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The Stockholm Cleantech Hotlist features a carefully selected list of some of the most interesting Cleantech companies in one of the world’s leading tech regions. Curated by Invest Stockholm, the list is a useful tool for investors who seek an up-to-date overview of the Cleantech sector in Stockholm.

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  • Applied Nano Surfaces - has developed efficient surface treatment methods that reduce friction and wear. Improves fuel efficiency in engines and increases product life for pumps, rock drills, chains and many other applications.

    More About Applied Nano Surfaces

    Target market

    • The primary target market is the automotive industry, i.e. engine and component manufacturers.

    • Other important markets are industrial machine and equipment suppliers, i.e. compressors, pumps, rock-drills, hydraulic systems and component suppliers, i.e. bearings, chains, gears and joints.

    Product/Business idea

    • ANS offers innovative solutions to reduce friction and wear in industrial applications.

    • The treatments are very cost efficient, thus ANS can also help our customers to reduce costs by replacing other friction and wear reducing technologies such as bronze bushings or DLC-coatings.

    • ANS offers the technologies on a license basis. The processes are implemented seamlessly in the customer’s own production lines. However, we can also offer our treatments through approved partners.

    Product development and expansion

    • ANS is working closely with our customers to adapt and apply our solutions in different application areas.

    • Joint collaboration with customer’s R&D centers help the customer to meet internal product improvement targets.

    • ANS is also actively looking for new application areas and expanding to new market segments.

    • Strengthen current position in Europe and in the US as well as enter into Asia.

    appliednanosurfaces.com
  • Aqua-Q AB - has developed an early warning system for detection of water contamination and real time microbiological sampling of water. 

    More About Aqua-Q AB

    Target market

    • Drinking water treatment plants, waste water treatment plants.
    • Quality assurance of water for food and beverage industry.
    • Quality assurance for water at hospitals.

    Product/Business idea

    • Real time contamination monitoring and sampling.
    • Always provides correct microbiological water samples to be analysed.

    Product development and expansion

    • Product can be miniaturized
    • Embedded software
    • Multiple applications world wide
    aqua-q.se
  • Bestwood - specializes in real-time analysis of solid fuel such as forest residue, waste and coal. One major product line is a set of systems for moisture determination, price settlement and logistics optimization of fuel deliveries.

    More About Bestwood

    Target market

    • Medium and large size energy producers
    • Fuel suppliers

    Product/Business idea

    • Specialized in real-time analysis of solid fuel such as forest residue, waste and coal.
    • One major product line is systems for moisture determination, price settlement and logistics optimization of fuel deliveries.
    • Another product line is real-time analysis of process streams and a platform for control and optimization of the combustion process.
    • Offers high performance quality assessment of solid fuels.

    Product development and expansion

    • Product improvement and development of new product segments. Forthcoming in 2014 are control platforms that are expected to yield substantial improvement in power plants which are heated by household waste and coal.
    bestwood.se
  • C-Green Technology AB - convert sewage sludge and other wet waste to biofuel. We provide a sustainable and cost efficient wet waste disposal by converting it to a clean bio-coal fuel using a Nobel prize awarded technology in a new way.

    More About C-Green Technology AB

    Target market

    • Waste water treatment plants
    • Pulp & Paper mills
    • Bio Power plants

    Product/Business idea

    • Provide an on site sludge disposal service using our patented zero energy hydrothermal carbonization technology containerized production units
    • A high energy bio coal fuel
    • Exceptionally energy efficient upgrading of wet biomass

    Product development and expansion

    • Pilot plant in operation
    • The commercial scale container unit will have a capacity to treat sludge from 200 000 households or 30 000 wet tons per year producing 5000 tons of bio coal.
  • Chromafora - holds a unique IP that enables fine chemical manufacturing that decreases waste and energy consumption. The company offers the chemical manufacturing industry the possibility to use the reagent/catalyst phosphines.

    More About Chromafora

    Target market

    • Purification of heavy metals from waste streams. Primary areas are ashes and water purfication. Both these segments have a high need for an innovative selective technology.

    Product/Business idea

    • Chromafora can enable an efficient use of phosphines. Phosphines are very selective to heavy metals, and the cost of purification can thereby be lowered.
    • Lower the amount of material that needs landfilling, thereby lowering risk of future leakage.
    • Eneble reuse of purifed matieral, salts and ashes.
    • Holds a unique IP that enable us to recycle and reuse the phosphines cost efficiently.

    Product development and expansion

    • The company have recently come to an agreement with Ragn-Sells AB, one of Scandinavias largest waste management companies.
    • Together we are about to construct a pilot plant for waste-water purifcation in the fall of 2014.
    • We are conducting an ash purification project, and shall have an pilot ready in 2015.
    • Other potential markets for us to explore are AMD (Acid Mine Drainage), radioactive metals, and REM (Rare Earth Metals) extraction.
    chromafora.com
  • ChromoGenics - develops electrochromic smart glass that tints with a low electrical voltage, saving energy and increasing comfort. A unique roll-to-roll process enables a flexible business model.

    More About ChromoGenics

    Target market

    • Architectural glass for facades and windows in commercial and residential buildings currently amounts to some four billion square meters of glass every year.

    • Our primary targets are manufacturers of insulated glass units (IGUs).

