COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland gathered the world’s top leaders, activists, companies and more to meet, plan and implement real change in their countries to address the climate crisis. Startups are key creators of innovative and climate-friendly solutions like carbon sequestering, bioplastics and more.
President Joe Biden at COP26 said “Glasgow must be the start of a decade of shared ambition and innovation to preserve our future.” It will take public-private sector partnerships to make that happen, and that’s exactly what the Extreme Tech Challenge platform makes happen. Our most recent collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ World Food Forum, the world’s largest youth led movement for the transformation of agri-food systems, is the best example of combining the two worlds to spark concrete change. Together, we organized a startup innovation challenge featuring some incredible companies that are changing the way we consume renewable energy, like the overall winner, Solar Biomanufacturing company Bondi Bio.
As the world’s largest platform and startup competition for purpose-driven tech startups, the Extreme Tech Challenge attracts more than 3,500 startups from around 100 countries every year. We are constantly meeting outstanding entrepreneurs pushing the boundaries of innovation in their industries, with the health of our planet always at heart. In fact, all of our categories embody sustainability and action to solve climate change, such as cleantech, agtech, edtech, fintech, COVID-19 innovation, and smart cities.
Read more about our competitions and startups here.