Start-UPS

GreenTecLab

As part of the GTL journey, green business ideas are developed and sustainability-oriented start-ups are founded. Immerse yourself in exciting green business ideas and get to know our GTL startups. Every month we present a new startup from Greece, Spain and Slovakia.

Start-Ups of the Month:

November: PROMILIST

Our founding team came together during a brainstorming session on an entrepreneurial ecosystem event. We began talking about the technical and engineering problems that the present weather routing systems have and how we can solve them. Some of our founders had prior entrepreneurial expertise while working for other tech businesses while others were employed in the maritime industry. Even though we delayed starting a start-up right away, the “seed” for our partnership had already been planted.

Our mission is to redefine voyage optimisation solutions, by utilising artificial intelligence, naval engineering and earth observation data for a greener shipping sector.

You would like to learn more about the idea of PROMILIST? Then take a look at their profile here.

From left to right: Giorgos Koureas, Dimitris Farmakis, Demy Kalogeropoulou, Grigoris Nitas, Nikos Lamprinidis

Contact Details PROMILIST

October: THE GROVE CRETE

After meeting in Berlin, we realized that big city life was no longer for us. The prospect of hosting guests from all over the world and reconnecting with nature had much greater appeal. We both share family roots in the Mediterranean region. That is why Crete was a natural choice for the location of THE GROVE CRETE – not just because we admire Greek history, mythology, cuisine and handcraft. The island is located right between Asia minor, Europe and North Africa, with a South coast that has remained almost untouched by mass tourism, harbouring bountiful natural and cultural resources. In the face of climate change, the sustainable use of these resources became our guiding principle.

You would like to learn more about the idea of THE GROVE CRETE? Then take a look at their profile here.

Contact Details THE GROVE CRETE

September: RESPIRA

RESPIRA’s main objective is to streamline the process of reducing the carbon footprint of companies, helping them to comply with legal requirements and accompanying them in the change towards environmental improvement.
RESPIRA simplifies the complexity of environmental management with a software with which the users themselves can interact without the need for third parties. 

You would like to learn more about the idea of RESPIRA? Then take a look at their profile here.

Download RESPIRAs presentation here

More detailed information in Spanish can be found here

Contact Details RESPIRA

August: SiLaMED

Our project was created as an urgent need to reduce the high consumption of unhealthy sweets and introduce biologically active and nutritionally valuable elements into the human diet to foster human health. The falsification of honey is a big problem and honey is the third most-faked food.

You would like to learn more about the idea of SiLaMED? Then take a look at their profile here.

Contact Details SiLaMED

July: Veles Farming

We stumbled upon vertical farming when we were working on a project for the United Nations SDGs. In the end we decided to work on something else (smart waste management/ microgrid) but vertical farming stuck long after being done with the projects. So we decided to make a start up out of it.

You would like to learn more about the idea of Veles Farming? Then take a look at their profile here.

Contact Details Veles Farming

June: Crete Hinterland

We are a team that started from the evening Vocational High School of Platanias Chania Crete, with adults students and we have a vision to promote the inland of our island.
Away from the lights of the city and the famous places we offer alternative forms of tourism for visitors who want to follow the paths of Cretan Tradition, to meet and experience authentic Crete. For that reason, we created a social cooperative enterprise with the name Crete Hinterland.

You would like to learn more about the idea of Crete Hinterland? Then take a look at their profile here.

Download Crete Hinterlands Presentation here.

Contact Details Crete Hinterland