    • Since our manufacturing processes are scalable and cost-effective, their overall effect will accelerate a powerful trend within the high-tech building and transportation sectors: the continued market adoption of smart glass products.

    Product/Business idea

    • Electrochromic smart windows can block 80-90% of solar heat radiation and decrease cooling needs in buildings and vehicles by 20-40%.

    • We assure significantly lower prices and greater sustainability, due to the materials we employ and much lower transportation costs.

    • Sustainability is inherent both in our materials and how they are transported through the value chain. This enables us to build partnerships with major players in the windows market.

    Product development and expansion

    • EC film has been produced in roll-coating manufacturing since 2009.

    • ConverLight is available with large surfaces and has been field-tested since 2012. Durability results are available.

    • ChromoGenics is now establishing relationships with other global players in the value chain.

    • We expect to build the order book in 2015, for deliveries in 2016.

    • The next step will be transportation – boats, planes, trains, busses and cars – as well as visors and goggles.

    chromogenics.com
  • ClimaCheck - has developed a unique system that enables energy savings and trouble-free operations in cooling systems by analyzing and visualizing actual performance of equipment in real time.

    More About ClimaCheck

    Target market

    • Larger commercial and public building

    • Grocery stores

    •  Data center

    • Production industry (food & beverage, pharmaceutical, manufacturing et al)

    • Ice rinks

    • For field measurement systems: service contractors and energy optimization consultants

    Product/Business idea

    • To enable best possible performance of refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump systems through optimization of the cooling process.

    • Via a set of sensors and a logger, data is transferred to ClimaCheck’s server where a unique SaaS solution analyses and visualizes the actual performance of the RAC-equipment down to component level.

    • The set-up and configuration is completely unbiased and will not interfere with, or disturb, operations.

    Product development and expansion

    • Further development of an automatic reporting system.

    • Active marketing towards larger co-operations where cooling and refrigeration processes uses a large share of their overall energy consumption.

    • Continued expansion in North America.

    • Market entry to large markets such as India and China.

    climacheck.com
  • ClimateWell - has invented and successfully developed a thermochemical heat pump that converts and stores thermal energy used for heating and cooling without the need for electricity.

    More About ClimateWell

    Target market

    • Europe, USA and South America
    • Prospective markets; Australia, Africa and China

    Product/Business idea

    • Invented and successfully developed a thermo-chemical heat pump that converts and stores thermal energy used for heating and cooling without the need of electricity.
    • The business model is to provide the technology as components to manufacturers of heating and cooling products such as water heaters, truck air conditioners and solar thermal collectors.
    • The technology is a unique, proprietary triple state absorption process that transforms heat into cooling, without using electricity.

    Product development and expansion

    • Establish more water heater partnerships in Europe and Australia.
    • Expand in the area of trucks and heavy vehicles cooling.
    • Find partners for the solar thermal heating and cooling component in China, India and Australia.
    climatewell.com
  • Climeon - delivers a solution that uses (waste) heat sources between 70 and 120 degrees Celsius and converts it into 100 % clean electricity. At a cost typically lower than the market price for electricity.

    More About Climeon

    Target market

    • All customers with large amounts of waste heat in the rages of 70-120 degrees Celsius: Large engines (e.g. ships), industries with waste heat, geothermal and sun.

    Product/Business idea

    • Climeon Ocean is a product that turn ”cold” heat (70-120 degrees Celsius) into 100% clean electricity.
    • The award-winning solution has high efficiency and relative low cost - giving payback times that are highly attractive to customers.
    • One of these units can save more than 200 tons of fuel and 4000 tons of CO2 every year. Same as planting 30 000 trees and letting them grow for 30 years.

    Product development and expansion

    • Climeon Ocean comes in two solutions: Ocean and Ocean Marine. Ocean suitable for land based installations and Ocean Marine is specifically developed to convert heat from a ship’s engine into electricity.
    • Each solution exists in 150 kW, 300, kW, 450 kW and 600 kW models, these can be combined for larger installations.
    climeon.com
  • Conlux AB - a technology and design company with a focus on heating innovation. We produce thin and flexible heaters which keep a constant temperature without regulating electronics. They cannot overheat and consumes a minimum of energy

    More About Conlux AB

    Target market

    • Deicing – Keeping trains and rail, offshore equipment and heavy vehicles free of ice without ever overheating them.
    • Keeping equipment at constant temperature –batteries, medical equipment, electronics, process industry, biotech etc. for maximum performance.
    • Domestic heating – A new way to heat our houses. Maximize comfort and save energy by stopping  the cold draught already at the windows and air inlets.

    Product/Business idea

    • The company that accelerates the world’s transition to safe, easy and energy efficient heating for everyone. 
    • Provide our customers with new heating functionality, which enable unique applications that have not been previously possible.
    • Heaters shall in the future work without electronics and have an intrinsic prevention of overheating.

    Product development and expansion

    • Expand the business into new applications in deicing where current technologies are insufficient.
    • Develop new products for domestic heating with higher comfort and less energy consumption.
    • Sell the new technology to established manufacturers of flexibe heaters.
  • CorPower Ocean - Compact high efficiency Wave Energy Converters (WECs) delivering five times more energy per ton of device compared to previous state-of-the-art wave power. Small robust units offering Cost of-Energy competitive with offshore wind.

