Enlighted Inc., a provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for commercial buildings, announced it was named in the 2015 Global Cleantech 100. The list is produced by Cleantech Group, whose mission is to connect corporations to sustainable innovation.
The Global Cleantech 100 represents innovative and promising ideas in clean technology. Featuring companies that are best positioned to solve tomorrow’s cleantech challenges, Global Cleantech 100 is a comprehensive list of private companies with the highest potential to make the most significant market impact.
Enlighted also received the “North American Company of the Year” Award, which recognizes the highest ranked company in the Global Cleantech 100 list from the region.
“We are honored to be recognized as a major player leading the buildings piece of the cleantech puzzle,” says Enlighted CEO Joe Costello. “The term ‘cleantech’ continues to evolve and has expanded to include companies like ours whose solutions deliver not only impactful environmental benefits, but human benefits as well. To Enlighted, cleantech means buildings take less and less from the environment, while giving more and more to their occupants than ever before.”
This Global Cleantech 100 list is collated by combining proprietary Cleantech Group research data with weighted qualitative judgments of hundreds of nominations and specific inputs from a global 100-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.
“The Global Cleantech 100 provides us with insight into the collective opinion of key market players on which mega trends and innovation companies are most likely to have a significant impact in the next five to 10 years,” says Michele Parad, senior manager at Cleantech Group and lead author of the Global Cleantech 100 Report. “Now in its seventh year, the Global Cleantech 100 program reveals which themes are staying relevant and which sectors are taking center stage.”
This year, a record number of nominations were received: 6,900 distinct companies from 60 countries. These companies were weighted and scored to create a short list of 323 companies. Short-listed nominees were reviewed by Cleantech Group’s Expert Panel, resulting in a finalized list of 100 companies from 17 countries.
The 100-member expert panel was drawn equally from 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.
For a complete list of the Global Cleantech 100 Awards and past winners, visit the Global Cleantech 100 Awards Web page.