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By Laura Fostinone

Nordic and Dutch partnership formalised cementing cleantech business innovation & international cooperation

 

On 4 February 2020 InnovationQuarter and Cleantech Scandinavia signed a Memorandum of Understanding committing to intensifying the collaboration between the Nordic and Dutch cleantech ecosystems in the coming years. The collaboration is focused on supporting Dutch and Nordic companies in entering and accelerating their activities in each other’s markets, either for international collaboration, trade or establishment.

Cleantech Scandinavia and InnovationQuarter, together with their respective partners, have regularly partnered up to boost collaboration between the Dutch and Nordic cleantech ecosystems over the past year. In 2019 the organisations co-organised the Sustainable Building and Energy Systems Mission to Boston, and were involved the Dutch-Nordic Business Event connected to the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona. During these events it became clear that a joint Dutch-Nordic presence helps businesses make more impact when entering a foreign market, but also that there is a lot of interest among entrepreneurs and clusters to increase innovation and business collaboration between Dutch and Nordic cleantech players.

To boost such collaboration, InnovationQuarter and Cleantech Scandinavia organised the Nordic Business Day on February 4 2020, where Dutch and Nordic entrepreneurs, clusters and governmental organisations exchanged market information and business experiences in the fields of smart & sustainable building, mobility and life sciences and health.  Moreover, they took this event as an opportunity to formalise and commit to a multiyear collaboration to connect the Nordic and Dutch cleantech ecosystems by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

The goals of this MoU is to set up a multiyear collaboration (2020 – 2022) to connect the Nordic and Dutch cleantech ecosystems in order to

  1. Promote collaboration between The Nordic and Dutch cleantech ecosystems, as well as the various players within them.
  2. Support Dutch and Nordic companies in entering and accelerating their activities in each other’s markets, either for innovation, trade goals or establishment in respective markets.
  3. Investigate possible future collaboration to target other foreign markets.

Cleantech Scandinavia and InnovationQuarter intend to realise the above in various manners:

  1. Sharing of relevant market information;
  2. Support each other’s network in entering their respective markets. For example by providing introducing companies to potential partners (matchmaking), guiding small groups of entrepreneurs in their respective regions, providing soft-landing services, etc.;
  3. The organisation of various events in the Netherlands and the Nordics each year. These events will either involve bringing over a delegation to each other’s region, or be focussed on informing the ‘home market’ on the opportunities that exist in the other region.
  4. Supporting Dutch and Nordic entrepreneurs in jointly entering foreign markets.

What’s coming up in 2020?

As part of their collaboration Cleantech Scandinavia and InnovationQuarter have the intention to contribute to the  following events:

  1. Nordic Business Day, 4th of February. Topics: Sustainable Building, Sustainable Mobility and Life Sciences & Health.
  2. Dutch Sustainable Building Mission to Stockholm from 20 to 24 April (sign up before February 27, click here for more information and registration)
  3. InnovationQuarter visits Energy Capital Day in Lund 12 – 13 May.
  4. Dutch-Nordic Cleantech mission to Boston – to be held in Boston in the autumn of 2020
  5. Dutch/Nordic event at the Smart City expo in Barcelona in November 2020
  6. Participation of Nordic Cleantech delegation at Cleantech Summit in Rotterdam in November 2020

Interested in participating in any of the above events? Or curious to learn more about the collaboration between InnovationQuarter and Cleantech Scandinavia? Contact Anne de Vries from InnovationQuarter or Toby Hörnlein from Cleantech Scandinavia.

Anne de Vries/ Project Manager Internationalisation
+31 6 2254 6065 anne.devries@innovationquarter.nl

Toby Hörnlein /Project Manager & Business Relations
+46 708 56 13 14 / toby@cleantechscandinavia.com

By Tanja Tanskanen

What I learned at Smart City Expo this year –why we kind of need monster trucks and James Bond’s in our cities

It was a sunny, warm summer day in Finland – and I had no clue what is electricity and how can people live without a flush toilet. I was a small girl, when my family took me to my grandfather’s childhood home in the middle of forests and fields. My grandfather’s family used to grow crops and had a few animals, enough to make bread, butter and meat to support the family throughout the year. They lived in a house called ’savupirtti’, which is a log house, with a stone oven for cooking and heating and without a chimney. That was in the 1920’s.

