Swedish-German Cleantech Platform
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The Swedish-German Cleantech Platform (SGCP) is designed to support innovative Swedish scale ups and smart and medium sized companies (SME) entering the German market. All companies offer products and solutions enabling a 100% fossil free society, be it in the area of renewable energy, energy and resource efficiency, smart cities and buildings or waste management and recycling.
The purpose of the platform is to explore the German innovation ecosystem and to find potential customers and partners for its members. Additionally, the platform strives to connect clusters, networks and other players in both countries’ innovation ecosystems to create new bi-national networks. Thus, the platform builds bridges between Germany and Sweden on the field of green energy in the long-term perspective.
Every year ten companies are members of the platform. Please read more about the members of the platform in the Companies section.
The platform is hosted by the Swedish Energy Agency and driven by the German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce.
The Swedish Energy Agency works for society’s transition to a sustainable energy system.
Next to contributing with facts and analysis of supply and use of energy, the agency works towards security of energy supply. Research on new and renewable energy technologies receives funding from the agency.
The Swedish Energy Agency supports business development that allows commercialisation and opportunities for export of energy related innovations.
Official energy statistics, and the management of instruments such as the Electricity Certificate System and the EU Emission Trading System, are responsibility of the agency.
Furthermore, the agency participates in international collaboration with the aim of attaining Swedish energy and climate objectives.
The German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce promotes and strengthens the economic relations between Germany and Sweden.
Being a part of the German Chamber network means that connections with the German industry are strong.
At the same time the Chamber is firmly established in Sweden and is the only bilateral networking platform between the two countries.
The around 1,200 member companies benefit from the Chamber’s expertise in business areas ranging from how to enter the other country’s market or finding new business partners to tax or legal related issues.
The German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1951 and has its head office in Stockholm and local offices in Gothenburg and Malmö.
SET is an initiative of the German Energy Agency (dena), identifying international leading start-ups in the fields of energy transition and climate protection. It includes the SET Award, the SET Tech Festival and the global SET Network. Sweden is partner country of SET and each year several innovative Swedish start ups participate in the SET Award. In 2019 the Swedish start up Bl!xt was one of the winning companies and in 2020 Swedish Enjay one of the finalists. Please read more about these two in our section Success stories.
Ecosummit is a network supporting smart green start-ups in energy, mobility and cities. It focuses on business development, co-investing, open innovation, corporate venturing and M&A. Ecosummit’s flagship event takes place in Berlin, Germany, and assembles about 150+ start-ups, corporates and investors. The Swedish Energy Agency is Platinum Sponsor of Ecosummit and every year several Swedish start-ups take part in the event and pitch on stage.
The Start.up! Germany Tour is organized by the Chambers of Industry and Commerce in the Ruhr region, Dusseldorf and Cologne and has the main purpose of bringing foreign startups together with German companies and stimulating cooperation between them. In addition, the foreign startups receive a lot of information and contacts for successful market entry in Germany. Each year five innovative Swedish start-ups are invited to join the tour. Let us know if you want to participate!