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World's first plug-in, renewable, non-polluting electricity-run technology for cold-chain vehicles with energy produced in-vehicle by regenerative braking and photovoltaic cells for refrigeration in electric mode. Remote control by the driver and real-time energy management through a dashboard are additional features. There are 24 models for different capacities and brands.

Social enterprise Koiki offers an environmentally sustainable last-mile delivery service. Its mission is to facilitate social inclusion and reduce urban pollution levels. It employs vulnerable people as couriers in urban micro-centers to deliver parcels on foot or by bicycle, reducing CO2 emissions of last-mile deliveries. 

A cloud-based data aggregator with a user app that displays data on seawater quality collected hourly using sensors placed on buoys above submarine wastewater outlets. The data is processed using algorithms to ascertain pollution. Customization permits predictive data on possible jellyfish invasions and camera use to ascertain beach overcrowding. 

The company started out making and selling “clean beauty” products, made with natural ingredients. It is currently preparing to launch a service that provides personalized skincare advice based on the customer's skin microbiome, and other services enabled by genomics research.

Three kinds of packing boxes are available: ZerO Box for electronics, clothes and other consumer goods, Cool Box for fresh food, and ZerO Bag for files and documents. Community-based smart locker system Polanwang was launched to collect any unwanted boxes, conventional cardboard and batteries.

Online collaborative platform for packaging professionals to customize 3D mock-ups and prototypes. 3D Click also provides sustainable solutions to reduce wastage and production costs. Through 3D virtual prototyping, AR and 3D printing staff can speed up design validation processes by 40% and accelerate time-to-market of new products.

Fundeen offers two renewable energy investment options: Equity crowdfunding with an objective net return of 7% for an investment term of up to 30 years, depending on the life of the project, and crowdlending with an objective net return of 4% and a term lasting between five and 10 years.

Solatom manufactures modular solar power plants that produce high-temperature heat (maximum 300°C) for industrial processes. The main component, a solar collector, can be deployed in an hour, while its 15KW sun-tracking panels are light enough to be installed on rooftops. The system also enables online, real-time monitoring of installed power plants.

Orange bicycles equipped with GPS devices and smart locks for rental at RMB 0.5/hour in China. Mobike bicycles come with solid tires for lower deterioration rates and maintenance costs, compared with competitors’ bikes. The Mobike app lets users find nearby available bikes, unlock them and make payment for rental.

Veniam's NetRider box runs on native software and cellular, Wi-Fi and DSRC signals, forming a mesh network open to devices with continuous connectivity. Via agreements with OEMs and tier 1 manufacturers, the technology should soon be incorporated in connected and autonomous vehicles. Boxes send real-time data to Veniam's cloud for analytics.

Norway-based Katapult Accelerator focuses on technology-based startups targeting environmental and societal causes. Katapult's three-month accelerator program offers training and mentorship opportunities across a range of technologies including AI, blockchain and IoT, along with access to funding and investors. The company has recently teamed up with New York's ERA accelerator to help Katapult's startups expand to the US. 

Climate-KIC is an initiative supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), whose focus is to create and support a community of entrepreneurs and mentors that jointly develop and produce innovative ideas facilitating the transition to a zero-carbon economy. Climate-KIC has launched various initiatives and acceleration programs across Europe targeted at growing startups that are tackling climate change, providing them with structure, assistance, mentoring and seed funding to develop low-carbon products and services. 

Green Innovations is a US-based fund that invests in large-scale solutions addressing global sustainability challenges, focusing on the agriculture, biotechnology, education, energy, housing and water sectors. The fund has invested €3.3 million in Biocant, a new biotechnology park in Portugal. Founded by entrepreneur Jorge Marques, Green Innovations is backed by investors from Israel. 

Founded in 2016, Shenzhen Sihai VC Co., Ltd (Qianhai) is fully controlled by Shenzhenshi Qianhai Sihaihengtong Equity Investment Ltd. The company manages multiple RMB funds, which have invested a total of RMB 1.5 billion primarily in the TMT, environmental protection, energy conservation, medtech, new materials and consumption sectors.

Founded in 1995, Shenzhen Sunrise New Energy Co. Ltd., formerly known as Shenzhen Rainbow Fine Chemical Industry Co. Ltd., was listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in 2008. Its main lines of business include Lithium-ion battery, photovoltaic power generation and New Energy bus operation. In 2016, it set up a fund to invest in autonomous driving, wireless charging, advanced parking management, artificial intelligence and robotics sectors.

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