Good News from Wed, 16 November, 2011:

Finnish companies win Global Cleantech awards

Judges praised Beneq for its coating technology and creation of green jobs Judges praised Beneq for its coating technology and creation of green jobs

The Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA) has named two Finnish companies among its ten winners for the 2011 Later Stage Award.

Equipment and coating technology supplier, Beneq, won in the Best of New Materials category.

Wind turbine gear manufacturer Moventas, which has just been taken over by global industrial engineering group Clyde Blowers, won in the Best of Wind section.

Companies were judged by 28 cleantech venture capitalists, investors and serial entrepreneurs. 

Our Top ten winners are truly the best in class and companies to watch, says Ben Taube, Chairman of the GCCA.

In each category, these companies are making both broad strides in their global industries as well as working closely with their regional cleantech clusters to build sustainable green economies and jobs.  

The GCCA Later Stage Award Top 10 winners were selected from an original pool of 4000 eligible companies represented by the GCCA’s 33 member clusters. Each cluster nominated up to ten companies in ten award categories.

In total, 185 companies were nominated for the 2011 Later Stage Award. That number was later narrowed down to the Global Top 30 semi-finalists and to the final Top ten winners.

www.globalcleantech.org/awards/2011-winners/

www.beneq.com

www.moventas.com/

VL