Two German start-ups won at the Cleantech Open Global Ideas Challenge

From the StartGreen Award to victory in San Francisco

Victory in San Francisco: At the international Cleantech Open Global Ideas Challenge, the German start-ups Interpanel and Intrapore prevailed in the “scale track” and “growth track” categories. The Cleantech Open Global Ideas Challenge takes place during Global Entrepreneurship Week. It is organized by Cleantech Open Accelerator.

The Borderstep Institute, in cooperation with the RKW Competence Center, compiled a longlist from all of the applicants for the StartGreen Award 2016, from which the three candidates were nationally pre-selected for the international competition. In addition to Interpanel from Crossen (Thuringia) and Intrapore from Essen, Hyperion Energy from Düsseldorf was also selected. All three start-ups presented themselves during a live pitch at the StartGreen Awards 2016 network meeting.

The Borderstep Institute and the RKW Competence Center will be nominating start-ups for the Cleantech Open Global Ideas Challenge during the StartGreen Awards again this year. Information on how to apply and on previous winners can be found here.

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