Top 30 Semi-Finalists Named in Global Cleantech Cluster Association 2013 Later Stage Awards

Best in Class will be awarded to 10 winners for Corporate Cleantech Venture Day November 20, 2013 in Lahti, Finland

Oct 21, 2013, 06:00 ET from Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA)

ATLANTA, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA) has named the Global Top 30 semi-finalists for its 2013 Later Stage Awards. The mid-to late-stage companies originate from the major cleantech industries, including solar, wind and clean web to lighting, energy efficiency, waste management, mobility and water. Each company was assessed based on their value capture position in the industry and attractiveness to equity investors given scalability and upside potential. The Global Top 10 winners will be announced at the Corporate Cleantech Venture Day in Lahti, Finland on November 20th, 2013.


"The 2013 Global Top 30 demonstrate investability, strong product differentiation, scalable business models and have secured solid market traction in their various clean technology sectors," said Dr. Peter Adriaens, Head Judge of the GCCA Later Stage Awards and developer of the Keystone Compact™ and associated scoring method. "Narrowing down the nominations from 160 to 30 follows a detailed and robust data analytics process. The 2013 Global Top 30 are some of the world's most sought after equity investable cleantech companies based on value capture potential in their CleanTech industry sectors." For more about the assessment and scoring method, please visit

The Top 30 semi-finalists will now be evaluated by over 30 venture capital and cleantech judges who ultimately select the winners for the Later Stage Award.  With more than $3.5 billion invested in clean technology, the GCCA judges include SJF Ventures, Blue Hill Partners, Spring Capital, Sofinnova Partners and many more.

The GCCA Later Stage Awards ceremony will be held on November 20th at Sibelius Hall in Lahti, Finland for the Corporate Cleantech Venture Day 2013.  Organized by GCCA co-Founder Nina Harjula Manager of The Finnish Cleantech Cluster, this event aims to act as a meeting place for cleantech companies looking for investors and corporate partners. 

The full list of 2013 Later Stage Award Global Top 30 semi-finalists can be found at:

About the Global Cleantech Cluster Association

The Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA) creates conduits for companies to harness the tremendous benefits of international cleantech cluster collaboration in an efficient, affordable, and structured network. Since its launch in 2010, already 50 clusters from across the world joined GCCA, representing 10,000 Cleantech companies. With the mission of 'Making Local, Global', 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, the Watershed Capital Group, and Technica Communications.  For more information about the GCCA, please visit


Lisa Ann Pinkerton
Technica Communications 

SOURCE Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA)