EnergyNest wins prestigious Nordic Cleantech OpenApril 06, 2017
Company solidifies position as top cleantech firm
EnergyNest was awarded the first prize in the 2017 edition of the Nordic Cleantech Open. The contest, organized by Cleantech Scandinavia, consisted of several competitive rounds in which hundreds of companies applied. Only 25 of these applicants were invited to pitch in front of a jury panel with representatives from prominent venture capital firms. The final top ten companies were invited for a final round of pitches at the Cleantech Capital Day in Oslo, Norway, with EnergyNest being announced as the winner on April 3. This marks the first time that a Norwegian company wins the prestigious contest.
“This was a very pleasant surprise. We effectively won recognition as one of the top cleantech companies,” said Dr. Christian Thiel, CEO of EnergyNest. “With a robust technology based on well-known, globally available and fully recyclable materials, a certified system performance, and real commercial traction, we believe that we were able to come up with an attractive value proposal.”
“This would not have been possible without a dedicated and talented team working hard to make this business turn into a commercial success. We also would not have come so far without strong support from Innovation Norway and the Norwegian Research Council,” Dr. Thiel went on to add. “Our most sincere thanks go to Cleantech Scandinavia for their important role in organizing the Cleantech Open, which is undoubtedly the greatest platform for increasing the visibility of clean technology initiatives in the Nordic region. Their work is invaluable.”