A constant backdrop to the challenges that 2020 has seen, ensuring a liveable climate for the future remains our planet’s greatest test.
With Germany assuming the rotating six-month Presidency of the Council of the European Union in July this year, there is no better moment than now to direct our efforts towards supporting the country’s innovators helping to achieve the aims of the European Green Deal and Sustainable Development Goal 13.
Samsung for Impact
Mit #SamsungforImpact haben wir gemeinsam mit @SEND_ev und @ImpactHubBLN ein Programm zur Unterstützung von #SocEnt wie @perto_GmbH #FIMO #STABL und #Varomo geschaffen. Positiver Nebeneffekt: Mehr Raum und Sichtbarkeit für Zebra #Startups @DStartups https://t.co/ogUOjQ8oqW— Steffen Ganders (@SEGCorpAffairs) July 9, 2020
The programme selected four startups to receive a package of support including funding, coaching and visibility. The chosen innovations covered a range of social and environmental issues:
- The CAREcules team developed a transporter robot that helps older people or those with illnesses to safely carry objects around their homes.
- The data-driven FIMO app launched to allow people affected by fatigue to analyse and manage their condition.
- The challenger energy provider perto focusses on the replacement of inefficient heating pumps.
- Also in the energy sector, the founders of STABL created a new battery inverter technology that could be a game changer for energy storage.
Over the course of the programme STABL worked with our industry experts to revamp their pricing and sales strategy, while perto were able to scale up their team. FIMO began their medical product certification and CAREcules explored a new use case for their robots in automated disinfection of buildings during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Tech for Green Deal
For the Samsung for Impact 2020/2021 programme, we’re launching a call for innovative tech-based solutions in Germany working on one of three key climate-related topics:
- Sustainable industry;
- Sustainable mobility;
- Climate action.
We’re looking for startups and social enterprises founded in the past five years, are operational in Germany and have a team of two or more people. All solutions must meet our three key criteria: being digital, social and profitable – zebra companies, rather than unicorns.
Today is #EarthOvershootDay: we have consumed so far in 2020 more than the earth can regenerate in a year. We only have one planet. We must #MoveTheDate. With #EUGreenDeal we work on energy, biodiversity & circular economy to make Europe climate neutral & take care of our planet.— Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen) August 22, 2020
The three ventures selected will receive up to €15k in funding, a personalised support package including coaching and access to networks, as well as Samsung electronics devices to enable their work. If you are, or know of an innovative team who should apply, you can find all information and the application form here.
The deadline for applications to this programme is Sunday 4th October 2020. Any questions? Get in touch via [email protected]. Want to learn more about our impact acceleration partnerships in general? Reach us at [email protected].