A group of cleantech professionals and entrepreneurs have launched getcleantech.com, a global hub that is disrupting the way people connect to and do business in the sector. The platform aggregates the clean technology industry, helps accelerate project adoption and financing, and matches professionals to new projects and others in their field.
“The global marketplace for clean technology is now over USD $1 trillion, so it was obvious that the cleantech industry would need a dedicated networking site for innovators, experts, financiers, and tech adopters. We have now provided that,” said Gray Taylor, environmental lawyer and co-founder of Getcleantech Inc.
Emerging markets, led by China, are investing in cleantech at unprecedented rates and in many cases outpacing North American and the EU. This rate of growth means that innovators, experts, and project funding must reach across geographic boundaries to succeed.
“Now, more than ever, we need a platform for cleantech adoption. Getcleantech.com applies familiar networking user experiences like LinkedIn and Uber to unique matching algorithms specific to the people, projects, and products in the cleantech space,” said Susan Sheehan, sustainability expert and co- founder. Members can join online and immediately plug into the industry’s global community.
“Cleantech innovators need an online place to gather, to profile their expertise and technologies, and to join forces on real world projects. Getcleantech was built to serve this need. I’m looking forward to this community growing and accelerating the adoption of cleantech worldwide,” said Nicholas Parker, Managing Partner, Global Acceleration Partners & Past Chairman, The Cleantech Group LLC
To help mitigate the risks posed by climate change and better understand the business opportunities in the growing global marketplace, industry associations, accelerator hubs, technology incubators, private research departments, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, academic institutions, and other stakeholders are connecting and engaging on Getcleantech.com.
“I’ve been watching the Getcleantech concept evolve for a couple of years now. I’ve always believed in the power of global cleantech pioneers coming together through a matchmaking community of projects and capabilities. So, it’s great to see it has now become a reality,” said Danny Kennedy, Managing Director CALCEF and co-Founder, Sungevity.
Ontario has a thriving water technology sector with over 900 companies and more than 22,000 people. Canada, itself, has a strong community of cleantech accelerators such as Foresight, CleanTech North, and the water specific, WaterTap.