Clean Tech International Contact Point Sweden
c/o Energikontor Sydost AB
Västra Sjögatan 17, 392 32 Kalmar, Sweden
Tel: +46 (0) 735448629
Tommy Lindström / Project Manager at Energikontor Sydost AB
BSc in construction engineering and has experience from the municipality of Mörbylånga and Borgholm (Sweden) as energy- and climate strategist, regional energy coordinator at the administrative board of Kalmar County and also former Technical Director of GirodGeotermia in Spain.
Tommy has been involved with the Swedish Eco-municipalities as an international delegate for projects in Chile and Argentina and was key-note at the Latin American and Caribbean waste management conference in 2016. He has also been sustainability coordinator for the Baltic Seven Islands organization, B7, and was a project leader in various EU-projects for the European islands representing the island of Öland.
To serve the purpose of the Clean Tech International Network, by introducing companies to the network and promoting international contacts, primarily within the South Baltic region.
Activities in 2018/19
Over the last 12 months, the Swedih contact point supported SME from its own country as well as from the other South Baltic countries with the following activities:
2019-02-14 Presentations on the final conference in project DRIV and CLOUD, Karlshamn, including a Cleantech networking event on Sustainable transport solutions (DRIV) and more efficient logistics(CLOUD).
2019-03-07 Networking for SB Cleantech tools and methods on the innovation Day, a Karlskrona Regional event on the latest cleantech solutions for the regional development.
2019-03-17 to 20 Co-organizing a study trip to Colmar and Mouchard, France that focused on the topic passive housing and enabled an experience exchange between French SME and passive house experts and the Cleantech SME from the South Baltic Region
2019-04-03 Meeting with Sustainable Småland, where SB Cleantech tools and methods were presented to the regional cleantech network of Kronoberg.
2019-04-04 Project Development Workshop in Klaipeda that joint Cleantech SME from Sweden and Lithuania in joint project development work aiming at initiating or supporting new cross-border projects related to Cleantech topics
2019-05-09 Participation with regional key-players from Sweden, Denmark and Poland in the SB Umbrella Event in Soro, Denmark to discuss future project developments. One project idea developed for H2020 and will be further discussed during 2019.
2019-05-14 Participation in the H2020 Clean Energy for EU islands, Stockholm Conference on how to support cleantech and sustainable solutions for EU islands. The island of Öland within our region are one of 26 chosen islands to recieve special support. The participation in the event included an active networking for SB Cleantech tools and methods.
2019-05-16 Networking for SB Cleantech tools and methods in the context of the European Day, Karlskrona Conference organized by the regional EU-office in Brussells, how to enhance the sustainable development and green growth for the region.
Activities in 2017/18
During the last years we have been able to offer many activities to Cleantech SMEs through the project. Both the conference of 2017 and the study visit in spring 2018 gained a lot of interest, not only for the project but also for the initiative to coordinate the support of Cleantech business in the region. We have now a good relation to networks of institutions in both regions promoting start-ups. This has provided a fruitful interaction with many of the Cleantech SMEs participating in webinars and showing interest in Cleantech talks and project development workshops. It has been very clear that specific Cleantech network was needed in the region and discussions are now taking place how to continue after the project ends in 2019.
Frequently asked questions
Do I need to have a registered company to participate in the project activities?
No, it´s enough if you have a Cleantech business idea.
If I´m not planning to go international for the moment, how could the project be of assistance?
The project provides a great opportunity to check if others have a similar idea or could provide B2B to enhance your business development.
What are the benefits from publishing my company on the projects website?
Part from the fact that this is the only website gathering south Baltic Cleantech businesses, the companies’ information will also be used in our fair module where every visitor can find information about your company. The fairs where we participate reaches over 40.000 people.
Does it cost anything to participate?
No, only when we travel to conferences or study visits some meals are not included. Normally all travel and accommodation costs are covered by the project.
Can I talk to you if I have a Cleantech business idea?
Yes, we have two events for making good ideas better. First, is the project development workshop where you can get ideas on how to set up your business. Then, we have Cleantech talks where you can present your business idea and find partners.
Our special offers:
Project Development Workshops:
This is business ideas in an early stage, so it could be anyone with a challenge or identified problem. Could be a start-up or more experienced SME looking for business development. The point of the development workshop is to find “where do I go from here”. Each of the presented ideas must have a clear and identified challenge. Participants could be researchers, start-ups or SMEs.
Study trips for Cleantech companies:
This a great opportunity for the companies to go for a study trip to another country in order to experience innovative technology, engage in the international cooperation, establish new business contacts and get inspiration in their daily business activities back in their home countries.
Webinars for Cleantech SME or startups:
An offer for SME and institutions that give priority to clean technologies, innovativeness, orientation to practical use of earned knowledge and experience and have the necessary language skills to enter cross-border exchanges.