The finalists for the 2022 Kenya Climate LaunchPad competition are officially set to square off on August 30, 2022, for the top three positions in this year’s contest. The contestants will compete on a virtual platform hosted via Zoom by Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC), where guests can register to watch the live pitching. The finals will also be aired on the official KCIC YouTube and Facebook channels.
The Climate Launchpad competition is a global platform for transforming promising ideas that address climate change into impactful businesses. The challenge, supported by EIT Climate-KIC and TU Delft, and run locally by the KCIC, helps aspiring entrepreneurs grow their cleantech ideas into global companies.
“For the 7th year, we are thankful to our great partners for putting together this amazing opportunity to let the top climate change innovators from across the country compete on the highest stage,” Ruth Ndegwa, Ag KCIC CEO, says. “I believe that Innovation and invention can lead the way to a clean future. The competition offers a stage for these young innovators who have great cleantech ideas, develop those ideas into startups making a global impact.”
Climate Launchpad works with Climate-KIC, creating opportunities for innovators to address climate change and shape the world’s next economy. Ideas presented during the competition can accelerate innovation that enables a low-carbon future.
Participating in this year’s CLP Kenya National Finals, after winning their respective regional finals, will be:
James Kapombe founded a business that produces plastic/non-woven materials in the horticultural industry.
Eric Omondi is the co-founder of Eco Kenya, a social enterprise based in Kibera that recycles plastic into eco-friendly products like pavement tile and interlocking plastic bricks. Eco Kenya is Part of the CLP22 Bootcamp participating enterprises.
Kodi Boda avails Electric Bikes to Micro Finance Institutions for onward selling to Motorbike taxis and Delivery operators on a Ride as you Pay model.
Keyo converts wastes into clean, accessible, and affordable energy used for cooking.
Krucial Nature blends SCOBY and Kitchen Waste to fabricate biodegradable seedling grow bags that replace Petro-plastic grow bags and restore soil fertility.
Kuza Freezer is a youth-led tech start-up with a mission to bridge the cold chain gap in the fish value and supply chain by leveraging solar energy. The group manufactures and distributes portable solar-powered freezers.
Kavalian Ltd is a cleantech company recycling waste into a wide range of robust and decorative wood panels such as particle boards. The wood panels are called KVL-WOOD.
Integrated Urine and Farm Waste
Foliar fertilizer Bank is a green business harvesting and processing animal urine, human urine, and farm waste to make liquid fertilizer and operating in a fertilizer-for-data trade system connected to a network of farmers, scientists, and farmer-scientists.
Besefa Farm manufactures organic insect feeds
Circularity space turns recyclable trash like plastic, aluminum, and diapers into cash.
Stofresh is a digital aggregation and supply chain startup for fresh produce across Africa.
Creos Holdings offer cost-effective, human-centered sustainability solutions through our energy optimization services and products.
The company has designed an accessible, pay-as-you-go energy storage
A farm information management system customized to work within the African infrastructure,
Totosci recycles all plastic into USB cables
The CLP Kenya National Finals winners will be invited to pitch their ideas at the African regional finals. Only three innovations will advance from this National final to the African regionals. There are also cash prizes for the top three winners to help the most viable scale their businesses up.
Have you registered for the live CLP Kenya National Finals to marvel at some significant innovations? Well, you have until Tuesday, August 30, 2022, to see what innovators in the Country are doing. Register here.
To learn more about the Climate LaunchPad competition, including how to get involved in the future, visit https://climatelaunchpad.org/climatelaunchpad/.