A discussion on China's new policy
Members' meeting and NCO companies in London
Professor Lars Samuelson to the Hall of Fame
Success at Cleantech Venture Day in Malmö
Press attention to our collaboration in India
Tomologic - Winner of the Nordic Cleantech Open 2012!
What's in store for industrial capital in the Nordics?
Report and Video from CVD event in Finland
Enjoy the video account of the two spring days in Finland: April 25th with Nordic Cleantech Open final event in Espoo at Aalto Venture Garage, and April 26th with Cleantech Venture Day in Lahti at the magnificent Sibelius Hall. Find yourselves in pictures and enjoy the soundtrack!
At Cleantech Scandinavia we celebrated 5 years in business with this event. We have been fortunate enough to see our company grow each year, and were happy to see that our flagship event did the same as more investors, dealflow and international participants than ever entered Sibelius Hall. What happened and who was there?
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Interview with Stefan Jakélius, Industrifonden
Has 2011 been a good year?
Video from the Nordic Camp
19 start-ups from the Nordic Cleantech Open and an equal number of investors and industrials spent a great weekend at the astonishing castle of Trolleholm on the 11-12 of February. See a video clip from the event:
Nordic Cleantech Showcase in California
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Successful Launch of CTS Industry Group
Bridging the investment gap in Nordic cleantech
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Cleantech Spring in Copenhagen - big success!
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Nordic Cleantech in London - Read and Watch!
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Markku Koivisto is the next Hall of Fame nominee!
Markku Koivisto, Director of UPM ProFi was awarded The Scandinavian Cleantech Hall of Fame nomination during the Cleantech Venture Day in Lahti, Finland, on November 4th. He joins two people that are already in there, Lassi Noponen and Alf Bjørseth.
UPM ProFi is a business unit of UPM, one of the biggest wood product companies in the world, that manufactures a wood plastic composite material utilising the waste streams from the existing production. The material has superior qualities and can also be used for substituting tropical hardwood.
The official motivation for the award is: For changing the way a big company does business by turning waste and CO2 emissions into a business opportunity. The rapid growth of the UPM ProFi business unit shows by example that a cleantech business area inside a company can achieve superior results even in hard times. Read more in the Hall of Fame!
Cleantech Scandinavia expands into the Baltics
Nordic Cleantech Open unveiled
A new busi- ness competi- tion has seen the light of day! Why? Because we beleive that there needs to be a strong pipeline of new cleantech ideas and that they need to be shown to the world. We also beleive that a strong dealflow pipeline will benefit not only the Nordic cleantech industry but also our members.
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Cleantech Venture Day in Lahti Video
Our next event in Lahti is approaching, with already over 160 participants registered. Watch the video with Mika Sulkinoja of Lahti Science and Business Park speaking about the event, the companies who are going to present, and why Lahti is called the "Davos of Cleantech"! All the information related to the event is on www.cleantechday.fi
Interviews from the Oslo event
Helle Moen, Investment Manager at Investinor
Alf Bjørseth in the Hall of Fame!
Alf Bjørseth, founder of Norwegian companies REC and Scatec, was inducted to Cleantech Scandinavia’s Hall of Fame during Cleantech Capital Day in Oslo on June 3rd.
Mr. Bjørseth created one of the most successful solar energy companies in the world, and continues to inspire Nordic entrepreneurs. The company went from idea to a stock listing of 50 billion NOK in little over ten years providing the Nordic region with a clear-cut success story of cleantech growth along the way. Alf moved on to manage Scatec, a cleantech venture capital/incubator focusing on renewable energy and environmentally friendly materials.
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Cleantech Capital Day in Oslo – our fastest event ever!
Feeling a little like James Bonds of cleantech we raced through the Oslo Fjord on RIB boats to Tofte were nothing less than the worlds first attempt to produce power through reverse osmosis is located. The sold-out event continued with a panel on the state of cleantech in Norway that took off very well. A team of kids took over and presented the most applauded business pitch so far.
The second day gave way to renewables and solar and a selection of commercialisation and expansion stage companies entered the stage...
Norwegian Cleantech Award - Winner selected!
Cleantech Scandinavia in partnership with Statkraft, Investinor and Innovation Norway presents the Norwegian Cleantech Award. 27 Norwegian companies applied to be selected as one of the 5 companies to present on June 2nd in Oslo. One winner was awarded a 10,000 EUR prize and free advisory services from Statkraft and Investinor. As a result of the audience voting, Trondheim-based WindFlip was named winner! The Prize was handed over by the Ambassador of the United States to Norway, Mr Barry B. White during the reception at his residence. Congratulations!
For more information about the Award and the five finalists download the Norwegian Cleantech Award brochure!
Norway - in a state of cleantech expansion
Norwegian cleantech dominates 2010 venture investments so far. Following the trend of 2009, the first four months show Norway in the lead among the Nordic countries. The biggest five cleantech investments during 2010 were all attracted by Norwegian companies. Wafer cutting slurry recycling company Metallkraft, electric vehicle company THINK and silicon carbide manufacturer Norstel are top three so far.
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Future Norwegian Cleantech Stars
Applied Nano Surfaces - Cleantech company in the spotlight
We continue highlighting Nordic cleantech companies, and the next one is Applied Nano Surfaces, a young Swedish company which commercialises an innovative technology of coating steel surfaces that reduces process costs and highly improves friction energy losses. We talked to the CEO, Mattias Karls, about the company, technology and the market prospects. Read the interview »
Featured article in Borenius Group Magazine
In the most recent issue of the corporate magazine of Borenius & Kemppinen, a Finnish corporate law firm, which is a member of Cleantech Scandinavia network, there is a featured article about cleantech, which includes interviews with Alexander Lidgren, Cleantech Scandinavia's chairman and Maria Carlsson, a specialist partner who focuses on venture capital and intellectual property and works with cleantech. Borenius & Kemppinen acted as a legal advisor in the largest venture capital deal recorded so far in the Nordics, the EUR 120 million investment of Masdar Energy Ltd. into the Finnish windpower company WinWind, that took place in 2008.
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About Cleantech Scandinavia
Cleantech Scandinavia is a membership network of investors and affiliated cleantech professionals designed to:
- Provide cleantech knowledge, contacts and investment opportunities
- Be a coordinating voice to promote the Nordic cleantech sector
- Drive cleantech innovation and growth in the Nordic countries