May 18-19, 2016


High Court, Malmöhusvägen 1, Malmö, Sweden



Another Cleantech Capital Day Another Success!

Even though we have now left this year’s Cleantech Capital Day behind us, the memory of the successful event is still fresh in our minds and leaves us feeling energized for what’s to come!

With approximately 210 participants from a range of different sectors, Cleantech Scandinavia’s flagship event of the year truly catered to all as talented entrepreneurs, curious investors, interesting industry representatives and supportive partners joined us.

On the 18th we kick-started the event with a session on how to increase cleantech business between the Nordics and China. With interesting keynotes from among others Han Xiaodong, Economic and Commercial Counsellor from the Chinese Embassy in Stockholmand Investment Director Julien Mialaret form Idinvest Partners.

Next stop was an encounter with our second geographical focus of the day, namely Canada were a competent panel answered questions after among other things an inspirational speech on doing business with Canada from the Ambassador of Canada to Sweden, Mr Kenneth Macartney. Make sure to join our Cleantech Showcase North America  on the 26-30 of September that will take us to Toronto, Boston and New York. More information on

In a parallel session WWF held court with their Climate Solvers, discussing Nordic innovation start-ups as a global force to reduce millions of tonnes of greenhouse gases and pull people out of energy poverty. Senior Advisor on Climate Innovation at WWF in Sweden, Stefan Henningsson moderated the session and with a competent panel of representatives from IKEACleantech Invest and Swedish Incubators and Science Parks, the engaging exchange drew an impressive crowd.

During the afternoon all eyes were one the Nordic Cleantech Open finals and the suspense was palpable. Head of Information Technology Underwriting from Chubb Insurance held a watchful eye on the finalist pitching sessions were the final top 10, cleantech companies battled it out for the jury’s votes.

The day was wrapped up with a very much-appreciated dinner at Clarion Hotel and Congress were the Danish company Fresh.Landwere crowned the winners of this year’s Nordic Cleantech Open.  Worthy runner-ups were TRINE and coming in on a third place were SBT Aqua. During the evening we also saw the 12 Climate Solver companies receive much deserved praise for their efforts in the field. Malmö Cleantech City handed out their award to the company that most efficiently may contribute to a more energy efficient building industry. This year the award went to SWATAB for their washing unit, which makes detergents redundant.

Congratulations once more to all the winners of the evening!

The second day of the event started with the incredibly popular “Speed Dating” session were entrepreneurs and investors had approximately 4 minutes to connect and create new collaborations.

The day continued with a  focus on actors relevant for making the cleantech sector prosperous. Representing this aspect were keynotes from Sitra on the opportunities of a circular economy from a Nordic perspective and from KAUST on cleantech opportunities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The afternoon contained the latest from our different entrepreneurs in sessions such as “Movers & Shakers” and “Disrupters”, here companies such as UnibioExegerGreater ThanELIQ, Acosense and Ecofiltration all presented cleantech solutions that in one way or another represent a fresh take on things. Parallel to these sessions we also had the opportunity to listen to companies pitching solutions relevant in “Built Environment”, “Smart Grids” and “GreenChem and Water”.

By the time the closing remarks were made there was already a buzz going, speculating as to where next year’s event will take place, what it will contain and whether or not we will be able to top this year’s successful occasion.

In order to find out, stay tuned and we will announce the details regarding Cleantech Capital Day 2017 soon, but for now pencil in the 3-5 of April!

Speakers Panelists 2016

Nicola Bettio

Managing Director, NASEBA Capital

Matthias Dill

Managing Director, Statkraft Ventures

Stefan Henningsson

Senior Adviser Climate, Energy & Innovation, WWF International

Andreas Stubelius


Mimmi Hedelin

Investment Manager, Industrifonden

Michael Nettersheim

Investment Manager, BASF Venture Capital

Joost Waeterloos

Corporate Venturing - Technology Scouting Europe, The Dow Chemical Company

Per Ericsson

Venture Partner, Environmental Technologies Fund

Ludwig Goris

Investment Manager, Capricorn Venture Partners

René Savelsberg

CEO, SET Ventures

Richard Riggs

Investment Director, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures Europe Limited

