We know that saving our planet is the need of the hour and every small contribution in this direction counts. While there are monolith conglomerates that are doing what they can to ensure a sustainable future, small startups with amazing ideas are also not far behind. In fact, some such sustainable startups are making big waves with their head-turning innovations. The Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge has announced 25 such startups that have passed through the first round of the international competition supporting green entrepreneurs.
As per The Green Challenge, these 25 startups were selected from a pool of 1,167 applications that came in from around the world. Out of the current selection of 25 companies, five will move onto the finals in early September and the winner will receive a grand prize of €500,000. In addition, the runner up will receive €200,000, and every finalist will get €100,000. All the finalists will be coached over six months on how to optimise their business opportunities. After the finalists are selected, the third stage where the winner will be decided will happen October 3. Here are the six green Dutch-startups from the list that you should watch out for in 2019.
Field Factors (Delft, Netherlands)
Founders: Karina Peña
Water is a scarce resource that needs to be handled and saved on high priority. Keeping this in mind, the green startup Field Factors has come up with a compact solution for rainwater treatment, storage and reuse called Bluebloqs. The system uses rainwater to tackle pluvial flooding, which happens due to intense rainfall, and issues like heat stress, water shortage and reduction in groundwater tables due to droughts.