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18 September 2019


Boston, USA



About the event /

Cleantech Showcase Day – Boston 2019 is coming soon!

The Nordics and The Netherlands produce top quality innovations each year and investments are currently going through the roof! Cleantech Scandinavia and Innovation Quarter bring you some of the top companies with an interest to grow in North America.

This is a great opportunity to network and find potential investment and commercialization opportunities. We will provide a mix of individual meetings, pitching opportunities, company visits, interesting key notes and much more. Don’t miss this opportunity to get closer to some of the most innovative regions in the world!

Pre-Event /

The Workshop Building Climate Neutral Cities – An International outlook in the morning of 18th of September will promote a discussion between cities, city-related organizations, universities and companies about the application of smart and sustainable solutions in the Boston Area. Registrations are now open. Visit the page.

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Speakers / Panelist

Benjamin E. Gaddy

CTO, Director of Investment at Clean Energy Trust

Bernard Lupien

General Partner, Rhapsody VP

Dr. Sarah Slaughter

Founder and CEO/President, Built Environment Coalition

Mark Vasu

Executive Vice President, Greentown Labs

Michael Lake

President and CEO, Leading Cities

Earl Jones

Partner at Liberation Capital

Kristian Bodek

Director Corporate Venture Capital, National Grid Partners

Mark Shu

Innovation Director, Danfoss

Stanley Sakai

CEO, EMS Capital Management

Sven Harmsen

Director of External Ventures at Saint-Gobain NOVA

Natalia Ruiz Saez

Investment Manager at Repsol Corporate Venturing

Anne de Vries

Associate partner for Internationalisation

Jan-Hein Lakeman

Executive Managing Director of EDGE Technologies USA

Ariel Horowitz

Director of Technology Development at MassCEC

Magnus Agerström

Chairman of the Board, Cleantech Scandinavia

Host / Co-Hosts

Partners / Sponsors

Event Programme /

Cleantech Showcase - Boston - 18 September 2019

11.30 – 11.45     

Introduction by Organising Partners

– Magnus Agerström, Managing Director, Cleantech Scandinavia

– Anne de Vries, Project Manager, Innovation Quarter

– Mark Vasu, Excecutive Vice President, Greentown Labs

11.45– 12.00

Building Climate and Energy Solutions in the Massachusetts Innovation Economy

Keynote speaker: Ariel Horowitz, Director of Technology Development, MassCEC

12.00 – 12.50

Company Presentations

– Niklas Winter, CEO, Swedish Neutral

– Philippe Pepin, CEO, TeraLoop

– Sebastian HöglinThordén, CEO, Whywaste

– Brian Schmitt – Project Development Manager, MetroPolder

– Renee Wansdronk, Architect, Wansdronk Architecten BV

Cleantech experts and investors

– Sven Harmsen, Director of External Ventures, Saint-Gobain NOVA

– Bernhard Lupien, General Partner, Rhapsody VP

– Kristian Bodek – Director, National Grid Partners

12.50 – 13.40

Networking Lunch

13.40 – 14.05

US Sustainable energy development and Corporate VC engagement

Keynote speaker: Kristian Bodek

Director Corporate Venture Capital, National Grid Partners

14.05 – 14.20

First Steps in Corporate Innovation in Cambridge

Keynote speaker: Mark Shu

Innovation Director, Danfoss

14.20 – 15.00

Company Presentations

– Oliver Moorhouse, President, Brainlit

– Dan Zethraeus, CEO, Elonroad

– Mats Didriksson, CEO, Dlaboratory

– Frank Schuyer, CEO, Xinaps

– Roeland van Delden, CEO, Leadax

Cleantech experts and investors

– Benjamin E. Gaddy, Director of Investments, CTO at Clean Energy Trust 

– Earl Jones, Partner at Liberation Capital

– Stanley Sakai, CEO of EMS Capital Management

15.10 – 15.40

Networking & Coffee

15.40 16.00

Investment landscape in the sector in US vs. EU

Keynote speaker: Jan-Hein Lakeman

Executive Managing Director USA at EDGE Technologies

16.00 16.50  

Company Presentations

– Mathias Hökfelt, Managing Partner, Unimi

– Ectogrid

Cleantech Experts and Investors

– Natalia Ruiz Saez – Investment Manager at Repsol Corporate Venturing


Networking Reception

Venue / Venue / Greentown Labs – 18 September 2019

Greentown Labs
444 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA 02143, EUA

Hotel / Recommendations

Porter Square Hotel 
1924 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140

Telephone (617) 499-3399Toll Free 1 (888) 229-1615

Presenting companies /


Swedish Neutral has developed and patented the “Ground Fault Neutralizer” (GFN), which finally allows to secure economical, condition-based maintenance of a power grid. GFN hardens, secures and manages the grid not only preventing future wild fires, but allows utilities with the ability to eliminate the danger of fault lines, showing where the network weakness is in real time and with great precision allowing for faster maintenance and network recovery with 50% fewer outages. In fact, the GFN is the only system powerful enough to prevent fires caused by power lines. Other measures create other risks or are costlier and have longer implementation times. Fires caused by power lines have caused many fatalities and enormous financial losses as well as huge release of C02. Most of those losses could be avoided with the GFN implemented in the power system.

Extensive testing done in Victoria, Australia indicated that the GFN reduces the risk of fires caused by power lines by at least 10 times.


