As a step to increase our prescence in the Middle East, Rehact has recently employed Mr. Martin Friis as a sales representative in the region.
Mr. Martin Friis has previously worked at the British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Stockholm and joins Rehact from working as EMEA Business Development Manager at i2Systems, having worked with sales processes in a wide number of countries with a special focus on the Middle East. He has studied for a M.Sc in Accounting and Financing at the Stockholm School of Economics and completed the Global Entrepreneurial Leadership course at Stanford Center for Professional Development.
Mr. Martin Friis
The Swedish Clean Tech Startup continues to harvest international recognition.
Today it was announced that REHACT has been selevted as one of six finalists for the Dutch Postcode Lottery "Green Challenge". The winner is awarded €500 000 to help expand the business and the finals will be held in Amsterdam on September 15th.
This year over 700 business plans where submitted from some 80+ countries. The task of the jury has been enormous and only six businesses where selected to present before the jury. Rehact was the only company from the Nordic Region.
"I am extremely happy and thankful that the jury has chosen us amoung so many qualified participants. To me this is a recognition that focus is shifting more and more towards best practice in energy conservation and efficiency. In order to combat climate change it is usually much more cost efficient to reduce energy consumption instead of increasing energy production. About 25 % of all energy produced is used to provide comfort in buildings (heating, cooling and fresh air). The REHACT solution reduces the need of external energy by up to 85 % with increased indoor comfort."
Svante Bengtsson, vd
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REHACT develops internationally award-winning technologies to provide buildings with heating, cooling and fresh air; climate control. The patented solution uses synergy effects to reduce external energy need by up to 85 % in a very cost effective way.
About the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge
The Dutch Postcode Lottery has held the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge every year since 2007 as part of its efforts to help make the world a greener place. The Green Challenge is one of the world's largest competitions for sustainable innovation. It is aimed at creative, innovative thinkers. Environmentally friendly products and services that reduce CO2 emissions and score highly on design, user-friendliness and quality are eligible to compete for the €500,000 prize. Each entrant must supply a detailed business plan so that an expert preliminary jury can determine whether his or her idea is viable. Previous winners have gone on to achieve success with their innovative inventions, thanks in part to the publicity and network around the Green Challenge.
Last year, the American Scot Frank won for his portable, affordable multipurpose solar collector SolSource.
The 2009 winner was the Englishman Dean Gregory for The Power Collective, a company that makes nearly invisible rooftop wind turbines.
In 2008, Eben Bayer of the United States took the prize for his natural insulation material Greensulate.
And our first winner, in 2007, was the Dutchman Igor Kluin, for the Qbox, a device that enables decentralised electricity generation.
For more information, see www.greenchallenge.info.