Jens Busse

Investment Manager, Evonik Venture Capital

Inga-Lill Olsson

Trade Commissioner, Embassy of Canada in Sweden

Jane Kearns

Senior Advisor & Fund Manager, MaRS Cleantech

Göran Folkesson

Managing Director, Clean Motion

Bala Nagarajan

Investment Director, Statoil Energy Ventures

Simon Clark

Senior Advisor, Generation IM

Nils Bennemann

Partner, Greencoat Capital

Anders Ydstedt

Board member and Investor, Scantech

Andreas Wigger

General Manager, Bilfinger Venture Capital

Han Xiaodong

Commercial Counsellor, Chinese Embassy in Stockholm

Lennart Christensson

Business Leader Europe Connected Machines, GE Automation & Controls

Filip Elland

Sustainability Coordinator, Castellum AB

Nathan Rogers

Assistant Director, Capital Planning, Dalhousie University

Emma Ihre

Head of Sustainability, Mannheimer Swartling

Jaarmo Saaranen

Partner and Owner, VNT Management Oy

Stefan Johansson

CEO, Invest in Skåne

Olle Hansson

Manager, ELLEVIO

Ramalinga Ramamurthy

Senior Venture Principal, Shell Technology Ventures

Kenneth Macartney

Ambassador of Canada to Sweden

Pia Heidenmark Cook

Head of Sustainability, Retial & Expansion, IKEA

Therese Lindsley

Managing Director, Cleantech Scandinavia

Casper Heijsteeg

Senior Fund Partner, Wermuth Asset Management

Olof Blomqvist

Technology Scouting and Research, Cleantech Scandinavia

Tom Weidner

Investment Manager, CAPNOVA

Hans Dellenbach

CFO, Emerald Technology Ventures

Heikki Sorasahi

Assisting Specialist Circular Economy, Sitra

Mary McCarthy

Investment Manager, SABIC Ventures

Sami Tuhkanen

Director for Business Development and Investments, Sitra

Thierry Piret

Head, Solvay Ventures

Carl Geng

Managing Director, China Cleantech Accelerator

Allan Skovgaard

Business Development Director, Emerging Water Technologies

Moderators Hosts

Andreas Stubelius


Magnus Agerström

Managing Director, Cleantech Scandinavia

Harald Olderheim

Business Development Manager, Kjeller Innovation

Per Heander

Investment Manager, ALMI Invest

Jane Kearns

Senior Advisor & Fund Manager, MaRS Cleantech

Jussi Sainiemi

Investment Manager, Finnish Industry Investment

Julia Parker

Investment Advisor, Real Estate & Cleantech, Invest in Skåne

Stig Ørnvall

Growth Investors, Smart Grids Service Cluster

Andrew Russell

Head of Information Tech Underwriting, Chubb Insurance

Event Programme

May 18th

 8.30 – 14.00

Cleantech Capital Day 18/5


8.30 – 9.00

Coffee & Networking

9.00 – 9.20


Welcoming Words

Therese Lindsley, Managing Director, Cleantech Scandinavia
Stefan Johansson, 
CEO, Invest in Skåne

9.20 -10.10


China Nordic Cleantech Bridge logoChina Nordic Cleantech Bridge
How to increase cleantech business between the Nordics and China

This subject will be revisited and developed from the session in 2015. The market for cleantech innovation in China is huge. The interest from Chinese industry, cities and investors is clear. However, only a few Nordic cleantech companies have taken the steps to enter the market and those that have, still have a long way to go to succeed. This session discusses how cleantech business between China and the Nordics can be increased and how Nordic countries can cooperate and coordinate their efforts to become more efficient.

Magnus Agerström, Chairman, Cleantech Scandinavia
Carl Geng, Managing Director, China Cleantech Accelerator

Key Note
“The Chinese market for Cleantech and the significance of the 13th 5 year plan”
Xiaodong Han,
Economic & Commercial Counsellor, Chinese Embassy in Stockholm

“The potentials for exits in China”
Ludwig Goris, Investment Manager, Capricorn Venture Partners

“Cross-border funding”
Julien Mialaret, Investment Director, Idinvest Partners

10.10 – 10.35

Short Networking Break

10.35 -12.15

Parallell Sessions

10.35 – 12.10


Canada –  A Gateway to North and South American Markets

The goal of this session is to explore the opportunities for Nordic cleantech companies to enter the Canadian market. What are the facilitators and the obstacles, how can our partners help your company if you’re interested to move or expand your business over the sea. We will also look at the opportunities for Canadian companies to come to Europe.

