For 10 years the Nordic Cleantech 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 10th Edition of the Nordic Cleantech Open received 139 applications from all corners of the Nordics and the Baltics, and now the Top 25 most innovative, promising and ready-to-scale companies have been selected and are now announced. Clewat is proud to be one of them.
The jury consisted of about 50 international members from venture capital firms, multinational industries, the utility sector, development agencies and the public investment scene. They were the ones to analyse the 139 applications based on their level of innovation, market potential and the ability of the team to execute.
The selected 25 companies that will participate in the next phases use digitalization and AI to solve some of the cleantech sector’s biggest challenges notably in the fields of transportation, energy and water purification. They also bring several innovations to the battery market, ground-breaking technologies to support the hydrogen economy, and ever more ingenious waste-to-value circular solutions.
Next, the Top 25 companies will meet the jury at Smygehus Havsbad, Southern Sweden, on the 22nd and 23rd of September, where they will get to pitch and present their case and participate in one-to-one meetings, among other more recreational and mingling activities. On the same occasion, the jury will assess the startups again, and the selected Top 10 will then move on to the finals together with Cleantech Scandinavia’s main event: Cleantech Capital Day and the Nordic Cleantech Open Finals, on the 16th and 17th of November, in Malmö.
Here is the list of Top 25 companies and their descriptions, sorted in alphabetical order:
7Analytics, Norway, is building a unique ecosystem for sustainable planning of the future.
Altris AB, Sweden, specialises in producing highly sustainable cathode materials for rechargeable sodium batteries.
AmiNIC ApS, Denmark, is developing and commercializing a handheld sensor, an intelligent e-nose, that within seconds determines the correct freshness and expiration dates of meat and fish to avoid loss of them.
Aquammodate, Sweden, is an impact-driven company founded in 2019 with the mission to accommodate the world’s need for clean water.
CH-Bioforce Oy, Finland, offers a sustainable and completely bio-based alternative to oil- and food-based feedstock when producing clothing, food packaging, or cosmetics for example.
Clewat is a fast growing cleantech company from Finland, focusing on solving the plastic waste, excess biomass, oil spills and other pollution problems of our oceans, seas, rivers and lakes.
Comptek Solutions, Finland, is a forerunner in compound semiconductor surface engineering.
Enerpoly AB, Sweden, is building a future where everyone has access to clean energy. With their groundbreaking zinc-ion batteries, Enerpoly will drive a transition to the electric grid of the future.
Heatweed Technologies AS is a green-tech/clean-tech Norwegian company developing, manufacturing and selling machines for non-chemical weed control in urban and selected agro segments.
HPNow ApS, Denmark, is displacing today’s hazardous and emissions-intensive hydrogen peroxide production and supply chain, with a safe, sustainable, and autonomous on-site generation solution.
Hycamite TCD Technologies Ltd, Finland, produces clean hydrogen for industrial use and solid, sustainable carbon for demanding applications such as Li-ion batteries.
Hyperion Robotics was founded in Helsinki, Finland, in 2019 by a team of passionate academics and professionals in robotics, architecture and engineering. Their technology is reinforced concrete 3D printing with recycled materials.
Kasi Technologies AB, Sweden, is closing the current gap in the automotive market created by favorable legislative environment, lagging EV technology, uneven emission regulations, and market incentives for fuel reduction through to 2030. By introducing NESS, their retrofit solution reduces 20% CO2 emissions on 98% of all new- and existing vehicles in the global market, so they are contributing to reaching both EU and UN ESG goals for coming 10 years period, facilitating the shift over to 100% climate neutral mobility.
Kvasir Technologies ApS, Denmark, has developed a patented technology for production of biofuel. By adopting Kvasir’s biofuel all existing ships can comply with the emissions reductions mandated by IMO in both 2030 and 2050.
Naco Technologies, Latvia, creates specialized nano-coatings and new materials that replace the need for platinum and other expensive materials in the production and usage of green hydrogen at a massive scale.
Nano RAY-T LLC, Latvia, has developed anode materials based on specific types of Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) which will increase battery capacity more than 5x times.
NextFuel AB, Sweden, is a clean-tech startup with a new solution to climate change. We can transform fast growing grass into a clean copy of fossil fuel in less than 30 minutes. NextFuel can profitably replace coal, heating oil and charcoal directly in today’s energy infrastructure at very competitive prices.
NitroCapt AB, Sweden, is developing a new radical, fossil-free technology for the fixation of nitrogen from the air to make commercial nitrogen fertilizer. Air, water and electricity are the only inputs and the process has no emissions.
Position Green, Sweden, helps companies collect, analyze and report sustainability data using our online platform. They currently work with over 150 companies who use our platform for internal sustainability data, for ESG evaluations of suppliers and to evaluate investments or company holdings.
RETEX Panels, Finland, manufactures construction materials from recycled textile, plastic and used car tire waste. They focus on sustainable building materials, recycling waste and contributing to the circular economy. Their mission is to bring disruptive technologies to the construction industry and engage people to reduce, reuse and recycle.
SpinDrive, Finland, improves the energy efficiency of industrial processes by providing active magnetic bearings to equipment manufacturers in a simple and affordable way. The solution levitates the rotational part of the equipment completely eliminating friction. It improves process energy efficiency, reduces maintenance costs and provides completely oil-free system reducing customer equipment lifecycle costs by 35%.
Sticky Solar Power is a Swedish developer and supplier of innovative solar photovoltaic technology solutions. The Tape Solution™ is a novel interconnection and string production technology that enables competitive and high-efficiency solar PV manufacturing in Europe and beyond.
TioTech AS is a Norwegian manufacturer of titanium dioxide (titania) nanomaterials and a developer of titania-based technologies. They develop TitanB, a titanium dioxide based nanomaterial that enables batteries to be charged in 6 minutes, last 5 times longer and operate in arctic conditions.
TrusTrace, Sweden, believes that there is no sustainability without traceability. That is why they are on a mission – to bring transparency to producers who really want to know what they sell, and for consumers who really care what they buy.
UP Catalyst OÜ is an Estonian based startup, which produces sustainable carbon nanomaterials directly from CO2 or from waste biomass for a vast range of applications ranging from green advanced battery technologies to biomedicine.