09.07.2018  |  Klima, miljø og energi

Do you know the climate impact of your food choices?

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With a climate impact calculator, sustainable start-up CarbonCloud has entered into a collaboration with Roskilde Festival to make it easier for visitors to make sustainable climate smart choices.

Roskilde Festival has a strong focus on sustainability. That focus has been further upgraded this year with the participation of EIT Climate-KIC supported start-up CarbonCloud.

CarbonCloud is a sustainable food tech start-up who has invented a climate impact calculator, the CarbonAte. All 400 food options served during the festival by 100 different food vendors will, thanks to the CarbonAte, be marked with climate labels.

As part of the EIT Climate-KIC’s EU-financed accelerator, CarbonCloud has vowed to take part in Climate-KIC’s vision of working to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon economy. According to CarbonCloud, food accounts for 20 percent of the world’s total emission of greenhouse gasses. But the European consumers have the potential to lower their climate footprint from eating with over 60 percent without downsides. The trick? To make the impact visible. That’s where CarbonAte comes is.

Visualising the climate impact of your diet

By visualising the climate footprint of menu options at restaurants or festivals, CarbonCloud makes it easier for consumers to make smart choices. Thanks to the collaboration between CarbonCloud and Roskilde Festival, the festival will now be able to calculate the total climate impact from food and build a foundation for its future climate strategy.

"We are very happy to collaborate with the Roskilde Festival. Music festivals are visited by lots of young people who are concerned about climate change and our future, and the goal is to expand our festival operation and climate label the food on many more festivals to come, in Sweden, Scandinavia and the rest of the world."

says David Bryngelsson, CEO of CarbonCloud.

Commercialisation of university research

CarbonCloud started out as a research project at Chalmers University of Technology. David Bryngelsson has a long research career centred around climate change and the impact of the food we eat. CarbonCloud took part in the EIT Climate-KIC’s accelerator, which supports start-ups in accelerating their journey to market with improved success rates and bigger impact. Now you have the opportunity to become part of the accelerator as well! Until 15 August, EIT Climate-KIC accepts applications for the programme starting this autumn.

To CarbonCloud it has helped the company a lot to be part of Climate-KIC.

"The Climate-KIC accelerator has in several ways been extremely valuable for the journey our start-up has taken this last year and a half. The application process itself was valuable as it forced us to sharpen our business case and pitches for each step, combined with the promises to reach milestones for each step, that helped us focus to deliver.

We have attended several master classes that have provided us with valuable information and good times with like-minded entrepreneurs from across the EU. Last but not the least, the financial support has been crucial for us to be able to commercially prove our business idea, which now makes us look much more interesting for investors. We would probably not have come this far if it weren’t for Climate-KIC."

says David Brygelsson.

EIT Climate-KIC's greentech accelerator

The EIT Climate-KIC Start-up Accelerator Programme has supported more than 1000 start-ups and helped them raise more than 550 million euro in funding. The accelerator has three stages and the possibility to get up to 95.000 euro in equity-free funding. The programme annually accepts 20 start-ups from Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland and runs from September 2018 until March 2019.

Go to this link to read more and apply by 15 August!

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