IJP Climate Talks
Start-ups as drivers of sustainable economic transformation
The war in Ukraine shows that Europe needs a sustainable transformation of its economy to escape its dependence on energy imports and reposition itself in the international context. Green start-ups play a key role. Two-thirds of all start-ups in the energy sector in Germany are green. Almost a third are already contributing specifically and actively to the United Nations‘ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Many countries on the continent are relying on the innovative capacity of green start-ups to address climate change and the political challenges of the day. IJP Climate Talk #1 will present initiatives, research projects and start-ups within the vivid start-up landscape. It will discuss the question which political and economic steps support the success and what role universities can play as incubators.
Experts for input and questions are:
- Prof Dr Klaus Fichter, head of Borderstep Institute and adjunct professor at the University of Oldenburg for innovation management and sustainability, will present the results of the Green Startup Monitor 2022.
- Massimo Privitera, Communications and Policy Coordinator at the European Startup Network (ESN) in Brussels which brings together 31 national startup associations. He will talk about the policy work of ESN.
- Dr Anne Lamp, (tbc) CEO and Co-Founder of Traceless will show how using their innovative technology and a circular economy approach are able to transform agricultural industry residues into novel materials.
- Dr Matthias Hausmann, Director Chemistry and Environment at the photo and online print service CEWE, will introduce the ScaleUp4Sustainability (S4S) project.