Using the same principles as photosynthesis, Joule produces renewable transportation fuels from sunlight, waste CO2, and non-potable water.
The BioUrja is an on-site system for food production facilities that converts biodegradable waste into clean biogas.
This thin silicon solar technology is light-weight, efficient, and requires less energy and materials to produce than traditionally manufactured solar panels.
Combining solar polar, advanced battery technology, and a digital community, sonnen enables the delivery, storage, use, and trade of clean and affordable energy.
BlocPower facilitates energy efficiency upgrades in underserved communities by pooling building portfolios and connecting property owners with investors.
TRINE’s financing model makes it easy to invest private capital in solar projects in the developing world.
Open Energi’s software turns energy-intensive equipment into flexible devices, reducing their electricity consumption when demand for electricity is higher than supply.
Faradion manufactures sodium-ion batteries for energy storage offering high performance and reduced costs while utilizing an abundant material.
M-KOPA provides pay-as-you-go energy services to off -grid customers by combining micropayment and mobile technology to enable leasing of solar power systems.
With no upfront costs, Green Charge Network’s battery-driven energy storage solution helps large energy users reduce costs associated with peak power demand charges.
Code to Inspire teaches Afghan women computer coding and empowers them to find employment or pursue entrepreneurial ventures.
Tenunkoe trains women weavers in Indonesia to become entrepreneurs, helping them establish cooperatives, and providing a marketing platform for scaling their products.
Maya Universe Academy provides quality education to low-income communities through work-exchange programs with students’ parents.
Educate! works with schools to provide youth with skills training in entrepreneurship and workforce readiness, along with mentorship to start real businesses at school.
Cafeteria Culture helps create zero-waste school cafeterias and climate-smart communities through education, arts, and media.
MANQ’A is an educational initiative that empowers at-risk youth through food education in culinary schools and cafeterias.
A smart home pop-up in Australia, The New Joneses teaches visitors how lifestyle choices can have positive environmental and social impacts.
The Kio Kit is a digital education toolbox enabling schools in emerging markets to access online educational tools for better learning.
Mayan Power and Light trains women to start cleantech microbusinesses so they can provide affordable solar power and technologies to rural communities.
2degrees creates online networks for businesses seeking to improve sustainability throughout their value chains by facilitating communication and sharing best practices.
Nascent Objects provides people with the opportunity to design and reuse modular electronics, giving hardware a much longer shelf life.
BreatheDX is a mobile kit using smartphone technology and low-cost diagnostic sensors to diagnose pulmonary diseases.
This remotely monitored scale for beehives provides beekeepers with real-time data on the state of their hives, allowing them to improve conditions for bees, which are vital for pollination.
Sol Chip combines solar power with microchip technology to harvest light energy to power autonomous low-energy devices.
The Vula Mobile app improves eye care diagnosis, treatment, and referrals by putting health workers in rural areas directly in touch with eye specialists.
Calliope incorporates machine learning and predictive analytics, providing insights on real-time household water use to detect leaks and save money.
Freevolt is an energy-harvesting technology that turns radio waves into usable electricity to charge lowpower electronic devices for the Internet of Things.
Ultra-local air quality data is made accessible to all by equipping Google Street View cars with Aclima’s mobile sensing platform.
Instead of deploying computer servers in data centers here they require cooling, Nerdalize distributes servers in existing buildings to heat homes.
Agrilyst’s platform tracks and analyzes indoor farm data in one place, enabling farmers to monitor and optimize plant performance and reduce operating expenses.
Panasonic North America is incentivizing green commuting habits among its employees, resulting in significantly higher public transit usage.
Addis Ababa’s light-rail system brings transit-oriented development to sub-Saharan Africa, reducing CO2 emissions and commuting times.
The Gogoro Energy Network enables Gogoro Smartscooter owners to access portable energy through battery vending machines and at-home chargers.
OptiClimb uses black box data to analyze an aircraft’s performance and compute accurate and efficient speeds, saving up to 10% of fuel during the climb phase.
