Boundary Holding invests in cleantech for a greener future

Rajat Khare is the founder of Boundary Holding, a Luxembourg based prop investment firm. Rajat has also been cited as a case study for his success as an Ed-Tech entrepreneur in the course of Entrepreneurship run by Professor Patrick Turner in INSEAD Business School. The hi tech training institutes chain started by him trained 128600+ students and had more than 110+ training centers spread nationally and internationally. He also invested and turned around a financially struggling data analytics business in Asia into a successful AI company before founding Boundary Holding.

He is an IIT Delhi alumni, and is known for co-authoring the book “Make The Move – Demystifying Entrepreneurship” and many others. In 2006, his efforts to promote entrepreneurship in India were appreciated by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam ( President of India at that time ) at the President’s house.

Mr. Khare has a vision of fueling the 4th Industrial revolution by investing and proactively supporting entrepreneurs and tech startups around the world as a guiding force.

When the United Nations set the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in 2015, the year 2030 still seemed a long way off. Today the question arises as to whether the goals by 2030 can still be achieved at all. Because the SDGs should serve as a guide for business models and their effects on society, but their implementation fails.

One example is waste management: today, more than 90 percent of solid waste in low-income countries is still dumped or incinerated. According to a World Bank report, two billion tons of solid waste are produced worldwide every year. This amount will increase to three billion tons in the next 30 years. No more than a third of this is disposed of in an environmentally friendly way.

One of the main contributors to this pollution is the plastic waste dumped straight into our oceans. In 2016 alone, the world produced a staggering 242 million tons of plastic waste. Boundary Holding has taken on these fundamental challenges . The European deep tech investment firm invests in technologies designed to enable the fourth industrial revolution. One focus is investing in cleantech companies to pursue the 2030 Agenda of the SDGs.

For example, the company Trashcon , which has successfully automated waste separation, was supported. It manages to recognize metal parts and remove them separately from wet and dry waste. The wet waste is collected and composted with a separation efficiency of more than 85 percent. The remaining dry waste is processed into granulate, from which pressed boards are made. The recycled material can also be used as a substitute for other materials, thereby avoiding the additional greenhouse gases in their production.

 Boundary Holding is a European deep tech investment firm that invests in technologies enabling 4th industrial revolution. It has invested in Artificial Intelligence companies that integrate revolutionary technologies around IoT, Drones, Robotics , Big Data, health , environment and safety.

RanMarine Technology specializes in the development of industrial autonomous surface vehicles (ASV) for ports and other marine and water environments. The company’s current marine drone, WasteShark, is a state-of-the-art ASV that helps clean up plastic waste and biomass on the water’s surface. Built-in sensors provide real-time water quality data: temperature, pH, conductivity, DO.ORP, depth and turbidity. With a swim time of ten hours, a range of five kilometers, a cleaning capacity of 500 kilograms of dirt per day and a lifespan of 15 years, it proves to be versatile and sustainable.

Fighting climate change and achieving the SDGs by 2030 will only be possible if private companies invest in sustainability. Boundary Holding’s figures and development show that investments in cleantech companies can be very profitable. It is now all the more important to convince other companies to follow Boundary Holding’s example. 

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