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Australia wins big in the ClimateLaunchpad Global Grand Final

Australia wins big in the ClimateLaunchpad Global Grand Final

2 October 2020

October 2 2020, Amsterdam – More than 3,000 entrepreneurs from 56 countries participated in the ClimateLaunchpad 2020. This year’s global climate competition took place online from 30 September to 2 October. Two Australian start-ups, Elevenstore and Localcycle, made it to the final round of the competition, securing themselves a spot in the coveted EIT Climate-KIC …

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Aussie cleantech start-up wins place at prestigious EIT Climate-KIC Accelerator

Aussie cleantech start-up wins place at prestigious EIT Climate-KIC Accelerator

18 September 2020

Friday September 18 –  For the first time, an Australian ClimateLaunchpad entry has made it through to the EIT Climate-KIC Accelerator, by winning the Southeast Asian final of the world’s biggest cleantech competition. Elevenstore, an all-female entry from Melbourne, won the ClimateLaunchpad Southeast Asia and Oceania final on Friday night, moving into the semi final and …

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New Australian guidelines launched to ensure  consistent climate change risks assessments and disclosure

New Australian guidelines launched to ensure consistent climate change risks assessments and disclosure

14 September 2020

Sydney, September 14th, 2020 – An Australian-first collaboration between climate scientists, insurers and the finance sector has produced new guidance for assessing the physical risks – such as tropical cyclones, bushfires and floods – of climate change to homes, buildings and critical infrastructure. The Climate Measurement Standards Initiative (CMSI) has developed a set of open-source …

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Three Cleantech Start-ups win Australian Final of ClimateLaunchpad

Three Cleantech Start-ups win Australian Final of ClimateLaunchpad

27 August 2020

Wednesday, August 26 2020 – Electric scooter batteries from biomass, removing organic waste from landfill, and a dedicated biodiesel factory for farmers are the three ideas that won the Australian final of the world’s biggest cleantech competition, ClimateLaunchpad. From around 50 Aussie entrants, these three clean-tech start-ups have progressed to to the South East Asian …

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Innovative road surface keeps Adelaide cool in summer

Innovative road surface keeps Adelaide cool in summer

21 August 2020

Adelaide, 21 August 2020 – An innovative trial project which saw sealant products applied to streets in the CBD has been shown to keep roads cooler during the day and night, reducing surface temperature. On hot days, asphalt roads contribute to heating cities and urban areas, known as the urban heat island effect. This can …

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New report shows potential of innovative road sealants to reduce urban heat island effect

New report shows potential of innovative road sealants to reduce urban heat island effect

20 August 2020

Adelaide, 20 August 2020 – On hot summer days, asphalt roads contribute to heating cities and urban areas, known as the urban heat island effect. This can impact the comfort of those using the space such as pedestrians and cyclists. It can also impact retail trade for businesses near urban heat islands and increase energy …

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Meet the Aussie entrepreneurs taking on climate change

Meet the Aussie entrepreneurs taking on climate change

30 July 2020

30 July 2020 – As the world reels from the human and economic devastation of COVID-19, eighteen Australian startups are maintaining their focus on our other existential threat, climate change. These entrepreneurs have won a coveted place in the highly competitive pre-accelerator program, ClimateLaunchpad, which also doubles as the world’s biggest cleantech and green business …

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Industry heavyweights come together to forge pathways towards a decarbonised future

Industry heavyweights come together to forge pathways towards a decarbonised future

27 July 2020

Melbourne, 24 July 2020 – Some of Australian industry’s biggest companies are supporting a new initiative that will see them work together to better understand pathways to achieving net zero emissions in supply chains. BHP, Woodside, BlueScope Steel, BP Australia, Orica, APA Group, Australian Gas Infrastructure Group and Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy and Fertilisers – which …

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Australian green start-ups are fixing the climate crisis

Australian green start-ups are fixing the climate crisis

15 June 2020

ClimateLaunchpad has been running on a global scale for several years now, but regions differ in terms of how they implement the program, and what sort of cleantech businesses they attract. What does it take to create impact with a cleantech start-up on one continent or the other? What stories can be shared from across …

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Sustainable community becomes a living lab

Sustainable community becomes a living lab

11 June 2020

A vision of how we could live more sustainably into the future is being realised in a quiet pocket of Sydney’s western suburbs. Opened in 2016, Fairwater was heralded as one of the country’s most progressive, environmentally-friendly community developments: 800 homes set in a landscape including wetlands and waterways, and with the largest geothermal heating …

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