Copenhagen has installed new, intelligent traffic signals that prioritize cyclists and bus riders, saving up to 20% on travel times.
Mellowcabs’ electric mini-cabs provide low-cost, eco-friendly, and convenient last-mile transport services in South African cities.
Strava’s fitness app shares its data on urban cyclists’ behavior with city transportation departments in an effortto improve infrastructure for active transit.
By focusing on station locations and innovative payment and pricing options, Philadelphia is making bike-sharing more socially equitable.
A new app in Hannover gathers every mode of urban transportation under one platform, making it easier for users to navigate the city via transit.
Digital Matatus uses cell phone technology to map informal transit routes in developing countries and shares this data at no cost to help improve citizen services.
ColdHubs is a modular, solar-powered walk-in cold room, where farmers can buy storage through a pay-as-you-go system to preserve their perishable foods.
Winnow’s smart meter helps chefs measure and manage food waste by recording what’s thrown in the bin.
By using agricultural waste to produce cooking fuel and provide clean, low-cost cooking stoves, GreenChar is improving the environment and public health.
Six Foods uses fl our made from crickets to create tortilla chip-style snacks that are nutritious and eco-friendly.
Hello Tractor has developed low-cost smart tractors that smallholder farmers can either buy or rent along with a driver, via SMS.
BrightFarms partners with vendors, supermarkets, and cities to build and operate local greenhouses that cut time, distance, and costs in the food supply chain.
Using advanced technology, Impossible Foods copies the taste and texture of meat and dairy products to create a 100% plant-based alternative.
Illuminum Greenhouses makes low-cost, locally produced greenhouses that can be monitored and remotely controlled via text messages.
CoffeeFlour is a new, nutrient-dense flour made from coffee cherries, usually discarded when harvesting coffee beans.
Too Good To Go is an app that helps restaurants reduce food waste by selling daily leftovers at a low price to customers.
By encouraging the sharing of idle services and products, Seoul Metropolitan Government reduces unnecessary resource use and waste while boosting local businesses.
DigiTel is an online platform that improves and personalizes communication about municipal services between the Tel-Aviv city officials and residents.
The City of Buenos Aires is providing its once informal recyclers with formal recognition as well as salaries, safety equipment, and a covered space to sort materials.
Daily Table collects excess healthy food and sells it as convenient and affordable meals and groceries to Boston’s food insecure.
City Health Works employs community members to care for their neighbors coping with chronic illnesses, resulting in healthier, more engaged neighborhoods.
ViriCiti offers online energy management to optimize the performance of electric buses and trucks, enabling them to drive further at lower cost.
The Gentilly Resilience District seeks to reduce flood risk, slow land subsidence, improve public health, and create jobs in a fl ood-prone, mixed-income area of New Orleans.
By constructing a greenbelt around the city, Medellín is containing urban sprawl, while creating more parkland and improving food security.
A new law in France requires all new buildings in commercial areas be equipped with green roofs or solar panels.
Cityspec is a mobile monitoring device enabling residents in informal settlements to identify and report service delivery problems to authorities.
SmartCane Device is an electronic travel aid for visually impaired people that fits atop a white cane and helps detect raised objects within a range of three meters.
Purchasable through mobile phones and SMS, MicroEnsure offers affordable health, life, and disability insurance for low-income residents in 12 countries.
MakaPads are low-cost sanitary pads made from papyrusand paper waste designed for young women and girls in central and west Africa.
The Plume Air Report is a free air quality forecast app, monitoring air pollution to predict patterns and pollution peaks in cities.
Piramal Sarjaval’s water-dispensing ATMs deliver clean drinking water to underserved communities throughout India.
Healthcare organizations and institutions around the world share equipment, services, facilities, and skills and knowledge of personnel via an online platform.
mPedigree enables patients to determine the legitimacy of their medicine by sending a code from the package to a designated number via a free SMS.
Sanivation delivers clean and efficient sanitation services to urbanizing communities in East Africa, while also treating waste to produce clean-burning fuel.
