THE CLIMBIZ CHALLENGERS

The CLIMBIZ Venture Booklet

The CLIMBIZ Venture Booklet contains a brief description of the participating green and inclusive Ventures from 10 countries in the Black Sea region. Download the Venture Booklet here and get inspired!

The CLIMBIZ Challengers at a glance

S.R.L. Agrobiobrichet

Country: Moldova

Production of solid fuels from biomass (briquettes/pellets) - agricultural residues (cereal straw, corn stalks and sunflowers, etc.) are used as raw materials. These biofuels are an alternative to traditional fossil fuels, with a positive impact on environment and society, as savings are generated for consumers (60% compared to traditional fuels). AgroBioBrichet partners with agricultural enterprises which deliver the raw materials, and companies which process household waste.

Website: www.agrobiobrichet.com


Balyolu

Country: Turkey

Balyolu is a rural incubator for food entrepreneurs, funded by tasting tours and socially conscious consumers. Balyolu partners with rural women to ethically produce traditional foods and lead tasting trips. Balyolu’s aim is to turn food into a catalyst for women fueled rural development and traveler driven systems change worldwide.

Website: www.balyolu.com


Bioindteh Ltd

Country: Moldova

Bioindteh is transforming chicken manure into natural fertilizer, thus protecting the environment and creating employment in rural areas. The Moldovan Company Bioindteh LTD developed a patented technological process and prototyped treatment plants to process chicken manure into clean ecological fertilizers, thus demonstrating the power of waste management for rural development.


Biological Farming Association Elkana

Country: Georgia

The Biological Farming Association "Elkana", a non-governmental organization, unites member farmers from different regions of Georgia and currently works with about 900 farmers across Georgia. Elkana’s ground work on the preservation of indigenous crop varieties triggered the creation of a replicable model for the commercialization of indigenous crop and breed varieties in Georgia.

Website: www.elkana.org.ge


Brite Hellas SA

Country: Greece

Brite is focusing on enabling mass production of innovative, transparent photovoltaic panels which can be integrated as windows in buildings. Brite developed BriteGreen, an energy autonomous greenhouse using the innovative technology of Dye Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC) for its glass shell, providing all energy needed for the operation of the greenhouse from the sun.

Website: www.britesolar.com www.britesolar.com


Çöp(m)adam

Country: Turkey

Çöp(m)adam is a Turkish social business that designs, manufactures and sells original lifestyle products. Çöp(m)adam started as an experimental project in Western Turkey addressing the issues of women’s employment and the importance of recycling and re-using. It aims to utilize waste in a creative, aesthetically and unique way.

Website: www.copmadam.com www.copmadam.com


Ecovolis (Solar Enterprise)

Country: Albania

Solar Enterprise (an Ecovolis spin-off) is an environmental and social business, which aims to raise the awareness of citizens towards the use of renewable energies by providing examples and offering practical possibilities of solar energy deployment for lighting.

Website: www.ecovolis.com


Eco BaG

Country: Serbia

Eko BaG is taking over used PVC foils from companies produces bags, wallets, envelops and other fashionable products out of this material. The products are later resold to the same companies from which the PVC foils were received. Instead of throwing used PVC foils away, companies are buying products made from their own waste. Design of bags and other products is modern and fashionable. Through employing long term unemployed women above 50, Eko BaG is promoting environmental protection and social inclusion.

Website: sites.google.com/site/ekobagserbia/


EcoSfera (Green Gala)

Country: Azerbaijan

EkoSfera Social-Ecological Center is a nongovernmental organization with a focus on education, ecotourism, health care and environmental protection. EkoSfera launched a replicable model to promote green rural tourism and eco-farming in Gala village of Absheron peninsula.

Website: www.ekosfera.az


Green Tours Ukraine

Country: Ukraine

Green Tours Ukraine aims to enhance sustainable green tourism, promote Ukraine as a viable destination for travelers of all likes and to provide Ukrainian nationals with the skills and knowledge to become successful tour guide entrepreneurs.

Website: www.greentours.com.ua


MiKo LLC

Country: Russian Federation

Miko produces eco-friendly detergents, which consist for 100% of natural raw materials. The production technology of eco-friendly laundry detergents developed by the company of Miko is waste-free, safe for environment and the staff of the company. Miko company produces also 100% natural cosmetics.

Website: www.mi-ko.org


Nydor S.A.

Country: Greece

Nydor S.A. produces bio-filter systems that provide a low cost treatment technology for drinking water and various agro-industrial wastewater treatment processes. The Greek Company Nydor S.A. is developing biological filters for potable water and agro-industrial wastewater treatment. The bio-filter systems directly benefit the drinking water treatment market by offering cost effective processes which allow significant savings of natural resources used during water treatment by reducing chemical use and energy consumption.


Plastica

Country: Russian Federation

Plastica recycles useless plastic waste into useful products for society at a cost much less than if they were made of pure raw materials. Plastica pioneers the development of a market for the recycling of expanded polystyrene (Styrofoam) into building material.

Website: www.юфопереработка.рф


ViitorPlus - asociatia pentru dezvoltare durabila (RICICLETA)

Country: Romania

RECICLETA is a social enterprise which combines the three elements of sustainable development: social equity, environment protection and economic development. Socially challenged people are employed to collect and transport paper wastes for recycling with cargo- tricycles, a carbon free transportation alternative. RECICLETA´s income is generated by the value of the paper and a tax paid by companies for the service offered, including advertising space on the bikes.

Website: www.viitorplus.ro


Yesilist

Country: Turkey

Yesilist is Turkey's first online green guide and sustainable living platform, where visitors can find a catalogue of organic producers and sustainable businesses learn about them and rate them. Yesilist’s goal is to increase consumer awareness and guide them to become conscious buyers. At the same time it empowers eco-agricultural enterprises by providing visibility to their products. Organic producers advertise and market their products on Yesilist to a growing group of conscious consumers.

Website: www.yesilist.com