The exclusive invitation-only Green Accelerator Davos 2023 event was an opportunity for T_NEUTRAL, H2GO Power, and Ucaneo to show what their innovations could do. These start-ups are dedicated to finding new ways of tackling climate change as part of EIT Manufacturing's Moonshot community.
Transforming manufacturing to be more sustainable, regenerative, and green
This is the second year that EIT Manufacturing has collaborated with Green Accelerator Davos. Participation is part of the Moonshot programme, an EIT Manufacturing initiative to foster environmental sustainability in the industrial sector. The Moonshot programme creates a space in which disruptive innovation creates more sustainable, regenerative, and green manufacturing systems and technology.
Through the Moonshot initiative, we are creating a community of entrepreneurs with disruptive ideas, and we are connecting them to the larger European manufacturing community. This is a way to help them validate their ideas on real manufacturing use cases and to expose the manufacturing industry to new ideas and approaches to sustainability through technology, but also through innovative ways of thinking and innovating. We are very proud to have three start-ups presenting at Green Accelerator Davos as a further activity to support this new community!
XAVIER BAILLARD, INNOVATION DIRECTOR AT EIT MANUFACTURINGXAVIER BAILLARD, INNOVATION DIRECTOR AT EIT MANUFACTURING
Making the textile industry more circular
T_NEUTRAL is an independent global organisation that works to eliminate textile waste. They developed a new way for textile producers to measure, reduce, and offset the amount of textile output from their activity: the Textile Footprint. Textile producers can use T_NEUTRAL's method to calculate and trace their textile output as well as their textile waste mitigation practices. The goal is to develop effective solutions that eliminate textile leakage, make textiles 100% traceable throughout the value chain, and accelerate the adoption of circular practices based on transparent and actionable data.
We are very grateful to have the opportunity to attend Green Accelerator during Davos week along with other changemakers from the Moonshot community. We are honoured to have been chosen for this exclusive event that connects with our work and purpose as a company and that we hope will help us to continue driving our goal of a totally textile waste-free fashion industry. Initiatives like the Moonshot programme and Green Accelerator, which support entrepreneurs and green start-ups with a purpose like T_NEUTRAL looking to do things differently for a better future, are an essential part of this change. Projects like theirs help turn our ideas into action.
MARIANA AND CARLOTA GRAMUNT, CO-FOUNDERS OF T_NEUTRALMARIANA AND CARLOTA GRAMUNT, CO-FOUNDERS OF T_NEUTRAL
Zero-emission solid-state hydrogen storage and hydrogen AI solutions
H2GO Power is a clean technology company that creates software and hardware that push the green transition forward. They have developed and delivered technology for hydrogen energy storage and safe and reliable power supply, along with a range of commercial applications.
We are delighted to be here participating in a critical conversation like energy security and transition to lower emissions economies. Since its founding, H2GO Power has always been at the forefront of creating state-of-the-art technologies and introduce them to industries and markets where decarbonisation is key to sustainable economical growth. Hydrogen is a central player that will enable transitioning to net-zero and without it, we won’t be able to achieve the decarbonisation targets for a habitable planet. We take a system approach to build, integrate, measure, and monitor hydrogen technologies with AI that optimises for reducing emissions and increasing profitability from assets.
LUKE SPERRIN, CTO AND CO-FOUNDER OF H2GO POWERLUKE SPERRIN, CTO AND CO-FOUNDER OF H2GO POWER
Reversing climate change with synthetic biology
Ucaneo seeks to capture 500 million tonnes of global CO2 emissions from the air by 2035 through biotechnology. This is roughly the same weight as all humans on earth combined. To meet the climate targets committed to in the Paris Agreement, reducing CO2 emissions is not enough – the world must capture billions of tonnes of CO2 from our atmosphere. To achieve that, Ucaneo has developed the world’s first cell-free Direct Air Capture technology, usinging a biocatalytic membrane to capture CO2 from the air.
We are honored to present Ucaneo in Davos while also representing the EIT Manufacturing’s Moonshot Community. Biology has already found a solution to remove CO2 from the air over millions of years of evolution. We harness this solution through technology to provide carbon negative CO2 feedstock for long-term storage or utilisation. Initiatives like the Green Accelerator and the Moonshot community help us to spread the word and show the world how we do it.
FLORIAN TILLER, CO-FOUNDER AND CEO OF THE COMPANYFLORIAN TILLER, CO-FOUNDER AND CEO OF THE COMPANY
Green Accelerator Davos
This invitation-only event showcases climate solutions and cultivates cooperation to advance climate action through the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) and the European Green Deal. The goal is to transition to a green and regenerative economy. Green Accelerator Davos 2023's audience consists of companies, executives, entrepreneurs, investors, and start–ups working on solutions to climate change. Collaboration between EIT Manufacturing and Green Accelerator Davos brought the three young companies to the event with the goal of boosting their success and building out their solutions.
It is estimated that there will be 10 000 Green Unicorns in the coming decade. It is so important to jointly give all the climate startups any support that might benefit them and help us to tackle the climate crisis together and to cooperate whenever we can. It is such an honor to partner with the EIT Moonshot initiative on the Green Accelerator.
ZDENKA E. REZACOVA, FOUNDER AND CEO OF GREEN ACCELERATOR