As I have promised in my last week post, here is the 101 of Cleatech…
EXPANDING THE GLOBAL LANDSCAPE OF CLEANTECH INNOVATION IS KEY FOR SUSTAINABILITY TRANSITION
Originally thought of as a venture capital investment niche theme, cleanttech basically means the attempt to have more production and profitability with less consumption and cost (fewer materials, less energy, and less water. For many years, the term was mostly associated with the energy field (renewables and energy efficiency).
However, the clentech field is expanding to a wider meaning that includes solving the most pressing global sustainability issues such as clean water, land and air pollution, and sustainable food and transportation systems (Parad, Henningsson, Currás, & Youngman, 2015).
Cleathch is also known as ‘resource innovation’, ‘industrial efficiency’, ‘sustainable technology’.
Energy related technologies are attracting more than half of the venture capital that goes to cleantech (51%) and much of that money goes to investing in energy efficiencies versus renewables generation.
This Week Highlights:
- Evaluating an investment opportunity in solar tracking systems
- Attending an overview of recent development in R&D for e-mobility and clean transport at utility and services sectors