cleantech Archive

11 Jun 2014

Corporate Open Innovation Platforms That Can Be Helpful For Cleantech Startups, Universities & Research Labs

By Denis Kuznetsov Open innovation has been a hot topic in the business world since its introduction by Professor H. Chesbrough in 2003. Having initially evolved in technology and consumer goods corporations (like IBM and P&G), the open innovation paradigm
11 Jun 2014

What do the EPA’s proposed new rules mean for cleantech?

You’ve most likely heard the big news: on Monday of this week, the US EPA proposed new rules to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. Since the EPA is using the Clean Air Act—specifically Section
22 May 2014

6 Cleantech Accelerators To Launch Internationally

The Cleantech Open has announced that it will expand into six countries: Armenia, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, South Africa, and Turkey. It intends to support innovation in energy efficiency, renewable energy, waste to energy, and water efficiency in those six
16 May 2014

Obama, Wal-Mart, and the Changing Face of Cleantech

When it was announced that President Barack Obama’s west coast swing would conclude in Mountain View, CA (home of Google, LinkedIn, and a variety of other tech starlets), the location of his speech took a lot of
19 Apr 2014

In Hawaii & Have An Awesome Cleantech Business Idea?

In Hawaii & want to start up an awesome cleantech company? The folks at Founder Institute (FI) may be able to help you. Founder Institute has a series of workshops coming up for people looking to jump
27 Mar 2014

2 Of Top 10 Stock Searches In 2013 Were For Cleantech Companies — Tesla (TSLA) & SolarCity (SCTY)

I happened to be poking around Google Trends the other day and noticed there was a section for the most-trending stocks in 2013. To my surprise, two of the top 10 companies were cleantech companies — Tesla (TSLA) (#2)
6 Mar 2014

Khosla Ventures: Exploring Decentralization at Cleantech Forum San Francisco 2014

On March 11-13, Cleantech Group is hosting the largest and longest running Cleantech forum in the world, Cleantech Forum San Francisco 2014. This annual gathering of the global cleantech innovation community offers a comprehensive development program along
27 Feb 2014

yerdle: Exploring Decentralization at Cleantech Forum San Francisco 2014

On March 11-13, Cleantech Group is hosting the largest and longest running Cleantech forum in the world, Cleantech Forum San Francisco 2014. This annual gathering of the global cleantech innovation community offers a comprehensive development program along
11 Feb 2014

Funding Challenges Of Cleantech Start-Ups Demand New Approaches

By Sherry S. McDonald Imagine having a compelling green technology, a streamlined and risk-mitigated business model, protected intellectual property, a product that is better and more competitive than existing products, and still experiencing challenges to find the
6 Feb 2014

The ironic thing about DFJ ditching cleantech: it had some of the biggest IPOs

Venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson announced its next $ 325 million fund this week, and also highlighted changes and transitions that have been happening at the firm. There are changes with execs managing the fund —