ClimateLaunchpad 2022

Participant portal

Meet the teams

Deep Agronomy Labs

Using machine learning to provide a centralised platform for weather independent farming techniques and using deep learning models to forecast supply chain and environmental impact factors.

Ecosystem Farms

A farming platform that integrates agriculture and aquaculture, leveraging natural ecosystems. The platform uses 95% less water, no soil, can grow plants from herbs to orchard trees, no chemical fertilisers, is compatible with large scale equipment like tractors, and is scalable for large primary production.

Hydrometallurgy Research Group

Using a combination of hydrometallurgy and biohydrometallurgy, an environmentally friendly recycling process for processing spent lithium batteries to obtain a pure new battery precursor.


A platform enabling carbon removal project developers and investors to finance climate solutions.


Adding an aerobic system such as an in-vessel composter to wheelie bins to mitigate the anaerobic process that will be used to accelerate the decomposition rate and produce pasteurised compost.


Australia’s biggest product sourcing platform and software to analyse the sustainability of the entire product chain. Allow food companies to make informed decisions around transport, logistics, packaging and sourcing of products to reduce the carbon footprint of single products and product chains.

ProLabs Australia

ProLabs provides mining and related industries with the ability to conduct on-site and immediate fluid analysis through the use of their portable, containerised and on-site laboratory.

Smart Tree Box

The smart planter box produces a new green technology with artificial intelligence that provides a simple and efficient way to develop green buildings and surfaces where conventional planting is impossible.

Snap Cycle

Creating better on-demand access to information about contamination and recycling.


3D printers for electronics, solar cells and batteries, that can deposit metals, semiconductors, polymers and insulators, faster and at higher resolution than existing techniques, while using less energy, and creating almost no waste.

SythLett Cells

Manufacturing different pouch cell sizes for niche applications, as well as recycling existing pouch cell materials.

Thermal Energy Global

Providing rooftop solar to properties in developing countries for free, paying in return a reimbursement for the use of the roof space, then selling electricity to the relevant authority.

Thermal X Engineering

Bringing heat pump technology into low temperature energy generation applications to create more efficient, more cost effective and more widely applicable energy generation solutions.


TideWater is a unit to make fresh water from the sea, powered by gravity and the tide.


A social enterprise supplying rapidly deployable containerised solar power systems with back-up battery energy storage, as a sustainable substitute for diesel powered generators.

Veritas Energy

A data platform to enable consumers to earn “personal carbon credit”, that can be exchanged with businesses, as shopping bonus.


Online marketplace facilitator that can provide a cost-effective, sustainable method of waste disposal by linking ‘waste’ products with material recyclers.


Gathering the local solar power and storing it using a combination of gravitational storage with solids and supercaps, installed in service stations for EV charging application.

Key dates 2022^

Applications open 25 February 2022
Submission deadline 29 April 2022
Successful teams notified 9 May 2022
Self-directed Online course 10-23 May 2022 (approx 1 hour)
Boot Camp – Australia-wide (online) (3 afternoons) 23-25 May 2022
Boot Camp – Australia-wide (online) (3 afternoons) 26-28 May 2022
Boot Camp – Melbourne (online) (3 afternoons) 2-4 June 2022
Webinar 1 9 June 2022, 17.00-18.30 AEST
Webinar 2 16 June 2022, 17.00-18.30 AEST
Webinar 3 23 June 2022, 17.00-18.30 AEST
Pitch Panels (online) 14 July 2022
Mentoring (teams advancing to the National Finals are matched with a hand-picked mentor that complements their skill-set – 1 hr/wk for 4 wks) 25 July – 19 August 2022
National Pitch Final (Australia’s best compete!)  9 September 2022
Asia-Pacific Pitch Final  22 September 2022 
Global Pitch Final 27-28 October 2022


^ Plans change, things go wrong, we’re all just people. Dates are subject to change.

Thanks to our sponsors

The Victorian Cleantech Cluster is thrilled to support the 2022 ClimateLaunchpad competition with the VCC Pathway Prize.

The winner will receive direct entry into the 2022 Victorian Cleantech Expo pitching competition finals held in Melbourne this October.

The Global Entrepreneurship Congress is delighted to support the 2022 ClimateLaunchpad competition with the GEC2023 Prize.

The winning team (up to 3 people) will receive complimentary tickets to attend GEC 2023 in Melbourne from 1-3 May 2023. The winner will have the opportunity to participate in an official pitching session at the GEC.

Meet team CLP

Sina Lengelsen
Principal - Innovation Programs Climate-KIC Australia

As Principal of Innovation Programs, Sina comes with a strong background in NGO management, international project development, communications and an education from Harvard University. Sina is best equipped to point the next climate change innovators in the right direction.

Jes Hyne
Lead - Marketing and Communications Climate-KIC Australia

Jes is responsible for Climate-KIC Australia’s communications and outreach. With a background working in international organisations, Jessica finds the stories within complicated processes or technical concepts, to connect with audiences and celebrate the successes of climate change changers.

Hans Westerhof
Startup Trainer Occami / ClimateLaunchpad

Startup trainer with background in a broad range of industries and environments. Current focus: startup acceleration in carbon removal and raw materials (metals & minerals) industries through entrepreneurship education, coaching and financing. Focus on execution. Experience in directing projects and programs (US 100 million +).

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