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Swedish Cortus selected as one of the stars in Nordic Cleantech Open

Pressmeddelande   •   Feb 03, 2011 14:44 CET

Cortus have been selected as one of the 25 Nordic Cleantech stars!

The top 25 were selected by a jury of 32 individuals, a lot of them very experienced investors and industrials and other people with insights in cleantech markets (see http://www.nordiccleantechopen.com/jury/ for full list) The Jury where instructed to evaluate the growth potential of the companies based on three things: the innovation, the market opportunity and the team of the companies.

The finalists represent a wide array of industries and technologies. Artificial Intelligence, Biogas, robotics, nano technology and a swap service for second hand goods is side by side with more well known cleantech sectors such as lighting, wind, wave and solar.

Jury member Michael Lauridsen comments:

"I have invested in this field over a number of years and I was surprised by the high quality of incoming applications. The potential of many of these start-ups is clearly very large. It was also encouraging to see promising ideas across such a broad range of cleantech segments."

Michael Stuer Lauridsen is a partner of BankInvest New Energy Solutions. He has more than 25 years experience from Schneider Electric, Siemens and ABB.

The finalists will now be convened for a networking weekend at Trolleholm castle, outside Lund (Sweden), to meet and work on their business cases with selected investors and industrials.

After this, showcasing events in London and a final event in Copenhagen is lined up for the participants.

Cortus is proud to be one of the 25 best Nordic cleantech startups!

Contacts:

Cortus AB:                    Rolf Ljunggren, CEO +46 70 694 4898; rlj@cortus.se

Nordic Cleantech Open: Alexander Lidgren +46736601007 bigge@nordiccleantechopen.com

About Nordic Cleantech Open:

The Nordic Cleantech Open is a business competition, aiming to identify, upgrade and display the top 25 early stage cleantech companies in the Nordic region each year.

Identify: Trough working with the start up ecosystem to identify existing cleantech start-ups and to inspire entrepreneurs about the cleantech potential.

Upgrade: A highly competent jury selects 25 top runners based on their growth potential. These 25 will undergo a program of activities that will help them build a solid business case, including a Nordic weekend camp.

Highlight: A Nordic final in Copenhagen brings together leading investors, professionals and industrials active in the cleantech sector and selects the ultimate winner.

For more information visit www.nordiccleantechopen.com

About Cortus:

Cortus AB business idea is to provide cost effective and innovative bio-energy solutions for power, transport and process industries based on the patented gasification technology WoodRoll ®.

Our technology is based on high thermal efficiency, fuel flexibility and a clean energy gas without any pollution or contamination. Green energy through cost-effective production of biogas!

More information www.cortus.se

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