Already in the opening remarks of the Climate Solver event in India Ravi Singh (Secretary General & CEO, WWF- India) highlighted that India has one of the biggest small and medium sized enterprise sectors in the world and their potential is now being looked at in a major way. There is a big impact potential in this, if that effort is also canalized towards achieving societal goals.
Presentations and discussions over the day revealed undoubtedly that there has been an overall positive change and mind-shift in the Indian government attitude in India towards the promotion of start-ups. It is clear from the launch of “Start-Up India” that the needs of start-ups now have a fora where they are put central stage. Prime Minister Modi’s visit with Indian start-ups, incl Climate Solver honored entrepreneur GIBSS - Green India Building Systems and Services, to pitch in Silicon Valley last year has also changed the dynamic around start-ups in India today. And this may have big effects not only in India but also to the world outside.
This was reinforced in real cases during the event with comments from for example Mudit Narain that introduced Bharat Innovations a new $150 million start-up fund that will partly invest in scaling cleantech innovation in close collaboration with incubators such as the Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship at IIM Ahmedabad. This represents six times more funding for sustainable ventures if you compare to the previously available funds from Infuse Ventures. We also heard Piyush Mathur, CFO for Climate Solver Simpa Network, witness that they were inspired by Make in India to manufacture their solar energy access products locally. Present from the Climate Solver India jury were Mr. Nitin Desai (Former Under Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs, UN), Mr V. Subramanian (Former Secretary, MNRE), Mr Krishan Dhawan (CEO, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation) and Dr Arunabha Ghosh (CEO, CEEW). The jury raised that it is important to celebrate the fact that innovation is key to us in order to reach the agreed sustainable development goals but having an ecosystem that takes these innovations to scale is more important. And do we really have that? That is the real issue.
The jury raised that the technologies and business models winning awards such as Climate Solvers may not be glamorous but have actually developed something that is making a difference. And indeed two Climate Solver entrepreneurs from last year were present to report back on their journey. Simpa started operations in 2011 and, reached over 10,000 customers in the state of Uttar Pradesh alone last year and now witnessed how their customer base has tripled over the last year partly thanks to being honored as Climate Solver. Mr. Mainak Chakraborty, Founder-Director of GPS Renewables highlighted that Credibilility and Visibility are very important for start-ups that do not hold the budgets of larger corporations. Therefore, the recognition from Climate Solver has already meant a great deal to their expansion to reach 35 projects, all remotely controlled from Delhi, and the 30 000 tonnes of GHG emissions avoided today as well as their recent expansion to the US market through a California pilot. So we witness some growth from credibility and visibility but there was rightly a call from Dr Arunabha Ghosh for a lot more private equity as well as debt finance, such as green bonds, to reach these kinds of Climate Solver innovations rather than more business as usual technologies. We need to go from case studies at scale to implementation at scale. There was also a jury request to WWF to assess how the WWF Climate Solver portfolio of now more than 80 entrepreneurs have developed after they have been honured. A request we have also heard from other countries and will do as part of the work going forward.
The stars of the day were our newest additions of two innovations the jury selected this year as really walking the talk on climate innovation in India. They are:
- Radiant cooling solution for building sector by Oorja Energy Engineering Services
- Prepaid DC micro grid with USB stick based recharge by Boond Engineering & Development
The expert panel on strengthening the Indian Climate Innovation Ecosystem were Dr. Nakul Gupta (Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Entrepreneurship and Incubation Centre, MDI, Gurgaon) Mr. Pankaj Sindwani (Vice President, Tata Cleantech Capital) Mr. Pradeep Sharma (AGM, Consultancy Services Cell, SBI) and previously mentioned Mr. Mudit Narain (Vice President, CIIE, IIM Ahmedabad and Bharat Fund) and Mr. Piyush Mathur (CFO, Simpa Network) with undersigned as moderator.
In the panel there were expressed wishes and ideas to for ex
- Initiate a dialogue between innovation companies and financial institutions in India as well as speeding up cross-border migration of the large range of innovations outside, eg as annually portrayed in Climate Solver, Sustainia 100 and other sustainable innovation initiatives. The challenge is partly linguistic where companies need to take time to develop financial literacy, and banks on the other hand should make efforts to understand the technical and commercial aspects. For banks financing is not a problem but it is important for business to have scale and right kind of business models for banks to have an incentive to lend
- Get debt finance institutions (for ex bond issuers) more actively looking at new technologies which could make a big difference in sustainability impact, not least decentralised energy access projects.
