FOR 11 YEARS THE NORDIC CLEANTECH OPEN 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
Nordic Cleantech Open bring together entrepreneurs, investors, industry and government to shape the innovation landscape with the goal of building a more sustainable future. The organizer of the competition, Cleantech Scandinavia, aims to bridge the gap between innovators looking for funding and venture capital looking for new opportunities of climate impact investments.
Held at Smygehus Havsbad, the Nordic Camp provided the opportunity to the Top 25 companies to pitch and present their case to several members of our jury panel, which this year consisted of 58 professionals coming various backgrounds – industry, venture capital, public funding and regional development. The selection of the Top 10 companies is the result of a long selection process where companies where evaluated based on a written application at first, a preliminary evaluation which was complemented by an assessment of their performance at the Nordic Camp. In total, the Nordic Cleantech Open jury delivered 4,095 votes on the written applications and 426 votes on the pitch presentations along with some valuable feedback to the companies. The networking opportunities and one-on-one meetings held at the Nordic Camp were yet another opportunity for the Top 25 companies to exchange and gain knowledge from our highly skilled jury panel and members’ network. At last, the Top 10 will deliver a final presentation at the Nordic Cleantech Open Finals & Cleantech Capital Day, to be held in Oslo on October 25th and 26th.