    More About CorPower Ocean

    Target market

    • Ocean energy market with utility companies, EPCs (Engineering Procurement and Construction) companies and local communities as target customers.
    • Primary market focus: UK, France, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, followed by US, Australia and South America in 2nd phase.

    Product/Business idea

    • Wave Energy Converters with compact format, 25-300kW rating
    • Turn-key Wave farm projects in collaboration with leading offshore EPCs.
    • Amplified power capture by proprietary phase control technology.
    • Robust operations by effective detuning of devices in storm conditions.
    • Effective service and maintenance scheme

    Product development and expansion

    • Performance and operations verified in collaboration with scientific leaders from Trondheim and Lisbon
    • Customer demonstrations offered on Scale 1:3 unit in Stockholm
    •  Pilot with Iberdola Engineering and WavEC Offshore Renewables, targeting >8MWh/ton device in Atlantic coast environment
    • Stage 3 pilot (25kW) in 2016-17, followed by full scale units (300kW) 
    corpowerocean.com
  • Cortus Energy - provides cost effective renewable energy gas solutions for industrial, power and transport applications based on the patented WoodRoll® technology. 

    More About Cortus Energy

    Target market

    • Process industries that want to reduce or eliminate their carbon foot print.
    • Utilities needing weather independent renewable power and heat sources.
    • Transport fuel providers for green fuels and/or that need to reduce carbon foot print of fossil fuels.
    • Waste and recycling companies in need of a process that increase value of their mass streams.

    Product/Business idea

    • Provide cost effective renewable energy-gas solutions based upon the patented WoodRoll® technology.
    • Cortus Energy Build – Own – Operate the WoodRoll® plants and sell the desired energy products on long term supply agreements.

    Product development and expansion

    • WoodRoll® generates from low grade feedstocks an energy rich and clean energy-gas with the highest efficiency.
    • The breakthrough gasification technology WoodRoll® has been tested and confirmed over years of testing.
    • A reference and demonstration WoodRoll® plant of 500 kW was established 2011 in Sweden (Köping).
    • WoodRoll® is now being commercialized through a modular setup with the first commercial size set to 6 MW.
    cortusenergy.com
  • DEVCCO - engages in project development and provides services in the field of District Energy worldwide.

    More About DEVCCO

    Target market

    • Primary markets are Europe, North America, the MENA region and China.

    Product/Business idea

    • District Energy play a significant role in the supply of heating and cooling in several parts of the world, and particularly so in the northern parts of Europe.
    • The systems are very energy efficient and often utilize renewable energy sources and heat recovery providing for sustainable supply and minimum use of primary energy sources.
    • Still, there is room for improvement of existing systems and a great potential for developing new District Energy systems in other parts of the world.

    Product development and expansion

    • Based on the DEVCCO team’s first hand experience of successfully developing District Energy systems worldwide we want to drive and support a continued expansion.
    • In addition to developing projects with local partners we offer services including business strategies and restructuring, feasibility studies, master plans, management and governance.
    devcco.se
  • Diamorph - supplies advanced material solutions for particularly demanding industrial applications. The company focuses on narrow niches and its products generally increase the reliability, service life and/or performance in the customers' applications.

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    Target market

    • Diverse portfolio of products used in different industries such as energy, aerospace, railway, construction and marine.
    • Actively seeking deep niches within large industries focusing on critical applications.

    Product/Business idea

    • Diamorph seek out deep niches within larger markets where it is possible to work close to the customers and deliver material solutions that create clear value for them.
    • The strategy gives long and close customer relationships, which means that the company gets a good understanding of the customers’ needs and can satisfy them in the best way through the design of materials and products. This allows the company to produce high performing composites combining polymers, metals and ceramics.

    Product development and expansion

    • The group has a strong team of sales engineers and researchers that continuously develop new materials and products as well as improve the existing portfolio.
    • Is in an expansive phase and the growth lies in new products as well as new applications for existing products.
    diamorph.com
  • Disruptive Materials AB - Upsalite® is a sensational material with world record breaking features. The extreme moisture adsorption, the energy savings by regenerations and huge surface makes it the hottest material in the drying industry.

    More About Disruptive Materials AB

    Target market

    • Dehumidification
    • Ventilation systems
    • OLED Screens
    • Dishwashers (dry the dishes)
    • Compost systems

    Product/Business idea

    • Development of the patented material, Upsalite®, that has the adsorbtion world record, low regeneration temperature, is safe/non-toxic, has a surface area of 800 m2/g and is inexpensive to produce.

    Product development and expansion

    • Identify the most interesting application areas together with co-developing customers. 23 customers (chosen from 2500+ requests) projects are already running.
    • Increase production capacity and optimize process
    • Secure key competences for key application areas
    disruptivematerials.com
  • Energotek AB - has developed the geothermal renewable energy system solution NxGeo, which offers conversion of geothermal heat to electricity, heating, cooling and cascade based energy products.

    More About Energotek AB

    Target market

    • Client segments for NxGeo include muncipalities, cities, utility and energy companies, large real estate owners and the new market players in the renewable energy markets.

    Product/Business idea

    • To introduce and produce clean renewable energy with unique system integration technology.

    Product development and expansion

    • The NxGeo-system has received numerous international awards for its capabilities and performance to play a major role in the renewable energy and society transformation.
    www.energotek.se
  • Exeger - has developed the world’s best indoor solar cell and built the world’s largest screen printing factory for solar cell production in the city center of Stockholm.