- Engage mainstream lending institutions in India to better understand the businesses where there is a risk of distributed customers/cash flows.
- Devote more time to new ideas by mainstream lending institutions
- Change behaviour in the way we see business. The next wave of innovations (after the IT revolution) is in sectors such as cleantech and healthcare.
- Use ‘Growth hacking’ as a process of rapid experimentation across marketing channels and product development to identify the most effective, efficient ways to grow a business. It’s working in the ICT sector so is it applicable to climate innovation too?
From the entrepreneur side an obstacle was raised that there is a ‘dark middle’ of raising capital between 5 and 15 million US dollars where entrepreneurs have nowhere to turn. So the journey for the best innovation companies to raise capital in different stages of equity and debt finance in order to employ people, reduce emissions and draw people out of poverty continues in India, as it does elsewhere. Pankaj Sindwani from Tata Capital drew a comparison to mature cleantech by reminding us all that a few years ago no capital wanted to touch solar PV but now everyone’s there and wants to be there due to the scale of it. Looking forward we must open up many more such innovation opportunities also beyond solar PV and wind power.
There is a new dawn for start-ups in India supported by Government as well as the private sector. There are still problems to be resolved but there are also tremendous opportunities when actors like incubation centres, entrepreneurs, public/private finance and NGOs, that were respresented in our panel, start to pull in the same direction on climate innovation and mind the gaps that stop many innovations from growing large at speed today. Initiatives like Start-Up India putting the entrepreneurial challenges at the core is taking this a step in the right direction and with appropriate integration of sustainability this is not only good news for India, but also for the world outside this brewing innovation economy. And there is growing confidence from these actors in India that the ecosystem of innovation is coming into place and that it’s a good place to be for entrepreneurs looking for growth opportunities at this very moment. Increasing the flow of start-ups from as well as to India thereby carries hope for large markets, rapid business growth as well as carbon reductions and energy access at scale in the years to come.
And thanks to new funding the reach of the Climate Solver programme in India is now being expanded to different regions of the country to capture larger number of local initiatives and entrepreneurs as well as to strengthen the interface and networking amongst different stakeholders.
For further reading please find the press release here
Blog by Stefan Henningsson, Senior Adviser Climate Innovation, WWF Climate & Energy Practice
On Wednesday evening 25 May, WWF South Africa celebrated three entrepreneurs for their innovative ventures that address carbon emission reductions and access to energy using clean technologies.
The awards ceremony was preceded by an interactive and robust panel discussion on Bridging the gap: The role of Enablers in South Africa featuring industry thought leaders. Gerswynn McKuur (Technology Innovation Agency, TIA); Albert Botha (Ashburton Investments); Mike Mulcahy (GreenCape); Tanner Methvin (Impact Amplifier); Helmut Hertzog (South Africa Renewable Energy Business Incubator, SAREBI) and Brandon Paschal (Launchlab, University of Stellenbosch) shared their experiences and thoughts on scaling innovation in South Africa. This included the need to cut red tape, break down silos, corporates needing to improve in becoming first adopters as well as the need to work together to help small climate entrepreneurs scale and find investors.
The three Climate Solvers are Heliolab, a revolutionary heliostat concentrated solar power collector system, Futran, an autonomous haulage test system and Miser, a hydraulic hybrid transition.
The story of Heliolab is the story of a team (above) of highly capable individuals from diverse engineering backgrounds brought together by their combined interest in solar thermal energy through the Stellenbosch Thermal Energy Research Group.Heliolab plonkable, low cost, small scale, flexible, scalable heliostat system enhances the benefits of concentrated solar power (CSP). It does this by removing the hurdles typically faced by this power source such as inflexibility and large scale requirements along with requiring significant site preparation and civil works, and having a definite limit to cost reduction potential. In addition, it has a smart control system that dynamically compensates for reduced precision. The objective of Helio100 as a technology demonstrator has certainly been met with a radical departure from traditional CSP design approaches to allow significant cost reduction for a small scale Heliostat system. The team has in consultation with a number of industry participants including its technology partners concluded that the next project will be aroughly 800m2 concentrator system to deliver heat and/or power to an industry client via a proper off-take agreement. The Helio800 project will be kicking off in June 2016 and completed in 12-18 months.
