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GBI is seeking Indian nominees for The Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA) 2016 Later Stage Awards.

Global Business Inroads (GBI) has become the newest and the first Indian member of The Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA),headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The association creates channels that allow companies to benefit from the enormous advantages provided by cooperation between international CleanTech clusters in an effective, affordable and structured way. Global Cleantech acts as a gateway for established and developing CleanTech companies, guiding them towards potential investors, new markets, influential networks, innovative technologies and best practices. It is a network of 50 Clusters with 10,000 companies.

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GCCA officially signed a collaboration agreement to support the emerging Global Technology Deployment Initiative (GTDI), which is a joint initiative between the P80 Group and the Club de Madrid. The P80 Group is based in Little Rock, Arkansas and brings together the largest 80 pension funds and sovereign wealth funds worldwide that want to invest more in Cleantech. Additionally, Club de Madrid brings together 93 former presidents motivated to support sustainability and social innovation.

The GCCA host the “Later Stage Awards” annually, which represents the world’s leading CleanTech clusters. GBI is seeking Indian nominees for the 2016 Later Stage Awards, the Top 10 Grand Prize Winner 2016 will announced at the 6th GCCA Award Events in Little Rock, Arkansas/US on December 11-14, 2016. The Later Stage Awards provide global investment exposure for CleanTech companies.

The 10 Later Stage Award categories:

  • BioEnergy/BioMaterials
  • CleanWeb/Sustainable IT
  • Food/Urban Agriculture
  • Green Building
  • Lighting/Energy Efficiency
  • Energy Storage/Smart Grid
  • Wind Energy
  • Transportation
  • Waste Management
  • Water (Resource recovery, energy, treatment, etc.)

Later stage companies are defined as companies with a proven track record (revenue) in their home market and the strategic goal to expand internationally, and/or a scalable technology or service with international growth potential (pre-revenue, but proven in pilot and demonstration projects).

Main judging criteria:

  • Clarity of the business strategy: does a viable business with significant markets exit?
  • The BIG Idea: why is it BIG in terms of breakthrough in innovation, concept and commercial potential?
  • Core team – profile & tenure: is there a relevant mix of requisite expertise and experience?
  • Funding: what are current and future sources?
  • ROI and/or exit strategy: is the business plan reasonable?
  • Sustainability: what is the positive impact on the environment?

If you would like to be considered for the 2016 Later Stage Awards please send us your information to: before 1st August 2016.

Please include:

  • Company name, location and logo
  • Website
  • Brief presentation/profile of the company
  • Contact person