    More About Exeger

    Target market

    • Consumer electronics
    • Building Integrated Photovoltaic
    • Automotive Integrated Photovoltaics

    Product/Business idea

    • Freedom of choice in colour, dimensions, shape, level of transparency, and in the material the solar cell is to be printed on. With freedom of choice the number of applications for the EXEGER solar cell is only limited to the needs of our customers. Enabling eternal life and self-powered products is therefore a main target for EXEGER.
    • Screen printing as the production method enables us to create aesthetically superior solar cells. Combined with a thickness of only a few tenths of a millimetre, very light weight as well as flexibility, Exeger solar cells can be seamlessly integrated into any product.

    Product development and expansion

    2015:

    • Six fold expansion of annual production capacity to 6 million units annually.
    • Commercial prototyping within consumer electronics applications to substantially prolong battery life. With the potential to give consumer electronic products eternal life.

    2016:

    • Commercialization of the first product.

     

    www.exeger.com
  • Expektra AB - provides solutions to create more efficient energy systems, and bring market intelligence to human decision makers.

    More About Expektra AB

    Target market

    • Power utilities
    • Process industry
    • Technology providers
    • European focus (Nordic in the short term)

    Product/Business idea

    • Improves physical power trading by optimizing the matching of supply and demand. Specialized in helping power utilities manage their short term market activities.
    • Expektra provides a new method to predict near time electricity consumption and intermittent production with higher precision than conventional methods.
    • Expektra’s market-based platform enables flexible electricity consumption to help balance the grids, contributing to the sustainable development of smart grids. 

    Product development and expansion

    • Expansion of Expektra prediction services on Nordic and European markets with continuous further development of the algorithms based on artificial intelligence with machine learning.
    • Further development of Expektras demand side management platform focusing on commercial verification of industrial flexibility. 
    www.expektra.se
  • eze System - makes advanced control and monitoring available to applications where complexity and cost has been prohibiting.

    More About eze System

    Target market

    • Property Management
    • Equipment Management
    • Energy efficiency

    Product/Business idea

    • The ezeio system is designed to make it easy to monitor and control almost anything via the Internet in a secure, low cost and easy to use package.
    • A web based platform for remote access & control of facilities and equipment
    • Multi functional i/o-unit

    Product development and expansion

    • As of mid 2014, there are almost 2000 active ezeio systems in the world, mainly in the US, UK, Scandinavia and Australia.
    • Further development of sales organization in Europe and US
    ezesys.com
  • Ferroamp - presents the EHUB - a modular solar cell inverter with energy storage. 4-quadrant technology enables bidirectional energy flows and grid supporting functions.

    More About Ferroamp

    Target market

    • The Nordic region is of particular interest since the patented ACE technology significantly improves the ROI of a solar installation here. This is particularly useful in the wintertime when solar production is limited.

    • Germany and Spain are large mature markets where energy storage solutions are becoming increasingly attractive.

    Product/Business idea

    • Ferroamp’s EHUB is a new type of product that combines a solar cell inverter with local energy storage in a single unit using a modular concept.

    • It allows consumers to save solar electricity produced during the day for use in the evening, automatically buying low cost electricity during the night for use in the morning.

    • The ACE technology allows faster EV charging and reduced grid fees. In some cases, the payback time for a solar cell installation can be reduced by 50%.

    Product development and expansion

    • A first inverter with the ACE technology will be launched in 2014. This will then be complemented by energy storage modules and PV modules.
    • Growth by combining the EHUB with new business models that generate new revenue streams for electricity retailers and grid companies. This will open new market segments where solar cells previously have been considered uninteresting.
    ferroamp.se
  • Flexenclosure - Flexenclosure´s product can deliver a 90% reduction in diesel fuel consumption, CO2 emissions, and energy-related OPEX compared to traditional diesel-based systems that powers mobile telecom sites in large areas of developing countries.

    More About Flexenclosure

    Target market

    • Telecom operators, tower companies and energy service providers in developing markets.
    • Flexenclosure’s main market is Africa but the company has also been aggressively expanding into the Middle East, Central Asia, India and South East Asia, and has established local sales offices in all target regions.

    Product/Business idea

    • Powered by renewable energy sources or the grid and a backup genset, eSite – Flexenclosure’s flagship product – can deliver a 90% reduction in diesel fuel consumption, CO2 emissions, and energy related OPEX compared to traditional diesel based systems.
    • The company provides a complete solution, optimising and managing power production, storage and distribution through its patented intelligent control system.
    • A one-stop interface for remote management and energy optimisation of eSite networks is fully integrated into the product.

    Product development and expansion

    • Has invested approximately €13 million in product development since 2007.
    • More than 1,000 eSites are expected to be sold in 2013.
    flexenclosure.com
  • Forsnetics - delivers magnetic thrust bearings for the hydropower industry. Our technology enables oil free stations and increased reliability of operations at an investment that is covered from the reduction of friction losses.

