For over two years we have studied more than 7,000 growth companies – startups and SME’s – in the Nordic region. We have assessed them on their commercial viability combined with their impact scalability – using our Impact Business Score System.

Today we have over 1,000 Nordic impact companies in our data base. All are assessed on their ability to seriously solve some of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, rated on parameters such as innovation, scalability, impact measurement, businessmodel, market opportunties, financial results and much more.

With the help from some of the most experienced people in the Nordic impact ecosystem; impact investors, founders, business advisors and experts, we selected the 50 most promising impact companies in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.


These are the companies building our sustainable future. Not only in the Nordics – but all over the planet.

Impact companies with products and services which decreases climate change, creates a better environment, reduces food waste, expands renewable energy, secures clean water, improve waste management or solves social issues and other global challenges. 

Honored at the Nordic Impact Business Summit 20 June in Copenhagen.

During our first summit we honored these companies and their business and solutions for a better world.

Addressya from Sweden.

Addressya is an app and a platform that allows people everywhere to create a complete, precise and easy to use address, and then share with whomever they want with full control of their personal data.

Airinum from Sweden.

Air pollution is responsible for one in nine deaths globally and is the single largest environmental health crisis we face, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). 7 million people die annually as a result of poor air quality – especially in developing markets. Airinum market “Urban Air Mask” that filters out more than 95% of particles.

Altered from Sweden.

The Altered nozzle product reduces water consumption by 98% in 60 seconds. The super simple installation and retro-fit solutions make the change possible in a few minutes.

Aquabyte from Norway.

Aquaculture is one of the fastest growing food sectors on the planet, offering meaningful solution to global food deficits. Aquabyte´s mission is to be the best software tech company creating environmentally sound and sustainable food production.

Aryze from Denmark.

ARYZE aims to provide payment infrastructure that enables individuals, businesses, and IOT devices to make instant payments globally in a modular ecosystem.

Biotrino from Denmark.

Biotrino produce and market foodproducts made from Blonde Chlorella – a micro algae, widely recognized as a superfood with a very high protein content and a very low carbon footprint

Blueye from Norway.

Blueye Pioneer underwater drone you are able to perform frequent and efficient underwater inspections and mapping.

Bright Products from Norway.

Bright Products produces lamps and other equipment powered by solar power. The products enable off-grid living.

Carbo Culture from Finland.

Carboculture take waste biomass and convert the waste into a stable, solid carbon called biochar. The biochar holds the carbon stable for 500+ years. The biochar can be used for different products.

Cgrain from Sweden.

Cgrain Value™ is an analytical instrument developed to assess the quality of grain using single kernel analysis.

Chromafora from Sweden.

Chromafora offers customers a tailored technology, SELMEXT™ (Selective Metal Extraction), to handle waste streams containing dissolved heavy metals. The high selectivity also enables recycling of elements, for example such as Zn, Cu and REM.

Circular Food Technology from Denmark.

Circular Food Technology turns leftovers from beer brewing into a nutritious and tasty flour under the brand name Agrain. Agrain prevents food waste and adds extra fibres, protein, vitamins and taste to bread and snacks.

Clean Motion from Sweden.

Clean Motion has developed a small electrical vehicle, Zbee, suitable for short distance transportation of up to 3 people and smaller goods.

Comlight from Norway.

Comlight has developed the world’s first patented control system that reduces the wasteful consumption of energy when lighting roads and other public places, without compromising the safety.

Dall Energy from Denmark.

Dall Energy provides new biomass energy technologies to the global market.

Deligate from Sweden.

Deligate Store is an application that will give you and your co-workers an innovative tool to see which specific products that are about to expire. Deligate will keep track on all expiration dates and help you make sure that nothing expires.

Dessert Control from Norway.

Desert Control has created Liquid Nanoclay which is sprayed directly onto dry, sandy land and then creates a water retaining network capable of retaining 65% more water. This means less water consumption, cost reductions, more robust soil and higher yield.

Diwala from Norway.

Diwala has developed a decentralised platform that verifies people’s skills and provides access to job markets.

GuardianX from Finland.

GuardianX connects your friends and family, validated community members and authorities all to one platform. GuardianX community enables people to be safe anytime, anywhere.

Hiveonline from Denmark.

Hiveonline has created an app that supports small businesses in finding work, managing delivery and getting paid. At the same time the business builds a trust score to prove a reputation with new customers, partners and stakeholders.

Huoleti from Finland.

Huoleti has built an online platform that empowers patients, families and volunteers during a period of severe illness.

Jamii Pay from Denmark.

JamiiPay is a service developed with and for the unbanked communities in the developing world. They provide opportunities for saving in a stable currency, with low cost transactions, free payments, and access to loans.

Just Arrived from Sweden.

Just Arrived challenges the labour market by helping to staff and recruit foreign-born competence.

Lifeshelter from Denmark.

Lifeshelter is dedicated to improving living standards for refugees and internally displaced populations by providing sustainable and dignified low-cost shelter solutions.

M-PAYG from Denmark.

M-PAYG is a provider of high-quality prepaid solar energy systems for the developing world. The systems allow off-grid low-income households and businesses to access solar energy through small-scale mobile repayments.

Marine Garden from Norway.

Aquaculture is the most promising and efficient alternative to meet the increasing market demand for seafood.  Marine Garden reinvents aquaculture and mimics nature with seabed farming of highly valued local habitat species.

Matter from Denmark.

