Regional Final

September 17-18, 2020

Unlocking the region's cleantech potential and building a green community

Every year, cleantech start-ups take part in our competitions in over 50 countries around the world. From a small idea, they complete months of rigorous training through bootcamps and coaching sessions to finally materialize their solution into a viable business strategy. This year, we are excited to bring to you for the first time the Americas Regional Final! With start-ups from Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Argentina-Uruguay and all over the Caribbeans.

On September 17 and 18, the 15 best teams of the region will pitch on the international stage to a panel of experts and have a chance to show their potential and make a difference.

Finalists from all over the region

Click on a country to find out which teams made it to this Regional Final.

Winners by country

Please select a country on the map

Thu 17th Sep 2020

  • 15:20 - 15:30

    Welcome Address

  • 15:30 - 15:45

    Keynote Speakers

  • 15:45 - 16:25

    Panel Discussion - Open Innovation

  • 16:25 - 16:40


  • 16:40 - 18:00

    Semi-Finals Judging Session - Part 1

  • 18:00 - 18:30

    Judge's Deliberation and Break

  • 18:30 - 20:00

    Semi-Final Judging Session - Part 2

  • 20:00 - 20:15

    Closing Day 1

  • 20:15 - 21:00

    Networking Session

All times CET

Fri 18th Sep 2020

  • 15:05 - 15:10

    Kickoff Speech

  • 15:10 - 15:25

    Keynote Speakers

  • 15:25 - 15:35

    Semi-Final Winners Announcement

  • 15:35 - 16:30

    Panel Discussion - Alumni Session

  • 16:30 - 16:45


  • 16:45 - 18:00

    Finals Judging Session

  • 18:00 - 18:30

    Judge's Deliberation

  • 18:30 - 18:45

    Award Ceremony

  • 18:45 - 19:00

    Closing Notes

  • 19:00 - 20:00

    Networking Session

  • All times CET

Gain valuable insight with our experts

We are bringing to you brilliant speakers excited to share their visions and experiences in green economy and cleantech entrepreneurship.

Also, get a chance to ask your questions at our panel discussion sessions! Our panel of experts will share ideas about the future of cleantech and start-ups and the region's CLP alumni gather to discuss their journey after the competition and where they are today.

Tom Rand

Managing Partner, ArcTern Ventures

Tom has a strong and successful entrepreneurial background, including the founding of Voice Courier Inc. and the VCi Green Funds, a private venture fund to provide angel and venture capital to companies developing emission-reduction technologies. He is an Action Canada fellow (2007-08 - manager/member for/of the Green Bonds public policy team) and is a board member of a number of cleantech companies and NGO's. From his experience, he advocates through public speaking and literature the need to make a quick transition to a low-carbon economy.

Frans Nauta

Founder of ClimateLaunchpad

Frans' work is in innovation and entrepreneurship, with a focus on cleantech and more recently data science and AI. His passion is firmly instilled in training startups and developing innovation ecosystems. This led him to found multiple foundations which include the ClimateLaunchpad competition and the Climate-KIC accelerator program for the purpose of supporting the next generation of green entrepreneurs. He now continues his pursuit of innovation with increase involvement in the AI sector and its uses to better our public systems to maintain security and facilitate breakthroughs in all fields.

Contact info

The Americas Regional Final is organized by the Climatable team in Canada

Santino Salvo

Project Manager


The Government of Quebec

EIT Climate-KIC



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