Berlin (Germany) and Milan (Italy), April-May 2018. GreenTec Capital is very pleased to report that Boreal Light GmbH has recently been recognized by both the Start-Up Energy Transition as well as the Seeds&Chips Food Innovation Summit as being among the top start-ups working to solve pressing world problems of food and water access.
The Start-Up Energy Transition (SET) is an international platform supporting innovation in energy transition. It is comprised of the annual SET Award and SET Tech Festival. The initiative brings together the most outstanding international start-ups in the field of energy together with key stakeholders in the energy sector. SET has received more than 1000 start-up applications from 88 countries in just two years. The submissions are evaluated by a top-notch reading jury, which identifies the Top 100 list of the most innovative, savvy and promising start-ups. The final jury, comprised of high-level individuals in the energy and climate sector, selects the 18 finalists of the Award. Boreal Light was selected for the Top 100 list with their innovative Winture® solar-powered water desalination systems, which have both agricultural and drinking water applications as well as capabilities to help provide unmet rural energy demand.
Boreal Light was also selected as one of the top 30 start-ups selected to present their achievements in delivering water solutions for the Seeds&Chips Global Food Innovation Summit, from May 7th to 10th in Milan Italy. The summit focuses on bringing together people and ideas to develop ideas and solutions to develop better food systems. The event will bring together more than 15,000 visitors and 225 presenters, as well as feature keynote speakers Howard Schultz, Starbucks Executive Chairman, and John Kerry, 68th Secretary of State of the United States of America. Boreal Light will join an elite cadre of start-ups working on solving pressing world problems in food and water production.
This represents the latest of several impressive accomplishments by the Berlin-based company, including winning the European Food Start-Up of the Year, at the European FoodNexus Startup Challenge and being inducted into the Westerwelle Foundation’s Young Founder Programme for 2018. Boreal currently has an active project in Uganda and Kenya, and interest in its innovation water desalination systems is attracting an international presence. We are very proud to see Boreal perform so competitively in international competitions, and look forward to reporting more on their successes in the future.