Traffic congestion in cities drives significant climate impact, through vehicle emissions, embedded carbon in new transport infrastructure and the huge environmental impact of continued urban sprawl. It also limits societies capacity to deal with social change issues like climate change due to the huge human toll, physical, mental and financial caused by traffic congestion. The shape of our cities are controlled by planners and government regulation. Our solution creates a tradable marketplace for trip generation and fulfilment. This incentivises every person and every organisation within the city to participate in ameliorating traffic congestion. This type of market based approach has been shown in many other industries to be the most effective way to drive broadscale change in behaviour.
ePOP is an investment platform for clean energy. We help anyone to invest, enjoy or become a leader in the renewables revolution. All by leveraging modern technology and crowdfunding. ePOP’s mission is to create access to clean energy and empower citizens to take action towards a sustainable future.
Fake Plastic tackles the plastic pollution issue at the source. Instead of recycling plastic, we replace it by creating plastic-like products from bioplastics. These bioplastics are non-toxic and made from infinite and renewable resources without crude oil. The products will be initially focussed on kitchen and food containers for homes, restaurants, cafes, offices and food delivery services.
Farmers can generate large amounts of organic waste through their everyday business which is often left to rot in a paddock. To better distribute this valuable waste and close the loop on food waste, FieldLoop will connect growers with potential consumers in a simple way.
We are developing an app and sensor to identify the ‘hidden transit network’ of commuters who choose carbon- free and low-carbon transportation such as pedestrians and cyclists. The data will underpin researchers and policymakers to implement initiatives that reduce transport emissions.
My idea is a factory or plant with simplified processes to recycle and/or re-purpose waste materials such as cotton, polyester, pvc, pp, pc and pv. Processing them in this way takes them out of the environment. I have a process for re-purposing cotton, for use in diapers and sanitary towels as a start.
Plantaholics aims to bring awareness to climate change and the joy of growing your own plants. Our service sends boxes of seeds and tools needed to start your very own garden, whether you live in the snow or in the sun, with a massive backyard or a small patio, there’s a box-o-plant that’s perfect for you.
The Smart Home Energy Manager is an energy efficient adaptive multi-voltage PV hybrid Inverter system. It will enable much larger Solar PV installations whilst also providing greater control and protection to grid operators and users alike. The unit also includes separate AC and DC distributed supply that provides increased energy efficiency to current practice. A separate high voltage link is provided for fast charging of EV’s, this may eliminate the need for home/business re-wiring to accommodate fast charging of EV’s.
Smart Soil is developing a virtual farming robot – data collection system with predictive software that takes the data about soil nutritional profile, combines it with information about microclimate, and turns it into a decision- support tool designed to promote regenerative agriculture principles.
The Phoenixx Project (TPP) provides the technical vehicle to enable poor people in developing countries to access the benefits of climate change mitigation through simple improvements to fire management. It provides the global architecture and tools to allow project developers to work with local communities to establish projects. It provides standardized baselines, monitoring, reporting and verification of emissions reductions from fire management. It also provides a simple and safe market-place for buyers (Industry) and sellers (project developers) of fire management derived carbon credits and ensures that environmental and social safeguards are met.
Will is your Brisbane ClimateLaunchpad facilitator for Climate-KIC Australia. He will be there with you at your bootcamps, and provide guidance through the program. Will can leverage his experience in business model, product and system development within fintech start-ups and corporate innovation teams.
Hans is a certified ClimateLaunchpad Boot Camp trainer with an impressive track record as an entrepreneur building successful start-ups and training entrepreneurs across the globe. Hans is normally based in Amsterdam and loves coming to Australia once a year to meet the new innovators and entrepreneurs from Down Under. Hans has received outstanding feedback for his "honest, knowledgeable, fun and impactful" style of running the Boot Camps.
Sina is your Australian ClimateLaunchpad Lead at Climate-KIC Australia, she will guide you through the process and keep you up-to-date on what happens next and provide general advice on the way. With an entrepreneurial mind-set and start-up experience, an education from Harvard University and a strong background in NGO and social enterprise management, international project development and communications, Sina is well equipped to point the next climate change innovators in the right direction. You have questions about the competition? Get in touch!
You will meet our very experienced industry experts and mentors during your time in the ClimateLaunchpad competition.