What is CleanTech?

“Technology is not the goal, it is the way toward sustainable global prosperity.”

CTC organizing team

CleanTech is short for clean technology and encompasses all products, processes, services or systems that improves productivity and efficiency, while limiting costs, material usage, energy consumption, waste or pollution. The term CleanTech is often associated with venture capital funds. Traditionally it’s divided in categories, see image below, but don’t limit yourself to the image. Think broad!

CleanTech is a big business and has to be profitable in order to be sustainable. Do not underestimate the financial and economical aspect of the competition. Experience shows that teams that score well here, go the furthest.

The global population is growing and everyone is in pursuit of more welfare. This leads to a growing tax on our environment. In order to give everyone a chance of prosperity, including future generations, we have to limit our exploitation of the earth to a sustainable format.

Previous Winners

Here are some previous winners, who illustrate the many facets of CleanTech nicely and talk about their experience with the competition.

 

Rechim’ycle

1st place CTC 2017 Belgium

 

Demetex

1st place CTC 2015 Belgium

 

Demetex

1st place CTC 2015 London

 

SubC

1st place CTC 2014 Belgium

 

SubC

2nd place CTC 2014 London

 

Wakati

2nd place CTC 2013 Belgium

 

CLUTRR

1st place CTC 2011 Belgium

 

CLUTRR

2nd place CTC 2011 London

Now it’s up to you. Look around you. Look at what you know. There’s a way to do it better. Find it!

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