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Cleantech Day - Main conclusions

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Cleantech Day - Main conclusions

  1. 1. I Cleantech DayMain Conclusions
  2. 2. Global Vision• Global Institutional Venture Capital is moving toward “Smart” Cleantech: Resource efficiency as % of cleantechdeals –17% (2006) to 45% (2010)• Cleantech is going leaner: – Investor pool in Cleantech Venture Capital contracted in 2010 – Cleantech fundraising down from $6.5B in 2008 to $1.1B in 2010 – Cleantech’s march to the mainstream: shift towards later stage VC financing• Cleantech has gone Corporate = Mainstream – an ever-broadening range of corporations are active in cleantech innovation - in a broadening variety of ways 2
  3. 3. Recommendations for Companies• Market is global, so it is also ‘deal sourcing’. Wherever a good idea or project is, there goes the money• Target projects create advantage in markets where Corporates operate. No matter where the entrepreneur or company comes from. 3
  4. 4. Recommendations for Companies• Main investment criteria: – Need to fit Corporates’ Strategies – Obvious economic and technical feasibility – Capability to create a sustainable competitive advantage – Strong management team driving the project 4
  5. 5. Cleantech World is not flat!– America is the leader in carrying cleantech emerging innovations to the market– China is leading global manufacturing and commercialisation of Cleantech innovation Where are the opportunities for the Basque Country? 5
  6. 6. Closing the loop in Cleantech• Basque Country: leveraging 3 competitive advantages – SMEs and companies competing around the World, wherever the market is – Long tradition of industrialization, our companies can be competitive all over the World – Developing a strong “Knowledge oriented” society, economy and so country• The path to make the Basque Country become a reference in Cleantech global industry starts here! 6

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