2 Degrees Camp

Globally climate change is a 85 trillion business opportunity.  If you are an entrepreneur interested in exploring ideas that tackle climate change, or if you are a company wanting to explore the opportunities in climate change or how it will impact on your business model in the future, you should book your place on 2oCamp workshop.

Organised by The Mill Enterprise Hub together with Sustainable Nation, the one day workshop (10:00-16:30) will walk you through all the steps in developing your idea or business further. It is free, but you do need to have the beginnings of an idea.  Places are limited and will be allocated on first come, first serve basis.

The workshop will be facilitated by Ron Immink, the entrepreneur-in-residence for Sustainable Nation. Ron has an extensive background in working with entrepreneurs and businesses, is an expert in innovation and strategy, speaks on the topic of business regularly and is a best selling author. You can contact him directly with any questions ron.immink@sustainablenation.ie

Opportunity hotspot
Climate change is becoming a serious issue as well as opportunity hotspot. Driven by regulation through COP21, investors starting to put a risk premium on non-sustainable business practices, consumer pressure and multinationals changing their procurement arrangement, making sustainability a pre-condition to become part of their value chain.

Sustainable Nation
Sustainable Nation as part of their 2 degrees platform want to highlight this as a business opportunity and have developed a number of programmes across the enterprise spectrum from idea stage to scaling and corporate entrepreneurship.

The 2oCamp is for individuals and companies that have an idea and want to explore their idea in more detail. Over a one day workshop participants get the tools to assess their idea, develop the idea further and get the beginning of a pitch deck. The methodology applied is based on shortened version of the Climatelaunchpad methodology.

Should participant want to take the idea further, they can apply for the Climatelaunchpad competition, where they have an opportunity to develop the business further and compete with 30 European counties. The top 3 finalist will represent Ireland at the finals in Cyprus this year.

A wide number of other incentives are available through our link with Climate-KIC.

Any idea goes
Any idea goes and there are no restrictions, apart from having sustainability as part of their idea in some shape of form. One of the purposes of the day, is to explore that angle further. Participant is free of charge.


10:00      Introduction

–      Climate change, a brief background
–      The business opportunities from climate change
–      Examples of ideas
–      Overview of the approach
–      The output
–      Explaining the workbook
–      The ideas in the room
–      The dream
–      The deal
–      The market

12:30 – 13:30  –  Lunch

–      Idea assessment
–      Financials
–      Climate impact
–      Competition
–      The elevator pitch
–      The ideas in the room
–      Next steps

16:00  –  End
The workshop is action learning based, fully interactive and is facilitated by Ron Immink, the Climate Nation entrepreneur in residence.  Ron is an author of a number of books on business planning, is a successful entrepreneur himself and has extensive experience working with start-up businesses.


The cost to attend this programme is normally €150 per person but due to the support of Climate-KIC and Enterprise Ireland, they can offer this programme for free.

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