Australia’s best clean tech startups named in national competition

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Three clean technology start-ups have successfully competed in the National finals of the ClimateLaunchpad program, run by Climate Kic Australia.

The FBICRC was delighted to sponsor the competition for the second consecutive year, which aims to champion innovation and foster entrepreneurial spirit.

Chosen from a highly competitive field of more than 60 entrants, the three winning teams are:

  • SEE Labs – for their work on repurposing EV batteries for vehicles in India
  • Woodify – whose software is helping builders and designers to select sustainable materials
  • Whirl – who is connecting EV owners with prospective purchasers

Event sponsor, Stedman Ellis, Chief Executive Officer of the FBICRC said that supporting initiatives like the Climate Launchpad goes to the very purpose of his organisation.

“Innovation and collaboration across the whole battery industry ecosystem in Australia, lies at the heart of the FBICRC. We understand the drive to move towards cleaner and greener sources of energy has never been greater and to realise those goals will take a committed and ambitious effort by many individuals and organisations. The talented winners in the Climate Launchpad National Finals embody that entrepreneurial spirit and I wish them all the best in the regional finals,” Stedman said.

Learn more about the SEE Labs initiative in this interview with SEE Labs founders Nanditha Sirigiri and Mojtaba Eftekharnia who share how their research is contributing to the circular economy by repurposing EV batteries for light vehicles in India.

We wish them and fellow finalists Whirl and Woodify all the best as the competition continues.


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