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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 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!


Cortus AB:                    Rolf Ljunggren, CEO +46 70 694 4898;

Nordic Cleantech Open: Alexander Lidgren +46736601007

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

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!

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