Congratulations to this year’s best clean-tech startups from Switzerland!

At the National Final in Basel on the 6th of September 2019, the following three startups conviced the jury with their business ideas and pitches:

1st place: Enerdrape – Margaux Peltier and Alessandro Rotta Loria

2nd place: Ponera – Masoud Talebi Amiri and Matthew Reali

Both teams will travel to the Global Grand Final in November 2019 and have the chance to convice the international jury, too!

3rd place: Re-Company – Pierandrea Quarta and Nessim Sahnine
Our #3 startup will get the chance to compete for a spot in the Global Grand Final through the Wild Card Competition!

ClimateLaunchpad, an initiative of Climate-KIC, is the most important initiative of the European Union for the development of innovations within the climate area. We are looking for the best green business ideas – no matter if it is a sustainable solution for energy, water, waste, transport, behavioral change or an urban development. The ClimateLaunchpad competition is here for professional assistance. The three best business ideas will be awarded at the Swiss Final and the two best teams will travel to the International Final in November 2019.

Registration for the 2019 competition has been closed.

You can register at the following link:

For further information, see the FAQs.

Most Important Dates


2-day Boot Camp in Basel: June 6 and 7, 2019

National Final in Basel: September 6, 2019

Grand Final: November 14 and 15, 2019 in Amsterdam

Contact Persons:

Catherine Riesen, Communications Manager CLP Switzerland, E-Mail, 061 271 80 45

Marilen Dürr, National Lead ClimateLaunchpad Switzerland, E-Mail, 061 271 80 45

CLP 2018: All three swiss teams among winners

Out of a record number of 1,500 applications from 44 countries,
all three startups from Switzerland were among the winners at the ClimateLaunchpad Grand Final 2018! 

FenX: Theme Award “Circular Economy”
(National Final: 1st place)

Bloom: Top 10
(National Final: 2nd place)

Swiss Vault: Top 10
(National Final: 3rd place)

Congratulations to all of you!

The ClimateLaunchpad 2018 winners at the Grand Final in Edinburgh, Scotland


Over 1,000 startups from 35 countries participated in the competition in 2017 and out of 105 finalists, the Swiss startup MeduSoil won 2nd place at the Grand Final in Cyprus!

At the National Final 2017, the following startups won:

1st Place: MeduSoil – Dimitrios Terzis and Dr. Melis Sütman

2nd Place: NeoCarbons – Jean-Louis Roux Dit Buission and Thomas Gees

3rd Place: Innovopolis Waste Solutions – Alexandros and Petros Timotheou

Melis Sütman (left) and Dimitrios Terzis from MeduSoil with National Lead Marilen Dürr at the Grand Final 2017 in Cyprus.