The Alternative Energy Innovators of Tomorrow

25 August of 2011 by

bttf The Alternative Energy Innovators of Tomorrow

The Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA), known as the global voice of cleantech, announced today 185 companies have been nominated for the 2011 GCCA Later Stage Award by 30 cleantech clusters from around the world. Nominations in 10 categories ranging from renewable energy and energy efficiency, to waste, water and green building were announced at the GCCA/EcoTech Quebec Cleantech for EcoCities Conference at EcoCity Montreal. Winners will be announced in Dublin on November 14th, hosted by the cleantech cluster An tSli Ghlas – The Green Way. Winning companies will receive international investment exposure and business support throughout 2012.

“We are thrilled to have such a strong list of nominated companies for the 2011 Later Stage Awards,” said Ben Taube, Chair of the GCCA. “Truly ground-breaking and innovative technologies are developed everyday across the world. We are pleased to highlight the very best and recognize them with partnership exposure among other benefits.”

Over next three months, the nominations will be judged on a variety of factors, from technology innovation and business strategy to their ability to execute. In addition to the 10 categories listed below, the three Most Impactful Technology awards will be given to companies that are improving the quality of life for people around the world, particularly in developing countries.

“With the Later Stage Awards we are moving the global cleantech needle forward,” said Shawn Lesser of Watershed Capital and co-founder of the GCCA. “Because of this type of global awareness cleantech companies make it from localized markets into mainstream adoption.”

Of the 29 judges hand-selected for the Later Stage Award many are leading venture capital investors and entrepreneurs, including; Generationʼs Climate Solutions Fund (Al Goreʼs investment Firm), The Rockefeller Foundation, Dow Venture Capital, BASF Venture Capital and more.

“The list of judges is like a whoʼs who of cleantech investment. Itʼs a rare opportunity for these companies to introduce their technologies to nearly 30 investors all at once,” said Cal Hackeman, National Managing Partner of the Technology Industry Practice at Grant Thornton, LLP the top sponsor of the Later Stage Awards.  “The GCCA’s Later Stage Award is a unique opportunity in the cleantech sector to showcase meaningful innovation and we are very proud to be a part of it.”

Nominations for the 10 Later Stage Award Categories

Advanced Materials

  • Areva Technology – ecoConnect
  • Beneq – Finnish Cleantech Cluster
  • Bioapply – swisscleantech
  • Epigan - Flanders Cleantech Association
  • Ethra – French Cleantech
  • Genomatica – CleanTECH San Diego
  • Melotte - Flanders Cleantech Association
  • NIMTech - MaRS Discovery District
  • NPSP - Cleantech Business Club
  • Orthogonal – The Clean Tech Center
  • Picosun - Finnish Cleantech Cluster

Agriculture

  • IPUS – ECO WORLD STYRIA
  • Mercurius – Biofuels Chicago Clean Energy Alliance
  • Soy Works Corporation – Chicago Clean Energy Alliance
  • Synthezyme – NYC ACRE
  • TreeMetrics – An tSlí Ghlas – The Green Way

Energy Efficiency

  • BaseN Corporation – Finnish Cleantech Cluster
  • Capstone Turbine Corporation – CleanTech Los Angeles
  • Crowley Carbon – An tSlí Ghlas – The Green Way
  • dPoint Technologies – GreenTech Exchange
  • EcoMesh – UK CEED
  • Enfucell – Finnish Cleantech Cluster
  • Greenview – The Clean Tech Center
  • GridManager – Clean Technology & Sustainable Industries
  • Haledyne – The Clean Tech Center
  • Hydrostor – MaRS Discovery District
  • ICE Energy – Colorado Cleantech Industry Association
  • Ikon Semiconductor – An tSlí Ghlas – The Green Way
  • Infinirel Corporation – Chicago Clean Energy Alliance
  • Infinite Power Solutions – Colorado Cleantech Industry Association
  • LEDtronics – CleanTech Los Angeles
  • Light-Based Technologies – GreenTech Exchange
  • Lumec Control Products – Chicago Clean Energy Alliance
  • MCPhy Energy – French Cleantech
  • MicroGen – The Clean Tech Center
  • Nectar Partners – The Clean Tech Center
  • Omnio – swisscleantech
  • PCN Technology – CleanTECH San Diego
  • PearlLED – Chicago Clean Energy Alliance
  • Power Generation Technologies – Chicago Clean Energy Alliance
  • PowerGenix – CleanTECH San Diego
  • Pulse Energy – GreenTech Exchange
  • QM Power – Clean Technology & Sustainable Industries
  • Quallion – CleanTech Los Angeles
  • ReGreen Corporation – CleanTech Los Angeles
  • Sunflower Daylighting – Colorado Cleantech Industry Association
  • Temporal Power – MaRS Discovery District
  • Tendril Colorado – Cleantech Industry Association
  • Terra-Energy – Flanders Cleantech Association
  • TEXX AG – swisscleantech
  • The Paper Battery – The Clean Tech Center
  • ThinkEco – NYC ACRE
  • Topanga Technologies – CleanTech Los Angeles
  • Viridity Energy – Cleantech Alliance Mid-Atlantic
  • Volts Energies – Écotech Québec

