Nordic Cleantech Open - 10th Edition

your company
in the spotlight

ORGANIZER
SUPPORTING PARTNERS

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

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

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 – May 16th

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

Apply!

2. Jury Evaluation

June & July

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

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.

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

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.

ALEX SYED
ALEX SYED
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ALF-OSKAR WITTING
ALF-OSKAR WITTING
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ANDERS NORÉN
ANDERS NORÉN
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ANDREAS STUBELIUS
ANDREAS STUBELIUS
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BJÖRN AXLING
BJÖRN AXLING
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BOEL RYDENÅ-SWARTLING
BOEL RYDENÅ-SWARTLING
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CHRISTIAN JEBSEN
CHRISTIAN JEBSEN
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CLAAS HELMKE
CLAAS HELMKE
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ELEANOR COLLINS
ELEANOR COLLINS
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EMMI KAIPIO
EMMI KAIPIO
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EROLA COLÓN PIGEM
EROLA COLÓN PIGEM
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GEORGES SCHAAF
GEORGES SCHAAF
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GËZIM KISERI
GËZIM KISERI
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HANS MAENHOUT
HANS MAENHOUT
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JANEY MEHKS
JANEY MEHKS
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JARKKO VIRTANEN
JARKKO VIRTANEN
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JENS BUSSE
JENS BUSSE
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JEPPE WANG HJØRNGAARD
JEPPE WANG HJØRNGAARD
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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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JUSSI TEIJONSALO
JUSSI TEIJONSALO
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KAJSA JOHANSSON
KAJSA JOHANSSON
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KATHRIN HEILMANN
KATHRIN HEILMANN
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LINDA ZHENG
LINDA ZHENG
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LUCY RANDS
LUCY RANDS
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LUDWIG GORIS
LUDWIG GORIS
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MAGNUS AGERSTRÖM
MAGNUS AGERSTRÖM
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MARKUS BERGLUND
MARKUS BERGLUND
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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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METIN ZERMAN
METIN ZERMAN
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MICHAEL CLAES
MICHAEL CLAES
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MIKAEL HANNUS
MIKAEL HANNUS
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NICK KENDALL
NICK KENDALL
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NICLAS HOLMBERG
NICLAS HOLMBERG
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NICOLAS MILERIOUX
NICOLAS MILERIOUX
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OLOF MARKÖÖ
OLOF MARKÖÖ
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PAULI MARTTILA
PAULI MARTTILA
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PER ANELL
PER ANELL
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PETER KISCH
PETER KISCH
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PETER VANLAEKE
PETER VANLAEKE
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PETR MÍKOVEC
PETR MÍKOVEC
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PETRA SOKOLOVÁ
PETRA SOKOLOVÁ
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PIA WALL
PIA WALL
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REED SNYDER
REED SNYDER
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RICHARD RIGGS
RICHARD RIGGS
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SUSANNE GLØERSEN
SUSANNE GLØERSEN
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THOMAS JANSSEUNE
THOMAS JANSSEUNE
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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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VERENA LÜBKEN
VERENA LÜBKEN
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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 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.

Before you start, we would like to remind you that:

  • The applicants provide information that may be with pending patent, therefore, the contents shall not be used nor shared outside of your organization.
  • We do our best to allocate to you only the companies that are within your scope of interest. However, as Nordic Cleantech Open is an Open Call, we have to guarantee that each company will have a distributed evaluation among the Jury. For this reason, you may have received cases that are not under your main area of expertise and interest, nevertheless, we count on your evaluation, support and diligence to review these cases as well.
  • This is a startup competition about what is coming next, so you get to know trends and the opportunity to meet these companies first hand. We also welcome companies that are in a later stage, however most of the applicants are early-stage startups.
  • You are expected to provide grades for all the companies allocated to you regarding their Innovation, Market and Team and also a written feedback with your impressions, questions and tips as you read their cases. This is of extreme importance and value for the applicants, so we insist that you reserve some time to provide that feedback.

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Access to the companies’ cases

Jury Members

For you that is a current member of the Cleantech Scandinavia’s Network.

Open with the password received via email.

Deadline to send back your Excel file is August 8th

Grading criteria or “scorecard”

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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

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