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By Tanja Tanskanen

Cleantech Scandinavia reveals the Top 25 most promising cleantech start-ups!

After our annual massive sweep of the Nordic innovation environment to find the most exciting and progressive start-ups around, we ended up with an impressive bunch of close to 100 companies. This year we also saw the highest percentage of first-time applicants since we started the competition and now, after our highly renowned jury have made their choices, we are excited to share this year’s Top 25 list.

Press here to be directed to the entire list! 

As always, the selection of the Top 25 signals the next step of the journey that is the Nordic Cleantech Open. Part of the experience and the next step, is participation at the Nordic Camp, a further chance to meet the jury members and pitch for a chance to move on to the Top 10, in February.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our applicants for entering the competition, the level of quality of the applications this year have been extremely good and the jury had their work cut out for them.

We would also like to say congratulations to the Top 25 and we will see you at Trolleholm!

By Tanja Tanskanen

Lots of new events added

There has been a lot of new events added to the Nordic Cleantech Open calendar.

We will have a special Nordic Cleantech Open info meeting in Linköping 7/10. David Frykerås that was in the top 10 last year with his company Againity will chair his experiences and it is also an opportunity to meet with representatives from Linköping Universitet Innovation and Cleantech Östergötland.

Meet us at Green Connect in Gothenburg 11/10 or in Uppsala 19/10. Besides discussing your Nordic Cleantech Open application these are great events if you want to meet angel investors.

If your company is targeting the real estate sector there will be excellent opportunities to pitch your case in front of a grand jury of real estate company representatives and representatives from Malmö Kommun 8/11.

 

By Tanja Tanskanen

Malmö Cleantech City Award

We just received the good news that we will be running the Malmö Cleantech City Award again together with the City of Malmö.

This gives additional value to all the applicants to the Nordic Cleantech Open that address the built environment as a market. It is great way to present your ideas towards the City of Malmö, The City’s real estate companies (Stadsfastigheter and MKB) and towards the jury with decision makers from leading real estate companies that we will put together (to be announced soon).

We will hold two events in Malmö during the autumn with possibilities for applicants to present their cases to the City and to the Jury. Dates and subjects of these events will be announced soon.

 

By Tanja Tanskanen

Applications are open for the new, improved, sixth round of Nordic Cleantech Open

Everything is not fully in place yet but the things that are is more than enough to motivate any cleantech entrepenur that he/she should spend a few minutes writing a great application to the sixth round of Nordic Cleantech Open. You can win:
– Participation in The Nordic Camp, an all-inclusive weekend together with investors at a castle in
the south of Sweden
– A Pitch at the Nordic Cleantech Open Finals, which brings 250 investors, industry and cleantech companies together
– Pitch opportunities at the Nordic Cleantech Showcases, in Toronto, Boston, New York Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Shanghai and Hong Kong for the most suitable early entrants.
– A one year membership in the Cleantech Scandinavia Accelerator Program for the winning company (value of 5000€)
– Networking opportunities with our members of international investors and industry
– A description of your company in the widely distributed Top 25 report
Pitch training
– 
A Quality stamp for your company
– A service package from Chubb Insurance will be provided to 3 companies.

And even if you do not win you will get:
Written feedback from the jury to improve your case.
– A chance to improve your design with Autodesk. All applying companies will be eligible for up to 120,000 € in free Digital Prototyping software through the Autodesk Cleantech Partner Program so that you can get their products to market faster.

And there will be more… Apply now to make sure you do not miss anything.

 

 

By Tanja Tanskanen

Denmark wins the Nordic Cleantech Open finals 2016

Cleantech Scandinavia Nordic Cleantech Open today announces the winners of Nordic Cleantech Open 2015/16 at the award dinner of Cleantech Capital Day in Malmö. Denmark wins the Nordic Cleantech Open for the second consecutive year, the second price goes to a Swedish company while Denmark also wins third prize.

First prize winner is Fresh.Land. The company digitize the food supply chain with an innovative B2B platform. With Fresh.Land, farmers and retailers can interact, all get better prices and the cost for searching and transaction is lowered. Only the middlemen lose out.
Second prize winner is TRINE. The combination of crowd investing with commodity solar PV components creates an innovative business model with massive potential. The company aims at providing the 1.3 billion people living in energy poverty with access to solar energy.

 

Third prize winner is SBT Aquatech. The company produce a real-time bacteria sensor that significantly improves quality control of drinking water. The sensor can detect bacteria and non-organic particles in real-time.

Read more in the press release.

Swedish press release here.

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