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By Tanja Tanskanen

Top 10 companies of Nordic Cleantech Open revealed!

Today we are proud to announce the game-changing Top 10 companies in this years Nordic Cleantech Open! We welcome all of the  companies to the Finals at Cleantech Capital Day 22-23 of May in Malmö, Sweden. If you want to meet these companies, sign up at


Altum Technologies

APR Technologies

C-Green Technology


Heimdall Power



Phoenix BioPower



Press release can be found   here!

By Tanja Tanskanen

25 Startups Changing How Business Is Done in a Sustainable Way

The Top25 companies of Nordic Cleantech Open revealed today! The best of the next generation clean technology and business innovations from the Nordics and Baltics have been selected by the jury of Nordic Cleantech Open.

Full press release with all Top25 companies here.  

104 applicants showed their cutting-edge technologies and services to the international jury of 40+ representatives from venture capital firms and multinational companies. It was a tight race to make it to the Top 25. There are many great ideas growing out there!

Next, the Top25 companies will meet the jury at Trolleholm, Southern Sweden, 17-18 March, where they get to pitch and improve their case. The companies who move to the Top10 will then continue to the Finals, 22nd of May in Malmö, Sweden.

We would like to thank:
• All the applicants of Nordic Cleantech Open. You made the level of this year’s competition high!
• The jury for the hard work of reviewing and assessing the companies.

And Big Congratulations to the Top25! We are looking forward to seeing you at Trolleholm.

By Tanja Tanskanen

Over 100 applicants! Nordic Cleantech Open round 7 application closed now

We thank all the 100+ applicants for this year’s Nordic Cleantech Open cleantech start-up competition for the first application phase. We are delighted to see the new idea flows coming from various cleantech segments and see many opportunities to jump into the exciting action of these companies. 

The Nordic Cleantech Open process will continue next year with jury evaluation, selection of Top25 companies and finally coming down to Top3 and the winner. We’ll keep you updated along the way.

Now, merry Christmas for all!

Best regards,

Cleantech Scandinavia team

By Tanja Tanskanen

Applications are now open for the 7th round of Nordic Cleantech Open – a cleantech startup competition!

Ready to show your cleantech innovation to the world? You can start by showing your work to our expert jury members, who come from various backgrounds – international industrial companies, venture capital firms and cleantech/start-up supporting organizations. This takes a few minutes of your time, but the payback is great! Here’s what you can win:
– Participation in  the Nordic Camp, an all-inclusive weekend together with investors, industrials and competition partners at a castle in the south of Sweden
– A Pitch at the  Nordic Cleantech Open Finals, which brings together 200 investors, industry and cleantech companies.
– Pitch opportunities at the  Nordic Cleantech Showcases,   in   Shanghai, Barcelona, Lyon, Berlin, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Boston  for the most suitable early entrants.

– The early-bird applicants are reviewed by Cleantech Scandinavia and one early-bird applicant will get an opportunity to enter one of the suitable networking events for free so that you can get to the action and create business traction!
– A one year membership in the  Nordic Cleantech Accelerator Program  for the winning company (value of 5 000€)
– Networking opportunities  with our members of international investors and industry
– A description of your company and visibility in the widely distributed  Top 25 report
–  Pitch training

All applicants get:
–  Written feedback  from the expert jury to improve your case. Note! Write your application well and thoroughly – this way you get the best feedback.

Apply now  and take your chance to gain visibility, feedback and new connections!

By Tanja Tanskanen

The Winner of Nordic Cleantech Open 2017 Revealed!

Cleantech Scandinavia’s Nordic Cleantech Open announced this week the Top 3 winners of Nordic Cleantech Open 2016/17 at the award dinner of Cleantech Capital Day in Oslo. And the winner is, for the first time, from Norway.

The winner of Nordic Cleantech Open 2017 is EnergyNest. EnergyNest has developed a new Thermal Energy Storage solution with game-changing economics for the renewable energy industry as well as for energy-intense industrial applications.

Second prize winner is SoilScout, with a ground-breaking technology providing critical insight into data from deep below the surface, wirelessly, near real-time, and maintenance free for up to 20 years, with the potential to reduce irrigation water and energy use by up to 50%.

Third prize is awarded to ifoodbag. ifoodbag offers an innovative, disruptive and recyclable packaging solution made from a paper composite material that locks in cold and protect refrigerated and frozen food.

Congratulations to EnergyNest, SoilScout and ifoodbag for impressing the investor and industry jury!

Read the full press release here.

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