International Cleantech Network


ICN Solutions

Find cleantech opportunities all over the world!

The ICN solutions platform is an internationalisation platform where cleantech businesses can find and engage in opportunities from our ICN partners all over the world.

Find the right internationalisation opportunities for your business

Register on ICN Solutions to get access to an international ecosystem of cleantech opportunities. It takes two minutes to create your profile and then you can browse opportunities from all over the world. You can find opportunities within the sectors:



Circular economy

Choose “opportunities in the menu in the top left corner, and use the filters to search for opportunities within a certain cleantech sector, or in a specific part of the world.

Be part of an online ecosystem and gain access to SMEs, large cooperates, universities, experts, etc. working with cleantech globally.

By joining opportunities on ICN solutions you will engage with relevant counterparts interested in the same opportunity. Furthermore, you can connect directly through the chat function with any other user on the platform.

The platform also allows you to create visibility for your business. By creating an organisation profile, your organisation can be found by other actors in the cleantech ecosystem, making it easy for actors from all around the world to get in contact with your organisation.

With ICN solutions you will become part of an ever-growing ecosystem of innovative cleantech stakeholders driving the global green transition!

How to apply

When planning a business trip, quickly ask your local cluster if it has ICN partners where you’re going. We’ll put you in touch and once you’re there, you can use the offices of that international cluster and have the same benefits their members do!

​1. Send the application to ICN Secretariat
2. ICN Secretariat facilitates contact between applicant and the host cluster.
3. The host cluster and the applicant arrange details of the visit


Empire Building Challenge

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the International Cleantech Network (ICN), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) designed to enhance collaboration on decarbonizing high-rise buildings in New York State through engaging ICN members companies to provide potential solutions for the Empire Building Challenge.

The Empire Building Challenge (EBC) will spur economic growth and renewal in New York by attracting best-in-class manufacturers, solution providers, and entrepreneurs from around the world to help transform our existing building stock into the buildings of the future. Investing in the most promising novel approaches to retrofitting our tallest buildings will transform the high-rise building market and position the State as an epicentre of the low carbon retrofit industry.

Do you have a solution for the decarbonization of large commercial and residential buildings?

EBC partners

EBC partners are looking for high-impact solution providers in the following technology focus areas that are critical enablers and first steps towards carbon-neutral retrofits in large buildings.

Specifically, they are seeking technologies within:

Advanced Heat Pump Solutions for Large Buildings

Heat pump technology is evolving rapidly. A significant need exists for various format heat pumps to allow for phased decarbonization and eliminate on-site fossil fuel consumption.

  • Cold climate design with start-of-the-art refrigerant (i.e. CO2)
  • High COP heat pumps such as packaged units combining cooling and heating systems to provide simultaneous cooling and heating and energy recovery
  • Geothermal and storage sourced heat pumps

Building Energy Distribution Design Innovation

Innovations in building energy distribution can reduce heat transfer losses and enable efficient low carbon heating and cooling sources.

  • District thermal network optimization
  • Technology enabling low-temperature water loops
  • Wastewater or condensate heat recovery
  • Steam to hot water distribution system conversion
  • Energy recovery units for ventilation and outside air system

Thermal Storage Technologies

Thermal storage can reduce equipment sizes, enable waste heat utilization, and help overcome electrical capacity constraints with demand flexibility.

  • Phase change material
  • Waste heat recovery storage
  • Ice storage
  • IT and data centre cooling optimization
  • Building-to-Grid integration