AUSTRALIA’S TOP 8 CLEANTECH COMPANIES ANNOUNCED
The Australian Government’s Australian Cleantech Competition has announced its 2013 Finalists, the eight companies are global leaders and a demonstration of smart and sustainable technologies. The Finalists are:
Specialty Coatings - EnerSheetTM is a fibreglass composite roof sheeting product with embedded thin film solar photovoltaic (PV) material.
BluGlass Limited - with its breakthrough LED lighting and solar cell manufacturing technology called Remote Plasma Chemical Vapour Deposition (RPCVD).
Elevare Energy - a power electronics company using its technology to make energy storage with batteries commercially viable reducing GHG's and rising power prices.
Global Future Solutions - a biotechnology company producing environmentally safer products for the Oil & Gas, Poultry, Life Sciences and Sanitation Industries.
Microheat Technologies - advanced fluid heating technology compact and energy efficient point-of-use instantaneous hot water heater.
Organic Response - a revolutionary lighting control system using Distributed Intelligence to deliver maximum energy savings with optimal occupancy comfort.
RayGen Resources - solar technology that combines the most efficient solar cells with the most efficient collector to produce the world's lowest cost concentrated solar system.
Z-Filter - Z-Filter, separates solids from liquids, by trapping them inside a single, zippered, filter element a 'Sock'.
The top 30 finalists were previously announced in June, and over the past two months have received extensive mentoring and support from some of country's leading advisors to help them develop and grow their businesses. In addition to the national winner, the top 30 semi-finalists are vying to win specific Industry Awards will be given on the night in key sectors including Mining, Manufacturing, Food and Beverage and the Built Environment. These awards are supported by some of Australia’s leading industry associations and corporates.
The judges had the hard task of assessing business plans from each of the 30 Semi Finalists with the aim of short listing those that have the 'greatest potential' to be a commercial success and thereby facilitate the greatest environmental benefits.
The Competition is principally supported by the Department of Innovation, Industry, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education, and sponsored by Autodesk, with individual Industry Awards being sponsored by Dairy Australia and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).
The Australian Winner will represent the country in the Global Clean Technology Ideas Competition in November. In addition, the Winners and others in the Top 30 will attend a trade mission to Hong Kong, China and Singapore to meet with potential partners, customers and investors and develop their export market.
The Winners from 2011 and 2012 both reported significant commercial benefits from the exposure and gravitas created from the competition win. The 2011 winner, SMAC, secured over 90 contracts in Asia, USA and Sydney CBD, and in 2012 Enlighten has reported a 150% increase in incremental revenue.
For more information see www.cleantechcomp.com.au
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