As a Fractional Rapid Transit (FRT) system, the Futran system is designed to transport a range of pod types to take loads as light as a few hundred kilograms and as heavy as 20 tonnes using the same track type and the same motorised units. The flexibility and scalability of the system is unique and enables it to address a range of needs in a variety of conditions. The system uses a light weight, super strong, elevated track network, and can be deployed on road and railway reserves, over obstacles and sensitive areas such as wetlands and rivers. It is high enough to enable animal and people migrations, and small enough not to be visually disturbing.When compared to trucks at a mine, the Futran System saves cost by up to 50% and reduces CO2 emissions by 70% or more.The first Futran public transportation systems will be deployed over the next two to three years, with long distance haulage systems deployed within three to four years. Cross-continental long distance haulage lines will be deployed across Africa in the longer term. Milotek (Pty) Ltd, creators of the Futran public transportation system is owned by Imperial Holdings, Andries Louw and Minorities.
MISER technology is a hydraulic hybrid transmission system designed for all vehicles to recover and store the kinetic energy typically lost while braking. The energy is then sent back to the wheels at the optimum time so that you can drive from the hydraulic system, rather than the engine. With an estimated 300 million freight vehicles on the road worldwide causing significant carbon emissions, retrofitting this technology offers significant future carbon emission reductions. Ducere Holdings (Pty) Ltd was established in March 2004, although the idea and preliminary work on the MISER concept started long before that. The company is based in Johannesburg, South Africa but many resources are contracted from outside of the country. MISER plans to have the first two fitment centres for MISER Retrofit in South Africa operational nine months after starting on the next phase being the first production cycle. The plan is to then follow that up by introducing two more a month for the next four months. Once these ten fitment centres are online, operational and profitable, will we further investigate the potential of adding more fitment centres.
Speaking at the award ceremony, Evan Rice, Business Development Manager of TESLA SA, encouraged all climate innovators to understand the problem they are trying to solve, to figure at the scale at which they need to have impact and to partner with the right people.
Louise Scholtz, WWF South Africa manager of the Climate Solver programme: “WWF is proud to honour three winners that demonstrate the depth of technical ability and innovation in South Africa. The technologies offer cutting edge solutions to addressing the pressing issue of carbon emission reductions in South Africa and beyond, and Heliostat, in addition, also addresses access to clean energy that emits zero carbon”.
Thanks also to Swedish Postcode Lottery and Dustin for making this years Climate Solver South Africa possible.
Blog written by Louise Scholtz, WWF in South Africa
(Louise with Climate Solver Partners in top left image below. Recording by Saliem Fakir, WWF South Africa top right. Morne Du Plessis, WWF South Africa bottom left. The ceremony was followed by a mingle bottom right)
Cleantech Capital Day in Malmö gathered the perfect combination of large corporates, government agencies, international investors, civil society and most importantly a very large number of ground-breaking entrepreneurs. The energy that went into these two days of co-creation in the form of pitching, bilaterals, trilaterals, professional speed-dating between different stakeholders for the creation of a more healthy planet is hard to describe. The entrepreneurs gathered had gone through nine months of scrutiny from professional jury members so were all top notch of sustainable innovation from the Nordic region. If a helicopter with money, corporate buy-in and policy empowerment would have dumped it over High Court in Malmö these days the Nordics would be well under way to be the Silicon Valley of Sustainable Innovation and reaping great financial rewards in the process. Lots of new investments and solutions growth will undoubtedly come from this explosion of creativity. Politicians were largely not present in this solutions conference and a stark increase of urgency to combat climate change was reported this week by Carbon Brief. The gathering of entrepreneurs, agencies, investors, corporates agreed on the fact that revenue creation prospects are good but there are many regulatory barriers in the way to unleash the force of scaling the many solutions fast enough towards a much needed circular economy and full renewable energy transition.
