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BreezoMeter is Named in the 2017 Global Cleantech 100

Mark Marich | January 25, 2017
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BreezoMeter, the global air quality analytics provider that won GEN’s Startup Open competition in November 2014, today announced it was named in the prestigious 2017 Global Cleantech 100, produced by CTG (Cleantech Group), whose work keeps its audiences and clients in touch with emerging trends, leading innovation companies and all key players in sustainable innovation.

The Global Cleantech 100 represents the most innovative and promising ideas impacting the future of a wide-range of industries. Featuring companies that are best positioned to solve tomorrow’s clean technology challenges, the Global Cleantech 100 is a comprehensive list of private companies with the highest potential to make significant market impact within a 5-10 year timeframe.

“Air pollution is the biggest health emergency of our century. It impacts our health, shortens our lives, reduces our quality of life, and burdens our economies,” said Ziv Lautman, Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer at BreezoMeter. “BreezoMeter brings to us, the citizens of the world, the knowledge to act. The power to know when and where the air is polluted. When and where it’s safe to exercise or play with the kids. When and where technology and products need to take pollution-smart actions. We are committed to provide accurate, hyperlocal, and actionable air-quality data to the world. The CleanTech 100 Award comes both as a great honor and as recognition of the important nature of our mission.”

This list is collated by combining proprietary CTG research data, with weighted qualitative judgments from hundreds of nominations, and specific inputs from a global 86-person Expert Panel. To qualify for the list, companies must be independent, for-profit, cleantech companies that are not listed on any major stock exchange.

This year, a record number of nominations were received: 9,900 distinct companies from 77 countries. These companies were weighted and scored to create a short list of 325 companies. Short-listed nominees were reviewed by CTG’s Expert Panel, resulting in a finalized list of 100 companies from 17 countries.

The 86-member expert panel was drawn equally from leading financial investors and representatives of multi-national corporations and industrials active in technology and innovation scouting across Asia, Europe, and North America. The composition of the expert panel broadly represents the global cleantech community, from pioneers and leaders to veterans and new entrants. The diversity of panelists results in a list of companies that command an expansive base of respect and support from many important players within the global cleantech innovation ecosystem.

“From day one, the purpose of the Global Cleantech 100 program was to act as our barometric read on how the many facets that contribute to the emergence and maturing of an innovation theme like cleantech (the “doing of more with less”) are changing year on year,” said Richard Youngman, CEO, CTG (Cleantech Group). “Now in its 8th year, we see more signals this year of the ongoing mainstreaming of clean technologies, sustainability, and resource efficiency on its journey towards the point where this is just the normal way business is done.” 

Lautman will present BreezoMeter at the Rising Stars session, taking place on the second day of the annual Cleantech Forum San Francisco on January 24th at 11am.

Mark Marich
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