    More About Forsnetics

    Target market

    • Hydropower generators
    • Pump-storage hydro
    • Axial motors/generators
    • Vertical Pumps

    Product/Business idea

    • Reduction of up to 80% in losses. This is achieved by adding a component that reduces the loads on the stations.
    • Increased reliability. We prevent bearing failures. We reduce vibrations and transients associated with start and stop cycles.
    • Environmentally friendly lubricants. Our system enables water lubricated bearings that help our customers fulfill their environmental goals.
    • Large facilities. For large machines, the capabilities of conventional bearings is at its limit. We add load capacity.

    Product development and expansion

    • Demonstration installation with Vattenfall on a 10 MW generator under construction (Due mid 2016).
  • Freelway - is a delivery service that enables companies and communities to lower their green house gas emissions. Through a web based tool, Freelway allows organizations to visualize their internal travels and available compartment space, allowing deliveries to be optimized.

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    Target market

    • Municipalities and large organizations will save the most by using Freelway.
    • Smaller companies and private people can also benefit from easy and cost efficient deliveries.

    Product/Business idea

    Freelway’s web application provides large organizations with the following benefits:

    • A comprehensive overview of the organization's transport; both planned and spontaneous.
    • The organization generates less CO2emissions and reduces environmental impact.
    • Financial savings. The savings are directly coordinated to the degree of implementation of the service and the size and transports performed within the organisation. Even very small municipalities have the potential to save millions of SEK yearly.
    • The number of transports (trips) and cars used can be reduced.
    • To visualize the organization's commitment to the environment. For instance, when the employees use the service in their daily work, it clarifies the organization's environmental focus internally.
    • Externally, the organization can in different contexts demonstrate their work towards sustainable resourceefficient solutions.
    • Better service and quality in the operational business.

     

    Product development and expansion

    • Key activities are sales, platform service and development and building strong relationships with our customers.
    • Through customer support and surveys we’ve prioritized our backlog of upcoming functionality. We work with short development cycles and testing to better improve the service incrementaly.
    • We’re starting prestudies together with a couple of municipalities in Sweden to implement the service in their communities.
    • Gameification is a functionality in the system that opens up the possibility of organizations competing on which saves most on the environment. The functionality is already planned together with launch, but will be more useful as more organizations sign up.
  • Greenely - offers visualization of energy consumption in a new digital format allowing reduction of consumption to be fun and easy for its users.

    More About Greenely

    Target market

    • Power utilities, DSO’s and housing corporations
    • Primary market focus: Nothern Europe, Italy, Spain, USA and other geographical markets with high rate of smart meter penetration.

    Product/Business idea

    • Greenely mobile application visualizes information, analytics and trends of household energy behavior in order to help users to a reduced consumption. The solution uses gamification, behavioral science and social engagement to achieve a behavioral change in households.
    • The solution maximizes the capacity of  existing smart metering infrastructure (over 100 million smart meters Installed in the world and increasing), and thus doesn’t require any kind of hardware - it is entirely software based.

    Product development and expansion

    • A pilot project with Mälarenergi in Västerås is launched for our beta application. The project started with 200 households and will increase throughout the year.
    • Launch of beta-application in Spain and California is planned to Q4, 2015.
    • Disaggregation and stochastic models are under development and will be introduced in 2016.
    www.greenly.com
  • Hexicon AB - designs patented, floating platforms for offshore wind energy, able to turn automatically into the wind, while harnessing offshore's excellent conditions for production of renewable energy.

    More About Hexicon AB

    Target market

    • World wide
    • Countries with offshore wind power
    • Countries with steep coasts
    • Wind energy developers
    • Utility companies

    Product/Business idea

    • Designing of floating platforms for offshore wind energy
    • Large platforms leads to Scale of Economy
    • Floating wind energy parks for deep seas

    Product development and expansion

    Establish reference projects in countries with:

    • Coastline and deep waters ( >40 m)
    • Wind energy programs
    • Offshore wind energy programs
    • Countries/Islands with high electricity prices
    • Countries with negative trade balance due to import of fossil fuel
    • Wind energy for fresh water production
    hexicon.eu
  • HiNation - develops, manufactures and sells high quality solar product.

    More About HiNation

    Target market

    • The 1.5 billion people living without electricity in Africa (farmers associations, local governments, Community Development Funds, NGOs & Aid organisations).
    • Outdoor and electronics wholesalers & chain of retailers.

    Product/Business idea

    • Develop, manufacture and sell high quality solar product – HiNation Originals.
    • Test existing solar products, buy & sell them with the brand ”Approved by HiNation”.

    Product development and expansion

    • Extending the product portfolio to meet customers’s demands. E.g. Manufacture a new product (by modification) to a large customer.
    • Create ”The Bright School Box” to install light in schools.
    • Sell the ”Rural Solar Kit” at a lower price to large groups of farmers in several areas in Kenya.
    • Develop the webshop to increase sales.
    hination.com
  • Manetos - has developed a groundbreaking adaptive control system that saves energy through smart control of heating, targeting residential home market.

    More About Manetos

    Target market

    • European individual family homes, to be followed by larger residential and commercial buildings.
    • Over the coming years Scypho AB plans an international expansion to Asia, US and Australia.

    Product/Business idea

    • Groundbreaking adaptive control system that saves energy through smart control of heating, targeting residential home market.
    • The patented retrofit technology targets the mass-market as the system can integrate towards the vast majority of all known heating and cooling systems.
    • After installation, artificial intelligence takes over and optimizes energy use based on the building’s construction, how it is being used and the individual homeowner’s preferences.

