Nordic Cleantech Open - 10th Edition

your company
in the spotlight

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Nordic Cleantech Open - 10th Edition

your company
in the spotlight

ORGANIZER

SUPPORTING
PARTNER

What is the Nordic Cleantech Open?

What is the Nordic Cleantech Open?

It is THE competition for cleantech start-ups from the Nordic and Baltic regions.

Every year we identify the 25 best and most innovative seed-stage cleantech start-ups with the main objective of putting their innovations in the spotlight to support and accelerate their development and growth. The competition is free for all participants.

And what is cleantech?

Cleantech products and services contribute to one of the following objectives:

For example by pollution prevention and control, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions or unsustainable/inefficient use of natural resources;

For example, by protecting healthy ecosystems or improving the productive and sustainable use of natural resources.

Who can apply?

Who can apply?

Anyone looking to turn his or her cleantech idea into a successful business

You have to own the rights to the idea with which you are entering the competition.

A start-up that has received less than EUR 1,000,000 in external private financing

It is a recommendation and Grant funding, bank loans, revenues and money from friends and family is excluded.
However, if your start-up is slightly above the recommended funding level and looking for further investments and industrial exposure, you are welcome to apply.

Your business needs to be based in one of the Nordic or Baltic countries.

(Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania)

Companies that have been selected Top 25 in previous editions are not eligible.

Evaluation criteria

Evaluation criteria

Innovation

Business Idea, Business Model, Problem Solving Ability, Uniqueness and Environmental Benefits

Market potential

Accessibility, Size and Growth Dynamics

Team

Finances, Team Competences, Connections and Network

Timeline

Timeline

1. Application Phase

January 15th – May 16th

To participate simply fill in the online application form. Participation is free.

Apply!

3. Feedback and Selection

August 20th

Individual feedback sent to all participants. Top25 startups selected and featured in our Top25 Report. They are also invited to pitch at the Trolleholm castle, in southern Sweden.

2. Jury Evaluation

June & July

The jury evaluates the solutions based on their level of innovation, market potential and team.

4. Events and Networking

September & November

Nordic Camp: Top25 invited to Trolleholm
September 22nd and 23rd
for pitching and meeting with
investors and industrials

November
Nordic Cleantech Open Finals & Cleantech Capital Day
Beginning of November – TBC

1. Application Phase

January 15th – March 15th

To participate simply fill in the online application form. Participation is free.

Apply!

2. Jury Evaluation

April

The jury evaluates the solutions based on their level of innovation, market potential and team.

3. Feedback and Selection

May 10th

Individual feedback sent to all participants. Top25 startups selected and featured in our Top25 Report. They are also invited to pitch at the Trolleholm castle, in southern Sweden.

4. Events and Networking

June

Top25 invited to Trolleholm
(2nd week of June)
for pitching and meeting with
investors and industrials
Nordic Cleantech Finals
(1st week of October)

The Jury

The Jury

For the 10th round of the Nordic Cleantech Open, we are joined by a prominent set of jury members, all with extensive cleantech experience and knowledge. The jury members come from companies, such as Inven Capital, Finindus, Almi Greentech, Dow Chemicals, BASF, Loudspring, Encevo, Luxinnovation, SABIC Ventures, E.ON, and Capricorn Ventures.

ANDREAS STUBELIUS
ANDREAS STUBELIUS
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EMMI KAIPIO
EMMI KAIPIO
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HANS MAENHOUT
HANS MAENHOUT
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JENS BUSSE
JENS BUSSE
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JOOST WAETERLOOS
JOOST WAETERLOOS
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JÖRGEN BODIN
JÖRGEN BODIN
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JUSSI TEIJONSALO
JUSSI TEIJONSALO
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LUDWIG GORIS
LUDWIG GORIS
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MAYA CHAUDHARI
MAYA CHAUDHARI
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METIN ZERMAN
METIN ZERMAN
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MICHAEL CLAES
MICHAEL CLAES
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NICOLAS MILERIOUX
NICOLAS MILERIOUX
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PETER VANLAEKE
PETER VANLAEKE
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PIA WALL
PIA WALL
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THOMAS JANSSEUNE
THOMAS JANSSEUNE
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ULF BOJÖ
ULF BOJÖ
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VERENA LÜBKEN
VERENA LÜBKEN
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VIDAR KRISTOFFER STRAT
VIDAR KRISTOFFER STRAT
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Why should you participate?

Why should you participate?

Join us for free and pitch in our events with investors and industrials

  • Nordic Camp at Trolleholm Castle – For selected Top25 companies
  • Nordic Cleantech Open Top10 Finals

2 days of a very relaxed and social agenda, an opportunity
to have enough time to present your company and make new connections.

Gain global visibility among investors and industrial actors from all around the world

Our past Final events had ~200 participants from all over the world!

All applicants get valuable feedback from our expert jury: they will assess your innovation, market potential and ability to execute

To your mailbox, an opportunity to hear what your potential investors or customers really think so you can improve!

Apply!

All Top25 companies get a full description in our widely distributed Top25 Report

View Reports

All applicants are added to the Cleantech Scandinavia platform, where industry and investors regularly search for innovations and investment opportunities

Your data will be accessible for all our members in our platform and it’s also a great way for us to have you in the loop to invite to other ongoing opportunities.

Apply!

Apply!

Applications are now open and final deadline is May 16th, midnight CET.
Click in the button below to start your application. Your company’s information will be kept safe with us and shared only with the jury members. APPLY NOW!

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Frequently Asked Questions

We have compiled the most frequently asked questions.

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Get Inspired!

Get Inspired!

Learn more about the past editions!

Check out who has been selected TOP 25 on the 9th edition

Did you know…

…that the TOP 25 selected companies get a spotlight place in our yearly report, accessed by hundreds of investors?

Did you know…

…that the TOP 25 selected companies get a spotlight place in our yearly report, accessed by hundreds of investors?

News

News

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