Teraloop is a grid-scale energy storage system that can provide a future alternative to batteries. Their patented flywheel system is a highly scalable, sustainable and location-agnostic grid-scale energy storage system. The system which can be installed anywhere and can operate underground, is suitable for a range of applications including micro grid use, voltage support, frequency regulation, peak shavings, spinning reserve, load following, arbitrage, transmission & distribution (T&D) upgrade deferral and congestion relief. It will provide an effective solution to many medium to large scale storage applications whilst also helping to reduce the problems of grid congestion and volatility arising from high levels of variable renewable sources in the energy mix.


Today, large amounts of food are wasted in grocery stores and chains around the globe. One major contributor to the waste is products passing their expiration date. They are discovered too late or not at all and the opportunity to sell them is lost. Whywaste’s solution – Semafor, helps the store personnel both find and sell the products in due time. The system keeps track of all products in store and alerts personnel when a product is at risk of expiring as well as where these products are located in the store. Furthermore, Whywaste’s analytics tool provides stores with tailor made analyses on how to proactively reduce waste based on advance analytics.


BrainLit’s BioCentric Lighting™ environments reproduce the natural light that we would be exposed to when outdoors on an optimal day. In our healthy light environments, both wellbeing and efficiency increases. We focus on the four necessary dimensions of Intensity, Direction, Length, and Time to provide true circadian lighting, sustaining the natural rhythm of life. BrainLit’s light environments are under constant development and are created in cooperation with our scientific advisory board. This allows our systems to align with the latest technological and medicinal research. Updated research in light is continually integrated into our BioCentric Lighting™  systems, allowing BrainLit to become a world leader in light environment solutions for human wellbeing.


Founded in 2015, we are a forward-thinking team that creates smart data validation and design automation solutions because we believe the building design process needs to be simplified and optimized. Our clients play an active role in tailoring the features of our solution. Hand in hand, we work hard on enriching design solutions for AEC professionals.


The Polder of the City: Cities are growing and the climate is changing. With this comes heavy precipitation, extreme heat,  prolonged drought, and less urban space for solutions. The MetroPolder company revives cities through smart water management, leveraging stored rainwater for cooling, growing, and fostering nature within the city. MetroPolder is a leader in advising, developing, and maintaining smart water storage in cities.


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Developed an electric road and a charging infrastructure for electric vehicles which charges electric vehicles both when parked and while driving with an effect of up to 150kW. A pickup under the vehicle connects to a conductive rail laid on top of the road, which only becomes active when a vehicle is on top, making it safe in a city environment. 


DLaboratory offers a unique concept for digitalizing the primary substation that provides a safe, secure and cost-effective electricity supply. The concept consists of four parts; high quality recording of incidents/disturbances in the grid, where the smallest deviation is registered. Unique patented automatic analysis in the cloud of all disturbances/incidents in the power grid with a patented method. Immediate presentation of analysis results in a graphical web interface that enables the customer to fix beginning faults before an interruption occurs. Finally a correct and safe fault disconnection, including complex intermittent ground faults. The dLaboratory solution can be applied at all primary sub stations in the power grid. The system gives the energy company less down time, lower costs for operation and maintenance, a safer power grid and more satisfied customers. One pro-active avoidance of an interruption will pay back the system costs. The target customers are the energy companies that owns a distribution power grid, DSO:s. Swedish patent is granted for relay protection algorithms and European patent is applied.


Wansdronk develops a solar energy, zero-emission and material saving building concept Emporium. A warm water storage container and heat collectors provide the space heating and hot water supply, and a cold water storage container and cool collectors deliver the space cooling and cooling source for the refrigerator. The water circulates without pumps; instead it uses thermosiphon, and therefore requires no high-grade energy such as electricity or fuel. The Emporium concept is characterized as a seasonal heat storage with the smallest exergy loss (low-exergy), and without any energy loss. In this case exergy (applicability or quality of energy) stands for the temperatures which are used in the Emporium system, and which are as close as possible to the demand temperatures (20 °C indoor and 45 °C shower).


Leadax Innovations is developing and manufacturing circular building & industrial materials from a stream of waste. We create materials with a future, not materials of the future. Therefor we combine groundbreaking R & D with a solid business model and a strong emphasis on sales. In our vision, innovation has to be profitable to be sustainable. Our products are used for flashing and waterproofing such as lead replacements and roofing. It started in 2017 as a result of R & D of the Dutch parent firm Bitufa. Bitufa is a manufacturer of bituminous waterproofing solutions with clients around the globe.


Unimi Solutions manufactures a universal and patented precast concrete foundation for EV charger installations. The Unimi-1base precast foundation can anchor any EV charging station on the market and enables a future proof and effective large scale roll out of EV charging infrastructure. By minimizing the need of additional future ground work, EV infrastructure stakeholders may save more than 50% of their TCO compared to traditional installation methods. Unimi Solutions was founded in 2010 and the Unimi-1base has been used in over 4000 unique EV charger installations in 15 countries.

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ectogrid™ is a product and a patented technology, powered by and with heritage from the energy company E.ON. The inventor behind ectogrid™ is Ph.D. Per Rosén. Per Rosén is a Technical Specialist at Business Innovation at E.ON.
ectogrid™ takes the best characteristics from heat pumps and cooling machines and combines them with the best characteristics from energy distribution grids (electrical, thermal and gas). The components of the system are the same but they are put together in a new and novel way. The ectogrid™ technology is protected by several patents and is available for licensing. When combined in this way the performance of each system increases. The heat pumps and the cooling machines can operate against more favorable temperature ranges and the thermal energy distribution becomes more efficient and removes energy losses as well as all traditional large scale production units. Only one thermal grid is needed, but it serves several purposes – thermal distribution for both heating and cooling as well as storage and flexibility.