Fastforward 100 years: my grandpa would be amazed today! Houses communicating with energy grids, increasing number of alternative modes of transport available (personally, I have fallen in love with e-bikes), self-driving cars who smile to pedestrians (check Semcon) and live video feeds on Facebook from city’s political decision making and debate meetings (as in the city of Helsinborg).

The idea of smart cities is useful. First, digitizing city services can make the services more efficient and cheaper; a welcomed development when municipalities are struggling to finance their basic services. Second, data insights into the flow of resources to and within cities can help to find ways to cut the use of unnecessary energy and materials; or in other words, improve the resource management in cities. Third, smart cities can give a positive push also for the sustainability agenda – if we develop smart and sustainable cities hand in hand. I was happy to see that this year there was a little bit more focus on the Sustainable Development Goals, climate-neutrality and resilient cities at the expo. In practice that means that now cities need to develop large infrastructure changes and do serious procurement choices to make the transition to a low-carbon society.

I’m positive, but also a bit concerned.

I wish we would focus more on innovation and impact.

According to the UN projections, adults will be the majority of the world’s population (UN World Population Prospects) and 68 % of people in the world will live in cities by 2050 (UN World Urbanization Prospects). That means we need to change the consumption patterns of adults, who are increasingly living in cities and levelling up to the middle-class. The social impact of levelling up in income can be high – but we need increase resource efficiency and decouple the societal change from the negative climate impact.

IPCC summary for urban policy makers has estimated that to achieve a 1.5°C-consistent pathway, we need to reduce the emissions from the global building stock by 80-90 % in comparison to the emission level in 2010, reduce the final energy use by the transport sector by 30 %, and increase energy supply from renewables by 70-85 %, all by 2050.

Here are a few of the innovations, reflections and changes in cities I picked up from the expo and from our Nordic delegates that I’m especially curious about – broken into six themes, which I think can have the largest impact in making cities smart and sustainable:

  • Energy. Stavanger upgraded their energy plant to run 100 % with renewable energy, reducing the CO2 emissions by whopping 88 %! In Umeå municipality, there is a surprising collaboration between an energy company and their customers: the energy company is working together with the customers to help lower their costs – in other words, the company is decreasing their own profit. Carina Aschan is doing wonders facilitating this smart business model for 100 % renewable energy.
  • Housing. The GrowSmarter project in the City of Stockholm has renovated more than 130,000 m2 of buildings with energy efficient and smart technologies – for example, improving insulation, optimizing ventilation, circulating warm water in loops, as well as using waste heat from datacenters and supermarkets in district heating – resulting to 64 % of energy savings and 70 % of CO2 emission reductions. These are probably one of the reasons why they won the World Smart City Awards at the expo this year.
  • Mobility. I already told that I love e-bikes. 🙂 But as I come from Finland, I understand the challenge that Vantaa Airport City discussed: the challenge of winter-time in the Nordic countries for electric mobility. Good news – Helsinki has opened a bike hotel for 34 000 bikes for commuters to solve the challenge of parking and charging e-bikes. In another roundtable, Narvik was looking for shore power supply and electrification solutions for cargo and cruise ships at their port – hydrogen and lithium-ion batteries (Northvolt) were brought up to develop low-carbon options. Beyond the roundtables, MySMARTLife project in Helsinki is planning to replicate their shared smart charger pilot for buses and municipal maintenance vehicles. But not all solutions are technical, Stockholm reminded; the congestion charge was a success to improve the traffic flow and air quality in the city.
  • Smart bin is not about the sensors. It is about focusing on the user behavior; tip, paint the waste trucks as monster trucks! Speaks to my inner child at least. It is about identifying, which bin really needs a sensor (location, location, location…), how to use the data to optimize emptying times and other logistics, and what are the political decision around connectivity and data ownership. The smart waste collection challenge was brought up by the city of Reykjavik and presented by ReSource. Some cities are also encouraging citizens for collective cleaning of the streets, like Plokkari in Iceland. They created an app, organized a litter-picking day and rewarded points that can be used on buses. Also the cleanup of seas was discussed: Sotenäs municipality has a tesbed on how to collect waste in the sea.
  • The city of Skellefteå has developed a solution for elderly and their families. They install sensors, which give a pattern of the elderly’s activities at home and sends messages to relatives if there are anomalies in the activities. This service has been copied in another Swedish municipality, Kiruna, and inspired the city of Uppsala to develop a similar solution. Luleå University of Technology, which is behind this development, wishes to share the platform with the rest of the world.
  • There was a lady from the US delegation presenting her ambition to develop the largest platform of water data globally at the Nordic pavilion stage. I think this is a highly important step to take to use our water resources sustainably and maintain the quality. Can anyone remember her name or organization?

