Lund, October 3rd 2022 – It is our immense pleasure to announce the Top 10 companies of the 11th edition of the Nordic Cleantech Open. For 11 years the Nordic Cleantech Open competition has served as an observation tower for the up and coming cleantech innovation trends that will support the transition to a low carbon reality.
The 11th Edition of the Nordic Cleantech Open received 137 applications from all corners of the Nordics and the Baltics, and now the Top 10 most innovative, promising and ready-to-scale companies have been selected and are now announced. This year’s race showed more diversity among applicants and especially between the Top 25 (while last year it was a very energy intensive selection). We want to not only congratulate the Top 10 companies but also acknowledge the Top 25 companies that delivered inspiring pitches at the Nordic Camp.
Held at Smygehus Havsbad, the Nordic Camp provided the opportunity to the Top 25 companies to pitch and present their case to several members of our jury panel, which this year consisted of 58 professionals coming various backgrounds – industry, venture capital, public funding and regional development. The selection of the Top 10 companies is the result of a long selection process where companies where evaluated based on a written application at first, a preliminary evaluation which was complemented by an assessment of their performance at the Nordic Camp. In total, the Nordic Cleantech Open jury delivered 4,095 votes on the written applications and 426 votes on the pitch presentations along with some valuable feedback to the companies. The networking opportunities and one-on-one meetings held at the Nordic Camp were yet another opportunity for the Top 25 companies to exchange and gain knowledge from our highly skilled jury panel and members’ network. At last, the Top 10 will deliver a final presentation at the Nordic Cleantech Open Finals & Cleantech Capital Day, to be held in Oslo on October 25th and 26th.
To meet these brilliant entrepreneurs – not only the Top 10 but most of the Top 25 will also join – make sure to join us for the Cleantech Capital Day, our upcoming flagship event on October 25th and 26th in Oslo, Norway. This event will host the finals of the competition as well as an array of interesting topic discussions and company presentations focused on reaching climate neutrality. In partnership with German Trade and Invest, SEB Greentech, Nasdaq and Invest in Skåne, and the expected participation of 200 professionals at the table, this event will bring the opportunity to reflect on the latest cleantech developments, their impact potential for reaching net zero by 2050 and to network with the most relevant players in action in this field.