Green Buildings

  • Active Warmth – CleanTech BusinessClub
  • Albeo Colorado – Cleantech Industry Association
  • Carnot Refridgeration – Écotech Québec
  • Cobiax – swisscleantech
  • Coolerado – Colorado Cleantech Industry Association
  • Ecocem – An tSlí Ghlas – The Green Way
  • Ecological – NYC ACRE
  • Econation – Flanders Cleantech Association
  • Machiels Buildings Solutions – Flanders Cleantech Association
  • Neelogy – French Cleantech
  • On-Ramp Wireless – CleanTECH San Diego
  • Pavatex – swisscleantech
  • Rakennusliike Reponen – Finnish Cleantech Cluster
  • SCL Elements (Can2go) – Écotech Québec

Renewable Energy

  • Alecon Systems – Cleantech Alliance Mid-Atlantic
  • Applied Biorefinery Sciences – The Clean Tech Center
  • Arveni – French Cleantech
  • AVA-C02 – swisscleantech
  • Bing Energy – Chicago Clean Energy Alliance
  • Bio-Lub Canada – Écotech Québec
  • Capricorn – Flanders Cleantech Association
  • Chempolis – Finnish Cleantech Cluster
  • Echogen Power Systems – Akron Global Business Accelerator
  • ECOR – CleanTECH San Diego
  • Enerkem – Écotech Québec
  • Fermentalg – French Cleantech
  • General Fusion – GreenTech Exchange
  • GoVo Biofuels – The Clean Tech Center
  • Hydrogenics – MaRS Discovery District
  • Imperative Energy – An tSlí Ghlas – The Green Way
  • Innoventé – Écotech Québec
  • IntelliSyn – The Clean Tech Center
  • Momentum Dynamics – Cleantech Alliance Mid-Atlantic
  • Nexterra Systems – GreenTech Exchange
  • NovaThermal Energy – Cleantech Alliance Mid-Atlantic
  • Open Hydro – An tSlí Ghlas – The Green Way
  • OPX Biotechnologies – Colorado Cleantech Industry Association
  • Sapphire Energy – CleanTECH San Diego
  • SG Biofuels – CleanTECH San Diego
  • Wavebob – An tSlí Ghlas – The Green Way

Solar

  • 7C solarparken – Flanders Cleantech Association
  • AE Polysilicon – Cleantech Alliance Mid-Atlantic
  • Amonix – CleanTech Los Angeles
  • Ampulse – Colorado Cleantech Industry Association
  • Astroenergy – CleanTech Korea
  • Day4 Energy Inc. – Greentech Exchange
  • Ducatt – Flanders Cleantech Association
  • Enfinity – Flanders Cleantech Association
  • eSolar – CleanTech Los Angeles
  • FemtoGrid – member (financial contributing)
  • ISET Inc – CleanTech Los Angeles
  • Linea Trovata – Flanders Cleantech Association
  • Morgan Solar – MaRS client
  • Novopolymers – Flanders Cleantech Association
  • Prism Solar Technologies – Clean Technology & Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI)
  • Pure Solar Corp – Chicago Cluster
  • Semi-Materials – CleanTech Korea
  • Silicon Solar Solutions – Chicago
  • Solaris Synergy – Chicago Cluster
  • SolarNovar – Cleantech Center
  • Solarprint Ltd – The Green Way, Dublin
  • SolarReserve – CleanTech Los Angeles
  • SOLART – Ecotech Quebec
  • Sollega – NYC ACRE
  • S.O.L.I.D. – ECO WORLD STYRIA
  • Spectrolab, a Boeing Company CleanTech Los Angeles
  • Sustainable Energy Technologies – MaRS client
  • Verengo Solar – CleanTech Los Angeles

