ZURICH, Oct. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA) has named the Global Top 30 Finalists for its 2015 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, urban agriculture and water. Each company was assessed by the KeyStone Compact™ business risk rating methodology. The Global Top 10 winners will be announced at the Green Summit 2015 in Taipei, Taiwan on November 10th, 2015.
"The 2015 Global Top 30 Finalists demonstrate investment grade, strong product differentiation, scalable business models and have market traction," said Dr. Peter Adriaens, Head Judge of the GCCA Later Stage Awards and developer of the Keystone Compact™. "Narrowing down the nominations from more than 110 to 30 follows a detailed and robust data analytics process. The 2015 Global Top 30 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 assessment tool, please visit www.keystonecompact.com.
The GCCA Later Stage Awards ceremony will be held on November 10th at the Taipei International Convention Center in Taiwan for the Green Summit 2015. Organized by GCCA cluster partner Taiwan Green Trade Project Office (GTPO), this event aims to act as a meeting place for cleantech companies looking for investors and corporate partners.
The full list of 2015 Later Stage Award Global Top 30 Finalists can be found at: http://www.globalcleantech.org/en/custom/company/directory
About the Global Cleantech Cluster Association
The Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA) is a Swiss Foundation that provides access to capital, corporates, markets and insights. Our vision is to drive sustainable regional economic development, on a global scale. GCCA is harvesting the power of networking disparate local Cleantech clusters in a global environment. Since its launch in 2010, more than 50 clusters from across the world have joined the GCCA, representing 10,000 Cleantech companies.
With the mission of 'Making Local, Global', a particular GCCA focus is on business model and finance innovation, based on unique meta-cluster insights. One goal is to create a scalable, new financial mechanism that allows Cleantech clusters and companies to engage with long-term institutional investors. GCCA was founded by swisscleantech, LADEC from Finland, BigPath Capital and Technica Communications from the United States. For more information about the GCCA, please visit www.globalcleantech.org.
SOURCE Global Cleantech Cluster Association