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Eight of Sweden's hottest greentech companies ready for the final in Startup 4 Climate


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Startup 4 Climate, the energy transition's answer to Dragons Den with four times as much prize money as Robinson, has attracted a record number of contributions and an unprecedented interest from the public ahead of this year's edition of the competition. Now the jury has named seven out of eight finalists with submissions covering everything from fossil-free cement, fusion energy and organic batteries, to AI for buildings. Climate gaming also gets a chance after the game Climatopia received the most votes out of 8,200 in The People's Vote.
The eight finalists will now proceed to the final round on November 15, where they will pitch their innovations to the jury. Here you can find Johanna Mossberg from the Swedish Energy Agency, angel investor Jane Walerud, professor Lina Bertling Tjernberg, Stefan Krook who founded GodEl and Kivra, and Johan Lindehag CEO of the energy company Ellevio.
"A success factor for the climate and energy transition is new ideas, technical innovations and scalable solutions. The purpose of Startup 4 Climate is to highlight and support innovations in the energy field with measurable climate benefits, and over the years the competition has become a platform for many startups that can take the next step in their development. The climate wins when new technology, entrepreneurship, and social interest come together," says Johan Lindehag, CEO of Ellevio and jury member.
Startup 4 Climate is founded and run by Ellevio and GodEl, in collaboration with the innovation hub THINGS and social climate network We Don´t Have Time.
This year's finalists:

Myrspoven (Stockholm)

AI optimization of energy use in buildings Myrspoven aims to tackle emissions that come from energy use in buildings. With the help of their AI software, Myrspoven can optimize buildings' energy use with the goal of reducing energy demand.

Rivus Batteries (Alingsås)

Energy storage with organic materials for reduced environmental impact Rivus develops batteries that do not require environmentally harmful metals such as lithium and cobalt. Instead, they use molecules from coal, a common organic material, which leads to reduced environmental impact from mining, transport and handling of end-of-life products.

CemVision (Stockholm)

Efficient, fossil-free process for cement production Cemvision has taken on the energy- and emissions-intensive cement industry. By replacing virgin limestone with industrial waste materials containing sufficient levels of calcium oxide, they can produce cement at lower temperatures and using less electricity than existing processes.

AirZyme Sweden (Stockholm)

Biocatalysts for faster and more energy-efficient carbon dioxide capture AirZyme has developed a biocatalyst that accelerates the rate of capturing carbon dioxide, while requiring less energy than existing processes. This results in a reduction in energy use, emissions, and operating costs.

Cetasol (Gothenburg)

AI solution for optimizing ship operations Cetasol has focused on sustainability in marine ship operations. With the help of AI technology, they can provide guidance in real time, for example for route optimization, which can lead to a reduction in energy consumption by 10-35%.

Novatron Fusion (Bromma)

Design concept for the realization of fusion power The Novatron Fusion Group has developed a design concept to accelerate the development of fusion energy as a possible energy source. By building a prototype reactor, they hope to facilitate the expansion of fusion energy, thereby adding a clean energy source to the existing global electricity mix.

Novige (Täby)

Use of renewable wave power around the world NoviOcean focuses on utilizing the existing wave power at sea. Through each of their wave power units, they aim to reduce 500 tons of fossil emissions from energy production per year, while offering a renewable and largely untapped source of energy.

Winner of the People's Vote

Terra AB (Umeå)

Computer games to teach children how to manage the planet Climatopia is a computer game designed to engage and educate the younger generation about climate change. Through the game, you learn how to be more climate-friendly through the use of renewable energy, behavioral changes, etc.
  • Tabitha Kimani

    31 w

    Its inspiring to see very many innovative solutions. They should all be supported.

    • Ann Nyambura

      36 w

      way to go !

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      • Harrison wambui

        37 w

        Congratulations 👏

        • Munene Mugambi

          37 w

          This has surely brought together so many talented people. Good luck and hopefully to see more of your projects

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          • Sarah Chabane

            37 w

            Congratulations! Looking forward to following their journey and meeting the winners of this year's challenge

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            • GodEl

              38 w

              Congratulations to all finalists!

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