TU/e startup Lightyear finalist Postcode Lottery Green Challenge

Five finalists, with five totally different inventions to reduce global CO2 emissions. TU/e startup Lightyear is still in the running to win the grand prize of 500,000 euro in cash.


Lightyear is working a fully solar-powered car and therefore isn't relying on the infrastructure of charging stations to travel. This solution can be the breakthrough for electric driving worldwide. CEO, Lex Hoefsloot will pitch during the final in Amsterdam on 14 September. He will pitch Lightyear's business plan to an international jury, the press and the public.

Other finalists 

  • ARED, a Rwandan start-up that developed a mobile solar kiosk, to bring low-cost connectivity and energy services to millions of Africans.
  • France start-up Glowee who created a biological source of light, using natural properties of marine micro-organisms.
  • Also from Rwanda is EarthEnable, a company that offers a sustainable and affordable alternative for cement to replace dirt floors which are a major cause of disease, discomfort and indignity.
  • Pond. A biotech company from Denmark, specialised in transforming products into fully bio based and biodegradable solutions. 

Follow the finale live via the live stream on www.greenchallenge.info.