    Product development and expansion

    • While indoor climate control is the first application to be launched, the road map for coming releases includes lightning control, burglar alarms, home automation, remote health care and full-scale demand response.
    • New services can be downloaded through Over-the-Air programming, making the system ”future proof” and Scypho AB is teaming up with leading utility companies and telcos as distribution partners for fast roll out.
    manetos.com
  • Midsummer - offers a proven technology for turnkey production of flexible, lightweight solar cells and panels to the lowest manufacturing costs for a small-scale production in the solar market.

    More About Midsummer

    Target market

    • Companies with expertise within renewable energy or medium size enterprises that want local production of flexible solar panels.
    • Mining and steel companies with silver, copper, indium, gallium or stainless steel business.
    • Asia, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Turkey. South Africa and South America.

    Product/Business idea

    • Midsummer offers a proven technology for turnkey production of flexible, lightweight solar cells and panels. Midsummer is the only equipment company that has delivered and fulfilled a delivery of a CIGS turnkey system.
    • Has world-record efficiency for sputtered, flexible, non-cadmium solar cells.
    • Has the lowest manufacturing costs for a small-scale production in the solar market.

    Product development and expansion

    • Simultaneous in-house R&D and improvements of both production equipment and solar cell production process.
    • 2 year expansion plan from Asia and Eastern Europe into Africa and South America.
    midsummer.se
  • NeoZeo - Based on an invention in preparation of unique adsorbents for gas separation, NeoZeo offers a solution to tap the largest unexplored potential for producing biomethane - vehicle fuel from raw biogas: the farms.

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    Target market

    • NeoZeo's has letters of interest for biogas upgrading modules in Sweden and Latvia. The EU market is the first to enter.
    • Further expansion and cooperation in India, China and Vietnam. These markets will be focused on, when few upgrading modules will be in operation in EU.

    Product/Business idea

    • Based on an invention in preparation of unique adsorbents for gas separation, NeoZeo offers a solution to tap the largest unexplored potential for producing biomethane from raw biogas: the farms.
    • NeoZeo offers a biogas-upgrading module suitable for small volumes of raw biogas produced at farms.
    • The module will produce biomethane fuel for biogas/CNG vehicles, where other technologies are economically unable to upgrade the raw biogas with small flows (50-200 Nm3/hour). The module manages to upgrade biogas utilizing pressure swing technology with the unique adsorbent.

    Product development and expansion

    • NeoZeo performs R&D at Stockholm University with experimental work on adsorbents and theoretical work on optimization of the module.  It has cooperation with Riga Technical University to perform optimization of the biogas upgrading module.
    • NeoZeo received an investment during 2013 and is currently finalizing the construction of the pilot upgrading module to be in operation during winter 2014/2015. The pilot plant will be shown to the interested customers in order to get the first sales in the spring of 2015.
    neo-zeo.com
  • Ngenic AB - has developed a consumer friendly ”Smart thermostat” for water based heating systems.

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    Target market

    • Single homes with water based heating systems, Northern/central Europe and North America
    • Utilites and Energy wholesale companies
    • Distribution through DIY-stores, Utilies, Heating system installers

    Product/Business idea

    • Super consumer friendly ”Smart thermostat” for water based heating systems
    • Connect your heating system to your smartphone
    • Services for Utilities to control load, work as an aggregator

    Product development and expansion

    Services towards utilities:

    •  Peak load reduction
    • Grid balancing
    • Smart grid enabling functions
    • Premium functions/products for consumers
    ngenic.se
  • Optistring - develops smart solar inverters that increase the energy harvest, enhance safety and monitoring, and reduce the cost of both the inverter and the whole photovoltaic system.

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    Target market

    • PV system integrators, distributors and panel manufacturers.
    • The target segment is the growing residential and small commercial roof-top and building integrated installations.

    Product/Business idea

    • Develops smart solar inverters that increase the energy harvest, enhance the safety and monitoring, and reduce the cost of both the inverter as well as the whole photovoltaic system.
    • With the Optistring inverters, PV system owners will no longer have to choose between high efficiency and good harvesting or need to justify the increased cost of the competing solutions.
    • The system delivers all the benefits of other systems, none of the drawbacks. The inverter system complies with coming regulations and fits the trend of installing more systems in urban environments.

    Product development and expansion

    • Pilot installations have been done, showing that the core of the technology is working.
    • The system is now being further industrialized during 2013, with a planned low volume roll out beginning of 2014.
    • The strategy of focusing on large global actors already present in the PV market makes for a rapid ramping of sales and production volumes; targeting sales in the million units range by 2016.
    optistring.com
  • Orexplore - Develops, manufactures and sells composition analysis products for non-organic materials based on an innovative technology called XDM (X-ray Density Measurement).

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    Target market

    • The exploration and mining companies
    • A most likely future market is the metal recycling industry, where the Orexplore technology may be used for analyzing waste streams and to sort out for instance precious metals and REE:s  from WEEE waste material.

    Product/Business idea

    •  Develops, manufactures and sells composition analysis products for non-organic materials based on an innovative technology called XDM (X-ray Density Measurement), covered by world-wide patents.
    • The first product is a portable scanner for minerals and other solid samples such as soil, intended for field use. 
    • The equipment may be used to detect hazardous heavy metals such as Mercury, Cadmium and Lead, as well as sought minerals such as Gold, Platinum and Silver. 