Matter offers an investment platform, that enables sustainable retirement investments for individuals.

Miiskin from Denmark.

Miiskin has created an app that helps the user track moles on skin. Worldwide 232.000 people get diagnosed with melanoma each year.

Mimbly from Sweden.

Mimbly produces innovative solutions that reduce water consumption and stop microplastics from reaching the ocean. The Mimbox is connected to a laundry machine and recycles the water that would normally go to the sewer.

No Isolation from Norway.

Social isolation and loneliness strikes the most vulnerable groups in society hardest. Two of the most exposed groups are those over the age of 80 years and children and young adults with long-term illness. No Isolation  reduces loneliness and social isolation through warm technology, e.g. the robot AV1 for children with long-term illness.

Nordic Harvest from Denmark.

Nordic Harvest is a Vertical Farm and grows crops indoors, where the growth area is utilized optimally by placing the plants in floors. They have full control of the plants’ environment and can create the best conditions for their growth and deliver delicious, tasteful and extra nutritious herbs and salads every day of the year – 100% free of pesticides and herbicides.

Nord Sense from Denmark.

Nordsense offers a simple and affordable solution to optimize waste collection processes. The system can drastically reduce capital expenditure and carbon footprint, while improving workflow.

Normative from Sweden.

Normative automatically assess your sustainability, and generate sustainability reports, by analysing your bookkeeping records and ERP-systems. Normative automates the process of reporting according to international standards like GRI, CDP and GHG-protocol as well as follow laws and regulations, like EU-directive 2014/95/EU. Normative automatically give you 59% of all KPIs in a GRI-report and 77% of a CDP-report.

Octlight from Denmark.

Octlight has developed a swept light source technology that allows for full 3D images of the eye. The technology will be an affordable and accurate way for early diagnosis of eye diseases.

Powercell from Sweden.

PowerCell develops and supplies fuel cells, systems and services that lower environmental impact from energy generation and at the same time create a value for the customers through high product efficiency and durability. By using research and advanced technological development they enable the fossil free society.

ProtectPipe from Finland.

ProtectPipe’s environmentally friendly microbial solution keeps housing co-op’s drains clear of organic waste and postpones the need for repairs. The solution consists of live microbial strains that use organic waste as fuel and transform it into water and carbon dioxide. This stops the corrosion process in the drainpipes and prevents harmful nutrients from entering the fragile ecosystem of the Baltic sea.

Pure Effect from Sweden.

A new generation of garment care and interior cleaning, based on active bacterial culture and the knowledge of natures own way of removing dirt and odor.

Resenwaves from Denmark.

Resen Waves is the first company in the World to provide continuous power and real-time data connectivity to autonomous instruments and machinery in the sea, as a plug and play solution.

Resq Club from Finland.

With the ResQ app you rescue restaurant food and make it affordably. Save time, money and help the environment by purchasing surplus meals with a discount from your local restaurants and retailers.

Sansox from Finland.

SansOx develop new solutions and innovative applications for water treatment needs worldwide for different kinds of water. They have dissolved different gases into water that can be used both industrial and potable water purification and also for plantation and fish farming in order to exceed biological growth.

Skymining from Sweden.

Skymining produces solid, carbon negative fuel made from densified atmospheric CO2. The fuel can be burned to directly replace fossil fuels in industry, heating and electricity production. It can also serve as basis for other products and services, such as variations of liquid fuel.

Solarfoods from Finland.

Solein, invented by Solar Foods, is a revolutionary natural protein source for the global food industry: suitable for varied consumer diets, and virtually for all food products and types. An innovation created by leading cleantech expertise of Finland and based on a concept by NASA, the unique and pure single-cell proteins of Solein are produced from CO2, water, and electricity

Solar Sack from Denmark.

2 Billion people currently don’t have access to safe drinking water. SolarSack is a household water container that provides safe water by using only the sun.

SpaceInvader from Denmark.

The pallet rack by SpaceInvader lets you carry more goods on every truck, for the benefit of your bottom line, the environment, and the work of your employees. By stacking higher, you profit off your previously unused space. You benefit every time you stack two pallets on top of each other, because you are now moving two pallets for the price of one.

Spacemaker from Norway.

Spacemaker has developed a game-changing AI technology that helps users discover smarter ways to maximize the potential of a building site. The product lets the user generate and explore a multitude of site proposals, sort out the best ones, and provides detailed analyses for each of them. It enables a fantastic level of insight and a collaborative workflow among architects, engineers, real estate developers, and municipalities.

Tidetec from Norway.

Most tidal power plants today generate power only in one direction. Projected, next-generation tidal plants with two-way production have sub-optimal production. With a simple and patented solution, Tidetec optimizes the technology of two-way hydro turbines. The Tidetec concept is the most logical way to harness two-way hydropower, such as tidal, in the most cost effective way possible.

Too Good To Go from Denmark.

To Good To Go has created a market for left over foods from restaurants, bakeries and supermarkets.

TotalCtrl from Norway.

TotalCtrl has created a digital solution to reduce foodwaste in hotels, restaurants and supermarkets.

TraceGrow from Finland.

Tracegrow has developed a technology to extract, purify and reuse the vital trace elements Zinc and manganese from alkaline batteries and circulate them safely back to the nature as the world´s most ecological Zinc and manganese-based micronutrient products for farming.

Trine from Sweden.

Trine makes it easy for people to invest in solar energy in growing markets. Their mission is to triple return on investment – earn a profit while making social and environmental impact.