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By Tanja Tanskanen

The Winner of Nordic Cleantech Open is Out Now!

Cleantech Scandinavia’s Nordic Cleantech Open announced this week the Top 3 winners of Nordic Cleantech Open 2016/17 at the award dinner of Cleantech Capital Day in Oslo. And the winner is, for the first time, from Norway.

The winner of Nordic Cleantech Open 2017 is EnergyNest. EnergyNest has developed a new Thermal Energy Storage solution with game-changing economics for the renewable energy industry as well as for energy-intense industrial applications.

Second prize winner is SoilScout, with a ground-breaking technology providing critical insight into data from deep below the surface, wirelessly, near real-time, and maintenance free for up to 20 years, with the potential to reduce irrigation water and energy use by up to 50%.

Third prize is awarded to ifoodbag. ifoodbag offers an innovative, disruptive and recyclable packaging solution made from a paper composite material that locks in cold and protect refrigerated and frozen food.

Congratulations to EnergyNest, SoilScout and ifoodbag for impressing the investor and industry jury!

Read the full press release here.

By nathalie

Today we reveal the Top 10 companies in the Nordic Cleantech Open!

Today we are proud to announce the Top 10 companies in this years Nordic Cleantech Open, it has as always been a very close race! We look forward to welcome all of the companies to the finals at the Cleantech Capital Day 3-4 of April in Oslo, make sure to secure your spot to meet them all (www.ccd.cleantechscandinavia.com).

Soil Scout
www.soilscout.com

Strongcrete
www.rollit.se

Swedish Algae Factory
www.swedishalgaefactory.com

DLaboratory
www.dlaboratory.com

EnergyNest
www.energy-nest.com

Flow-Loop
www.flow-loop.dk

Greater Than
www.greaterthan.eu

ifoodbag
www.ifoodbag.com

Infuser
www.infuser.eu

Modvion
www.modvion.com

Press Release can be found here!

By nathalie

Top 25 Report Released!

We’re proud to release this years Top 25 report with description on all of the Top 25 companies, articles with two of last years Top 3 companies, statistics from the competitions start and more. Read it here!

By Madeleine Persson

Another Cleantech Capital Day – Another Success!

Even though we have now left this year’s Cleantech Capital Day behind us, the memory of the successful event is still fresh in our minds and leaves us feeling energized for what’s to come!

With approximately 210 participants from a range of different sectors, Cleantech Scandinavia’s flagship event of the year truly catered to all as talented entrepreneurs, curious investors, interesting industry representatives and supportive partners joined us.

On the 18th we kick-started the event with a session on how to increase cleantech business between the Nordics and China. With interesting keynotes from among others Han Xiaodong, Economic and Commercial Counsellor from the Chinese Embassy in Stockholm and Investment Director Julien Mialaret form Idinvest Partners.

Next stop was an encounter with our second geographical focus of the day, namely Canada were a competent panel answered questions after among other things an inspirational speech on doing business with Canada from the Ambassador of Canada to Sweden, Mr Kenneth Macartney. Make sure to join our Cleantech Showcase North America  on the 26-30 of September that will take us to Toronto, Boston and New York. More information on www.cleantechscandinavai.com/events.

In a parallel session WWF held court with their Climate Solvers, discussing Nordic innovation start-ups as a global force to reduce millions of tonnes of greenhouse gases and pull people out of energy poverty. Senior Advisor on Climate Innovation at WWF in Sweden, Stefan Henningsson moderated the session and with a competent panel of representatives from IKEA, Cleantech Invest and Swedish Incubators and Science Parks, the engaging exchange drew an impressive crowd.

During the afternoon all eyes were one the Nordic Cleantech Open finals and the suspense was palpable. Head of Information Technology Underwriting from Chubb Insurance held a watchful eye on the finalist pitching sessions were the final top 10, cleantech companies battled it out for the jury’s votes.

The day was wrapped up with a very much-appreciated dinner at Clarion Hotel and Congress were the Danish company Fresh.Land were crowned the winners of this year’s Nordic Cleantech Open.  Worthy runner-ups were TRINE and coming in on a third place were SBT Aqua. During the evening we also saw the 12 Climate Solver companies receive much deserved praise for their efforts in the field. Malmö Cleantech City handed out their award to the company that most efficiently may contribute to a more energy efficient building industry. This year the award went to SWATAB for their washing unit, which makes detergents redundant.

Congratulations once more to all the winners of the evening!

The second day of the event started with the incredibly popular “Speed Dating” session were entrepreneurs and investors had approximately 4 minutes to connect and create new collaborations.

The day continued with a  focus on actors relevant for making the cleantech sector prosperous. Representing this aspect were keynotes from Sitra on the opportunities of a circular economy from a Nordic perspective and from KAUST on cleantech opportunities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The afternoon contained the latest from our different entrepreneurs in sessions such as “Movers & Shakers” and “Disrupters”, here companies such as Unibio, Exeger, Greater Than, ELIQ, Acosense and Ecofiltration all presented cleantech solutions that in one way or another represent a fresh take on things. Parallel to these sessions we also had the opportunity to listen to companies pitching solutions relevant in “Built Environment”, “Smart Grids” and “GreenChem and Water”.

By the time the closing remarks were made there was already a buzz going, speculating as to where next year’s event will take place, what it will contain and whether or not we will be able to top this year’s successful occasion.

In order to find out, stay tuned and we will announce the details regarding Cleantech Capital Day 2017 soon, but for now pencil in the 3-5 of April!

By Madeleine Persson

Denmark wins the Nordic Cleantech Open 2016

It is with great pleasure that Cleantech Scandinavia now announces the winner of this year’s Nordic Cleantech Open 2015/16. For the second consecutive year the first place went to Denmark, leaving second place represented by Sweden and finally we find another Danish company in third place.

The first-prize winners Fresh.Land digitize the food supply chain with an innovative B2B platform. With Fresh.Land, farmers and retailers can interact, receive better prices and the cost for searching and transaction is lowered. In this process only the middlemen loose out!

In second place we find TRINE were the combination of crowd investing with commodity solar PV components creates an innovative business model with massive potential. The company aims at providing the 1.3 billion people living in energy poverty with access to solar energy.

Coming in third is SBT Aqua, a company that produces a real-time bacteria sensor that significantly improves quality control of drinking water.

We say congratulations to all three companies and for more information see the press release here!

Swedish press release

By Madeleine Persson

THIS YEARS EDITION OF THE TOP 25 REPORT – NOW AVAILABLE!

It is with great satisfaction we now release this year’s edition of the Top 25 Report!

The report gives you a full coverage of the essence that is the Nordic Cleantech Open in addition to providing you with all the essential information on the chosen Top 25 companies.

By reading the report you also get the latest on relevant statistics in regards to for instance participation and we always make sure to present you with a section covering how previous batches have performed since taking part in the competition. You will be able to learn more about this year’s different windows and also get a closer look on the current jury members.

As we are now only one week away from our flagship event of the year, Cleantech Capital Day in Malmö on the 18th and 19th of May, the report will serve as a great indication on what’s to come during the Nordic Cleantech Open Final.

So make sure to read the report and we look forward to seeing you in Malmö!

 

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