This year Finland's ten nominee companies are Forchem (biofuels), Gasek (biofuels), Valopaa (energy efficiency), Savo-Solar (solar energy), There Corporation (smart grids), Wello (tidal and hydropower), BMH Technologies (waste management), Liqum (water treatment), The Switch (wind energy), and Eniram (transportation). In 2011, the Finnish companies Moventas and Beneq won their categories and four other Finnish companies made it on the list of 30 finalists.
“This year the Global Cleantech Later Stage Award is even tougher than last year,” says Nina Harjula, Development Director at the Lahti Science and Business Park. “After last year's success, the Finnish companies are being followed particularly closely. I believe that we will also be among the front-runners this year.”
The finalists in the ten categories will be announced in the autumn and the winners will be announced in November at a clean energy conference held in Savannah, United States. The GCCA is a partnership of 39 cleantech clusters globally, representing over 4000 cleantech companies.
Sources: Lahti Science and Business Park, Global Cleantech Cluster Association