Initiated in 2019, the program supports the development of a few chosen sustainable solutions throughout the whole innovation journey: from ideation stage to market growth. We offer universities and actors in the innovation eco-system to become our partners and corporates and public entities to become founders to actively be part in picking the best ideas and engaging in their development.

Innovation initiatives have developed and popped out everywhere over the last 10 years. Yet we need them to have more success and more impact. In order to improve the lives and well- being of people everywhere, in order to solve the magnitude of the climate change challenge, we need to focus our resources. In essence, more cooperation is needed that matches innovation skills, market development activities, customers, private and public end-user demands to develop relevant solutions.

Cleantech Scandinavia together with the global energy utility company Électricité de France (EDF) and other founders and partners, have initiated a new process, the Impact Venture Builder: This new end-to-end innovation process is opened to various types of actors and covers the whole innovation journey, from ideation to market growth.

We join forces with our network of universities, innovation hubs, cities, industry actors and investors to optimize each step of the innovation journey and bring smart products and services to the market in a faster, more efficient and successful way. First we collect ideas, then experts (all founders, such as energy companies, real estate actors, cities, other industrial actors etc.) assess their value and pick the best ones, and finally we match the chosen ideas with talents to build diverse start-up teams that develop them further with our support.

Supporting actors






Mbegu Solar
Affordable solar systems for schools in developing countries

Hydromesh with The Hyve product: an AI-based optimization tool for microgrid systems

Electric Bike Conversion Kits:
Wheel to transform any bike to an e-bike

Quantum Group: Modular DC microgrid systems

Blue Activist:
Multi-partner digital platform of sustainable offers and services

What's next?


While we are still working with the first batch, we will soon challenge, enrich and develop more ideas further!

Are you the next idea to join the Impact Venture Builder? A potential founder of the next cycle or a partner?

We are always happy to get in contact with innovators and potential partners to the Impact Venture Builder. REACH OUT!