CDL Climate Webinar

What is CDL Climate?

The CDL Climate Stream at CDL-Paris, CDL-Oxford, and CDL-Vancouver will provide high impact contributions to climate challenges by unlocking the potential of cutting-edge research and accelerating its path to commercialization.
CDL startups work with CDL mentors to sharpen objectives, prioritize time and resources, raise capital, and engage with experts working on the frontiers of climate research. With the CDL process and structure, we will help founders accelerate the commercialization trajectory of novel innovations to become massively scalable ventures that have substantial positive climate and societal impacts.

Who Should Apply?

The CDL-Climate Stream is particularly suited to technical founders who are tackling climate, natural resource and environmental challenges predicated on novel innovations across a wide variety of enabling technology categories. This stream is tailored towards early-stage companies (early venture or growth) or even projects (pre-incorporation); however, startups at all levels of maturity will be considered.
Example Innovation Areas
  • Mobility, Transportation, and Infrastructure
  • Future of Food
  • Sustainable Materials/Manufacturing
  • Building & Cities
  • Renewable & Alternative Energy Transition
  • Greenhouse Gas Reduction, Carbon Sequestration and Removal
  • Risk Analysis & Management
  • Waste/Circular Economy
  • Resource extraction & Processing
  • Resource Preservation and Optimization

Learn from successful alumni founders:

  • Linda Dijkshoorn - Co-Founder and CEO, EV Biotech (CDL Climate, 2020/21)
  • Michael Riedijk - President & CEO, Lucent BioSciences (CDL Climate, 2020/21)
  • Mikela Druckman - Co-Founder and CEO, GreyParrot (CDL AI 2019/20)
Your Presenter
Sarah Jones
Senior Venture Manager
Creative Destruction Lab
Clémentine Decoopman
Senior Venture Manager
Creative Destruction Lab