Eight Finnish companies have been chosen to the top 25 cleantech start-ups from the Nordic Cleantech Open competition. A jury consisting of more than 60 influential representatives from multinational companies and venture capital were involved in selecting this year’s contestants.
— We like the quality and diversified mix this year. A lot of them target big industrial customers with must have solutions, which is exactly what’s needed to succeed, commented Jörg Sperling, Partner at WHEB Ventrures, Munich.
Among the Nordic superstars are Asema Electronics which manufactures consumer terminals and wireless controllers which save energy; Ekolite which converts “waste to value” when making composite materials from biomass and industrial wastes, and Enercomp’s solution that reduces energy consumption of industrial pumping and fan systems.
The list includes also Enevo, which offers a solution that gives waste management companies 20-40 percent savings in waste collection costs; MetGen which develops and produces oxidise enzymes called Laccases, and Numcore which has developed a solution that increases the recovery in froth flotation processes.
The other two Finnish companies on this impressive list are Peagsor with its innovative sensor for continuous fine particle concentration monitoring and Ultranet which has developed and protected a unique method for processing ash and which enables ash from biomass fuel power plants to be processed into valuable products.