The Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA) has named the Global Top 10 Winners for its 6thGCCA Later Stage Awards 2016. The mid- to late-stage companies originate from the majorcleantech industries, including solar, wind and clean web to lighting, energy efficiency, mobility,urban agriculture and water. The Top 10 Winners were sorted from nominees from the world’sleading GCCA cleantech clusters. Each nominee was then assessed by the KeyStone CompactTMbusiness risk rating methodology. The Global Top 3 and the GCCA Grand Prize Winner will beannounced in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA on December 13th, 2016.
"The 2016 Global Top 10 Winners demonstrate investment grade, strong product differentiation,scalable business models and have market traction," said Dr. Peter Adriaens, Head Judge of theGCCA Later Stage Awards and developer of the Keystone CompactTM. "Narrowing down thenominations from more than 105 to 10 follows a detailed and robust data analytics process. The2016 Global Top 10 are some of the world's most sought after and up-and-coming equity-investable cleantech companies across our member clusters." For more about the assessmenttool, please visit https://www.corymbus.co
The GCCA Later Stage Awards 2016 ceremony will be held on December 13th at the ClintonPresidential Library in Little Rock in conjunction with the Global Solutions Summit (GSS) 2016. GSS2016 will meet in collaboration with the Club de Madrid (CdM), an organization comprised ofmore than 100 former Presidents, Prime Ministers and Heads of State which will be reconvening inthe Club de Madrid - P80 Group “Reunion Proceedings”, and the 6th GCCA Awards Dinner. GSS2016 builds on the widely-acclaimed inaugural Global Solutions Summit which first convened atthe US State Department in April 2014.
"Enabling large scale commercial deployment of proven sustainable technologies is a key focus ofGCCA since 2010," said Christian Haeuselmann, GCCA’s Co-Founder and Chairman. “The annualGCCA Later Stage Awards bring the best companies of our cluster partners to the forefront - weencourage you to engage with them and benefit from their unique services and business models.”
The 2016 Later Stage Award Global Top 10 Winners are:
FluidSolids - Switzerland - Bioenergy/Biomaterials
GreenSync - Australia - Energy Storage/Smart Grid
MagGrow - Ireland - Food/Urban Agriculture
Enervalis - Flanders, Belgium - Lighting/Energy Efficiency
M-Field Energy - Taiwan - Energy Storage/Smart Grid
CleanSpark - San Diego, California - Energy Storage/Smart Grid
Smart Wires - San Diego, California - Energy Storage/Smart Grid
Wirepas - Finland - CleanWeb/Sustainable IT
WaterTectonics – Seattle, Washington – Water
Azuri Technologies – Cambridge, UK - Solar/Wind
About the Global Cleantech Cluster Association
The Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA) is a Swiss Foundation that provides access tocapital, corporates, markets and insights. Vision is to drive sustainable regional economicdevelopment, on a global scale.
GCCA is a fully independent open platform designed to support the development towards ashared economy and low carbon prosperity. Since its launch in 2010, more than 50 clusters fromacross the world have joined the GCCA, representing 10,000 Cleantech companies.
With the GCCA Deployment HUB Network and its digital platforms in Europe, Asia and NorthAmerica, GCCA drives the modernization of cross-border business collaboration by convergingphysical and digital cluster ecosystems. A GCCA focus task is the development of new financialmechanisms to enable large-scale commercial deployment of proven technologies. Goal is toprovide an investment alternative at appropriate risk and return expectations for institutionalinvestors, e.g. pension funds.
For more information about the GCCA, please visit www.globalcleantech.org
By Anu Pousi on in Later Stage Awards