Denmark's cleantech cluster

CLEAN is a world-leading cleantech cluster based in Denmark with an international focus. Our mission is to accelerate the green and sustainable transition while realising growth for the Danish cleantech sector.

CLEAN is appointed to be Denmark’s environmental cluster and our vision is clear: Danish companies shall be world leading within the cleantech sector. We are the innovation room for those who develop clean-tech solutions and for those who need a solution.

CLEAN is a facilitator of high-value cooperation between parties, by bringing members closer to markets, customers and peers. As a nonprofit entity, CLEAN does not directly “close deals” and negotiate commercial contracts, rather we create collaborations that ultimately lead to deals being closed and solutions being implemented. We work closely with the Danish environmental ecosystem consisting of companies, knowledge institutions, public actors and others such as industry associations, financial actors and different innovation and business promotion actors

We work together with our members and the ecosystem in our focus areas: “Water”, “Climate adaptation”, “Air”, “Waste, resources & materials”, and “Soil, water & nature”. We let SMEs, municipalities, entrepreneurs, and knowledge institutions meet and collaborate towards our vision through our focus areas.

CLEAN is a “triple helix” cluster with members from:
– Public sector = “problem owner”, purchasing power and demand-driver
– Private sector = ability to innovate, commercialize and scale new solutions
– Research institutions = cutting edge knowledge, research, innovation, and new ideas

CLEAN is a nonprofit association that facilitates cooperation between these three domains creating tangible outcomes for all parties involved. Together with our members, we open doors for innovation and business opportunities, nationally and internationally, through projects, knowledge sharing, matchmaking, collaborations, and networking to boost the growth and the green transition.

The Association has more than 200+ members and is governed by a Board of Directors with representatives appointed by our core members to asure that our work is coherence with the member’s needs .

CLEAN is officially labelled a gold cluster according to the standards for cluster excellence adopted by the European Commission. This testifies that CLEAN meets certain “levels of excellence” in terms of structure of the cluster, governance, financing, strategy, services and recognition. Additionally, CLEAN contributes directly toward the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in multiple areas since green tech improves the environment and minimises negative impacts.

We connect those who makes a difference