Totohealth reduces maternal and child mortality in lowresource communities in developing countries by offering an SMS information service and low-cost health supplies.
Combining electrochemical engineering and mobile phone networks, Seva Sustainable Sanitation has created a self-sustaining off -grid toilet that treats wastewater.
Aura Herbal is replacing toxic synthetic dyes with herbal ingredients such as fruit peel and forest waste to dye organically grown fabric.
Vegan fashion house VAUTE creates animal-free clothing with the same insulation factor and quality as woollen knits and leatherwear.
Dutch design duo Wintervacht is giving new life to textiles that have otherwise lost their purpose by making coats from old blankets without compromising on style, quality, and aesthetics.
Knitwear fashion brand Tengri provides an alternative to unsustainable cashmere production by sourcing yak fibers from herder families in the Mongolian mountains.
This initiative is turning old, worn-out cotton clothing into new fi bers for reuse in the textile industry by using a cellulose dissolution technique.
Le Tote is a circular, subscription-based clothing and accessories platform with rental options for both maternity wear and classic wear.
Nest provides tailor-made training programs and improved working conditions to artisans and homeworkers in the informal homework sector of the global fashion industry.
KALK has developed a mortar without cement, which can be used in new construction and even be recycled, making it the world’s fi rst mortar to be Cradle to Cradle certified.
Lumkani developed a heat detector for informalsettlements that warns residents and connected neighbors in case of a fire, which can save lives and property.
With an adaptive reuse approach, Northeast Collaborative Architects transformed one of America’s oldest malls into energy-efficient, contemporary micro apartments.
This cloud-based retrofi t system utilizes unused thermal energy from existing air-conditioning systems to cut energy use for heating and cooling water by up to 70%
Ananas Anam has developed Piñatex, a natural plant- based fabric made of fibers extracted from pineapple leaves, which is used as an alternative to leather.
Adidas and Parley for the Oceans are rethinking design, material use, and 3D-printing in their running shoe made from ocean plastic.
The 30 Year Sweatshirt is a high-quality unisex sweatshirt handmade to last a lifetime and backed with a free of charge repair guarantee for three decades.
Cement manufactured by Solidia requires less energy to produce than conventional types, and is hardened by injecting industrial waste CO2.
Warp It is a subscription-based networking software that connects organizations and enables them to receive, give, or loan a wide range of office equipment.
Swedish property company Vasakronan issued the world’s first corporate green bond, and is financing investments to develop low-impact, climate-friendly building projects.
Desolenator offers a small, solar-driven water desalination device that provides 15 liters of water for drinking and cooking, meeting the daily needs of a family.
Net-Works is a partnership enabling local residents in developing countries to give discarded fishing nets a second life by collecting them for carpet tile production.
Neptuno Pumps designs and manufactures energy- efficient water-saving pumps made from recycled materials.
BioMASON’s technology combines microorganisms with locally available materials to produce bricks in just a few days, and with a smaller environmental impact.
Covestro uses waste CO2, produced by a nearby plant, as a chemical feedstock, converting the by-product into a raw material used to manufacture plastic foams.
JM Green uses larvae in its treatment technology to convert food waste into a nutritious animal feed, reducing the need to trawl for fish.
Nebia’s advanced nozzle technology atomizes a normal solid stream of water into millions of little droplets that significantly reduce water use, while enhancing comfort.
GreenWave’s vertical ocean farming systems assist ocean farmers in producing healthy and local foods, while capturing carbon and providing a source for biofuel.
MASS is a design group that focuses on using building projects to empower the local community by employing a mainly local workforce and utilizing local materials.
This project enables refugees to earn money by collecting recyclable waste and helps improve hygienic conditions for Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
Bringing algae from pond to production, ALGIX utilizes algae blooms to produce biodegradable 3D-printing feedstock, which requires less energy during the printing process.
Lindbäcks constructs prefabricated apartments and multi-story blocks using an environmentally friendly wood frame structural system.
BuildingIQ uses predictive analytics to reduce daily energy consumption of commercial buildings via automatic realtime optimization of heating and cooling operations.