Top Companies Delivering High-Impact Solutions Named in Inaugural List


Paris, France – 24 September 2019 – Cleantech Group released the 50 to Watch report 

The 2019 50 to Watch report is the first annual list of the most promising early-stage private companies delivering high-impact solutions. The innovators on the list are creating new technologies and sharper business models that could change every aspect of how we live; from what we eat to how we consume, from how we build our homes to how we travel.

50 to watch companies give their all to achieve profitable impact. They tackle pressing global challenges with creative pragmatism and dedication. Together, they form a roadmap to a more sustainable future,” said Jules Besnainou, Director, Cleantech Group.

The selection process

To arrive at the companies on the list, Cleantech Group put together a diverse panel of more than 20 early-stage innovation experts from five continents. The Expert Panel nominated the companies they were most impressed with, focusing on high-impact solutions. Next, those nominations were combined with Cleantech Group nominations and added to research on early-stage public awards. The resulting 500 nominations were put through qualitative and impact filters. All nominations were weighted according to their relevance, keeping a sectoral and geographical balance. The Expert Panel then reviewed and scored a shortlist of 140 companies to arrive at the final 50.

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