Skipso - The Global Cleantech Platform


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Skipso is a new online platform and business to business marketplace entirely focused on Cleantech and sustainability.

It aims to leverage the power of the Internet to accelerate the next wave of Cleantech Innovation. It brings together entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policy-makers, professionals and businesses from the global Cleantech arena and provides them with a platform that fosters open collaboration and innovation. Members can build professional relationships; identify business opportunities; find resources more efficiently and at a lower cost; have easier access to capital and research grants; access new ideas, knowledge and information; outsource scientific and business challenges to a worldwide community of experts, and access new channels to promote their products and services.

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Skipso - The Global Cleantech Platform

  1. 1. Skipso Overview Enabling Sustainable Innovation
  2. 2. Company Purpose enabling sustainable innovation Skipso aims to leverage the power of the Internet to accelerate the next wave of Cleantech Innovation Cleantech / Sustainability Web 2.0 Open Innovation
  3. 3. The Problems We Address enabling sustainable innovation We address the issue of climate change and the fight for energy independence Macro Level: We tackle the roadblocks that hinder Cleantech innovation Industry Level: User Level: We enable collaboration, professional matchmaking and Innovation on a global level
  4. 4. The Opportunity enabling sustainable innovation “ This is largest economic opportunity of the 21st century, the mother of all markets” [John Doerr] <ul><li>$400b / year new investments by 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>20% renewable energy consumption and 20% increase in efficiency by 2020 </li></ul><ul><li>$16.9b current R&D spend too low to support required growth </li></ul><ul><li>20 millions new jobs created </li></ul>Source: New Energy Finance, Worldwatch Institute, EU
  5. 5. How Do We Define Cleantech? enabling sustainable innovation Renewable Energy Energy Efficiency & Distribution Clean Products & Production Waste & Pollution Water Management Other Sectors What products and how do we produce them? What is left and how do we manage it? How do we get and use water? All other sectors How do we generate energy? How do we use energy? <ul><li>Solar </li></ul><ul><li>Wind </li></ul><ul><li>Bioenergy </li></ul><ul><li>Geothermal </li></ul><ul><li>Hydro </li></ul><ul><li>Marine </li></ul><ul><li>Other sources </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Storage </li></ul><ul><li>Buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Smart Industrial Production </li></ul><ul><li>Product Design & Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Emissions </li></ul><ul><li>Waste Management </li></ul><ul><li>Soil Remediation </li></ul><ul><li>Water Treatment & Purification </li></ul><ul><li>Water Use Efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Water Pollution </li></ul><ul><li>Management & Business </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Others </li></ul><ul><li>Smart Grid </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Solution: A Cleantech Innovation Ecosystem enabling sustainable innovation Skipso Investors Executives Service Providers Cleantech Start-ups Professionals Policymakers Entrepreneurs Researchers
  7. 7. Who Uses Skipso? <ul><li>Gain easier access to capital, resources & support services </li></ul>Cleantech Entrepreneurs <ul><li>Solve innovation challenges in return for cash, publish research findings </li></ul><ul><li>Generate leads to sell expert advice services to the cleantech community </li></ul>Professionals / Experts Industry Executives Cleantech Investors <ul><li>Tap into entrepreneurs globally as well as selected experts to support their deals </li></ul><ul><li>Network, share knowledge and find selected jobs globally </li></ul>Academics / Researchers <ul><li>Outsource R&D, sponsor innovation challenges, find top management talent </li></ul><ul><li>Share industry content reaching a broad professional cleantech community </li></ul><ul><li>Promote their research, get funding and participate in innovation challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Create a company profile and generate business leads </li></ul>Service Providers Businesses Content Providers Universities & Research Institutions <ul><li>Advertise products and services targeting specific talent pools </li></ul>Advertisers Community (Talent Pools) Organisations / Businesses Policymakers <ul><li>Promote their ideas and policy to stimulate growth in clean technologies globally </li></ul><ul><li>Develop ad hoc applications for the Skipso community </li></ul>Developers enabling sustainable innovation
  8. 8. The Skipso Open Innovation Lab The Skipso Open Innovation Lab enables organisations to accelerate their clean tech innovation by tapping into a worldwide network of experts and innovators enabling sustainable innovation <ul><li>Any scientific or business problem an organisation faces in the different stages of the innovation life-cycle: from idea generation to growth </li></ul><ul><li>An entrepreneurial competition , sponsored by organisations looking to foster clean tech innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Every challenge must be related to the fields of clean technology or climate change </li></ul>Innovation Lab Challenges:
  9. 9. How Does it Work? Skipso supports organisations throughout the life-cycle of the challenge as well as providing a platform to reach out to a wide community of challenge solvers enabling sustainable innovation <ul><li>Organisations formulate and post challenges to a worldwide community of clean tech experts and innovators </li></ul><ul><li>Skipso advertises the challenge throughout the Skipso network allowing challenge solvers to register and submit their solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Best submissions are selected and cash award paid if the solution provided satisfies requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive Intellectual Property protection provided to seeker organisation </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Innovation Challenge Process enabling sustainable innovation Innovation Seekers pay a cash award to the solutions that satisfy their requirements
  11. 11. What Types of Challenges? Skipso Challenges are designed to support organisations in any stage of the innovation life-cycle or simply to foster clean tech innovation enabling sustainable innovation SKIPSO IDEA CHALLENGE Connect with passionate people around the world to get groundbreaking ideas for your clean tech business or product SKIPSO R&D CHALLENGE Tap into a global network of experts that can help you crack the most complex technical challenges at a fraction of the cost SKIPSO RFP CHALLENGE Find solutions or expertise by outsourcing to top suppliers or consultants within the Skipso network that will bid for your job SKIPSO START-UP CHALLENGE Sponsor or create entrepreneurial competitions to find next-generation clean tech entrepreneurs around the world
  12. 12. What are the Benefits? <ul><li>Overcome project roadblocks by tapping into the minds of top experts and thinkers </li></ul><ul><li>Increase R&D success and reduce time-to-market by ‘opening up’ your R&D departments to a world-wide network of experts and scientists from specialised clean tech fields </li></ul><ul><li>Decrease R&D costs – only paying for solutions that work </li></ul><ul><li>Foster entrepreneurship or discover the most innovative ideas and products from cleantech innovators around the world </li></ul><ul><li>Gain brand awareness and visibility by sponsoring open clean tech innovation challenges </li></ul>Skipso challenges are the right solution if you are a private or public organisation operating in the environmental and clean tech sectors and are looking to: enabling sustainable innovation
  13. 13. Example – The Rwanda Electrification Challenge Swiss NGO Mabawa is looking to harness the power of Open Innovation to bring electricity to the rural village of Nyamyumba, Rwanda enabling sustainable innovation
  14. 14. Contact Us enabling sustainable innovation [email_address] The Skipso Team – Enabling Sustainable Innovation For more information about Skipso, general enquiries, feedback and comments please contact us at: