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.


Altum Technologies

APR Technologies

C-Green Technology


Heimdall Power



Phoenix BioPower


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!

By Tanja Tanskanen

Launching the Nordic Cleantech Accelerator 2017

We are now launching this year’s Nordic Cleantech Accelerator taking cleantech companies to the next level in  investments, global growth or strategic industrial partnerships. If you have either one of these in your goals, apply to the Nordic Cleantech Accelerator now in June!

Cleantech Scandinavia’s network has roots in the Nordics, branches e.g. in China, and flourishing investor and industry members in diverse areas, such as sustainable materials (Capricorn Venture Partners) and energy (E.ON). Real estate, construction and smart city solutions are also focus points of our network.

Check more information at http://nordiccleantechaccelerator.com/ or contact Magnus magnus@cleantechscandinavia.com +46 739 402 070 for more details.

By Tanja Tanskanen

The Winner of Malmö Cleantech City Award – Company with the Power to Concretely Improve the Construction Industry

Strongcrete was awarded with the Malmö Cleantech City Award at the ceremony at Cleantech Capital Day in Oslo. This was the third time that this Award has been handed out in cooperation of Cleantech Scandinavia and Malmö Cleantech City.

The official motivation: “An elegant innovation based on years of practical experience. This solution has multiple environmental, economic and health benefits and it is modern and easy to apply. We think that this solution has great market potential, will be widely used in the construction industry and will concretely improve the industry.”

The selection has been made from participating companies in the Nordic Cleantech Open by a jury with representatives from the construction and real estate sector. The purpose is to put a spotlight on cleantech innovation to support the transformation of the sector in a resource efficient direction.

Read the full press release here.

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 Tanja Tanskanen

Alexander Bigge Lidgren inducted to the Hall of Fame

Alexander Bigge Lidgren, Managing Director at Cleantech Invest, was inducted into the Cleantech Scandinavia Hall of Fame at an award ceremony at the Cleantech Capital Day in Oslo. Alexander Bigge Lidgren is Partner and CEO of Cleantech Invest, a cleantech investor and accelerator listed in Sweden and Finland. Previously, he was managing the cleantech portfolio at the Swedish Energy Agency. He has an entrepreneurial background having co-founded Cleantech Scandinavia and Nordic Cleantech Open where he was also the managing director.

The official motivation is: “For his relentless work to promote and accelerate Nordic cleantech, for his inspiring capacity to explain the relation between sustainability and financial opportunities and for leading the way in opening up the opportunity for individual investors to invest in Nordic cleantech companies.”

At the ceremony, Alexander Bigge Lidgren received a glass sculpture from the famous glass artist, Christian Svensson.

Read the press release here.

By Tanja Tanskanen

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


Swedish Algae Factory




Greater Than




Press Release can be found here!

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