The Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA) has named the Global Top 10 Winners for its 7th GCCA Later Stage Awards 2017, hosted in conjunction with the Cleantech Venture Day in London on October 31st. The mid- to late-stage companies originate from the major cleantech industries, including solar, energy storage and clean web to lighting, energy efficiency, mobility, urban agriculture and water. The Top 10 Winners were sorted from nominees from the world’s leading GCCA cleantech clusters and their 10,000 member companies. Each nominee was then assessed by the KeyStone Compact™ business risk rating methodology. Iteros from San Diego, California was awarded with the GCCA Award 2017 Grand Prize, Top 2 Winner was HUB Controls from Dublin, Ireland, and Top 3 Winner was Origami Energy from Cambridge, UK.
The GCCA Later Stage Award 2017 Top 10 Winners and the nominating GCCA clusters include: Iteros/San Diego California, HUB Controls/Ireland, Origami Energy/Cambridge UK, Banyan Nation/India, BestMile/Switzerland, EcoRobotics/Switzerland, Smappee/Flanders, Sulapac/Finland, Visedo/Finland, Wattwatchers/Australia.
“The 11th Cleantech Venture Day, hosted for the first time in London, was a great success and all sold out. On top of the excellent GCCA Award winners, there were over 50 companies applying for the 20 pitching slots. For investors and corporates it is truly the place to see the best of the best in cleantech”, states Nina Harjula, GCCA co-founder and board member, and NIA chairman of the board.
"The 2017 Global Top 10 Winners demonstrate investment grade, strong product differentiation, scalable business models and have market traction," said Dr. Peter Adriaens, Head Judge of the GCCA Later Stage Awards and developer of the Keystone Compact™. "The 2017 Global Top 10 are some of the world's most sought after and up-and-coming equity-investable cleantech companies across our GCCA member clusters. One example is this years Top 10 Winner Visedo from Finland: they announced their acquisition by Danfoss from Denmark one day after the Award events.”
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Enabling large scale commercial deployment of proven sustainable technologies is a key focus of GCCA since 2010. “We believe that these companies will be in the forefront developing solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). We encourage you to engage with them and benefit from their unique services and business models," said Christian Haeuselmann, Chairman of the GCCA and founder of the YODEL HUB in Switzerland.
About the Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA)
The Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA) is a Swiss Foundation providing access to capital, corporates, markets and insights. Since its launch in 2010 over 50 member clusters from 30 countries across the world have joined GCCA, representing 10,000 companies. Its vision is to drive sustainable regional economic development, on a global scale. GCCA is harvesting the power of networking from disparate local Cleantech clusters in a global market environment. For more information about the Global Cleantech Cluster Association, please visit www.globalcleantech.org.
GCCA, Co-founder and Chairman
GCCA, Co-founder and board member; NIA, Chairman of the Board
By Anu Pousi on in Later Stage Awards