The participants for this year’s Green Tech Challenge has finally been decided and twenty young Danish startups are now waiting eagerly to begin the two-week program. The challenge will kick off at the 31’th of October with the mission to make green business into good business.
During the 14 days of the program, the twenty startups will get the chance to introduce their concepts for investors. Throughout the weeks, the startups will receive coaching and guidance from Green Tech Challenge partners such as Microsoft, E.ON, Kemp & Kjær, Qvartz, Awapatent, PWC, and Kromann.
Green Tech Challenge was founded in 2015 with the goal of connecting green startups with capital and expertise. Last year’s challenge proved to be a massive success and all participants from last year are still alive and well today. The number of applicants has nearly doubled since last year and Green Tech Challenge is now expanding beyond the Danish borders.
The participants of 2016
An IoT-company with the mission to make smart home accessible for everyone.
Using flow-acoustics, mathematical modelling, data analytics, and mechanical design optimisation to provide intelligent water measuring solutions, which will help save water and money.
An online platform which combines sharing economy and fashion by enabling users to share and borrow clothes, shoes, and jewelry.
Transforming old containers into cozy and livable houses.
Turning waste material from construction into vitamins and fibers, thereby increasing profits while reducing waste.
Producing biomass-heating with significant advantages compared to contemporary methods.
Combining ratings and reviews from a wide variety of sharing platforms to create more transparency in peer-to-peer-transactions.
Developing thermal layering of water, enabling users to heat their water using less power.
Producing digital solutions to help better children’s ability to read and write. They have created an app called Maneno, which motivates reading while giving teachers and parents feedback on the child’s progression.
Starting as a huge crowdfunding success, MATE is creating “the world’s most affordable electric bikes”.
Offering IoT-tracking and sensing solutions, which will help municipalities optimise waste collection as well as monitoring construction material.
Reusing surplus resources from construction for low impact food production.
Fighting deforestation, malnourishment, water pollution, poverty, and climate changes by planting moringa trees. The leafs of the trees are packed with nutrition and can be used as a dietary supplement.
Using IoT to make real-time quality control of water. The product is able to track bacteria in both drinking- and process water.
An e-commerce platform where private users can rent out their unused square meters for storage.
Too Good To Go
Enabling people to buy leftover food from restaurants around closing time.
Using moss for sustainable production of biochemicals.
A system which notifies the waste management companies whenever a garbage container is full.
An online community, enabling surfers, skiers, and boarders to rent quality gear and find local events everywhere in the world.
Building a sustainable ecosystem for waste sorting on Zanzibar.