(There are of course a lot more things happening, such as 3D property laws addressing drone traffic, as discussed in the Forum Virium Helsinki roundtable, and cross-cutting themes such as citizen engagement.)

I think these solution themes can give us guidance what to focus on when developing smart cities. They focus on the main energy and material flows managed by cities, as well as important, basic needs – your home and health.

We have come a long way from my grandfather’s childhood home and improved our lives tremendously. But we need to find a way to continue to provide solutions for basic needs – without going overboard with our carbon budget.

When developing smart cities, keep your eyes and ears open for impact.

It is not easy to find the livelihood-climate impact balance (if ’balance’ is even the right word). And it is not easy to find the transformational solutions to build sustainable livelihoods and cities. To start with, we need to ask two basic questions when developing smart cities: Are we responding to the real needs of the city and its citizens? Are we reducing our greenhouse gas emissions enough?

One of the best ways to answer to the first question is to ask both subject experts (such as city developers) and local experts (also called as citizens). To the second question, there are also methods to use. You could measure your alignment with the Paris Agreement according to the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi). Also the global standard, Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Procotol, provides a framework for cities for measuring their climate impact. If you don’t want to go that hardcore (yet), try the SDG Impact Assessment developed by Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg (thank you Peter Carlsson from Sotenäs for this tip).

However, when you bring innovation and procurement into the picture, you need more tools. You need to acknowledge the potential impact the new innovation can bring to the city and its citizens. For this, some ingenious people have started developing forward-looking assessment methodologies – since the 2018 launch of  Mission Innovation Solutions Framework, we have been a Framework Explorer and learned a lot about avoided emissions using this framework to evaluate clean technology startups.

 One more puzzle piece to solve – funding.

Now we still have one big puzzle to solve – funding. Fortunately, the private sector, citizens and banks are developing a wider spectrum of financial instruments for city and community development. Heimen Visser, who is part of an investment company called Primevest Capital Partners, helps Dutch municipalities to adopt smart street light infrastructure by making an investment case – 50 % energy savings by 2030 – and creating a revenue sharing model between the partners and the municipality. Other alternative funding examples came from Ronald Kleverlaan from Utrecht University: in the Eat Local initiative, over 200 citizens joined together to put 2 000 euros each into running their own farm and hiring a farmer. In another example, more than 1 000 local investors co-invested €18,5 million in a windfarm. This doesn’t mean that traditional public sources (e.g., bonds or taxes) would become irrelevant; instead, it means that the funding instruments are becoming more creative, complementary and diverse.

Putting the puzzle together – the role of collaboration and James Bond.

So far we have identified the most impactful solutions, provided incentives and secured funding for them locally. Next we need to help the solutions to scale up where they are needed the most, and do it fast to mitigate climate change – we need internationalization and collaboration.

One Nordic country alone is a small market. One idea to support the startups to grow faster – brought up in the Stockholm roundtable – was to share information between cities regarding their current challenges and large procurements. If one city has a challenge, let’s say on energy storage, and another city is looking for a similar solution, together they could provide a larger market opportunity for companies to work with them. So next step: cross-country collaboration in the Nordic cities to support uptake of innovations.

Talking about innovation, one roundtable participant said: ”You need an actor with a license to do something in a different way, like James Bond, with no plan in the morning. We need cross functional teams, like James Bond has.”

I played with one idea in my mind before the expo this year, an idea that could leverage the Nordic participants knowledge gathering like a cross functional team. We had almost 500 participants in our delegation this year, from city digitalization departments, environment and health administration, academia, funding agencies, national energy agencies and all kinds of startups with different expertise. Imagine – what a massive collective learning opportunity! So although I could not get that far as to set up a joint learning platform, I would love to hear what did everyone else see and learn. I’m also curious to hear what is your idea of meaningful smart city develoment.

Author: Tanja Tanskanen, Project Manager, Nordic Partner at the Smart City Expo 2019

By Tanja Tanskanen

Country Delegation Sweden at SMART CITY EXPO 2019: Solutions for citizens and climate neutral nation

Organised by Cleantech Scandinavia, Smart City Sweden and Vinnova, the Swedish delegation will showcase smart and sustainable solutions for 21 000+ expo visitors and learn what’s happening in leading international cities.

On 19-21 November over 100 Swedish cities and companies will come together at the Smart City Expo World Congress 2019, the world’s leading trade fair for smart cities. The business opportunities and knowledge sharing are further strengthened by joining forces with other Nordic countries under the renowned Nordic Pavilion and its 450+ participants. The city change makers will gain insights into solutions for climate neutrality and citizen engagement. Companies will find opportunities to meet international clients, establish cooperation and find solutions for digitalization.

 

 

SWEDISH EXHIBITORS, Smart City Expo World Congress 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Dynamic 3-day program in the Nordic Pavilion

The aim of the Nordic pavilion is to strengthen our Nordic brand on technology and sustainability leadership and have a greater impact to global markets together. To ease up export to global markets, the Nordic pavilion organizes a tight 3-day program for cities, companies and other Nordic smart city delegates. The program includes a variety of presentations for solutions, matchmaking, fact-finding and networking events about smart city development and business opportunities in the Nordics. Cities also have a chance to present their challenges on the path towards smart city development in facilitated roundtable discussions to search for innovative solutions and peer experiences. The pavilion is also a fantastic opportunity to catch up with the fellow Nordics and create cooperation on smart and sustainable cities.

The Swedish Government is committed in transforming the country into a carbon neutral nation by 2040. This ambitious goal makes Sweden a promising investment arena, innovation hub and market for smart and inclusive cities. Thus, the Swedish delegation is on a mission to find real solutions for low carbon and people-centered city transformation, and collaboratively promote our forerunning solutions, such as the electrification of vehicles, smart sensor technologies and citizen participation.

Nordic pavilion will be in pavilion 2, stand D 431, along with exhibition stands, meeting room, mingling space and joint Nordic program. The supporting program includes the Nordic-Dutch collaborative International Smart City Business Forum and a national dinner on Monday, 18 November.

Organizers: Cleantech Scandinavia, Vinnova, Smart City Sweden, Business Finland, CLEAN, Innovation Norway, Promote Iceland

Want to join us?

Registration for the Swedish delegation at the Smart City Expo before 1 October. Read more and sign up here.

Feel free to get in touch with Tanja Tanskanen for any questions.

Tanja Tanskanen
Project Manager
tanja@cleantechscandinavia.com
+358 40 7205 045

By Ibra

Nordic Cleantech Open 2018/2019 – Winner revealed!

Out of the 116 applicants that started this edition of Nordic Cleantech Open, the final Top10 companies pitched at the Finals in Stockholm, on May 21st, and the winners have now been decided! This year, the prizes stayed all in Sweden:

The winner of this edition of Nordic Cleantech Open is SurfCleaner (Sweden), with their unparalleled and proven solution to which is able to eliminate and separate a wide variety of pollutants from water surfaces.

The second place goes to Moving Floor (Sweden), who provide automatic cleaning for livestock through a system of self-cleaning floors, using modular endless belts and reducing water usage, air pollution, and antibiotic usage.

And the third place goes to Einride (Sweden), with their transportation as a service solution based on all-electric, autonomous vehicles, or ”T-pods”. Using real-time traffic data, the T-pod adjusts its route to avoid congestions, optimizing battery use and delivery time.

Congratulations to all three companies for managing to impress the audience with their pitches! And thank you to all the Top10 companies for their hard work and dedication throughout the whole process. Surely we will be hearing more from you in the near future!

For the full press release, please visit here.

By Ibra

Nordic Cleantech Open Top25 – 2018/2019 Edition

The Top25 companies of Nordic Cleantech Open for 2019 are here! The level on this edition has been extremely high, and the competition incredibly tight, but our jury has finished selecting the best and most innovative cleantech innovations for the year.

For the full press release and the Top25 list, here.

On this edition we had 116 applicants – more than ever before in the history of the competition, showing their cutting-edge technologies and ideas to the international jury of 40+ representatives from venture capital firms and multinational companies. Agriculture, new materials, green mobility, waste solutions… the solutions never cease to amaze us, and it only shows that Nordic and Baltic innovation is stronger than ever.

Next, the companies will meet the jury and pitch their ideas at Trolleholm, Southern Sweden, 16-17 March. The Top10 cases will continue to the Finals, which will take place in Stockholm, on May 21st.

Special thanks to the jury for their hard work, and to all the companies that put their time and energy in sending their application, especially those that could not reach Top25 this time. There are a lot of brilliant ideas out there, and certainly, we will be hearing about many of you again very soon.

