For the second year, cleantech innovations from around the world gathered to compete in the Global Cleantech Open Ideas Competition. Two promising Danish companies emerged from the Regional Finals to qualify for the opportunity to win the global prize: Me-Mover and Black Silicon Solar
At the Cleantech Open Global Forum taking place in San Jose, CA November 15-16, Rasmus Davidsen and Hjalmar Nilsonne, the two founders of Black Silicon Solar took the expert jury by storm, making it to the final 6. To get to that point, the two students from the Technical University of Denmark, and the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden competed with more than 1,000 other applicants from across the world, and finally the 23 companies that traveled to Silicon Valley to participate in the Global Forum.
At the same time, attendees and organizers alike lined up to get a chance to try out Jonas Eliasson’s Me-Mover both before and after he presented it on stage.
Swedish ReformTech also made it all the way to the final 6, but in the end Chilean Biofiltro won the prize for its water treatment technology using earthworms to process organic matter in water.