Climate Innovation Lab Demo Day

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Startups from Latin America are pitching their climate technology solutions in the Climate Innovation Lab Demo Day

Seedstars Global

NOVEMBER 8, 2021

The UN Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), in partnership with SAFEEM and Seedstars, is organising a demo day for startups from Latin America tackling climate change. The startups will be pitching their projects after participating in the Climate Innovation Academy Program. To register for the event follow the link here.

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The Climate Innovation Lab Demo Day will be the culmination of a program that started with a three-day online event bringing together young participants and climate technology experts within the selected sectors and technology fields in Latin America. The Climate Innovation Lab previously brought together 11 startups from Africa and Asia-Pacific that specialized in energy sustainability, electricity, food, agriculture, deforestation, environments, waste management, and more.

The Lab was designed to explore innovative design thinking tools and create solutions for enhanced climate action. After the event, the ten selected startups have been provided follow-on support to implement and scale selected solutions through a 6-8 week Climate Innovation Academy Programme delivered by Seedstars.

“The world sits at a crossroads, and we are at the point in the global climate agenda where we must take action. Youth are critical players in this regard. We are very happy to work with young people, together to come up with solutions and ideas that will drive us into the future we want”, noted Dr. Rose Mwebaza, CTCN Director.

During the Demo Day startups will have the opportunity to not only pitch their solutions but also to meet with investors, partners and experts in the industry. The participating startups will be:

  • Todis is solving the lack of access to quality water by providing a solar water disinfection system, to help people in remote areas to have access to basic needs, improving their quality of life.
  • AgroTech works on the efficiency in the process of fighting pests for families of farmers with their own consembradíos, institutions and/or foundations, making low-cost and nature-friendly electronic devices.
  • EcoDrop provides farmers with the knowledge to optimize their water resources efficiently in crops.
  • Econecta is tackling the issue of inadequate solid waste management for generators and recyclers, implementing a technological platform that connects the different actors involved.
  • HEAT ISLAND systematizes solutions and brings them closer to their clients, democratizing climate adaptation in the hands of everyone.
  • Kaphiy-Brown is generating organic waste in the production of coffee, to benefit people intolerant to gluten, making coffee husk flour.
  • SAMI solves the inefficient management of organic solid waste for residents of peripheral areas by offering a collection service, collection, storage and recovery of organic waste.
  • Green Cycle is a platform that connects companies that generate recyclable waste, with the compensation of their carbon footprint.

For more information about the Climate Innovation Labs, visit the page here and if you want to join the event on November 11th fill out the form here.

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ABOUT CLIMATE TECHNOLOGY CENTRE AND NETWORK (CTCN)

The UN Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) is co-hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and supported by more than 600 network members all over the world. The CTCN promotes the accelerated transfer of environmentally sound technologies for low carbon and climate-resilient development at the request of developing countries. It provides technology solutions, capacity building and advice on policy, legal and regulatory frameworks tailored to the needs of individual countries.

ABOUT SEEDSTARS

Seedstars is a Swiss-based private company with a mission to impact people’s lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship. The groups’ activities cover over 90 emerging ecosystems through a variety of initiatives such as the Online Seedstars World Competition, acceleration programs, physical hubs called Seedspace, venture capital investments and company building activities. Seedstars The Documentary is a feature film featuring the company’s vision to give a voice to the game changers of the developing world.

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If you would like more information, please contact Michaela Villaroman at [email protected]

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