Climate Impact Slush 2022 Side Event

What: Climate focused pitching competition and networking event for startups, corporates and investors

When: 15.11.2022 at 6 pm - 9 pm EET

Where: Keilaranta 21, 02150 Espoo, Finland

Accelerating the shift to mitigate climate change and close the loop by a circular economy requires innovation, commitment and partnerships.

The theme for this event is to drive climate impact in transportation, chemicals & materials, and energy. This pitching competition is organised by Neste together with The Finnish Climate Fund, Helen Ventures and ECBF (European Circular Bioeconomy Fund).


The key interest areas for pitching are:

  • Lignocellulosics
  • Biomaterials
  • Green hydrogen and Power to X
  • Algae
  • Municipal solid waste
  • Circular economy and resource efficiency
  • Digital for sustainability & green transformation 
  • eMobility & transportation
  • Distributed energy systems
  • Water

The winning pitch will be rewarded with a monetary prize of 10 000 €.

Pitching Competition Application

  • Describe your solution and the problem that you are solving
  • Why should you be selected for the pitching competition
  • Add your public pitch deck (no NDAs)

The pitching application period is already closed and participants to the event invited. 

The following startups were chosen to the pitching competition:

Aisti Corporation, BioBTX, BioWeg, Ever Dye, Foodiq, Modulize, Relement,  Soletair Power, Tracegrow and RMV Tech.

The winner of the Climate Impact -pitching competition

The criteria for jury’s decision were how unique the company’s solution is, what is the climate impact, how scalable it is and how is the team of the startup.
The jury chose the following startups as the top three:

1. Ever DyePitching Deck
2. Tracegrow Pitching Deck
3. Relement Pitching Deck

The French startup Ever Dye, which won the pitching competition, received a monetary prize of 10 000 € in the event.

Ever Dye is a Paris based company, making sustainable fashion accessible for everyone via biobased dyeing pigments for textiles. It won because the company had a unique proposition, with strong climate impact and a great team.