The listing and the additional award recognize Novaled's innovative approach to clean technology and energy efficiency by developing technologies and materials that enhance the performance of OLEDs. According to Novaled, 8,285 companies from 85 countries were nominated this year. These companies were weighted and scored to create a shortlist of 236 companies presented to the expert panel for final input. The result was 100 companies from 13 countries. The expert jury has also selected Novaled as European Company of the Year. The expert jury has also selected Novaled as European Company of the Year.
The 75-member expert panel is drawn from financial investors in Asia, Europe and North America and from representatives of multi-national corporations across many different industries, such as 3M, ABB Technology Ventures, Saint-Gobain, GE Venture, IBM, Procter and Gamble, Veolia Environnement and General Motors Ventures.
“The Global Cleantech 100 is a natural extension of our companywide mission to help corporations, investors and financiers, professional service firms and governmental agencies connect with global cleantech innovation” said Sheeraz Haji, Cleantech Group CEO. “This report celebrates the best in innovation and is the industry standard on gauging where cleantech innovation is headed next.”