Clima@ competition 2020 selects 15 finalists

clim@ 2020 finalists selected


April 8, 2020






April 8, 2020





Clima@ competition 2020 has selected 15 finalists with innovative ideas to protect the climate from over 200 applications received from 60 countries, said the Green for Growth Fund (GGF).

The competition was launched in December 2019.

The 15 successful finalists are: A2P Energy Solution, Beyond Leather Materials, Biodiesel Misr, Bioenergy for Alternative Fuel, Carbominer, CEEFOR, Coldhubs, COLIBA, Ecodudu, Forest Guard, Komporize Composites, Live Love Recycle, Lombrisol, Manyfolds and Whole Surplus.

Almost half of the finalists this year have presented solutions for a more circular economy

As in previous editions of the competition (2018), there is strong representation from the GGF target regions, namely, Southeast Europe, the European Eastern Neighbourhood Region, and the Middle East and North Africa.

On of the finalists’ inovations is s sustainable leather alternative made from fruit waste

In addition, almost half of the finalists this year have presented solutions for a more circular economy, alongside a compelling set of applications focused on sustainable energy, the GGF said.

Businesses range from a sustainable leather alternative made from fruit waste, organic plastic substitutes made from tea to replace plastic parts used in the automotive industry, to a digital platform that connects households and businesses in emerging markets with affiliated recyclers.

The finalists will pitch their businesses with pre-recorded videos

Due to the circumstances the world finds itself in with COVID-19 and to adhere to global health regulations, the clim@ competition 2020 will now be held virtually on June 2, 2020.

The clim@ competition 2020 will be held virtually on June 2

The finalists will pitch their businesses with pre-recorded videos to a panel of 5 jury members, followed by a live Q&A session. An online audience will be invited to view the proceedings.

Clim@ was initiated by the GGF in 2018 and is organized by Finance in Motion on behalf of the GGF and sponsored by the European Commission and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

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