Kiwigrid, a German company based out of Dresden, which provides IoT-based energy solutions and operates an Internet of Things platform, today announced it was named in the prestigious 2018 Global Cleantech 100 for the second time in row. This list is produced by CTG (Cleantech Group), whose work keeps its audiences and clients in touch with emerging trends, leading innovation companies and all key players in sustainable innovation.
The Global Cleantech 100 represents the most innovative and promising ideas impacting the future of a wide-range of industries. Featuring companies that are best positioned to solve tomorrow’s clean technology challenges, the Global Cleantech 100 is a comprehensive list of private companies with the highest potential to make significant market impact within a 5-10 year timeframe.
"We are proud to be on this world-renowned list for the second time in a row. The award encourages us in our mission to accelerate the global transition to sustainable energy. We are convinced that this is best achieved in an open, cross-industry ecosystem," says Matthias Hertel, Managing Director of Kiwigrid.
This list is collated by combining proprietary CTG research data, with weighted qualitative judgments from hundreds of nominations, and specific inputs from a global 86-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.
This year, a record number of nominations were received: 12,300 distinct companies from 61 countries. These companies were weighted and scored to create a short list of 312companies. Short-listed nominees were reviewed by CTG’s Expert Panel, resulting in a finalized list of 100 companies from 18 countries.
The 86-member expert panel was drawn equally from leading 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.
“The ongoing mainstreaming of clean technology solutions and the rise in their strategic importance was evidenced by an unprecedented burst of recent M&A activity,” said Richard Youngman, CEO, CTG (Cleantech Group). “For the first time, now in its 9th year, four of this year’s Global Cleantech 100 companies were acquired by multi-nationals between the striking of the final list (in September 2017) and its official release today (in January 2018). More will surely follow if this set of companies achieve even half of their anticipated impact.”
- The complete list of 100 companies was revealed on January 22nd at the 16th annual Cleantech Forum San Francisco: https://i3connect.com/gct100/the-list
- For complete information on Kiwigrid’s leadership within the cleantech space, access i3 by visiting i3connect.com—CTG’s leading market intelligence platform—and search for Kiwigrid.
- The list is accompanied by a full report with commentary and insight on the 2018 Global Cleantech 100—authored by CTG, powered by data from i3, and sponsored by Chubb. Download the report at: https://i3connect.com/gct100/reports
- The complete list of Global Cleantech 100 Expert Panel members is available at https://i3connect.com/gct100/panelist
About Kiwigrid GmbH
Empowered by a unified platform serving as the future-proof and maximum secure backbone, Kiwigrid’s white-labeled software solutions help utilities, solar and storage manufacturers, automotives and telecommunication companies to tap the full potential of distributed energy resources (DER) and IoT technologies. Kiwigrid’s solutions optimize the use of solar energy, pave the way for electromobility and increase energy efficiency of buildings and production facilities. Empowered by its intelligent metering infrastructure, Kiwigrid’s solutions also enable the utilization of small-scale DERs for stabilizing distribution grids and optimizing energy trading. Founded in 2011, Kiwigrid today employs more than 140 employees from all over the world. Over the years, Kiwigrid has built a vast knowledge of all aspects of energy management. Kiwigrid is one of the world’s leading technology companies in these areas and was named in the Global Cleantech 100 in 2017 and 2018. AQTON SE, LG Electronics and innogy SE form a solid foundation as our strategic shareholders. In addition to innogy and LG Electronics, Kiwigrid’s customers include enviaM, Stadtwerke Düsseldorf, Lechwerke, MITNETZ Strom, E. ON, BMW, SOLARWATT and SHARP. On top of that, Kiwigrid closely works with the world’s leading manufacturers of distributed energy systems.
Media Contact: Daniel Kühne, Kiwigrid GmbH, Email: daniel.kuehnekiwigrid.com
About Cleantech Group
Founded in 2002, the mission of Cleantech Group (CTG) is to accelerate sustainable innovation. Our subscriptions, events and programs are all designed to help corporates, investors, and all players in the innovation ecosystem discover and connect with the key companies, trends, and people in the market. Our coverage is global, spans the entire clean technology theme and is relevant to the future of all industries. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, with a growing international presence in London. Our parent company, Enovation Partners, one of Consulting Magazine‘s 7 to Watch, is based in Chicago (learn more at www.enovationpartners.com).
Media Contact: Heather Matheson, Cleantech Group, Email: heather.mathesoncleantech.com