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Winning 3 startups of ClimateLaunchpad are going to Scotland

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Winning 3 startups of ClimateLaunchpad are going to Scotland

We have successfully completed the ClimateLaunchpad Azerbaijan 2018 acceleration program!

Last Saturday, on 30th June, we hosted the startup event of the year, ClimateLaunchpad Azerbaijan FINAL Pitch Show where 13 startups starred on the stage to explain how they are riding the wave of the biggest business opportunity of our time – tackling climate change. The Jury selected the top-3 startups and audience voted for the “Audience Favorite Startup”.

Winners of the competition were:

1st Prize Winner: ThermoNorth – the startup that has developed a new material to keep car’s engine warm in cold weather conditions for the countries like Norway, Sweden and Canada.

2nd Prize Winner: Dr. Ocean – the startup that has developed smart quick alarm system to detect oil spills and cleanliness level of water in general.

3rd Prize Winner: WASCO-Smart Waste Collection System (http://www.wascolab.com/) – the startup that has developed a smart waste management system (IoT) for city municipalities to measure the fullness data inside garbage bins, transfer the data to cloud server using IOT technology and generate optimal collection route as well as operation time-table which reduces garbage collection costs up to 50%.

The Audience Favorite Startup: Pictofy (formerly Smart photo streamer) (https://goo.gl/n2DazW) – the startup that enables photographers to transfer photos taken during sport or entertainment events on real time basis from professional camera onto PictoFy app where users / event participants are able to access their photos within 5 minutes either for free or as a paid service. We loved it too! The Audience Favorite Startup won an chance to pitch at the Creative Business Cup Azerbaijan program to compete for big prize – powered by Social Innovation Lab.

The top-3 startups of ClimateLaunchpad Azerbaijan will represent Azerbaijan in the Grand Final of ClimateLaunchpad on 1st & 2nd of November, in Scotland.

In Grand Finale:

Top-10 winners in Grand Final win direct access to 18 months accelerator program with €95,000 investment;

– Grand Final Winner: €10,000;
– Second Prize: €5,000;
– Third Prize: €2,500;

– 6 theme awards each €5,000 (total €30,000).


Social Innovation Lab is the main organizer and official partner of ClimateLaunchpad in Azerbaijan. We’re proud to be “Path to Global Startup Community” for our local entrepreneurs!


Main local supporter of Social Innovation Lab in organizing and running ClimateLaunchpad in Azerbaijan is AzerCosmos Open Joint Stock Company.

EY Azerbaijan is our gold sponsor who is a leading organization in promoting climate change and sustainability in Azerbaijan.

Barama Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center is our bronze sponsor once again this year who has important role in developing innovation ecosystem in Azerbaijan.

Özsüt – Baku is our catering partner who supported ClimateLaunchpad Azerbaijan from the very beginning till today! We would like to stress on their continues support specifically to the development of innovation ecosystem in the country! Once again we thank to Özsüt – Baku’s management and family for their continues support!


We thank our amazing media partners Edumap.az, Technote and Real TV who made us to win the title of being “All-time record breaker” in ClimateLaunchpad’s history for the number of applications received!

Lots of thanks and love to our supporters French-Azerbaijani University – UFAZ, SUP Accelerator and IRS Cizgi for their continues support from the very beginning.

Watch the amateur video recording (professional is coming soon) of the award ceremony below: