About CLEAN

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 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.

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. The Association has 170+ members and is governed by a Board of Directors with representatives appointed by our core members.

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.