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By Tanja Tanskanen

Watch the #4 episode of Cleantech in Focus

In the fourth film Stefan Henningsson, Senior advisor for climate innovation, at WWF is featured. Stefan talks about the key success factors when trying to reach China, the support that is needed for entrepreneurs in this context and the need to see a Nordic innovation center established over then next couple of years, which can be a hub for both Nordic and all other cleantech companies wanting to grow around the world.

Don’t miss our upcoming Showcase in Shanghai the 17-20th of November 2015, where we bring Nordic cleantech companies together with Chinese investor, industries and city officials. We will on the 18/11 also inaugurate the China Cleantech Accelerator, which will help Nordic and other cleantech companies grow on the Chinese market. Read more here.

By Tanja Tanskanen

Watch the #3 episode of Cleantech in Focus

The third film features Julien Mialaret, Investment Director, Idinvest Partners. Julien talks about globalization in regards to cleantech/technology, start-ups and investors. Further Julien provides recommendations for entering the Chinese market and how bridging the Nordics/Europe and China, in both directions. Further some thoughts on cleantech and ICT, the success of VC investments in cleantech.

Meet Julien and many interesting cleantech companies, local investors, industries and city officials in China at our upcoming event, Showcase in Shanghai the 17-20th of November 2015.

By Tanja Tanskanen

Climeon secures 6 M€ in funding

Climeon is a Swedish company with a technology that transform low temperature heat to into electricity. The company recently concluded a new issue delivering up to 6,05 M€ in a cash-injection into the company. This far exceeded the initial targets of 2,2 M€ and will radically improve the financial stability and credibility going forward.

Read more here.

By Tanja Tanskanen

Watch the #2 episode of Cleantech in Focus

Cleantech In Focus #2

This fall we will feature some 6 Cleantech in Focus episodes with current cleantech related tops. The second film features Nicholas Parker, Managing Partner, Global Acceleration Partners. The subjects discussed if of how cleantech is changing the world we live in, key strategies to reach emerging markets and tips for start-ups that target the Chinese market.

Don’t miss out upcoming Showcase in Shanghai the 17-20th of November 2015 if you’re interested in the Chinese market.

See the film here.

By Tanja Tanskanen

The first 5 companies to enter the Accelerator is Announced

We are proud to welcome Wirepas, Oliotalo, RecondOil, ArcAromaPure and Cityntel to the Nordic Cleantech Accelerator.

The Nordic Cleantech Accelerator has just been kick-started with 5 of the most promising cleantech companies. Cleantech Scandinavia will work closely together with these companies with the clear goal of growing their businesses onto the global markets. The companies have just come home from our first international push in Toronto, Canada and Boston, USA. “We’re on a roll – It was great to see the match of our offering, other companies and investors. Many important doors have been opened to us on this tour and we are now taking the next important steps on our global expansion trajectory” explains Teppo Heimä, CEO at Wirepas.

The Accelerator provides the companies with access to key international markets through a wide well established network of industrial and international accelerator partners. Core industrial partners are Stora Enso, General Electric, IKEA, BASF, DOW, Evonik, Mahle and Saint Gobain etc. The network also comprises Cities, Real Estate and other end user groups. Together with Acceleration Partners in North America (MaRs Cleantech and Greentown Labs), Germany (Munich Network), China (China Cleantech Accelerator) the Accelerator reaches out to the big and fast growing markets.

Read More.

By Tanja Tanskanen

Showcase Toronto & Boston

Check out the event website for our upcoming cleantech showcase in Toronto & Boston 28-30 of September. Meet cleantech companies from the Nordics, Toronto and Boston as well as local investor, industries and other relevant actors.

By Tanja Tanskanen

Finnish cleantech company Enevo raises 15.8 M$ in funding round

Former Nordic Cleantech Open top 25 company, Enevo, announced on the 30 of June that their funding round has closed with 15.8M$ invested.The round is led by Foxconn, Ginko Ventures and Mistletoe, with Earlybird, Lifeline Ventures, Finnish Industry Investment and private individuals joining as existing investors. Enevo has earlier secured $ 10.3 million funding in 2012 and 2013. Enevo was founded in 2010 and has its headquarter in Finland. The company has created ONe, a comprehensive waste logistics solution that saves time, money and the environment. It uses wireless sensors to measure and forecast the fill-level of waste containers and generates smart collection plans using the most efficient schedules and routes. The solution provides up to 50 % in direct cost savings for smart cities with higher quality as overflowing bins and excess fleet utilization are eliminated. More information. 

By Tanja Tanskanen

Top 25 NCO company Fourdeg wins Arctic15

We congratulate Finnish cleantech company Fourdeg, part of this years top 25 of the Nordic Cleantech Open, for winning the event pitching competition at the Arctic15 in Helsinki receiving a 50k€ investment as a result. Fourdeg solution is a minute to install and 2-year payback time solution to improve the energy efficiency in district-heated buildings, for more information visit http://www.fourdeg.fi  

By Tanja Tanskanen

ClimateWell and Alfa Laval save energy

A research project integrating ClimateWell’s patented matrix for salt crystals and Alfa Laval’s leading plate heat exchangers has rendered positive results and proven the technical concept. For more information read the press release.

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