The 12 Climate Solver Nordic were celebrated and honored before the 200 (wherof 60 were investors and 60 were innovation companies) distinguished participants from many parts of the world such as China, North America, Arab region as well as Europe ofcourse. The session with them presenting gathered a jam packed room and another 100 following on distance through Periscope. Accenture, IKEA, Cleantech Invest, Swedish Incubators & Science Parks (SISP), Swedish Postcode Lottery and Clean Motion all added very good value to this session. So do have a look at the 12 entrepreneurs if you have not already done so. Also if you have missed it, do check the press releases below. There was also the exciting final of Nordic Cleantech Open where we advise you to look at all Top 25, the three voted winners by the panels and audience were Fresh.Land, TRINE and SBT Aquatec.
Press releases here in Nordic press/languages
So congratulations to all winners, honorees, organisers and participants. Together we can be an unstoppable force of positive change for people and planet that also generates profits.
Next week on Wednesday Climate Solver hits Cape Town for more ground-breaking entrepreneurship joining a growing global family.
If you have doubts about Nordic countries having the potential to become a Silicon Valley for sustainable innovations, maybe you should check out these 12 new Nordic innovations on the Climate Solver site that will come to Malmö 18 May at Cleantech Capital Day and be honoured by WWF and partners:
Converting arid land into fertile soil by Desert Control
Making hot water storage more efficient by EyeCular Technologies
Digitizing the food supply chain by Fresh.Land
Creating new ways to produce cellulose fibers by Infinited Fiber Company
Smart urban mobility solutions by Meshcrafts
Creating a new paradigm in daily water and energy usage by Orbital Systems
Offering solar energy below grid parity by Solnet Green Energy
Smart energy at home using cloud and storage by Suntherm
WWFs calculations on these 12 innovations from Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway show they have the potential to avoid 247 milion tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually and pull 48 million people out of energy poverty by year 2026. So the potential annual emission reductions in ten years time is about as high as the annual domestic emissions coming from the same Nordic countries in 2010. What can you do to help a climate entrepreneur? Get in contact with the entrepreneurs and/or us at WWF om firstname.lastname@example.org.
WWF has identified twelve early stage Nordic entrepreneurs with innovations and commercial offers that could reduce the equivalent to all Nordic countries worth of domestic annual emissions in ten years time. The Nordics is a region packed with early stage climate innovation talent but the region punches below its weight in bringing about commercialization at scale.
The twelve Climate Solver Nordic of 2016 cut through traditional business sectors as they are in the forefront of using digitalization to disrupt wasted energy in the food supply-chain, turn arid land into fertile soil, provide solar energy as a financial service for roofs in Nordic region as well as East Africa, manufacture fibres from textile waste replacing virgin material, improve our heating systems, store energy, capture low heat normally wasted to make electricity, making super-efficient showers, smart homes, reduce in-city traffic and enable electric drive through infrastructure and EV car sharing. They will be honored for their innovations during Cleantech Capital Day in Malmö 18-19 May where the final of Nordic Cleantech Open will also take place with plenty more of the best innovation for a better planet that the Nordics has to offer.
Because the Nordic region really is a global hot spot for innovation as measured by INSEAD Business School, WIPO and other innovation analysts for the Global Innovation Index that places all Nordic countries in the top 20 of the world economies on innovation (3 Sweden, 6 Finland, 10 Denmark, 20 Norway). In relation to ability to nurture good cleantech innovation all Nordic countries rank top 14 out of 40 countries in the Global Cleantech Innovation Index (2 Finland, 4 Sweden, 5 Denmark, 14 Norway). So there is a continuous stream of ever more innovative solutions coming out on the market, often from renowned science parks, universities and incubators in the Nordic region.
But many of these startup companies are left ill-fated, not growing fast compared to strong commercialiser countries. Some challenges being a Nordic start-up pointed out by this years honorees are conservative industries resisting the change they can enable, not stringent enough environmental regulation decreasing capital flow into their markets, lack of interested investors/funding, low electricity prices and small domestic market. On the opportunity side they see that solving climate change and the energy transition as a massive global market opportunity. And the reputation of Nordic countries as innovative, technologically advanced with relatively clean air, water and nature is a plus.
