Nordic Cleantech Open, the newly launched Nordic competition for Cleantech start-ups, is also appointing the country finalists from the five Nordic countries to the Global Ideas competition final that takes place in San Jose, California on the 17th of November. Our Selection process is now finished and we are very happy to have found five outstanding country winners among many great early entrants to the Nordic Cleantech Open.

The Winning teams are:

From Sweden:
Ecospark. Ecospark develops a new superior type of LED chips based on a Zink oxide semiconductor and nano wires. The chips will emit a high quality light spectrum similar to the sun at with very low energy consumption compared to light output. The manufacturing costs for the chip will also be 8 to 10 times lower than conventional technology.

From Denmark:
Abeo. Super-light building structures using various types of lightweight concrete that support a skeleton of strong concrete is the innovative idea that is introduced by Abeo. This method can typically save 30-50% of material costs in buildings. The technique also has several other benefits and opens up for new exciting architectural possibilities.

From Norway:
PontoonPower. Has developed a concept for a floating wave energy converter based on working pontoons, hydraulic pumping cylinders, hydroelectric turbine and generator mounted on a patent pending ballasting and load-bearing structure. The construction is relatively large scale with a production capacity of 15-20 megawatt. Energy production is estimated to be profitable compared other renewable offshore energy sources.

From Finland:
ZenRobotics. Have invented a robotic waste sorting system. Built with off the shelf industrial robotics components, the system utilizes biomimetic artificial intelligence to separate raw materials from construction and demolition waste (CND).

From Iceland:
RemakeElectrics. ReMake offer the public and SMEs an economical energy consumption monitoring system that can inform about real-time electrical load by a simple technique. This creates new opportunities in energy savings, electrical safety and in efficient electrical operation management.