Ecosummit Award: 5 Climate-KIC start-ups need your online vote

Five Climate-KIC supported start-ups have been nominated for the Ecosummit Award 2013. You can show your support by voting online before 20 May.

To cast your online votes, click on the ‘Like’ buttons on the Ecosummit pages of the Climate-KIC start-ups below:

The winner will be decided by combining the online voting results and the on-site jury vote at the Ecosummit conference in Berlin on 4 and 5 June. Each Climate-KIC start-up will pitch for 5 minutes, followed by 2 minutes of Q&A.

The Ecosummit Award 2013 brings publicity and prize money to the best early and late stage smart green start-ups. Climate-KIC is official partner of the 2013 Ecosummit in Berlin.

A total of over 30 start-ups have been nominated at the time of publication, all Climate-KIC partners are encouraged to nominate additional start-up companies.

Climate-KIC Workshop

On the first day of the conference, Climate-KIC will organise an “Accelerating Early Stage Cleantech Start-ups in Europe” workshop. The session will be moderated by Ingo Potthof of Climate-KIC’s Munich partner UnternehmerTUM Fund, one of Climate-KIC Germany’s partner institutions.

Aaron Best, Climate-KIC European Programme Manager Incubation, and Franka Birke, Entrepreneurship Lead Climate-KIC Germany will present Climate-KIC. The workshop will be recorded for Ecosummit TV on YouTube.

The conference will take place at Radialsystem V, a new creative space for the arts in Berlin. Formerly a turn of the century pumping station, it currently functions as a cultural centre where new ideas ‘radiate’ out in all directions, attracting artists and the public from within as well as beyond the city limits of Berlin.

For more information, visit the event website.


Climate-KIC is official partner of the 2013 Ecosummit Berlin conference. The motto of ECO13 Berlin is Cleantech 2.0 – Smart, Green, Lean. Ecosummit is a smart, green business network for cleantech start-ups, investors and corporates to accelerate smart green innovation.

Jan Hess, founder and organiser, describes the Ecosummit “as a smart green quality filter promoting companies that are valuable for our ecology, economy and society – online and offline at our events.”