And as the entrepreneurs suggest, solving the world’s environmental woes can also be lucrative business. 63 times Nordic GDP, US$90 trillion, is likely to be invested in infrastructure in the world’s urban, land use and energy systems over the coming 15 years according to the New Climate Economy report. The World Bank estimates specifically that cleantech market over the next 10 years in only 15 emerging clean technology sectors in the developing world is 4-5 larger than the Nordic GDP at $6.4 trillion. Accenture research indicates a rewards worth three times the Nordic GDP for companies using circular economy business models by 2030; And for last year, Bloomberg New Energy Finance has reported that global investment in clean renewable energy totaled a quarter of Nordic GDP with modern renewable power (excl hydro) exceeding fossil fuel investments 2 to 1 and nuclear investments 11 to 1, this despite a low oil price.
The Paris Agreement from December was agreed and signed last month. The convention commits countries to go globally to net zero emissions and to limit climate change to well below 2 degrees and pursue efforts for 1,5 degrees. The current country pledges do not yet put us on track to achieve this goal, making low-carbon innovation a global priority and matter of urgency. Following the historic turning point last year WWF Nordic offices want the region to become the Silicon Valley of sustainable innovation bringing commercialized solutions to international markets. The global energy transition must occur at unprecedented speed and at scale. Nordics have the talent, the capital and a good share of political will. But market action is needed now or the first mover benefits that the region once enjoyed will be lost. WWF sees a need for a coherent policy environment to ensure that the early stage innovations become truly commercialized. We would create a strong domestic market for our innovation talent by accelerating the Nordic transition to a full 100% renewable energy region. The opportunity for the whole Nordic region to become a globally recognised hub for innovation towards 100% renewable energy and net zero emissions makes sense economically, socially, environmentally and not least politically.
WWF wishes to see the most sustainable cleantech companies to win the race at the billion-dollar market. For this reason, WWF chose to collaborate with the Nordic Cleantech Open last year in a first ever call to identify the Nordic start-up companies – the WWF Climate Solver Nordic - most able to a pave the way towards 100% renewable energy and halting climate change while providing energy access to poorer communities. Jury members are distinguished investors, policy and technology expertise and very experienced in assessing the business case which we combined with WWF conservation expertise and the calculation of these innovations climate and energy access impact potential.
The twelve honored climate entrepreneurs share WWF’s passion for the low-carbon transition as they offer a myriad of innovative solutions to add to the 70 honored Chinese, Indian and South African innovations on the platform. WWFs calculations on these innovations from Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway - 3 from each country - show they have the potential to avoid 247 milion tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually and pull 48 million people out of energy poverty by year 2026. The domestic emissions coming from the same Nordic countries was 249 million tonnes in 2010.
The entrepreneurs that will be honoured in Malmö 18 May at Cleantech Capital Day are:
100 percent emission-free car and ridesharing by EkoRent - “Humankind is facing the greatest challenge of our times. We have to stop consuming our resources and polluting this planet as we are doing today. If we don't, large parts of our planet will suffer from catastrophic consequences of climate change forcing millions of climate refugees out of their homes. This will effect us all, either directly or indirectly. Time is running out and we need to act now to reverse the direction.” Juha Suojanen, Founder and CEO , Contact +358 40 707 1091
Offering solar energy below grid parity by Solnet Green Energy – “Our approach to solving tomorrows climate and energy challenges is to focus on end customers financial benefit and making the transition to renewable energy as simple as possible. From our perspective the environmental impact of renewables is added value and key selling point is financial benefit and cost savings to end customers. This is the only way to implement renewables fast enough and on a scale that is significant to mitigate future climate issues. With our business model saving the worlds biodiversity is good for the economy and improves the bottom line for companies.” Arttur Kulvik, Chairman of the Board / Founding Partner , Contact '+358 50 342 7719
