Climate Tech Updates (09/11/2021 – 16/11/2021)

Updates we spotted in the climate innovation ecosystem last week (09.11.2021 – 16.11.2021)

Launches

🛒 EIT Urban Mobility just launched the Mobility Innovation Marketplace which features the leading innovative solutions in urban mobility from the EU and beyond. Visitors can search and share innovative products, best practices and pilots tackling the most important urban mobility challenges faced by global cities.

👨‍💻 Capital for Climate just launched a Nature-based Solutions Investment Platform which features expert guidance, insight from the NbS community and access to market intelligence. Check it out!

 

Milestones

🔋 Northvolt’s recycling program, Revolt, has produced its first battery cell with 100% recycled nickel, manganese and cobalt and is now committed to accelerating battery recycling and its impact on battery production. It also aims to expand its recycling plant capacity to enable recycling of 125,000 tons of batteries per year.

🥙 With an impressive track record of one million meals saved every-week, Too Good To Go just celebrated an even more impressive milestone: a total of 100 million meals saved in the last 6 years.

🧰 ClimateView just announced a partnership with Microsoft and CDP and the release of the ClimateOS Analysis toolkit, a free tool for cities to fast-track their pathway to meeting the Paris Agreement.

🗞️ Nossa Data has just issued its 100th newsletter about ESG investment and to celebrate that achievement, it’s sharing the materiality assessment that was conducted on their technology start-up.

🚲 Europe’s micro-mobility leader TIER Mobility AG acquires European bike-share leader nextbike GmbH, extending its major commitment to bikes. The combined force of the two companies will create Europe’s largest and most diverse micro-mobility provider with more than 250,000 vehicles in over 400 cities.

Podcasts

🎙️ One of the largest challenges ahead is how to feed nearly 10 billion people by 2050 while staying within the boundaries of our planet’s resources. For some interesting insights on this topic, don’t miss out episode 1 of @Red to Green season 4 about the scale, impact, and opportunities around food waste.

sustainable food innovations

Events

🔬 Are you a bio-based business? Schedule one-on-one digital meetings within an international network of producers, suppliers, investors and financiers, brands and buyers and academia, researchers and government bodies. Register here for your 2 FREE meetings at the World Bio Market Meetup – the digital meeting place for the global bioeconomy.

Ecosystem

🚀 Eutopia curated a running list of acceleration and incubation programs for climate startups in Europe so as to create a reference point to support climate founders. To make it easier to navigate the 120+ programs in this list we mapped them according to climate vertical, headquarters country, financial contribution, and call status. All of which can be filtered!

climate tech accelerator and incubator programs Europe

🆕 Rockstart has a new look – make sure you check out their website: Rockstart – Paving the way for purpose-driven founders.

💰 Fortune curated the impact 20 list which showcases venture- and private-equity-backed startups. These companies may be earlier in their life cycles, but they’re already deploying the creative tools of capitalism with an outsize positive impact—making people’s lives better even as they iron out the kinks in new ideas.

🇸🇪 Sting curated a Swedish startups climate action map divided into 13 different sectors as a way to highlight the Swedish startups working hard to create change and solve our many climate challenges.

Swedish startups climate action map

Interesting stuff

👩‍💻 Remote working over being in office has its benefits, but is one more environmentally friendly than the other?

📈 Venture capital legend John Doerr believes there are solutions for the climate crisis that could be as profitable for the tech industry and its investors as the internet boom, predicting the creation of 25 million jobs in a clean-energy economy.

💭 The Blue Zone at Cop26 is essentially the climate conference’s VIP section. It’s where politicians, scientists, NGOs and activists at the United Nations-managed event hash out the planet’s future. But there’s one group notably absent from this exclusive schmooze-fest: startups.

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