Cleantech Group’s research, events and advisory services accelerate market adoption, stimulate demand, and remove barriers to cleantech innovation.
A global company with offices in North America and Europe, we help business leaders make strategic decisions involving cleantech innovation through the i3 Platform, the most comprehensive, vetted, up-to-date source for insights into companies, investors, financing and relationships across the clean technology ecosystem.
The world’s most forward-looking corporate strategists, investors, entrepreneurs, and policy-makers rely on Cleantech Group research to better understand markets and more efficiently identify, evaluate and engage with cleantech innovators.
- In-depth profiles on hundreds of innovative companies and investors
- Research-driven market and segment insights that put the data in context
- Analyst hours for personalized expertise when you need it
- Get the Cleantech Group perspective and network with other cleantech leaders at subscriber-only breakfast briefings and VIP events
Accelerate your businesses with market-leading research and data, industry insight, access to innovations and deal flow, unparalleled networking opportunities, promotional and brand-building opportunities and custom advisory services.
The Cleantech Group tracks more than 6,000 companies and innovative technologies, 8,000 cleantech investors, and 3,500 professional service providers.
Clean is more than greenClean technology, or “cleantech,” should not be confused with the terms environmental technology or “green tech” popularized in the 1970s and 80s.
Cleantech is new technology and related business models that offer competitive returns for investors and customers while providing solutions to global challenges.While greentech, or envirotech, has represented “end-of-pipe” technology of the past (for instance, smokestack scrubbers) with limited opportunity for attractive returns, cleantech addresses the roots of ecological problems with new science, emphasizing natural approaches such as biomimicry and biology. Greentech has traditionally only represented small, regulatory-driven markets. Cleantech is driven by productivity-based purchasing, and therefore enjoys broader market economics, with greater financial upside and sustainability.
Cleantech represents a diverse range of products, services, and processes, all intended to:
- Provide superior performance at lower costs, while
- Greatly reducing or eliminating negative ecological impact, at the same time as
- Improving the productive and responsible use of natural resources
Cleantech industry segmentsDetermining what is or isn’t cleantech isn’t always easy. The Cleantech Group established and continues to refine criteria to baseline the sector definition so as to ensure consistent reporting of data in the global markets it tracks.
Cleantech spans many industry verticals which we have organized into 13 categories.
i3 is simply one source for instant updates on clean technology investments, IPOs, mergers, acquisitions, business relationships, and other financing activity. Clients have full access to the searchable, filterable, and exportable database of cleantech investment data going back to 2005.
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