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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.

By Tanja Tanskanen

Today we reveal the Top 10 companies!

Today we are proud to announce the Top 10 companies in this years Nordic Cleantech Open, it has as always been a very close race! We look forward to welcome all of the companies to the finals at the Cleantech Capital Day 3-4 of April in Oslo, make sure to secure your spot to meet them all ( 

Soil Scout


Swedish Algae Factory




Greater Than




Press Release can be found here!

By Tanja Tanskanen

Top 25 Report released

We’re proud to release this years Top 25 report with description on all of the Top 25 companies, articles with two of last years Top 3 companies, statistics from the competitions start and more. Read it here!  

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!

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