The Innovation Network that Drives Sustainability

i3 for Corporates

For Corporates

You seek long-term growth and need to look externally to source innovation, at scale. i3 is an online network that connects you with 24,000+ companies around the globe. Build and manage a strong innovation pipeline using i3.

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i3 for Start-ups

For Start-ups

Craft your company’s profile in i3 to get in front of corporates looking externally to build their innovation pipeline through partnerships, investments, or acquisitions.  It’s free. It’s easy. It’s your ticket to unique opportunities offered by the world’s largest corporates.

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i3 for Investors & Service Providers

For Investors & Service Providers

Access proprietary intelligence on 24,000+ companies across all sectors in cleantech, sustainable innovation, and resource efficiency. Find, vet, and connect directly with start-ups of interest. Gain deep insight into global investment trends.

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Select Clients

Valéry Prunier
Director, Innovation Program North America

"i3 is the most reliable, up-to-date, and best resource for information and insights on startups in my domain of activities, which is pretty broad. When I’m searching for companies, I don’t Google; I use i3 to quickly find the trusted information I need. I also like the new functionalities and services enabled by i3."

Ricardo Angel, PhD
Managing Director
GE Ventures

"At GE Ventures, we use i3 to research companies, market trends and keep up to date with latest deals across spaces ranging from energy management to oil and gas to software. This comprehensive solution also allows us to quickly access data to better understand new spaces."

Óscar Cantalejo Sánchez
Technology Manager

"Using the i3 platform helps my team search - across many different sectors - for new technologies and business models that are changing the future of energy. i3 provides the insight and connectivity we need: our search on i3 for Demand Response companies resulted in new and promising connections with interesting companies. We've changed our aim, and opened our minds - energy innovation is the future and we want to be a part of that."

Bryan Wang, Associate
Nitto Innovations

"I use i3 to connect with companies and new innovations that align with Nitto’s corporate strategy. i3 enables top-down discovery through technology sectors of interest and bottom-up discovery via company profiles. i3 is super useful because it maps competitors directly onto each company’s profile, and this is critical intel for us."

Dorothee Martin
External Venture Manager
Saint-Gobain NOVA

“i3 is one of the best venture databases and services that I am aware of! It includes profiles of thousands of start-ups, with valuable details such as fundraising status and financial/strategic partners. With a single click, I can connect with start-ups that own their company’s profile in i3. I have had an amazing customer experience with i3 because it offers relevant data, while being fast and easy to use. The affordable subscription offers great value, and I appreciate opportunities to also connect directly with start-ups by attending or sponsoring CTG’s events."

Giovanni Ravina, Investment Manager
GDF SUEZ New Ventures

“Cleantech Group recently ran an Innovation Campaign on i3, on behalf of GDF-Suez New Ventures. We were very pleased with the results. The Campaign brought forward some interesting companies who were new to us and we are now exploring more advanced discussions, with one in particular. We found the Cleantech Group team to be knowledgeable in their filtering of companies and professional and proactive in their overall execution of the campaign. Thank you for the collaboration.”

Innovation face to face: Events

Our i3 platform comes to life at our global Forums and Summits, which convene corporates and start-ups–along with other major players focused on accelerating sustainable innovation–around diverse themes and key geographies.

Innovation one on one: Advisory

Connecting corporates to start-ups is only one piece of the puzzle. There’s much more that’s involved leading up to and following those interactions. Our Advisory team can help your organization develop strategies for sustainable innovation and source the newest technologies and business models.  

  • Execute External Partnerships
  • Developing Innovation Strategies
You know that external entrepreneurs increasingly pose both disruptive opportunities and risks for your business. Whether you sense a specific competitive threat, seek to augment a commercial solution, or want to develop a comprehensive innovation platform, we help you put the right people, tools, and processes in place to successfully engage the external innovation ecosystem.
You’ve identified a gap in your current market offerings or in your ability to pursue a new growth opportunity. Leveraging our network of 24,000+ innovative companies and our experience in fostering investments and partnerships between corporates and start-ups, we help you build and manage a pipeline of vetted deal flow with partners offering the technologies and growth prospects that you desire.
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