Who We Are > Cleantech Defined Clean is more than green. Clean technology, or “cleantech”, should not be confused with the terms environmental technology or “green tech” popularized in the 1970’s and 80’s. Cleantech is new technology and related business models offering competitive returns for investors and customers while providing solutions to global challenges. Where greentech, or envirotech, represents the highly regulatory driven, “end-of-pipe” technology of the past with limited opportunity for attractive returns, cleantech is driven by market economics therefore offering greater financial upside and sustainability.
The concept of cleantech embraces a diverse range of products, services, and processes across industry verticals that are inherently designed to, •Provide superior performance at lower costs •Greatly reduce or eliminate negative ecological impact •Improve the productive and responsible use of natural resources Cleantech spans many industry verticals and is defined by the following eleven segments, •Energy Generation •Energy Storage •Energy Infrastructure •Energy Efficiency •Transportation •Water & Wastewater •Air & Environment •Materials Manufacturing/Industrial •Agriculture •Recycling & Waste Establishing what is a cleantech company and deal Determining what is cleantech isn’t always easy. CN researchers established and continue to refine criteria which are applied to the technology to ensure consistent reporting of the data for the North American, European, Israeli, and Chinese markets. This criteria has been applied to all North American venture deals done from 1999 and European and Israeli deals since 2003 and North American, European, Israeli, and Chinese M, and IPO for the past two years.
The same criteria are applied to companies that are screened and selected to present at our Cleantech Forums® globally. Who We Are ; Overview WELCOME TO THE CLEANTECH NETWORK™ “ Accelerating the Next Wave of Innovation®” Our Mission is To provide insight, business opportunities and relationships that catalyze the growth of cleantech markets. The Cleantech Network™ founded cleantech as a viable investment category in 2002 and is proud to have played an influential role in the development of an investment category experiencing an annual growth rate in excess of 50%.
In the network we bring capital and innovation together through our Cleantech Forums® and membership services. Cleantech Forums® are the world’s premier cleantech investment platforms, providing unparalleled definition, analysis, networking, deal flow and thought-leadership for the rapidly emerging cleantech industry. In addition to one forum registration, membership services includes exclusive online access to our Cleantech Investment Deals Database™,Deal Flow Database™, Cleantech Capital Directory™, Cleantech Investment Monitor Report™ and discounts on our market research reports and additional data modules in M&A and IPO.
Members and non-members alike may subscribe to our complimentary market intelligence newsletter Inside Cleantech™ published weekly. Our network contains over 8,000 investors, 6,000 companies and 3,500 professional services organizations that specialize in cleantech globally. Included in that number are an elite group of 1,300 affiliate members with over $3 trillion in assets under management.
Since we defined and sized the cleantech venture capital category we are in the best position track and analyze the cleantech deal, M&A and IPO markets in North America, Europe, Israel and China. Our researchers provide high quality, timely and consistent data to the global media, corporate executives, policy makers and investors across all asset classes. Our executives are invited speakers at over 50 conferences worldwide each year. Become a member and help us accelerate the next wave of innovation through cleantech solutions.