ClimateLaunchpad 2019

Melbourne portal

Dates and Locations

Locations 333 Exhibition Street
(entrance La Trobe Street)
Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Boot camp 16-17 July 2019
Webinar 1: Assumptions, experience design, customer discovery 25 July 2019, 17:30-18:30
Webinar 2: Competitive advantages 1 August 2019, 17:30-18:30
Webinar 3: Your perfect pitch 8 August 2019, 17:30-18:30
Pitch Panel 27 August 2019
National Pitch Final (a 2-hour evening event) 11 October 2019
Global Pitch Final РAmsterdam  14-15 November 2019

Meet the Melbourne finalists

The idea is to build an exchange that will allow sustainable non-profits or other organisations to sell any carbon credits they generate to corporations and other businesses. This will in turn allow corporations to be able to offset their emissions by purchasing these credits.

David has developed a technology (derived from his PhD research) to address the climate impact of ventilation methane from underground coal mines. Ventilation Air Methane (VAM) is dilute methane (<1% concentration) with few options for abatement at present. The business idea is to commercialise the technology to enable VAM to be converted to useful gas for generating energy and to convert the VAM to CO2 for abatement.

Commit Team is a crowdfunding platform for businesses to switch to more sustainable practices. Think of kickstarter.com meets change.org. Whether it be biodegradable packaging, zero-emissions manufacturing or abandoning palm oil, Commit Team allows businesses to see the economic viability for sustainable practices, and gives customers a platform to put their money where their mouth is.

emmi is a private sector, member led decentralised carbon management platform. Members who join the emmi platform will transparently set their own emission reduction targets then validate their actions in real time across the open, scalable and trusted framework. Emitters and the financial industry will use emmi to better assess, quantify and reduce carbon risks free from political bias that has plagued government led carbon schemes.

Across the developed world, at any given moment millions of people are working hard to stay fit. To now it’s been a one way exchange. Generation Gyms represents an exciting new generation of gym that captures your personal energy output, turning unwanted calories into kilowatt-hours.

A demand management system (cloud- and IoT) that coordinates groups of people to respond efficiently to the collective problem of getting demand to align with renewable energy supply generated on their own roofs. This is an aggregation system for both demand and supply, not a virtual power plant. Stimulate greater solar PV and battery penetration to substitute for fossil fuel based generation. Change behaviour towards sustainability for energy.

As climate change has been one of the biggest issues nowadays, relevant steps to be taken to bring it into the right-pace. Smart, efficient, sustainable and affordable renewable energy solutions are paramount with the current need of the energy. So, I have invented a special precise camera based, dual-axis, solar tracking system and hybrid MPPT battery charging system (obtained Australian Patent) as a solution and now we would like to force our product, in conjunction with appropriate additions, to contribute the climate change.

Take the Combined Heat and Power solutions being used for Desal in the middle east and northern Africa. shrink these to support desalination of ocean water to provide drinking water/ heat and power for 10-100 people.

An online marketplace for builders to buy & sell building material waste. We are the winners of the Start-Up Weekend CLP Prize 2019.

TAP offers vending machines to refill products such as detergent, toothpaste, dish washing soap, etc. in reusable containers. We aim to reduce plastic waste by providing people with an affordable and reusable option for their regularly consumed home products.

An agri-tech innovation for arid regions that promises to provide the lowest cost method of production for water, agricultural produce and power, using sunshine. This technology could be be rolled out on a scale sufficient to halt and reverse the alarming increase in the concentration of atmospheric CO2.

Meet your Trainer and Australian Lead

Sina is your Melbourne 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!

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.

You will meet our very experienced industry experts and mentors during your time in the ClimateLaunchpad competition.

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