EIT Climate-KIC Portfolio Companies
planblue is building a global seafloor database using underwater satellites to monitor and protect our oceans. It aims to shed light on what’s beneath the surface, facilitating decision-makers so as to speed up much-needed climate legislation. The start-up completed the Maritime ClimAccelerator in 2017 and has since signed on EIT Climate-KIC as a strategic investor.
Bound4blue is an innovative Spanish start-up developing wind-assisted propulsion technologies to reduce the fuel consumption and pollutant emissions of the shipping industry. The start-up completed Stage 3 of the EIT Climate-KIC acceleration programme in Spain in 2019 and has since signed on EIT Climate-KIC as a strategic investor.
Dabbel was founded with the goal of developing a scalable, cost-efficient and sustainable software to reduce CO2 emissions in commercial buildings. The result is DABBEL AI, a software add-on replacing manual control of existing Building Management Systems with Artificial Intelligence that can operate systems autonomously and in real time. The start-up completed all three stages of the ClimAccelerator in 2018 and has since signed on EIT Climate-KIC as a strategic investor.
Climeworks, Our Climate Unicorn
Climeworks empowers people and companies to fight global warming by offering carbon dioxide removal as a service via direct air capture (DAC) technology. Founded by engineers Christoph Gebald and Jan Wurzbacher in 2009, Climeworks is on a journey to make climate impact at scale. This climate unicorn completed the all three stages of the EIT Climate-KIC Accelerator in 2012 and 2013.