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CLIX connects entrepreneurs, innovators, and investors

CLIX connects entrepreneurs, innovators, and investors

42 finalists to showcase innovations at CLIX 2020

CLIX, which has opened its doors to innovators and entrepreneurs from around the world, has a proven track record of facilitating successful partnerships between start-ups and investors


The World Future Energy Summit’s Climate Innovations Exchange (CLIX) 2020, which supports innovative global green tech and sustainability start-ups, has announced 42 finalists out of a record-high 600 shortlisted entries.

Hosted by the UAE’s Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), CLIX 2020 has marked year-on-year growth of 67 per cent in applications and 54 per cent in participating countries. Demonstrating its international reach, this year’s edition has received 1,402 entries from 128 countries, including 73 from the US, 42 from India, 25 from the UK, and 18 from the UAE.

Finalists will be able to benefit from demonstrating their innovations at the Middle East’s largest future energy and sustainability event, along with financial support, and the opportunity to pitch to incubators and accelerators, venture capital and private equity firms, institutional investors, and sovereign wealth funds.

Commenting on the event, Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, says: “Once again, CLIX has opened its doors to innovators and entrepreneurs from across the globe. In its previous editions, the platform has disrupted climate and sustainability action worldwide. Currently in its third instalment, CLIX boasts a proven track record of facilitating successful partnerships between trailblazing start-ups and forward-thinking investors.”

He adds: “MOCCAE is proud to host CLIX, as it recognises the power of harnessing the creativity of young minds to identify unconventional solutions to environmental challenges. The platform aspires to provide a viable opportunity for young entrepreneurs to secure funding and develop winning environmental concepts for the benefit of our planet.”

CLIX connects entrepreneurs, innovators, and investors in four pillars: Sustainability in Space, Future of Food and Agriculture, Future of Energy, and Future of Mobility.

The Sustainability in Space finalists are both from the US: Bluefield Technologies with its microsatellite methane monitoring, and Orbital Micro Systems with its microwave radiometer weather satellites.

The Future of Food and Agriculture finalists include Augmenta Agriculture Technologies from Greece with its farming automation solutions; DamoGO from South Korea with its mobile app to reduce food waste; Edama Organic Solutions from Saudi Arabia with its organic waste recycling solutions; and Revotree from Italy with its precision farming technology.

Among the Future of Energy Finalists are PolyCycl from India with its converter of waste plastics into petrochemical feedstock and industrial fuels; PowerUp Fuel Cells OU from Estonia with its hydrogen fuel cell generator; Solzen Energy from South Africa with the world’s thinnest graphene-based solar storage ultracapacitor; and Wallvision from The Netherlands with its build-in solar facades for buildings.

The Future of Mobility finalists are Brilhon Technologies from Brazil with its fast-charging electric vehicles network; Fuelsave from Germany with its freight fuel-saving solution; Playcar SRL from Italy with its mobility-as-a-service solution; and TWAICE Technologies from Germany with its predictive battery analysis method.

Judging the CLIX 2020 start-up innovations are representatives of the Abu Dhabi Department of Energy, the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, Masdar, the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, the UAE Space Agency, MOCCAE, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, and innovative organisations such as Catalyst and Hyperloop.

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