Transportation

  • Achates Power – CleanTECH San Diego
  • Arcimoto – Chicago Clean Energy Alliance
  • Balqon Corporation – CleanTech Los Angeles
  • BlackGold Biofuels – Cleantech Alliance Mid-Atlantic
  • Bluways – Flanders Cleantech Association
  • Boulder Electric Vehicle – Colorado Cleantech Industry Association
  • Coda Automotive – CleanTech Los Angeles
  • EVPlugSite – The Clean Tech Center
  • Flyer – swisscleantech
  • Green Power Technologies – Cleantech Alliance Mid-Atlantic
  • Liberator.aero – An tSlí Ghlas – The Green Way
  • MCE 5 Development – French Cleantech
  • Minix – French Cleantech
  • Proterro – Cleantech Alliance Mid-Atlantic
  • Proviron – Flanders Cleantech Association
  • Rapid Electric Vehicles – GreenTech Exchange
  • SAM Group – swisscleantech
  • VanDyne SuperTurbo – Colorado Cleantech Industry Association
  • Ventech – Chicago Clean Energy Alliance
  • Weeels – NYC ACRE
  • Westport Innovations – GreenTech Exchange

Waste

  • Akkuser – Finnish Cleantech Cluster
  • Anellotech – NYC ACRE
  • Biothermica Technologies – Écotech Québec
  • Cross Wrap – Finnish Cleantech Cluster
  • ecoATM – CleanTECH San Diego
  • Glass Recycling Technologies – Cleantech Alliance Mid-Atlantic
  • Newalta Corporation – Écotech Québec
  • PMC Biotech – Cleantech Alliance Mid-Atlantic
  • PolyFlow – Akron Global Business Accelerator
  • Rediscovery Centre – An tSlí Ghlas – The Green Way
  • SOWATEC – ECO WORLD STYRIA
  • Synthetic Genomics – CleanTECH San Diego
  • Vadxx Energy – Akron Global Business Accelerator

Water

  • ABS Materials – Akron Global Business Accelerator
  • Aqua-Nu – Chicago Clean Energy Alliance
  • Clewer Marketing – Finnish Cleantech Cluster
  • Eole Water – French Cleantech
  • Flo-Matic – Chicago Clean Energy Alliance
  • FogBusters – Chicago Clean Energy Alliance
  • Liberty Hydro – Cleantech Alliance Mid-Atlantic
  • Magpie Polymers – French Cleantech
  • MAR Systems – Akron Global Business Accelerator
  • Midas Technologies – UK CEED
  • Paradigm Environmental – GreenTech Exchange
  • Portapure – Chicago Clean Energy Alliance
  • PremierTech Environmental Technologies Group – Écotech Québec
  • Rentricity – NYC ACRE
  • Saltworks Technologies – GreenTech Exchange
  • Smixin – swisscleantech
  • Trunz – swisscleantech
  • Water Canary – NYC ACRE

Wind

  • Acrosoma – Flanders Cleantech Association
  • C-FEC – ecoConnect
  • Endurance Wind Power – GreenTech Exchange
  • Luethi Enterprises – ecoConnect
  • Moventas – Finnish Cleantech Cluster
  • STEP – ECO WORLD STYRIA
  • Wind Products – NYC ACRE
  • Wysips – French Cleantech

About the Global Cleantech Cluster Association

Global Cleantech is a non-profit association, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. that creates conduits for companies to harness the tremendous benefits of international cleantech cluster collaboration in an efficient, affordable, and structured way. Global Cleantech provides a gateway for established and emerging cleantech companies to gain exposure to potential investors, new markets, influential networks, innovative technologies and best practices. GCCA was founded by swisscleantech, the Finnish Cleantech Cluster, and Sustainable World Capital. For more information about Global Cleantech, please visit www.globalcleantech.org.

About Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton is one of the world’s leading organisations of independently owned and managed accounting and consulting firms. These firms provide assurance, tax and specialist business advice to privately held businesses and public interest entities.
Meet The Next Round of Alternative Energy Innovators originally appeared in Green Chip Stocks. Green Chip Review is a free 2x-per-week newsletter, is the first advisory to focus exclusively on investments in alternative and renewable energies.

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