Sofame Nominated in the "Best in Green Building" Category for the 2013 Global Cleantech Cluster Association's Later Stage Company Awards

Ten Best in Class company finalists will be honored at the Corporate Cleantech Venture Day on November 20, 2013 in Lahti, Finland.

Aug 22, 2013, 11:00 ET from Sofame Technologies Inc.

MONTREAL, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Sofame Technologies Inc. has been nominated in the Green Building category for the 2013 Global Cleantech Cluster Association's (GCCA) Later Stage Company Awards. The annual awards recognize innovative mid to late-stage cleantech companies around the world who are thriving in the new green economy and show great potential for growth. Winning companies will be announced at the Corporate Cleantech Venture Day on November 20th, 2013 in Lahti, Finland. The full list of 2013 Later Stage Award Nominations can be found at


Sofame's nomination is for manufacturing environmentally efficient industrial water heaters and cost effective heat recovery systems for traditional boilers.

"What differentiates the annual Later Stage Awards is the platform it provides for new technologies to grow," noted Shawn Lesser Co-Founder of Watershed Capital Group and the GCCA.  "Through these awards we help support innovators in the cleantech industry, who are developing their local green economies, by putting them in front of a global audience."

Sofame is a part of a pool of over 160 nominees. GCCA Head Judge Peter Adriaens (Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy at the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, Ross School of Business at  the University of Michigan) will use the Keystone Compact™ Method to screen the nominees and narrow them down to the top 3 in each category.

The Top 30 will then be evaluated by over 30 venture capital and cleantech judges who select the winners for the Later Stage Award. With more than $3.5 billion invested in clean technology, the GCCA Judges are devoted to later stage companies who have a proven track record in their home market and have the potential for international growth. They include Generation's Climate Solutions Fund, The Rockefeller Foundation, Dow Venture Capital, BASF Venture Capital and more.

The Best in Class winners will be announced at the Corporate Cleantech Venture Day on November 20th at Sibelius Hall in Lahti, Finland. This event aims to act as a meeting place for cleantech companies looking for investors and corporate partnerships.

About the Global Cleantech Cluster Association

The Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA) is a network of 49 cleantech clusters, representing over 10,000 companies. It creates conduits for companies to harness the tremendous benefits of international cleantech cluster collaboration in an efficient, affordable, and structured network.  The GCCA 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 Watershed Capital, and Technica Communications.  For more information about the GCCA, please visit

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