    Product development and expansion

    • In the near future the focus is to finalize the mineral scanner industrialization and to conduct field trails at exploration and mining sites.
    • On the product roadmap, in the coming years, Orexplore plans to develop a flow scanner, intended for the metal recycling industry.
    orexplore.com
  • OrganoClick - manufactures and supplies a range of unique, environmentally friendly renewable materials and bio-additives for use in the wood, textile, paper and packaging industry.

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    Target market

    • Wooden product companies, textile manufacturers and paper companies.
    • The primary market is Europe with special focus on the Nordics, UK and other EU-countries.

    Product/Business idea

    • Manufactures and supplies a range of unique, enviromentally friendly renewable materials and bio additives for use in the wood, textile, paper and packaging industry.
    • By using the proprietary OrganoClick®-technology platform for modification of cellulose, the company can tailor make materials for their customers’ needs.

    Product development and expansion

    • Examples of products in the pipeline are water repellent paper and textiles, non-toxic systems to impart fire and rot protection to wooden products and bio based binders to improve the mechanical properties in paper and nonwoven.
    • 2014 product suite launch in EU-countries beyond Sweden
    organoclick.com
  • Paxymer - makes flame retardants for polyolefin plastics without any persistent, bio accumulating and toxic chemicals.

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    Target market

    • Building and construction: circuit breakers, connection boxes, woven materials etc.
    • Electrical and electronic: conduits for optical and electric cables, cable jackets etc.
    • Transportation including automotive, railway and aircraft industry.

    Product/Business idea

    • Flame retardants for polyolefin plastics without any persistent, bio accumulating and toxic chemicals. improves environmental and chemicals legislation.
    • Improves fire safety and fulfils a coming generation of fire standards focused on reduced smoke toxicity, heat release rate and burning drops.
    • The system is designed to be highly compatible with the base polymers – this result in better mechanical and processing properties. Improved product performance.

    Product development and expansion

    • Paxymer is targeting converters and compounders within the plastics industry within relevant markets.
    • The product has standard grades for PP and PE both in compound and MB form.
    • Paxymer is compatible with most production processes for instance: blow moulded/injection moulded and extruded products melt spun, woven and non-woven applications. Foamed products and blown and cast film etc. A highly flexible system with excellent properties.
    www.paxymer.se
  • Q-Tagg - make products that reduce emissions and fuel consumption on large marine vessels by damping the rolling of the ship together with optimization of the route and propeller efficiency.

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    Target market

    • Ship Owners and Operators
    • Existing vessels
    • Ships operating in areas with high restrictions on emissions (e.g. EKA-EU, US, AU)

    Product/Business idea

    • Q-TAGG’s products optimize the vessel performance in three steps:
    • Route Optimization – find the most economical route and power distribution to arrive on-time
    • Propeller Pitch Optimization – find the optimal operation point for the propeller
    • Roll Damping – Use the propeller to reduce the rolling of the ship

    Q-TAGG’s products are sold with a guaranteed fuel saving that is demonstrated as part of the delivery project.

    Product development and expansion

    • First commercial installations in full operation
    • New products to reduce more fuel and emissions
    • Refine algorithms and system solutions in close cooperation with our customers
    • Global sales to the leading ship owners
    qtagg.com
  • ReformTech - develops and sells clean and catalytic heaters for automotive and other mobile and stationary applications, such as engine and compartment heating, battery pre-heating and heating in mobile homes.

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    Target market

    • Vehicle manufacturers, both for  cars and trucks & busses.
    • Recreational vehicles manufacturers and stationary heat generation for homes, industries and small power plants.
    • Works on a global market and has customers in Europe, North America and Asia.

    Product/Business idea

    • Develops and sells clean and catalytic heaters to automotive, other mobile and stationary applications, for example engine and compartment heating, battery pre-heating and heating in mobile homes.
    • Strives to professionalize the clean and catalytic heater and mobile/stationary hydrogen reformation market through best practice development and collaborative business system.
    • Offers customers a wide range of innovative solutions for both mobile and stationary applications.

    Product development and expansion

    • Expanding and industrializing the product platform in order to meet customer demands of volume products within the next couple of years.
    • The goal is to have an industrialized platform ready for start volume deliveries end of 2013 and a large volume production ready for volume deliveries end of 2014.
    reformtech.se
  • Solelia Greentech - offers solutions for charging electric vehicles (EVs) with solar electricity. Its business builds on the core IT and energy system Solbank™ (The Sun Bank) that enables solar charging in connected chargers at any time of the day, any day of the year.

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    Target market

    • Sells solar chargers on the Swedish market targeting early adopters of Electric Vehicles (EVs) such as municipalities, real estate companies and companies that own their own electric vehicles fleet.

    Product/Business idea

    • Offers solutions for charging electric vehicles (EVs) with solar electricity. Its business builds on the core IT and energy system Solbank™ (The Sun Bank) that enables solar charging in connected chargers any time of the day, any day of the year.
    • The Solbank™ platform connects new or already installed photovoltaic (PV) systems to charging outlets for EVs, with smart grid functionalities and ensures clean solar electricity for charging.
    • Awarded as a WWF Climate Solver 2012.