Julia Parker,
Investment Advisor, Service Industry & Cleantech, Invest in Skåne

Key Notes
“Doing business with Canada”
Kenneth Macartney, Ambassador of Canada to Sweden, Embassy of Canada in Sweden

“Cleantech in Canada”
Jane Kearnes
, Senior Advisor & Fund Manager, MaRS Cleantech

”Dalhousie university capital building program opportunities”
Nathan Rogers, Assistant Director, Capital Planning, Dalhousie University

“Emerald Technology Ventures – An Introduction”
Hans Dellenbach
, CFO, Emerald Technology Ventures

Mark Jansson Kragh
, CEO, Arsizio
Jane Kearnes,
Senior Advisor & Fund Manager, MaRS Cleantech
Hans Dellenbach,
CFO, Emerald Technology Ventures
Nathan Rogers, Assistant Director,
Capital Planning, Dalhousie University
Inga-Lill Olsson,
Trade  Commissioner, Canadian Embassy

10.30 – 12.15


“Nordic innovation start-ups as a global force to reduce millions of tonnes of greenhouse gases and pull people out of energy poverty”

The Global Cleantech Innovation Index shows clearly that all Nordic countries are strong ‘start-up generators’ on cleantech innovation relative to their small GDP but there is a shared Nordic challenge in commercializing these to become big businesses. At this event WWF, one of the World’s largest environmental organisations, will for the first time award the top 3 innovation companies from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden respectively with a recently commercialized offer and the highest potential to have a global greenhouse gas reduction and clean energy access impact if market conditions are there for rapid business growth. We will discuss the challenge of strengthening the commercialization of Nordic cleantech innovation using real life opportunities and obstacles faced by groundbreaking CEOs and getting their reaction from a panel of policy representatives, investors and corporates.

Stefan Henningsson, Senior Advisor Climate Innovation, WWF in Sweden 

“Waste to Wealth, Digitalization and Sustainable Innovation”
Thomas Haglund-Flemström, Director Sustainability Services, Accenture Strategy 

“The innovation journey and being a WWF Climate Solver company”
Göran Folkesson, CEO, Clean Motion
Awarded WWF Climate Solver 2013

Presenting 12 newly announced Climate Solver Nordic company startups whose innovations can reduce emissions equivalent to all Nordic domestic emissions over coming 10 years: EkoRent, Solnet Green Energy, Infinited Fiber Company, Fresh.Land, Suntherm, EyeCular, Trine, Climeon, Orbital Systems, Meshcrafts, Viva Labs, Desert Control – more information here.

Tarja Teppo, Partner, Cleantech Invest
Matt Stanley,
Sustainable Innovation Manager, IKEA
Mikaela Hellberg, Project Coordinator, Swedish Incubators & Science Parks (SISP)


12.10 – 13.30

Networking Lunch

Nordic Cleantech Open Finals

The Nordic Cleantech Open Finals features the 10 most promising cleantech Startups from the Nordics countries. These 10 companies have been carfully choosen out of all applicants in a prosess involving a jury of over 50 venture capital investors, industrial venture investors and other knowledgeable professionals. The top 10 will be announced in April.

13.30 – 13.40


Welcoming Words – Nordic Cleantech Open finals

Olof Blomqvist, Technology Scouting and Research, Cleantech Scandinavia

Andrew Russell, Head of Information Technology Underwriting, Chubb Insurance

13.40 – 13.55


Key Notes

“Demo Environment Fund”
Samira Jabet, Department for Environment and Innovation, Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth

“Creating great values in the Swedish CleanTech Sector”
Andreas Stubelius, Portfolio Manager, Swedish Energy Agency

14.00 – 14.45


Revisiting 3 past top 3 Nordic Cleantech Open companies

Mattias Karls, CEO, Disruptive Materials
Sebastian Linko, VP Marketing & Communication, Wirepas
Regnar Paaske,
 CCO, Nordic Power Convertors 

14.50 – 16.00


Nordic Cleantech Open Finalist Pitching session

Ole M. Olesen, CEO, Desert Control
Martin Lidstrand,
CEO, Trifilon
David Frykerås,
CEO, Againity
Olle Lindbom,
CTO, Ngenic
Gustav Skands,

VC Panel
Sami Tuhkanen, Director Business Development and Investments, Sitra
Joost Waeterloos, Corporate Venturing – Technology Scouting Europe, The Dow Chemical Company
Tarja Teppo, 
Partner, Cleantech Invest

16.00 – 16.30

Networking Break

16.30 – 17.40


Nordic Cleantech Open Finalist Pitching session

Patric Stafshede, CEO, LunaLEC
Christian Vieider, CEO, Ascatron
Sam Manaberi,
Pasi Pennanen, CEO, Toroidion
Filipe Leal, COO, Fresh.Land

