join the organisations on this page that are already involved. Get in touch and we’ll talk on how we can best match your goals. We know you don’t need convincing, but humour us and take a look at these numbers anyway:

  • Our competition is live in 50 locations in 45 countries on 5 continents
  • 1,500 ideas entered the competition in 2018.
  • In 2017 111 alumni had attracted external funding (total amount of € 15,000,000) and 42 alumni had revenues (€ 6,150,000 in total).