Europe’s ‘top 20 growth companies’ revealed at the 2014 Cleantech Summit Rotterdam

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Independent Selection Committee chooses 20 companies from across Europe to present to investors in Rotterdam on November 20 & 21

Geneva, Brussels & Rotterdam November 20, 2014 - The 2014 Cleantech Summit Rotterdam has announced its pick of the 20 most promising Cleantech companies from an investment perspective currently operating in Europe. They have been selected by a Selection Committee of leading investors out of a large number of applications received from across Europe and Israel during the first half of 2014. These companies have been invited to attend the 2014 Cleantech Summit in Rotterdam on Nov. 20-21 and present to 70+ leading investors who will attend the Summit. This year’s Summit will include not just the top 20 growth companies but also 37 emerging companies. Post event these companies will join an elite group of Tech Tour Cleantech Summit Alumni who have raised $787M in funding since the first edition of this event in 2009.

The 2014 Tech Tour & IVC Cleantech Summit Rotterdam’s GROWTH companies are:

Company Name                         Country                             Industry Segment
40South Ene rgy                         United Kingdom                     Delta & Water and Environmental Technologies
Avantium                                         Netherlands                     Bio-Economy and materials
Biaqua B.V.                                 Netherlands                     Delta & Water and Environmental Technologies
Cynar Plc                                  Ireland                             Delta & Water and Environmental Technologies
Electro Power Systems SpA         Italy                                     Energy-efficiency
FRX Polymers                                 United Kingdom                     Bio-Economy and materials
Green Biologics Ltd                         United Kingdom                     Bio-Economy and materials
HeatMatrix Group BV                 Netherlands                     Energy-efficiency
HELIOVIS AG                                 Austria                             Delta & Water and Environmental Technologies
INFIMET B.V.                                 Netherlands                     Bio-Economy and materials
InfraCore Company                  Netherlands                     Energy-efficiency
Kebony AS                                 Norway                             Bio-Economy and materials
Luxexcell                                         Netherlands                     Energy-efficiency
Oxford PV                                 United Kingdom                     Energy-efficiency
PV Nano Cell Ltd                         Israel                                     Energy-efficiency
Skeleton Technologies                 Estonia                             Smart Mobility & Logistics
TECHNIWOOD                                 France                             Energy-efficiency
The New Motion                         Netherlands                     Smart Mobility & Logistics
Yunasko                                         Latvia                             Energy-efficiency
Wello Ltd.                                         Finland                             Delta & Water and Environmental Technologies

The 2014 Tech Tour & IVC Cleantech Summit Rotterdam EMERGING companies list is already available on our website but are also listed below:

Company Name                Country                             Industry Segment
Accenda BV                        Netherlands                     Energy & Smart Mobility
Algae Food & Fuel        Netherlands                     Bio-economy
Arsizio AB                        Sweden                             Energy & Efficiency
BewustWijzer                Netherlands                     Energy & Efficiency
BioMimetx Lda                Portugal                             Bio-economy
Blue Motion Energy B.V.Netherlands                     Delta & Water and Environmental Technology
Calbatt                                Italy                                     Energy & Smart Mobility
Caloritum NV                Belgium                             Bio-economy
Canatu                                Finland                             Energy & Efficiency
CPD-SWISS Ltd                Switzerland                     Bio-economy
Delft Spectral Technologies Netherlands             Energy & Efficiency
D-orbit                                Italy                                     Energy & Efficiency
EFC Separations BV        Netherlands                     Delta & Water and Environmental Technology
ELBIBI BV                        Netherlands                     Energy & Smart Mobility
Equal Opportunity Carbon B.V. Netherlands             Bio-economy
Estus Power                        United Kingdom             Energy & Efficiency
Exasun                                Netherlands                     Energy & Efficiency
ExxFire BV                        Netherlands                     Energy & Efficiency
FlexBase                        Netherlands                     Delta & Water and Environmental Technology
Giaura                                Netherlands                     Bio-economy
Magpie Polymers                France                             Bio-economy
Norsepower Oy Ltd        Finland                             Delta & Water and Environmental Technology
O-flexx                                Germany                             Bio-economy
O-foil                                Netherlands                     Delta & Water and Environmental Technology
OxyMem                        Ireland                             Delta & Water and Environmental Technology
PARX Plastics                Netherlands                     Bio-economy
Photanol                        Netherlands                     Bio-economy
PumpTire AG                Switzerland                     Energy & Smart Mobility
rqmicro                                Switzerland                     Delta & Water and Environmental Technology
siOPTICA GmbH                Germany                             Energy & Efficiency
SmS tenzotherm GmbH Germany                             Energy & Efficiency
Sunna Design                France                             Energy & Efficiency
TCE Gofour BV                Netherlands                     Bio-economy
Transmare Group (Energy Transformers) Netherlands Bio-economy
Trikelet BV                     Netherlands                     Energy & Smart Mobility
VizionZ Engineering BVNetherlands                     Energy & Efficiency
Witt Limited                     United Kingdom             Energy & Smart Mobility

Analysis of Growth Companies
The Growth companies span the following 4 sectors: Delta & Water and Environmental, Bio-Economy and materials, Energy Efficiency and Smart Mobility & Logistics. The highest trending sector this year is Energy-Efficiency, this was reflected by the large number of applications from companies in this sector as well as the fact that 40% of growth companies are in this sector. In terms of stage, the majority of the 20 selected companies are in Expansion/Growth stage with just 1 Late stage/Pre-IPO. In terms of geographic representation The Netherlands has the largest representation with 35%, followed by the UK with 20%. The other selected companies originate from Austria, Finland, France, Ireland, Israel and Italy.

Programme and details for the 2014 Tech Tour & IVC Cleantech Summit Rotterdam
The Summit will take place at Beurs-World Trade Center November 20 & 21, Rotterdam. The event will be centred on presentations from the 20 growth companies and 37 emerging companies listed above. Robert-Jan von Ogrtop will give the opening keynote on the ‘Circle Economy’ trends in the Cleantech Industry on November 20th followed by a second keynote by Richard Youngman from the Cleantech Group. On the evening of the 20th, delegates are invited to join a networking dinner. November 21 will kick-off with Fred Beuningen, Managing Director of Rotterdam Partners and Ahmed Aboutaleb Mayor of Rotterdam, will deliver the closing speech.

The 2014 selection committee members included:
360° Capital Partners
Aster Capital
BASF Venture Capital GmbH
Chemelot Ventures
Clean Tech Delta
Cleantech Group - Europe
Demeter Partners
Dow Venture Capital
Ecomobilite Ventures    Emerald Technology Ventures AG
Environmental Technologies Fund
Evonik Industries
Finindus NV
Gimv
Greencoat Capital
Icos Capital
Idinvest Partners
Innovation Quarter    Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A.
KLM
Niton Capital
Siemens Venture Capital
Total Energy Ventures
Veolia Environnement
Wermuth Asset Management

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The Tech Tour was founded in Geneva in 1998 in response to the growing interest in emerging technology companies in various European regions. The Tech Tour mission is to promote investment in the most promising technology companies in Europe through Regional Tours and Vertical Summits. Since its inception in 1998, Tech Tour companies have been very successful in obtaining funding and the company provides an important platform for Entrepreneurs. Investors, Government influencers, Industry experts and Advisers to come together network, collaborate and further innovation in Europe.

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