Nordic Cleantech Open - 10th Edition

your company
in the spotlight

ORGANIZER
SUPPORTING PARTNER

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.

What do we mean by cleantech?

We are looking for technologies that
can reduce environmental impact directly or indirectly.

Technologies that directly mitigate or remove emissions, technologies that directly reduce resource use, products that provide a more sustainable alternative, products that help users reduce their environmental footprint, etc.

Enabling technologies, technologies that increase production efficiency, technologies that support adaptation to climate change, technologies that enhance our understanding of the climate, etc.

View previous year’s video

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

The 1 MEUR is a guideline more than a deal breaker, because this competition focuses on “Early-stage ready to scale” companies. Some technologies require more than 1MEUR just to proof viability, some not, hence if you are still considered an early-stage company with above the recommended funding level and looking for further investments and industrial exposure, you are welcome to apply.
Grant funding, bank loans, revenues and money from friends and family should be excluded from that sum.

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

March 15th – May 25th 2022 (midnight)

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

You can start now, save and continue later – but submit before May 25th!

APPLY NOW!

3. Feedback and Selection

August 2022

Individual feedback sent to all participants. Top25 startups selected and featured in our Top25 Report. They will be informed about next steps and invited to join the other selected startups and jury at the Nordic Camp in September, in southern Sweden.

2. Jury Evaluation

June & July 2022

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 Smygehus Havsbad
September 20th and 21st
for pitching and meeting with
investors and industrials

Nordic Cleantech Open Finals & Cleantech Capital Day
October 25th and 26th
Oslo, Norway

1. Application Phase

March 15th – May 25th 2022

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

Apply!

2. Jury Evaluation

June & July 2022

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

3. Feedback and Selection

August 2022

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

September 20th and 21st 2022*

Nordic Camp: Top25 invited to Smygehus Havsbad
September 20th and 21st
for pitching and meeting with
investors and industrials

October 25th and 26th
Nordic Cleantech Open Finals & Cleantech Capital Day
Oslo, Norway

The Jury

The Jury

For the 11th 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 Taaleri, Bring Ventures, Finindus, Almi Invest, Dow Chemicals, BASF, Encevo, Luxinnovation, SABIC Ventures, E.ON, Capricorn Ventures and many others interested to know your innovation!

ANDERS NORÉN
ANDERS NORÉN
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ANETT BERGER SORLI
ANETT BERGER SORLI
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BEN MURPHY
BEN MURPHY
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BOEL RYDENÅ-SWARTLING
BOEL RYDENÅ-SWARTLING
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CHRIS BRIGGS
CHRIS BRIGGS
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DANIEL RASMUSSEN
DANIEL RASMUSSEN
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DANIELA ARRUDA COSTA
DANIELA ARRUDA COSTA
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GËZIM KISERI
GËZIM KISERI
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GUDBRAND RØDSRUD
GUDBRAND RØDSRUD
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HANS MAENHOUT
HANS MAENHOUT
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HEIKKI KOPONEN
HEIKKI KOPONEN
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IIRO TIILIKAINEN
IIRO TIILIKAINEN
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JANEY MEHKS
JANEY MEHKS
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JENNY HÄLLEN HEDBERG
JENNY HÄLLEN HEDBERG
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JENS BUSSE
JENS BUSSE
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JOEL GÖRSCH
JOEL GÖRSCH
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JOOST WAETERLOOS
JOOST WAETERLOOS
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JÖRGEN BODIN
JÖRGEN BODIN
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JOWITA SEWERSKA
JOWITA SEWERSKA
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JUSSI TEIJONSALO
JUSSI TEIJONSALO
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KAJSA JOHANSSON
KAJSA JOHANSSON
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LAURITS BACH SØRENSEN
LAURITS BACH SØRENSEN
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LUDWIG GORIS
LUDWIG GORIS
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MADELEINE GILBORNE
MADELEINE GILBORNE
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MAGNUS AGERSTRÖM
MAGNUS AGERSTRÖM
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MARKUS BERGLUND
MARKUS BERGLUND
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MARTIN LERSCH
MARTIN LERSCH
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MATS QVARFORD
MATS QVARFORD
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MATTHIEU BONAMY
MATTHIEU BONAMY
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MAYA CHAUDHARI
MAYA CHAUDHARI
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MICHAEL CLAES
MICHAEL CLAES
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MICHELLE NG
MICHELLE NG
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MICOL ALEXANDRIA CHIESA
MICOL ALEXANDRIA CHIESA
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MIKAEL FJÄLLSTRÖM
MIKAEL FJÄLLSTRÖM
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MIKAEL HANNUS
MIKAEL HANNUS
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MINNA KORPI
MINNA KORPI
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NICK KENDALL
NICK KENDALL
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NICOLAS MILERIOUX
NICOLAS MILERIOUX
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NINA HEIR
NINA HEIR
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OLGA JENSEN
OLGA JENSEN
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PÅL ROMBERG
PÅL ROMBERG
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PER ANELL
PER ANELL
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PETER VANLAEKE
PETER VANLAEKE
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PIA WALL
PIA WALL
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QUENTIN DUPRAZ
QUENTIN DUPRAZ
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RAAMU MONEYAM
RAAMU MONEYAM
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REED SNYDER
REED SNYDER
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RICHARD RIGGS
RICHARD RIGGS
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ROALD BREKKHUS
ROALD BREKKHUS
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SUSANNE GLØERSEN
SUSANNE GLØERSEN
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THOMAS JANSSEUNE
THOMAS JANSSEUNE
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TOMAS KEMTYS
TOMAS KEMTYS
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TUOMAS OKSANEN
TUOMAS OKSANEN
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ULF BOJÖ
ULF BOJÖ
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VALERY PRUNIER
VALERY PRUNIER
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VIDAR KRISTOFFER STRAT
VIDAR KRISTOFFER STRAT
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WOUTER VAN DE PUTTE
WOUTER VAN DE PUTTE
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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 Smygehus Havsbad – 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 NOW!

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.

Get Inspired!

Get Inspired!

Learn more about the TOP 25 companies!

Check out who has been selected TOP 25 on the 10th 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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