5 Extreme Tech Challenge Startups Solving the Climate Crisis
Sustainability and innovation are at the heart of everything we do at the Extreme Tech Challenge, and our startups live by the same values. Check out just a few of our incredible companies making the world a better place.
Genecis converts food waste into biodegradable plastics and other high value materials. They use a scalable platform to reprogram bacteria to make high performance materials from low-value organic waste streams, while significantly reducing GHG emissions.
Wasteless 2020 Extreme Tech Challenge Global Finalist: Agtech Category
Did you know that ⅓ of the world’s food supply is lost or wasted? That’s why Wasteless has developed an AI-driven markdown optimization solution for fresh food in supermarkets. It’s proprietary technology allows retailers to automatically price products based on expiration dates and waste risk, so customers can get real-time offers while helping to reduce up to 90% of the fresh food waste in stores.
Blue Planet’s technology aims to create economically sustainable carbon capture. They use C02 as a raw material in the production of synthetic limestone without expensive purification steps, which can then be used in place of natural limestone rock mined from quarries. In short, they sequester C02 in concrete. How cool is that?
Green Dot Bioplastics use renewable and sustainable raw materials instead of petroleum based raw materials to create plastics, aiming to advance the unique characteristics of bioplastics to help designers and manufacturers create inspired products that empower consumers to contribute to a more sustainable world.
Resync created an Intelligent Energy Management Platform for smart cities and systems with multiple energy sources. They use a combination of machine learning modelling and deep technical knowledge of energy systems to ensure system efficiency, optimized performance and continuous savings. Their full end to end solution provides consolidated monitoring, real-time performance analytics, efficient optimization, predictive maintenance, customized reporting and more.
This is just a small selection of the many incredible startups in our portfolio changing the world. Be sure to explore our Winners & Global Finalists for XTC 2020 and XTC 2021. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you want an introduction or have a startup you think should apply for one of our competitions.