Cleantech Group Unveils the Inaugural Global Cleantech 100’s Ones to Watch List

List Recognizes Upcoming Private Companies in Clean Technology

SAN FRANCISCO, CA.–November 6, 2014 – Cleantech Group, whose mission is to connect corporates to sustainable innovation through the i3 market intelligence platform, expert advisory services, and global events, today released the inaugural Global Cleantech 100’s Ones to Watch list. The list highlights a group of upcoming companies that are catching the eye of leading players in the market and is available at

The Ones to Watch list consists of private cleantech companies who did not quite have enough market support to make the 2014 Global Cleantech 100 list itself, who have never been on a previous Global Cleantech 100 list, but who clearly carry pockets of strong support among key corporations, investors, and Cleantech Group analysts within the Cleantech Group’s Expert Panel. The 60 Ones to Watch companies are spread across 17 sectors, including Energy Efficiency, Biofuels & Biochemicals, Smart Grid, Transportation, and Water & Wastewater. For the full Ones to Watch list of companies, please visit:

“We are excited to release a second list under the  Global Cleantech 100 program, to recognise 60 other rising stars that, from the process we ran, we can see are catching the attention of some important players in the market,” said Richard Youngman, Cleantech Group’s Managing Director, Europe & Asia and creator of the Global Cleantech 100 program. “We look forward to following their progress, and hopefully seeing some of them graduate to future editions of the Global Cleantech 100.”

To qualify for the Global Cleantech 100’s Ones to Watch list, companies must be independent, for-profit, cleantech companies not listed on any major stock exchange. This year, a record number of nominations were received: 5,995 distinct companies from 60countries.These companies were weighted and scored to create a short list of 327 companies. Short-listed nominees were reviewed by Cleantech Group’s Expert Panel, resulting in a final list of Global Cleantech 100 companies as well as the inaugural Ones to Watch list of 60 upcoming cleantech companies.

The 84-member expert panel was drawn equally from leading financial investors and representatives of multi-national corporations and industrials active in technology and innovation scouting across Asia, Europe, and North America. The composition of the expert panel broadly represents the global cleantech community, from pioneers and leaders to veterans and new entrants. The diversity of panelists results in a list of companies that command an expansive base of respect and support from many important players within the global cleantech innovation ecosystem.



About Cleantech Group

Founded in 2002, Cleantech Group’s mission is to accelerate sustainable innovation. Core to this mission is i3, an online platform that connects corporates with innovation, at scale, by allowing them to find, vet, and connect with start-ups—efficiently building an innovation pipeline. In conjunction with i3, we offer premium Advisory Services for corporates in need of expertise designing and executing strategies for sustainable innovation, and managing the pipeline created in i3. The i3 platform comes to life at our global Events, which convene corporates and start-ups, along with other players shaping the future of sustainable innovation.

Cleantech Group is headquartered in San Francisco, and has offices in London and New York.

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