The Helmond Startup Lightyear, which is developing a solar-powered car, has received the Climate Change Innovators Award in the run-up to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The award is given to companies that ‘help combat climate change through breakthrough innovations’.

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In addition to Lightyear, five other start-up companies have received this award. This will give them a beautiful spot on the Eureka Park exhibition space of the CES, which takes place from 9 to 12 January. On 11 January, during CES 2018 Sustainability Day, there will also be a special ceremony to award the prize.

The jury:

“As the next generation of entrepreneurs and startups, Eureka Park exhibitors are uniquely positioned to combat climate change by using cutting-edge innovations to reduce the environmental impact of traditional business practices. The CES Eureka Park Climate Change Innovators program highlights the leadership and innovation of consumer technology startups in combating climate change.”

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