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3, 2, 1... One month to go until ClimateLaunchpad takes off!

The countdown is on to the 2018 ClimateLaunchpad Global Grand Final - the world’s largest green ideas competition - here in Edinburgh.

Hosted by ECCI on Thursday 1 and Friday 2 November 2018 at the city's iconic McEwan Hall, the two-day event’s packed programmed includes 130+ cleantech start-up pitches, provocative talks and dynamic master classes.

Aspiring entrepreneurs from all around the world will go head-to-head with the world's best for the chance to win up to €10,000 and a place on the Climate-KIC Accelerator, pitching to an audience of around 600 international visitors.

Representing Scotland

Finalists include the three ECCI supported start-ups who triumphed in the Scottish ClimateLaunchpad final at ECCI in August. The talented trio are Crover - who are bringing to the market the first robotic device able to move within stored grains and measure conditions, Planet Heat - a new compact, easy-to-deploy, thermal energy collector for use in contaminated fluids such as streams and rivers and Undisturbed - the Climate-KIC Greenhouse alumni who are developing a hemp-based alternative to plastic shower curtains.

ECCI Deputy Director and national Climate-KIC lead for Scotland, Ed Craig, said:

"ClimateLaunchpad is all about bringing the global green crème de la crème together to unlock the potential of great ideas and make a positive climate impact.

"From start-ups to investors and from entrepreneurs to leading minds in the field, we can’t wait to roll out the red carpet for all of our international visitors and see this year’s top ClimateLaunchpad recruits battle it out for the top prizes.”

Need tickets?

Want to be part of the event team?

ClimateLaunchpad is looking for event volunteers with an interest in social responsibility, sustainability and entrepreneurship.

Volunteer on either Thursday 1 November or Friday 2 November 2018 (8am - 6pm) for free entry to the event on the other day - along with a free lunch and the opportunity to meet lots of likeminded people.

Interested? To apply, send your CV to louise.west@ed.ac.uk by Friday 12 October 2018.