On 2 August, 2016, 9 most promising cleantech innovations from Latvia with global business potential were selected to participate in final pitching show. Only 3 winning teams where chosen to star on stage in ClimateLaunchpad European Finals in Tallinn!
1st prize: CompHeat proposes an industrial composting reactor to produce heat (~ 700 C), weed and disease free compost and climate neutral CO2. Thanks to their metabolism processes, the biomass can heat up over 70 oC, but the optimum temperatures are lower, so the excess heat can be utilized.
2nd prize: Beei In , which is a natural alternative for food storage at home. The product is made from natural beeswax and cotton cloth. Wrap in it cheese, bread, vegetables, fruits, herbs or simply put it over a bowl of salad. Warmth of your hands helps to mold the product in any shape and helps to reduce the food waste.
3rd prize: Farmair is a drone as a Service (DaaS) company which provides smart orchard monitoring and misting solutions. Drones are able to detect plant decease possibility in real-time before it has occurred. Farmair drones are capable of carrying extra weight so if plant decease is detected, fertilizer can be applied immediately to the area where it is needed.
Latvian ClimateLaunchpad final is supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Latvia(NCM), whose activities are based on the values of a clean environment and a wise use of resources. Nordic co-operation in the fields on climate change solutions and innovations is important, and in this regional cooperation increasingly are involved also the Baltic States.
ClimateLaunchpad Latvia is organized by Green Technology Incubator and Climate-KIC in cooperation with Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Latvia, and powered by PricewaterhouseCoopers, BDO Latvia, Reihmanis&Partners and Exigen Services.
ClimateLaunchpad is the world’s largest cleantech business idea competition. Our mission is to unlock Europe’s cleantech potential that addresses climate change. The competition creates a stage for those ideas. ClimateLaunchpad is part of the Entrepreneurship offerings of Climate-KIC. More information: http://climatelaunchpad.org/