VC Panel
Michael Nettersheim, Investment Manager, BASF Venture Capital
Mary McCarthy,
Investment Manager, SABIC Ventures
Mimmi Hedelin,
Investment Manager, Industrifonden

17.40 – 17.55


Inspirational talk

“Sustainability is about earning money and managing risks”
Emma Ihre,
Head of Sustainability, Mannheimer Swartling

17.55 – 18.05


Replay & Vote

A short half minute video replay for each pitching company will be replayed to ensure that you haven’t missed your favorite before voting for the best Nordic cleantech startup.

18.30 – 19.15

Drinks at Clarion Hotel & Congress

19.15 – 22.15

Dinner & Price Ceremony at the Eatery Social Taqueria, Clarion Hotel & Congress

May 19th

7.45 – 9.00

Cleantech Capital Day 19/5

Registration & Coffee

8.00 – 9.00


Speed Dating

9.15 – 9.25


Welcoming Words

Therese Lindsley, Managing Director, Cleantech Scandinavia

9.25 – 9.35


Key Note

“KAUST and cleantech opportunity in Saudi Arabia and the GCC”
Nicola Bettio,
HeadKAUST Innovation Fund

9.45 – 10.55


Parallell Sessions

Circular Economy – How does cleantech innovation drive growth?
The circular economy provides a framework for enhancing asset productivity and driving competitiveness. In applying this framework Circular Economy Enablers and Transformers have identified that securing access to capital and the circular economy network can significantly increase their growth rates.

Key Note & Moderator
“The opportunities of a circular economy – A Nordic perspective”
Heikki Sorasahi
, Assisting Specialist Circular Economy, Sitra

Fredrik Östlin, CEO, off2off
Pia Heidenmark Cook,
Head of Sustainability, Retail & Expansion, IKEA
Timo Linnainmaa,
Owner, Cleantech Invest (Representing Swap)
Anders Ydstedt,
Board member, GIAB Circular Solution

9.45 – 10.55


Smart Grids

Stig Ørnvall,
Project Manager, Smart Grid Services Cluster

Key Notes & Panel
“GE & Industrial Internet”
Lennart Christensson,
 Business Leader Europe Connected Machines, General Electric

“Smart Grid enable electricity networks to operate in a stable, secure and economic way using ICT and interaction with different stakeholders”
Olle Hansson, Manager Technology & Development, ELLEVIO

Simon Clark, Senior Advisor, Generation Investment Management
Nils Bennemann,
Partner, Greencoat Capital 

10.55 – 11.25

Networking Break

11.25 – 12.35

Parallel Sessions

11.25 – 12.35


Pitching Session - Movers & Shakers

Harald Olderheim, Business Development Manager, Kjeller Innovation

Joachim Karthäuser, CTO, Climeon
Anders Norén,
CEO, Ecofiltration
Håkan Ludvigson
Anders Södergren, Director, RecondOil Sweden
Ulf Rask, CEO, Acosense

VC Panel
Richard Riggs, CVC, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures
René Savelsberg, CEOSET Ventures
Jarmo Saaranen, Chairman, VNT Management

11.25 – 12.35


Pitching Session - Smart Grids

Andreas Stubelius, Portfolio Manager, Swedish Energy Agency 

Kjell Knoop,Technical Engineer, Policon
Timo Tammisto
, Chairman, Distence
Fredrik Akke,
CEO, DLaboratory
Björn Jernström,
CEO, Ferroamp
The Nguyen,
Senior Advisor, InnoSense
Matti Malkamäki,
 CEO, Aurelia Turbines

VC Panel
Matthias Dill, Managing Director, Statkraft Ventures
Hans Dellenbach, CFO, Emerald Technology Venture
Casper Heijsteeg, Senior Fund Partner, Wermuth Asset Management

12.35 – 13.40

Networking Lunch

13.40 – 14.50


Parallel Pitching Sessions

Pitching Session - Disrupters

Samer Samman,
Investment Manager, KAUST Innovation Fund

Markus Forstmeier, VP Business Development, Electrochaea
Bert Holtappels
, Founder & CEO, Tanktwo
Henrik Busch-Larsen,
CEO, Unibio
Georgios Foufas,
Head of Business Development, Exeger
Erik Smith,
CEO, Sol Voltaics
Liselott Johansson,
CEO, Greater Than

