Global Cleantech Cluster Association Announces 185 Nominations For 2011 Later Stage Awards

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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 who’s who of cleantech investment. It’s a rare opportunity for these companies to introduce their technologies to nearly 30 investors all at once,” said Cal Hackeman, global leader for cleantech at Grant Thornton International, 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 International

Grant Thornton International is one of the world’s leading organisations of independently owned and

managed accounting and consulting firms providing assurance, tax and specialist advisory services to

privately held businesses and public interest entities. Clients of member and correspondent firms can

access the knowledge and experience of more than 2,500 partners in over 100 countries and receive the

same distinctive, high quality and personalised service wherever they choose to do business. Grant

Thornton International strives to speak out on issues that matter to business and which are in the wider

public interest and to be a bold and positive leader in its chosen markets and within the global accounting

profession.

About Author

Walter’s contributions to CleanTechies over the past 4 years have been instrumental in growing the publications social media channels via his ongoing editorial and data driven strategies. He is the founder and managing director of Sunflower Tax, a renewable energy tax and finance consultancy based in San Diego, California. Active in the San Diego clean technology community, participating in events sponsored by CleanTech San Diego, EcoTopics, and Cleantech Open San Diego, Walter has also been a presenter at numerous California Center for Sustainability (CCSE) programs. He currently serves as an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law where he teaches a course on energy taxation and policy.