Nordic Cleantech Open 2014/15. Applications are open!

The web page is not yet fully updated and we have not started the launching campaign but the application form is up and running and you are welcome to apply.

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The Winners of the Nordic Cleantech Open 2013/14

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The battle for the gold and silver placement came to be between Sweden’s leading university towns, or more specifically between Disruptive Materials from Uppsala and Cyclicor from Lund. Both companies presented revolutionary solutions within material science. All three top placements was given to Swedish companies as Stockholm based Ecofective was awarded third prize.

Prizes were handed out by the Minister of IT and Energy; Anna-Karin Hatt.

First prize winner is Disruptive Materials. The company has invented a new material named UpsaliteTM, a mesoporous form of magnesium carbonate. The new material has extraordinary properties such as the best moisture adsorption capability in the world and low temperature regeneration. Upsalites unique properties will have a huge impact on energy efficiency in dehumidifiers, dishwashers, etc.

Second prize winner is Cyclicor that has developed a technology platform that makes it possible to remove all isocyanates from the production of polyurethanes and all bisphenols from the production of polycarbonates. Via a new cost competitive chemical synthesis pathway Cyclicor has the ability to produce polycarbonates for a range of consumer and industrial applications.

Winner of the third prize is Ecofective that supply an energy and cost saving solution for existing buildings. The system collects and measures data to determine the buildings thermal behaviour and then influence the existing HVAC system to deliver optimum indoor climate. The payback time for customers is within 2 heating seasons.

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Download the Swedish press release here.

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The Nordic Cleantech Open Final

We would like to welcome all to the Nordic Cleantech Open finals on the 19th of May!

The Nordic Cleantech Open final will be held as an pre-event to the Cleantech Forum Europe in Stockholm, which will take place between the 19th-21st of May. After fighting against 97 other cleantech entrepreneurs in this years edition of the Nordic Cleantech Open the top 10 will now do their final pitch in front of the audience and a VC panel. The Audience will then help to chose the winner.

This years competition has shown a high quality of applicants and the top 10 represent the absolute best. The winner will be announced later on the evening of the 19th in the opening ceremony of the Cleantech Forum Europe. The NCO finals will further entail presentations from our Managing Director, Magnus Agerström and from Karsten Højberg, Senior Manager at Autodesk.

Read more at the event web site!

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The top 10 Nordic Cleantech Open finalists

Finaly the time has come to reveal the top 10 Nordic Cleantech Open companies. These ten selected will be presenting their cases at the European Cleantech Forum in Stockholm on the 19th of May.  It has not been an easy task for the jury since there were so many good companies applying but here it is; the one and only, very out most best ten of the Nordic cleanech Startups:

Arsizio
arsizio.com

Arsizio has come up with nothing less than a whole new production method; dynamic 3D-extrusion. The method enables; 10-50% savings in material, weight & energy, 10-20% higher efficiency in heat-transfer & solar-energy uptake and 20-80% lower production costs. The method is 100% compatible with existing production lines.

ATC Industrial Group / Scypho
www.atcindu.com and www.scypho.com
ATC has developed Scypho, a self- learning system for indoor climate control. Without changing their behaviour homeowners can save up to 30% energy while at the save time comfort is improved. Scypho is a self- learning the system that knows when to start the heating or cooling in order to provide the ideal temperature when a person arrive home. When people are away and during the night, Scypho regulates the temperature to maximize energy savings.

Biocover
www.biocover.dk
BioCover has developed the SyreN systems for application of slurry to farmland. The SyreN system uses the technique of acidification (sulphuric acid) to change ammonia (gas) to ammonium (salt) during application of slurry. This reduces the emission of ammonia with up to 70% eliminating airborne eutrophication. The solutions developed by BioCover are turning a pollution problem of global scale into a profitable fertilizing solution.

CrayoNano
www.crayonano.com
CrayoNano is developing optoelectronic epiwafers and devices based on semiconductor nanowires on graphene. The result is a flexible and extremely thin and lightweight epiwafer able to produce or emit large amounts of energy from a small area using less material. Today’s flexible electrodes are made of organic compositions, with significant lower efficiency and robustness.

Cyclicor
www.cyclicor.com
Cyclicor has developed a technology platform that makes it possible to remove all isocyanates from the production of polyurethanes and all bisphenols from the production of polycarbonates. Via a new simple and cost competitive chemical synthesis pathway Cyclicor has the ability to produce bio and non-biobased polycarbonates for a range of consumer and industrial applications.

Disruptive Materials
www.disruptivematerials.com
Disruptive Materials has invented a new material named UpsaliteTM. Upsalite is a mesoporous form of magnesium carbonate with extraordinary properties. To mention a few, Upsalite has the best moisture adsorption capability in the world and at the same time low temperature regeneration. Upsalite´s unique properties have a huge impact on energy efficiency in dehumidifiers, dishwashers, HVAC systems, etc.

