Whisper it Quietly, but European Cleantech Is Capturing Discerning Global Attention


Richard Youngman
European cleantech is in rude health. But if you're looking at the global news flow and its inevitable attention on the biggest ticket items and the hottest (over-hyped?) segments of the global industrial portfolio, you might conclude not so much is happening in Europe. You’d be wrong. In its typically understated way, the European innovation ecosystem is quietly thriving, dealflow is strong, technological excellence is to the fore, available funds for investment are increasing and there has been a strong... Read More »

The Route to an Industrial Renaissance is Paved with Clean Technologies


Quitterie de Rivoyre
For the 11th edition of its Cleantech Forum Europe, Cleantech Group is going to Florence, Tuscany, on April 27-29, 2015. You can get a feel of what you can experience at our Forums by watching this video here. Apart from the well-known players, like utility Enel, diversified industrial Finmeccanica, energy giant Eni or automotive brand FIAT, you will find a number of dynamic start-up companies at the Forum including Kitenergy, a developer of high-altitude wind generation technology and Is TECH,... Read More »

Cleantech è di moda in Italia. Under the Radar in the World.


Michele Parad
Over the last year we have had the pleasure of working with Italy Cleantech Network to help catalyse more connectivity between innovation activities in Italy, and the international Cleantech innovation ecosystem – believing both stand to benefit. Into the 10th year of Cleantech Group being active in Europe and, to date, we had seen surprisingly little of Italy – given its status as the world’s 9th largest economy and one of Europe’s most diversified from an industrial activity viewpoint. We... Read More »

Cleantech’s Start-Up Nation: Come Join Us In Israel


Greg Neichin
(Want to skip to the punchline? If you are already sold on Israel’s energy and cleantech innovation potential and want to join us on this year’s Cleantech Tour of Israel in late October/early November, click here to let us know that you are interested and we’ll be in touch with more details) When Richard Youngman and I led the Cleantech Group’s first official executive tour of Israel back in 2011, it felt as if we were still letting people in... Read More »