To the Top25, congratulations! And we are looking forward to welcoming you at Trolleholm.

By Charlotte Jost

Cleantech Scandinavia and Greentown Labs Partner to Support Global Cleantech Innovation

Cleantech Scandinavia and Greentown Labs Partner to Support Global Cleantech Innovation

The need to rapidly deploy clean energy is more urgent than ever before and this partnership will help clean energy entrepreneurs get their products to market faster around the world.

December 2018

Cleantech Scandinavia, an internationally-recognized platform for cleantech business opportunities in the Nordics, and Greentown Labs, the largest cleantech incubator in the United States, have formed a partnership to strengthen ties between the Nordic and United States cleantech ecosystems.

The Greentown Labs and Cleantech Scandinavia engagement will encourage innovation and economic development between the regions. Through the partnership, both organizations will closely support entrepreneurial efforts to accelerate new market entry, provide access to customers, and encourage commercialization overseas. Greentown Labs and Cleantech Scandinavia will provide startups with local market knowledge and provide a two-way landing pad for entrepreneurs interested in expanding their networks. Each organization will provide startups with networks of investors, business experts, manufacturers, universities, and other relevant stakeholders.

Members of the Greentown Labs startup community have expressed excitement and interest in working with Cleantech Scandinavia to pursue new opportunities in the Nordic region. Stefan Boekamper of a gas leak imaging company, MultiSensor Scientific, noted that “MultiSensor sees very significant market potential in Scandinavia for its gas leak detection camera. The company is excited about Greentown’s partnership with Cleantech Scandinavia as it will provide the opportunity to serve as an initial landing pad, business location and help to establish a local network.”

Founder of Gridspan Energy, an electricity delivery systems company, Alec Macklis, elaborated upon the level of overseas accessibility and exposure this partnership will provide for his company: “Gridspan Energy’s MEST (Mobile Energy Storage Transmission) electricity delivery systems are a natural fit for the countless islands and fjords of Scandinavia. However, as a small upstart company without an established network in the region, pursuing potential project opportunities is difficult. Working with Cleantech Scandinavia would be a valuable catalyst for jumpstarting Gridspan Energy’s operations in Scandinavia and throughout Europe.”

Magnus Agerström, the Chairman of Cleantech Scandinavia says: “We are excited about the opportunities for international cleantech growth that we can create together with Greentown Labs. We see an increased interest from Nordic cleantech startups to expand their business in North America and the International Landing Pad Program of Greentown Labs as a great way to get started.”

The need to rapidly deploy clean energy is more urgent than ever before and this partnership will help clean energy entrepreneurs get their products to market faster around the world. For more information about the Greentown Labs and Cleantech Scandinavia partnership, please contact Magnus Agerström, Chairman of Cleantech Scandinavia (magnus@cleantechscandinavia.com), or Benny Kim, International Partnerships Fellow at Greentown Labs (bkim@greentownlabs.com).

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By Charlotte Jost

Collaborating for smarter urban development

Collaborating for smarter urban development

A Nordic résumé of the Smart City World Expo 2018

Digitalisation and collaboration– those were the two main buzzwords of the Smart City World Expo 2018 in Barcelona – at least at the Nordic Pavilion. While Spain and Catalonia and Belgium and Flanders had separate exhibition booths at the world’s biggest congress on urban development, the Nordic countries Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland combined their strengths and impressed with a continuously well attended Nordic exhibition booth and an interesting three day accompanying program. Since the beginning of the year, Cleantech Scandinavia organised the Nordic Pavilion in collaboration with CLEAN, Innovation Norway, Business Finland and KPMG, which would not have been possible without the support of Nordic Innovation and for the Swedish part of Vinnova.

Around 400 smart city professionals from the Nordics came to Barcelona to connect with global actors, present Nordic cities, showcase local smart city solutions and spread the mindset of collaborating for smarter urban development. The opening talk of our program already pointed out that Nordic countries share a cultural heritage and are used to working together. This attitude of collaboration was present throughout the whole Nordic program, which consisted of stage presentations, panel discussions, networking sessions, receptions, international delegation visits and a workshop on smart city challenges.

