Verdane set to invest up to €25 million to climate-tech leader Cleanwatts

Verdane, the European specialist growth equity investor, through its impact fund Idun, has invested in Cleanwatts, an energy software company on a mission to accelerate global energy decarbonization and alleviate energy poverty.

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Energy efficiency becoming increasingly important in greenhouses

Candidus offers growers a comprehensive lighting control system that allows growers to monitor and adjust lighting settings in the greenhouse. Growers can also monitor real-time light levels and generate monthly reports that details the light use and electricity savings.

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Natrion Secures Funding from Shark Tank’s Mark Cuban & Other Major Backers

Electric vehicle solid-state battery technology pioneer Natrion today announced it has secured $2 million in seed funding from high-profile investors, including Mark Cuban of Shark Tank, as it progresses towards prototyping production capabilities. The oversubscribed round was led by Chicago-based TechNexus Venture Collaborative with participation from Tamarack Global, Mark Cuban, Illinois Ventures, and other private investors.

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KLAW Industries named overall winner at 2022 Heartland Challenge

This year’s winner was KLAW industries, KLAW Industries, a waste glass processing startup which turns glass sent to landfills into a cement replacement for concrete called Pantheon™The KLAW Industries team is based at Binghamton University in New York and was represented by Jacob Kumpon and Nicholas Walling. This year’s cash prize pool was more than $110,000, with the top prize originally set for $50,000, but the overall winner took home $100k after Goetz matched the top prize of $50,000.

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The OG Cannabis Accelerator Program Returns to BU, Free to the Public

The Koffman Southern Tier Incubator, managed by Binghamton University’s Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships, announced the return of the Opportunity Grows Cannabis Accelerator, a free four-week remote learning program beginning on May 3.

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