SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cleantech Group, the leading global research, advisory and events firm focused on clean technology innovation and insight will host an interactive webinar previewing the themes of the upcoming New York Cleantech Forum. The webinar, "Exploring Financing Models to Accelerate and Scale Innovation," will outline GE's Ecomagination Challenge and address and cover the critical issue of successfully financing cleantech innovation.
The expert panel will jump start the discussion topics that will be explored in more depth at the Cleantech Forum: on October 11-13, 2010 in New York City, New York. Those attending the Webinar will learn:
- An overview of the state of the clean technology financing marketplace including trends from Cleantech Group's Investment Monitor report
- A look at GE's Ecomagination Challenge; exploring the new models for ideas, innovation and funding and how this program is changing the market
- How can small organizations partner with large enterprises to secure innovation? What can a smaller organization do to find financial backing?
- The VC Viewpoint: What does the investment landscape look like? How are diverse capital sources affecting the future of cleantech financing?
Who: Executives from Cleantech Group, GE's Ecomagination Challenge, GreenOrder and Deloitte leading this Webinar will be:
- Sheeraz Haji, Cleantech Group
- Andrew Shapiro, GreenOrder
- Tore Land, GE, Director of Ecomagination, EMEA
- Phil Schneider, Deloitte
- Investment Panelist
Targeted at investors, corporations and entrepreneurs, webinar attendees will better understand the current clean technology investment landscape, how diverse capital sources affect cleantech financing and how entrepreneurs can leverage new models to successfully escape from the "Valley of Death." The conversations will continue in person at the Cleantech Forum New York and feature two of the more than 50 speakers and keynotes secured for the flagship Clean Technology East Coast event.
When: Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 8:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. ET
Cleantech Forum and Focus Events:
Cleantech Forum New York is one of the Cleantech Group's five premier events each year across North America, Europe, China and India. Since 2002, the Forums have provided clean technology market insight, investment opportunities and unparalleled networking for the world's leading investors, growth companies and global corporations.
For more information and to secure a place before registration closes, visit the New York Forum web site: http://events.cleantech.com/newyork/.
For the detailed agenda, visit: http://events.cleantech.com/newyork/agenda.
Next Forum Event: Cleantech 3.0 – Global Scale up and Deployment for Profound and Measurable Impact
The Cleantech Group is preparing for Cleantech Forum San Francisco, taking place in San Francisco, California from March 14-16, 2011. For more information on the Forum, please visit: http://events.cleantech.com/sanfrancisco/.
Next Focus Event: Dreams and Challenges – Technology Integration in Eco-City Development
The Cleantech Group, in partnership with the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City Investment and Development Co., Ltd (SSTEC), and in collaboration with the Tianjin Binhai New Area Government announces the "Tianjin Eco-city Cleantech Focus" on September 28-29, 2010. For more information on the Focus, please visit: http://events.cleantech.com/tianjin/.
About Cleantech Group
The Cleantech Group, the leading global research and advisory firm focused on cleantech innovation, pioneered the clean technology category in 2002. Today, it helps its clients make critical business decisions by providing the latest market intelligence through subscription-based research, custom advisory services, and global networking events. The company's growing international client base includes global corporations, investors, entrepreneurs, governments, and service providers. The company also produces the premier Cleantech Forum® and Focus™ events worldwide, including upcoming events in New York, Amsterdam and Los Angeles. Details are available at http://www.cleantech.com.
SOURCE Cleantech Group