         

Our round-table workshop brought together 100 actors from cities, academia and the private sector who exchanged experiences and solutions on pre-defined challenges of selected Nordic cities. Next to the issues of waste treatment, integration of zero emission houses or open data treatment, the topics of citizen involvement and smart governance were high on the agenda. The challenge of establishing successful collaboration and active exchange between cities and its citizen was discussed as much as the simultaneous opportunity to achieve a truly smart urban development, focusing on social needs next to technical improvements, digitalisation and a greener urban landscape. We are happy that the Nordic Pavilion not only facilitated close interaction between Nordic smart city professionals, but also attracted interested guests from other parts of the world that followed the program and connected with our exhibitors.

The exhibitors of the Nordic Pavilion successfully represented Nordic cities and universities, urban development solutions and smarty city cooperation programs. We want to thank the whole Nordic delegation for three interesting, inspiring and successful days on the Smart City Expo in Barcelona.

By Charlotte Jost

Smart City Expo World Congress 2018

Smart City Expo World Congress 2018

400 smart city professionals from the Nordics are going to the Barcelona Smart City Expo

The countdown starts: Only four days are left until the world’s biggest congress on urban development opens its gates in Barcelona. From November 13th to 15th, more than 20.000 visitors are expected to discover the newest smart city solutions, listen to inspiring talks and meet like-minded people from all over the world.

Combined strengths at the Nordic Pavilion

The Nordic Pavilion – a combined exhibition area of Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway – will present the newest smart city solutions and offer an exciting program for exhibitors, partners and clients. After a successful pilot last year, the four countries once again combine their strengths to promote the Nordic brand on technology and sustainability leadership on the Smart City Expo together. Cleantech Scandinavia is one of the organizers of the Nordic Pavilion and brought together the Swedish delegation, while the other organizers CLEAN, Innovation Norway and Business Finland together with KPMG will bring along their country delegations.

Packed and interesting three-day program

In months of planning across borders, the Nordics set up a packed and exciting three- day program: Next to presentations, receptions and networking rounds, a roundtable session will bring together cities, institutions and companies to discuss possible solutions for specific city challenges. Last but not least, the Nordics will welcome international delegations that want to learn about and connect with the four Nordic countries.

We are looking forward to three exciting days at the Smart City Expo and hope to see you around at the Nordic Pavilion: Hall: P2, Level: 0, Street: E, Stand: 431.

By Tanja Tanskanen

Top 10 companies of Nordic Cleantech Open revealed!

Today we are proud to announce the game-changing Top 10 companies in this years Nordic Cleantech Open! We welcome all of the  companies to the Finals at Cleantech Capital Day 22-23 of May in Malmö, Sweden. If you want to meet these companies, sign up at   www.ccd.cleantechscandinavia.com.

Altered
https://www.alteredcompany.com/

Altum Technologies
http://www.altumtechnologies.com/

APR Technologies
http://aprtec.com/

C-Green Technology
https://www.c-green.se

GraphMaTech
http://www.graphmatech.com/

Heimdall Power
https://heimdallpower.com/

Enjay
www.enjay.se

Epishine
http://epishine.se/

Phoenix BioPower
http://phoenixbiopower.com

Polylabs
www.polylabs.eu

Press release can be found   here!

By Tanja Tanskanen

Applications are now open for the 7th round of Nordic Cleantech Open – a cleantech startup competition!

Ready to show your cleantech innovation to the world? You can start by showing your work to our expert jury members, who come from various backgrounds – international industrial companies, venture capital firms and cleantech/start-up supporting organizations. This takes a few minutes of your time, but the payback is great! Here’s what you can win:
– Participation in  the   Nordic Camp, an all-inclusive weekend together with investors, industrials and competition partners at a castle in the south of Sweden
– A Pitch at the  Nordic Cleantech Open Finals, which brings together 200 investors, industry and cleantech companies.
– Pitch opportunities at the  Nordic Cleantech Showcases,   in   Shanghai, Barcelona, Lyon, Berlin, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,  and   Boston  for the most suitable early entrants.

– The early-bird applicants are reviewed by Cleantech Scandinavia and one early-bird applicant will get an opportunity to  enter one of the suitable networking events for free   so that you can get to the action and create business traction!
– A one year membership in the  Nordic Cleantech Accelerator Program  for the winning company (value of 5 000€)
– Networking opportunities  with our members of international investors and industry
– A description of your company and visibility in the widely distributed  Top 25 report
–  Pitch training

All applicants get:
–  Written feedback  from the expert jury to improve your case. Note! Write your application well and thoroughly – this way you get the best feedback.

Apply now  and take your chance to gain visibility, feedback and new connections!

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