Boston, Mass., October 13, 2010 – Digital Lumens, developer of the industry’s first Intelligent Lighting System™, today announced it has been named to the prestigious 2010 Global Cleantech 100, produced by the Cleantech Group, providers of leading global market research, events and advisory services for the cleantech industry. The list is produced as part of the Global Cleantech 100 program, run in collaboration with the Guardian press and Media and sponsored by Autodesk.
The Global Cleantech 100 is unique in as much as it highlights the most promising private clean technology companies from all around the world, those companies which are the most likely to make the most significant market impact over the next 5-10 years, in the eyes of the world’s cleantech experts.
The selected companies are chosen by the Cleantech Group, who draws on its own data and research, and combines it with the weighted qualitative judgments of both hundreds of cleantech industry insiders, and the viewpoints of a 60-strong, international expert panel. To qualify for the list, companies must be independent, for-profit, cleantech companies that are not listed on any major stock exchange.
The Cleantech Group received 4,616 nominations from 3,260 unique sources, providing a long list of 3,138 companies drawn from 50 countries. A list of 218 companies was presented to the expert panel for final input. The end result was 100 companies from 14 countries.
The 60-strong expert panel is drawn from well-respected organizations in cleantech innovation from around the world, including leading investors such as Emerald Technology Ventures, Generation Investment Management, Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers, New Enterprise Associates, SAM Private Equity, Sequoia Capital, and VantagePoint Venture Partners, and from a wide variety of corporations from many different industries, such as BASF, GE, Honeywell, IBM, Procter & Gamble, Siemens, and Veolia.
“The second Global Cleantech 100 shines a spotlight on which companies and which technology areas the global innovation community is currently most excited about, from a commercial standpoint,” said Richard Youngman, MD, Europe & VP, Global Research at Cleantech Group. ”There have been significant changes since 2009: more Asian companies and less renewable energy generation companies attest to the growing diversification of cleantech innovation. Cleantech is a broader phenomenon than just clean energy. The wider issues of resource scarcity are starting to gain attention and traction.”
“The Global Cleantech 100 list represents the most rigorous, serious attempt made yet to provide a scorecard of the progress that is being made by cleantech companies. This year’s expert panel involved a greater level of corporate participation than last year’s, and we also saw an increased presence of companies from China in the Top 100 list – both trends that we at VantagePoint see as critical signs of the times,” commented Stephan Dolezalek, the CleanTech Group Leader at VantagePoint Point Venture Partners. VantagePoint, for the second year in a row, had more investee companies in the 100 than any other investor.
“We are honored to be named to the Global Cleantech 100 – recognizing the importance of reducing lighting energy use within industrial facilities,” said Tom Pincince, Digital Lumens’ President and CEO. “Digital Lumens’ innovative integration of LEDs and controls into a single system drives down lighting energy by 90% for our customers – where lighting is the primary or secondary energy load. Installing our system in a 200,000-square-foot facility saves enough energy to power more than 200 homes for a year. We applaud the CleanTech Group for recognizing a diverse array of innovations and including energy efficiency in the mix.”
The complete list of 100 companies is being unveiled today at Cleantech Forum New York, http://events.cleantech.com/newyork/. Some of the companies will be showcased in New York today, others at the Guardian’s Cleantech Summit in London on 23 November 2010 (http://www.guardian.co.uk/cleantechsummit). Digital Lumens CEO Tom Pincince is presenting at the Cleantech Forum on October 13 at 12 p.m. on the topic of “Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment.”
Commentary and insight on the 2010 Global Cleantech 100 is available via two publications: one is a report written by the Cleantech Group and sponsored by Autodesk, Global Cleantech 100: A Barometer of the Changing Face of Global Cleantech Innovation is available for download (http://cleantech.com/GlobalCleantech100.cfm). The second is a special presspaper supplement written by the Guardian, sponsored by Ernst & Young, and distributed with today’s presspaper in the UK.
The full list of Global Cleantech 100 firms is available online, on the websites of the Cleantech Group (http://cleantech.com/GlobalCleantech100.cfm). and the Guardian (http://www.guardian.co.uk/globalcleantech100).
About the Cleantech Group, LLC
Cleantech Group, the leading global research and advisory firm focused on cleantech innovation, pioneered the clean technology category in 2002. Today, it helps its clients make critical business decisions by providing the latest market intelligence through subscription-based research, custom advisory services, and global networking events. The company’s growing international client base includes global corporations, investors, entrepreneurs, governments, and service providers. The company also produces the premier Cleantech Forum® and Focus™ events worldwide, including upcoming events in Paris, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Details are available at http://www.cleantech.com