    Product development and expansion

    • International expansion in 2013, starting with Norway and a further roll-out in Europe with a global partner is expected.
    solelia.se
  • STRI AB - specializes in high voltage testing and consulting within high voltage technology and power system applications.

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    Target market

    • Power grid companies, power producers, industries, railway companies, authorities, agencies and manufacturers of electrical equipment all over the world.

    Product/Business idea

    • A leading independent company specializing in high voltage testing and consulting within high voltage technology and power system applications.
    • Specialists and engineers deliver solutions to help improve performance, efficiency, reliability, profitability, and to minimize impact on the environment.

    Product development and expansion

    • A wide range of consulting services which include Smart Grid solutions, advanced power system studies related to planning, upgrading and operation of power generation units, substations, power transmission and distribution grids.
    • Overhead line and substation design, optimal selection of insulation for HVDC & HVAC transmission systems; feasibility and practical studies for AC/DC line conversion.
    • Sweden’s largest and most comprehensive Smart Grid lab, a unique energy storage facility, and a world class high voltage lab and climate test hall.
  • Svenska Aerogel AB - has developed a patented, flexible method to produce Quartzene®, an aerogel-like material, at a significantly lower cost than previously possible. Quartzene® is significantly cheaper and more ecologically sustainable than other aerogel materials.

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    Target market

    • Insulation
    • Filtration of gas and liquids
    • Paint and coating

    Product/Business idea

    • Development of a patented and flexible method to produce an aerogel like material, Quartzene®, to a significantly lower cost than previously possible.
    • Aerogels have very low thermal conductivity and are used as high-performance insulation material.
    • The company's material, Quartzene®, is more ecologically sustainable than other aerogel materials and is significantly cheaper, while it has an insulation value equivalent to competitors' materials.

    Product development and expansion

    • Increase production capacity from pilot production to a larger production plant, able to produce about 120 ton Quartzene® per year.

    • The production construction is planned to start during 2013 and will expand the production capacity to 2000 tons annually.
    aerogel.se
  • Trifilon AB - manufactures and supplies a range of unique, lightweight biocomposites for use in the automotive, industrial, and consumer goods industry. Our optimized biocomposites are specially designed for conventional injection moulding systems and can cut up to 20% of a products weight.

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    Target market

    • Automotive: lightweight interior and exterior injection moulded parts.
      Industrial & Consumer Goods: targeting products where weight reduction and sustainability are valued
      The primary market is Europe with a special focus on the Nordics, Germany and other EU-countries.

    • Industrial & Consumer Goods: targeting products where weight reduction and sustainability are valued.
    • The primary market is Europe with a special focus on the Nordics, Germany and other EU-countries.

    Product/Business idea

    • Manufactures and supplies a range of unique, lightweight biocomposites for use in the automotive, industrial, and consumer goods industry.  

    • By using Trifilon’s biocomposites, injection moulded products can be made 20% lighter, 30% stronger and a whole lot greener.

    Product development and expansion

    • Examples of products in the pipeline are lightweight car bumpersand child seats, greener vacuum cleaners and lighter suitcases – all manufactured using Trifilon’s specialized biocomposites in conventional injection moulding equipment. 

    • During 2017, Trifilon’s current product range, BioLite, will be expanded and launched in EU-countries beyond Sweden.

    Trifilon
  • Watty - has developed the first scalable, low-cost, solution for eliminating energy waste in every household and building in the world.

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    Target market

    • Watty’s primary focus is the consumer market.
    • 85% of consumers are unhappy with their current energy billing and would like help to understand what inefficient appliances to change in their home.
    • To reach as many families as possible we are partnering with large international companies that wants to serve their customers by helping them understand how to save for the environment and for their wallet.

    Product/Business idea

    • Watty makes it easy for people to make smart energy decisions
    • With a simple, lox-cost, hardware device we understand which appliances are on and for how long, in any home or building. That allows us to make sense and pin-point the best way to cut energy waste for each family or building. 
    •  We offer the next generation of consumer engagement tools by giving consumers real hands-on advice on how to manage their energy use.

    Product development and expansion

    • Watty is proving its technology by creating one of the world’s largest energy use database with over 10 million datapoints collected daily to show that our algorithms are performing well
    • Next phase for the company is to validate the correct business model in the short and long term
    •  Sweden is used as a test-market
    • US is the most interesting market in the coming 24 months
    joinwatty.com
  • Worldfavor - provides digital management and communications solutions for companies wanting to excel in sustainability, and a powerful influence and comparison tool for stakeholders.

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    Target market

    • Corporations/organizations for improvement and communicatíon of sustainability efforts.
    • Private individuals wishing to compare companies and influence.

    Product/Business idea

    • Worldfavor is on one hand a digital management and communications solution for companies wanting to excel in sustainability. On the other hand a comparison and influence tool for any stakeholder wanting to make conscious decision and influence companies
    • Worldfavor is building the world’s largest database on companies’ sustainability information, covering Environmental, Social and Economic sustainability. Disrupting the way sustainability information is stored and used by making it structured, easy accessible and sharable, and in the cloud.

    Product development and expansion

    • Expand the offer with a better web interface and a mobile application for private users, also attracting company users.
    • Next phase is furher commercialization, market expansion and internationalization.
    • Nordic region, UK and US are promising markets within 18 months.
    www.worldfavor.com