VC Panel
Nicola Bettio, Head, KAUST Innovation Fund
Ramalinga Ramamurthy,
Senior Venture Principal, Shell Technology Ventures
Bala Nagarajan,
Investment Director, Statoil Energy Ventures

13.40 – 14.50


Pitching Session - Built Environment

Jussi Sainiemi, 
Investment Manager, Finnish Industry Investment 

Fredrik Westman, Sales and Marketing, Sensative
Jaan Tepp, CEO, ENISEF
Jean-Charles Violleau, Manager Region South, Butong
Morten Veis Donnerup, CEO, SUNTHERM
Kristjan Lind, CEO, Bikeep

VC Panel
Filip Elland, Sustainability Manager, Castellum
Nils Bennemann, Partner, Greencoat Capital
Andreas Wigger, General Manager, Bilfinger Venture Capital

14.50 – 15.15

Networking Break

15.15 – 16.25

Parallel Pitching Sessions

15.15 – 16.25


Pitching Session - Mixed

Per Heander, Investment Manager, ALMI Invest

Karl-Gustav Niska, CEO, Skandinavisk Ecotech
Aage Björn Andersen,
CEO Sea-Lix
Alar Vörk
, CEO, Cityntel
Mark Jansson Kragh,
CEO, Arsizio
Ulf Lindelöf,
CEO, Waves4Power
Roger Cederberg,
Chairman, SeaTwirl

VC Panel
Ludwig Goris, Investment Manager, Capricorn Venture Partners
Tom Weidner, 
Investment Manager, Canova
Per Ericsson,
Venture Partner, Environmental Technologies Fund

15.15 – 16.25


Pitching Session - GreenChem & Water

Jane Kearns, 
Senior Advisor, Cleantech Venture Services, MaRS Cleantech

Petri Alava, CEO, Infinited Fiber Company
Kousay Said, President & CEO, GreenMantra Technologies
Philip Chaabane,
CEO, I-Tech
Valentin Rodionov,
Founder, Nanosferix
Per Hansson,
Executive Engineer, SWATAB
Leif Steffensen,
 Project Manager, OK-Filter

VC Panel
Thierry Piret, Head of Solvay Ventures, Solvay Ventures
Jens Busse,
Investment Manager, Evonik Industries
Allan Skovgaard, Group Director Emerging Water Technologies, Grundfos Holding

16.30 -16.40


Closing Remarks

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Special Invitation/Key Note


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Service Provider/Cities/Others


Venue High Court

The Old High Court of Appeals has served as the host of the Court of Appeals for the south of Sweden during 1917-2009. The building was originally built in 1917 according to the plans of architect Ivar Callmander. Callmander was inspired by the national romantic spirit which can be seen in the symmetry of the facade, the rustic corner chains and the magnificent entrance. In 2009 the Court of Appeals moved across the canal to new premises and the Old High Court has since been carefully renovated and now offers a unique venue for conferences and events.

HighCourt Port, trapp, hall

Hotel Recommendation


Clarion Hotel & Congress Malmö Live

Clarion Hotel & Congress Malmö Live rises 85 metres above ground, a new landmark to add to the city skyline. A meeting place far beyond the norm for local residents, visitors and conference guests alike. The hotel is located within a convenient walking distance of about 7 minutes from the central train station where you arrive from Copenhagen airport. It takes less then 5 minutes to walk over to the venue from the hotel and its also where the dinner on the 18/5 will take place.

As a participant at the Cleantech Capital Day and/or Cleantech City Day you have a special rate. To receive this rate please fill in the form and send it directly to the hotel for booking confirmation.
Malmo Live

HOW TO GET HERE Travel Plans

The easiest way to get to Malmö is to fly to Copenhagen, Denmark, and Kastrup Airport (CPH). Then you take the Öresundstrain from the airport to Malmö C, which takes 20 minuets. You take the train from Terminal 3 and buy your tickets before going down to the tracks. There are service points and also machines marked “Skånetrafiken” where you buy your ticket by credit card. Please note that the return ticket is ONLY valid for 24h so don’t buy that if staying longer. You CANNOT buy a ticket on the train and you will be heavily fined if traveling without ticket. The train leaves from Track 2 every 20 minutes, check out the timetable here. Note that the end station can vary but all trains leaving towards Sweden passes Malmö C.

Once in Malmö C it is walking distance to all the hotels we have recommended as well as to the venue (see further down on this page for direction to venue).

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