Creating new ways to produce cellulose fibers by Infinited Fiber Company - “Plenty of innovation will take place in the near future in fashion recycling, and that is great: humanity either needs another planet or smart solutions. We are the ones who are ready to act with our technology. We want to be active and open about our manmade natural fiber that is both ecological and affordable, and gets better when recycled – infinitely. Simultaneously, we want to create an open ecosystem where all the radical fashion recycling innovators can unite for maximum impact on both business & the planet. We know that good business needs all the sharp brains it can possibly have: together we can do this. In this world, most things are meaningless and lack true impact. With Infinited Fiber technology we have an opportunity to solve a major problem by turning waste into treasure. Join us, we can do this.” Petri Alava, CEO , Contact +358 50 14 83
Digitizing the food supply chain by Fresh.Land - “The food supply chain is broken. Food spends months in cold storage - which represents 1/3 of all food related emissions. With Fresh.land we are using the trees as a ‘natural warehouse’ - directly from tree to store in days rather than months. Fresh.Land puts the Nordics at the forefront of two strategic industries - cleantech and agribusiness - and as an innovative new business model to showcase to the world.” Mathilde Jakobsen, CEO , Contact +45 5379 0707
Smart energy at home using cloud and storage by Suntherm - “At SUNTHERM we are developing the residential heating system of the future. We are able to produce and store both clean and cheap heating.” Morten Veis Donnerup, CEO/Co-Founder , Contact +45 6161 0604
Making hot water storage more efficient by EyeCular Technologies - "Saving the climate (if saving the planet is to grant to say), is the single most important challenge, which must be solved. All other challenges in the world becomes redundant if we do not succeed in solving the climatic challenge." Martin Spanggaard, CEO , Contact +45 5269 5955
Invest in solar energy today - Make an impact and get return on investment by Trine - "With as low as €25 you can literally save the world. By allowing everybody to invest in solar, TRINE enables people to be climate solvers in their everyday life. Because doing good should be easy and rewarding.” Sam Manaberi, Founder & CEO , Contact +46 76 191 53 28
Energy generation: Converting low temperature heat to electricity by Climeon - “We have reached a tipping point with green energy at a cost lower than traditional energy sources. Our solution is significantly more cost-efficient than fossil fueled electricity, and thus becomes one of the most efficient ways to reduce CO2 emissions.” Thomas Öström, CEO , Contact +46 76 05 23 295
Creating a new paradigm in daily water and energy usage by Orbital Systems - "Our mission is to create a new paradigm in daily water usage for the world. Our water recirculating shower saves up to 90% of the water and 80% of the energy, while at the same time increasing comfort and hygiene." Mehrdad Mahdjoubi, CEO & FOUNDER , Contact +46 70-0918874
Smart urban mobility solutions by Meshcrafts - “The climate change is probably the biggest challenge human kind have faced, and transportation is a big part of the problem, so by reducing and pivot the transportation into electric and green solutions we can get closer to reach the goal of max 1.5 degrees.” Åsmund Møll Frengstad, Founder & CEO , Contact +47 905 03 441
Helping consumers manage their home energy by Viva Labs - “Moving to renewable energy sources is critical for our future, but on that journey it is important not to lose sight of what we can do today. Intelligent software is the key to making the world better today and it can be done with little investment.” Henrik Holen, CEO , Contact +47 977 99 546
Converting arid land into fertile soil by Desert Control - "Some technologies are so disruptive that it's hard to imagine the consequences: visualizing most deserts as green farmland, with unlimited pure water is one of them. Knowing that this technology exists now, one can't help, but think of the Klondike gold rush, as we now stand at the threshold of a new gold rush, only this time it's for the green gold. Ole M. Olesen CEO. Contact +47 46665455
All in all, we did not leave the stone age because we ran out of stones but because entrepreneurs found new ways of fulfilling our needs in smarter ways for human progress. Next in line is to bid farewell to fossil fuels.
WWF Sweden - Stefan Henningsson, email@example.com
WWF Finland - Kaarina Kolle, firstname.lastname@example.org
WWF Denmark - Hanne Jersild - email@example.com
WWF Norway - Ragnhild Elisabeth Waagaard - firstname.lastname@example.org
Climate Solver would not have been possible without the financial support from Dustin and Swedish Postcode Lottery as well as our innovation partners over the years with Nordic presence which are Cleantech Scandinavia, STING, Innovatum, Impact Invest Scandinavia, Sustainable Business Hub, CONNECT Östra Sverige, Cleantech Inn and Sustainia.
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