Ecofective
www.ecofective.com
Ecofective supplies an energy and cost saving solution for existing buildings. The system collects and measures data to determine the buildings thermal behaviour and then influence the existing HVAC system to consider available free heat and adjusting for optimum energy use and indoor climate. The payback time for customers is within 2 heating seasons.

Giamag Technologies
www.giamag.com
Based on unique and patented technology, Giamag Technologies designs and develops magnet systems and devices, which produce very strong magnetic forces. The patented magnet design constitutes the strongest magnetic separation technology on the market, with a broad range of possible applications within e.g. life science, medtech, automotive, aerospace, mining, and IT.

Optistring Technologies
www.optistring.com
Optistring develops a novel inverter technology for grid connected photovoltaic installations. The module level electronics increase the energy harvest, up to 25%, in the final PV installation. The Optistring technology is the combination of all the different competing alternatives advantages to a cost level similar to that of the simplest and cheapest inverters.

Tamturbo
www.tamturbo.fi
Tamturbo’s oil free turbo compressors meet the needs of the most demanding process applications such as pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, electronics and paper. In these processes any risk of oil contamination must be excluded. Compared to any other known solution Tamturbo’s compressors offer the most advanced solutions for compressed air free of oil.

Press release in English

Press release in Swedish

 

 

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Nordic Cleantech Venture Capital Guide, Now for sale!

We are now marketing a new tool that will help cleantech entrepreneurs attract investments. The top 25 Nordic Cleantech Open companies have already got a prescription of the tool as part of their winnings. Now all have to opportunity to use it. The tool consists of three features all designed to evaluate and improve the company in order to enhance chances to attract investments. It’s easy, for more details regarding the features read here or visit the webpage to get your access. In no time, you will take one big step closer to securing an investment for your cleantech company. Click the picture to go to the Nordic Cleantech Venture Capital Guide web page

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The Nordic Cleantech Open top 25 report – ready for download

The Nordic Cleantech Open Top 25 report 2013/14 has now been send for print. A Pdf version is availible for download here.

 

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New date for Nordic Cleantech Showcase in Paris – 29 April

There is a new date for this event and there will soon be a program as well.

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Swedish press release for top 25

Get the press release in Swedish here.

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Whats Next? – Nordic Cleantech Open Top 25

We are very proud to present the top 25 Nordic Cleantech start-ups.

This third edition of the Nordic Cleantech Open competition saw a record breaking 107 cleantech companies applying. An international jury of more than 50 influential representatives from multinational companies and venture capital have been involved in selecting this year’s top 25. Among the jury members are representatives from International Finance Corporation – IFC (Int), IdInvest Partners (France), Evonik Corporate Venturing (Germany), General Electric, Veolia (France), Tsing Capital (China), Dow Chemicals (Switzerland), Fortum (Finland), Grundfos (Denmark), The Swedish Energy Agency and others.

“The Nordic Cleantech Open is always a great opportunity to discover new and innovative  companies from Scandinavia. This year’s cohort is diverse and promising, we are very much looking forward to meeting with the entrepreneurs.” Says Julien Mialaret, Investment Manager at Idinvest Partners, France.

This year Estonia was invited to participate in the competition and what a first year they had! With 11 companies entering, two of them made it to the top 25. Sweden, as previous years, had the most entrants and the biggest share of the top 25 as well. Norway had the best results in terms of share of entrants that made it to the top 25.

”We see an ever increasing flow of brilliant, innovative companies coming out of the Nordic and Estonian innovation systems. This is what’s next! It is a great display of what the future holds. Trends that we see is that they are increasingly innovative, solves real industry problems and are driven by younger and more hungry teams. This bodes well for the future”, says Magnus Agerström, Managing Director of Cleantech Scandinavia – organisers of the Nordic Cleantech Open.

The selection of the top 25 is just the beginning for these companies. An intensive program lies ahead. 8-9th March the international jury and the companies will meet for a weekend at Nordic Camp at Trolleholm Castle. In April a group of the companies will go to Paris to meet with European investors and industrials at the Nordic Cleantech Showcase. The winners will be announced at the finals in Stockholm, May 19th.

Read the full press release here. Read more about the top 25 companies here.

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The Jury did a good job!

All jury votes have now been collected. In total there were 1318 assessments of companies done by the jury members. This is a substansial increase since last batch where we “only” recived 1124 votes. This means that although the number of applicants have increased, each company has still been assessed by at least 11 different jury members. As each assessment consists of grades in 3 cathegorys this meens no less that 3954 individual votes! And the results… Well you have to wait until 25 February to know becase that will be the date we go public with the 2013/14 top 25 Nordic Cleantech Open companies.

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