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 procent 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 join 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 operated by the German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce.
The Swedish Energy Agency
The Swedish Energy Agency’s assignment is to unite sustainability, competitiveness, and security of energy supply for cost-efficient energy systems with minimum impact on health, environment and the climate.
We contribute with data, knowledge, and analyses regarding energy use and supply in Sweden. We are also dedicated to maintaining a secure energy supply on a national level.
We support and fund national research on innovative energy technologies, smart grids, vehicles, and fuels of the future. Furthermore, we support business development, commercialisation, and export of cleantech innovations.
Official statistics and support schemes, such as the Electricity Certificate System and the EU Emission Trading System, are some of the agency’s responsibilities. We participate in international collaboration and provide information on efficient energy use to households, industries, and public authorities.
The Swedish Energy Agency also holds the overall responsibility for the energy sector due to civil preparedness.
The German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce
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.
Start Up Energy Transition (SET)
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:
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.
Start Up! Germany Tour
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!