On April 16, 2021, the Get Started founders breakfast took place with Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Christoph Berger, the CEO and founder of Vilisto), bitkom moderator Linda van Rennings and our co- founder Rena Kleine.
It was an extremely exciting discussion and an interesting exchange about the climate effects of digitization and startups as their drivers. “Climate protection is a matter for every company and organisation “, the participants and the Federal Minister agreed. Only if people, companies and the public sector work together resolutely the Paris Agreement and the 2030 climate target can be achieved and pave the way for a sustainable future.
Whether or not the savings potential that must be realized depends largely on how quickly digitalization and sustainable business cooperation finds its way into the economy. Thus the use of digital technologies offers enormous cross-sectoral opportunities to reduce CO2 emissions and resource consumption. Innovative startups can be pioneers here.
But what hurdles and challenges, but also opportunities, are there currently for GreenTech startups? These and many other questions occupied the group and the many spectators. Check out the entire discussion here.
We discussed with Christoph Berger from vilisto and all participants what hurdles the startups still have to overcome and how the state as a customer could support the GreenTech landscape. For this purpose, a responsible “Coordination Office for the Climate-Neutral Federal Administration” was established within the BMU in 2020 in order to bundle, coordinate and thus accelerate the issues in this context. You can directly reach out at through the codina plattform.
Many companies and public bodies have already recognized the great potential of our sustainability reports, which enable them to select the right suppliers and business partners in order to work more sustainable through the power of data, analytics, and data-driven solutions. We are looking forward to deepen our relationship with the public sector and cooperate to reach the climate goals.
And we we would like to thank Svenja Schulze and bitkom again, who made this exchange possible in the first place.