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Five EIT Climate-KIC innovators featured in Global Cleantech 100

Five EIT Climate-KIC innovators featured in Global Cleantech 100

Five EIT Climate-KIC supported innovative ventures included in the Global Cleantech 100 list

The Global Cleantech 100 list is a guide to the most innovative and promising companies poised to make big noises in the market and affect the future of global industries in the next five to ten years. From transportation and logistics to agriculture, energy, food, chemicals and resources, the report covers six sectors and provides analyses of the themes and trends shaping the market and corporate investment.

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It feels right that our first list of the future-defining 2020s, should see a continued strengthening in the representation of truly impactful and necessary innovations to transform our diets, to enable a more renewable-heavy energy system, and to capture and utilise the vast levels of CO2 we have been freely emitting for decades. Also included in our 2020 list are some big and critical shots at solving global problems—from proving out fusion and next-generation batteries to zero carbon aviation.

Richard Youngman, CEO, Cleantech Group


Envelio was founded in May 2017 as a spin-off of RWTH Aachen University. As researchers at RWTH, the five envelio founders have been developing software and algorithms for the planning and operation of energy networks for more than five years. Envelio continues to develop the Intelligent Grid Platform as an innovative digitization platform for energy grids.

Meet Envelio at the EIT Climate-KIC Investor Marketplace


Disruptive aviation start-up, Lilium, enables you to travel five-times faster than a car by introducing the world’s first commercially available all electric vertical take-off and landing jet: an air taxi for up to five people with a range of 300 km (Paris to London), with a top speed of 300 Kmh speed (as fast as a Formula 1 car). Their concept has environmental benefits; electric air travel would mean a vast reduction in pollution, and a reduction in city population could lead to an increase in environmentally friendly land use.

Read more about our success story - Lilium

Organica Water

Organica Water is a global provider of innovative solutions for the treatment and recycling of waste water. Organica has enabled customers all over the world to address urban water challenges in a cost and resource-efficient manner. Organica's water solutions can be found all over the world, from the Philippines to France. 

Partner of EIT Climate-KIC since 2012


Tado° is an intelligent climate control. A developer of smart radiator thermostats, tado's products connect to the internet and control your heating system or radiators, detect where residents currently are and control the temperature accordingly, taking into account both current weather forecasting data and building characteristics. With its fully automatic climate control, tado° not only makes everyday life easier, but also makes your home more comfortable, while helping you to save money and energy.

Explore our success story - Tado°


Ÿnsect leads the global field in farming insects and turning them into premium, high-value ingredients. Founded in 2011, it aims to make insects a major, first-class ingredient in feed for pets, fish and plants, such as ŸnMeal proteins, that offer significant health benefits through state-of-the-art industrial facilities attuned to natural ecosystems, offering a natural, long-term solution to growing global demand for protein. The company draws on pioneering proprietary technology protected by 25 patents to develop ‘farm hills’ (Fermilières®).

EIT Climate-KIC supported Ÿnsect raises €110 million, becoming global leader in alternative protein