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|ONLYLYON has been created in order to strengthen the reputation and competitiveness of Lyon in the context of growing competition between world cities in attracting talent, projects and tourists. It is a group of 13 partners that are all major actors of Lyon's economic development and share one objective: to build Lyon’s international reputation. One of them, Aderly-Invest in Lyon (the Lyon Area Economic Development Agency) helps and supports companies and investors to set up in the Lyon area throughout the entire project. Another one, la Métropole de Lyon, assists Lyon companies in their development. To learn more about ONLYLYON: www.onlylyon.com/|
|Capricorn Venture Partners is an independent European manager of venture capital and equity funds, investing in innovative companies with technology as competitive advantage. Capricorn’s dedicated investment teams are composed of experienced investment managers with deep technology expertise and a broad industrial experience. Capricorn Venture Partners is investing out of its Capricorn Cleantech Fund, its Capricorn Health-tech Fund and its Capricorn ICT Arkiv Fund. Capricorn Venture Partners is also the asset manager of Quest for Growth, quoted on EuroNext Brussels, and is investment manager to the Quest Cleantech Fund. Read more: www.capricorn.be/|
|Demeter Partners is an independent management company dedicated to environmental and energy transition investments, which include water, waste, recycling, site remediation, renewable energies, energy efficiency, green transportation, etc. We manage above €400m via innovation, growth and infrastructure funds. Funds sponsors are BPI France, IFP Energies Nouvelles, Crédit Coopératif and Caisse des Dépôts. Other LPs are European institutional investors and corporates. For the last decade, Demeter Partners has financed more than 70 SMEs and projects. Read more: www.demeter-partners.com/|
|The EDF Group, one of the leaders in the European energy market, is an integrated energy company active in all areas of the business: generation, transmission, distribution, energy supply and trading. The Group is the leading electricity producer in Europe. With its 37.7 million customers served by more than 150 000 employees worldwide, the 2012 revenue was 94 billion dollars. In the USA alone, EDF has 3600 employees, along four main activities : energy management, nuclear generation, renewable energy, and Innovation. EDF is also a Green Leader, emitting three times less CO2 per generated kWh than the average of California consumption or even four times less CO2 per generated kWh than the average of Germany consumption, while maintaining very competitive prices. The Innovation team based in the Silicon Valley is ready to discuss with anyone bringing an innovative solution of potential interest to any business of the EDF Group. Read more www.edf.fr/|
|INNEON is a new network that aims to grow investment in the eco-innovation sector in Europe. Supported by the European Commission, INNEON connects leading investors with high quality eco-innovation opportunities:
• Entrepreneurs can access free coaching from experienced mentors to improve their investment proposition, leverage the networks and market expertise of the 10 INNEON consortium partners, and engage with new investors to help secure the funding they need to grow.
• Investors can efficiently access pre-screened European deal-flow, discover new market and technology insights, and collaborate easily with other investors on new investment opportunities.
To get involved or find out more please visit: www.inneon.eu/
|The Israel Export & International Cooperation Institute, a non-profit organization supported by the government of Israel and the private sector, facilitates business ties, joint ventures and strategic alliances between overseas and Israeli companies.
Charged with promoting Israel’s business community in foreign markets, it provides comprehensive, professional trade information, advice, contacts and promotional activities to Israeli companies, and complementary services to business people, commercial groups, and business delegations from abroad. Learn more: www.export.gov.il/eng/About/About/
|As an industrial services and solutions company specializing in securing and recovering resources, SUEZ provides its customers (local authorities, industry and consumers) with concrete solutions to address new resource management challenges. In the face of global challenges and an ever changing world, the SUEZ Group strives daily to deliver essential life services, to protect water resources, and to treat and recover waste, and thus support its customers by providing innovative solution. Read more at: www.suez-environnement.com/|
|Anglo American Platinum Limited is a member of the Anglo American Plc Group and is the world's leading primary producer of platinum group metals. The company is listed on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange (JSE). Its mining, smelting and refining operations are based in South Africa. Anglo American Platinum has a number of joint ventures with several historically disadvantaged South African consortia as part of its commitment to the transformation of the mining industry. Anglo American Platinum is committed to the highest standards of safety and continues to make meaningful and sustainable difference in the development of the communities around its operations. Read more: www.angloamericanplatinum.com/|
|For the past three decades, Chubb has provided a wide range of renewable energy, technology, and manufacturing companies with scalable, future focused insurance solutions. With an integrated worldwide network of branches and affiliates, Chubb’s global expertise, risk engineering, and claims services help Clean Tech companies keep pace with the velocity of changing risks. To learn more about Chubb, please contact your local agent or broker today or learn more at www.chubb.com.|
|An enterprise with a capital that is public in majority with GDF SUEZ industrial shareholders, the CNR is the 2nd French producer of electricity and the first and only renewable energy.
Founded in 1933, CNR received the State’s concession in 1934 to develop the river and operate on three financially independent missions: hydroelectric power generation, improved navigation, irrigation and other farm uses.
Developer and operator of power plants, dams and locks in Rhône, the CNR has built on the river industrial sites and ports, marinas, drop water and recreation areas. It also offers services in engineering and hydroelectric in France as well as in over twenty countries.
A business leader in sustainable development, CNR meets the objectives of reducing greenhouse gas emission by the very nature of its production on the Rhône; making it 100% renewable, and maintaining its developments in hydraulics, wind and solar power as well as its action in favor of the increase interest in river transportation means. Learn more: www.cnr.tm.fr/
|GE Ventures – We scale ideas and grow companies that advance industries and improve lives.
More Than Just A Capital Partner GE Ventures provides unrivaled access to a global network of GE expertise and resources. We partner and invest in the best ideas within Software, Healthcare, Energy and Advanced Manufacturing. Read more: www.geventures.com/
|The i-lab is the Air Liquide innovation laboratory to help accelerate the pace of innovation and explore new markets. It develops new offers, products and technologies in partnership with the Group’s innovation entities and World Business Lines. Based in Paris, France, the i-lab is both a think-tank and a venue for experimentation in new ideas for Air Liquide. It investigates new usages, tests new offers and validates their economic viability. It is permanently connected to the global innovation ecosystem, to boost open innovation. In 2015, the i-Lab focused on the air quality theme, identified as a growth opportunity for Air Liquide. Enjoying good air quality both indoors and outdoors will become a major social challenge. This is already the case in certain megacities in Asia, Latin America and Europe. Read more: ilab.airliquide.com/home/|
|LafargeHolcim (SIX Swiss Exchange, Euronext Paris: LHN) is the world leader in the building materials industry. The Group has 115,000 employees around the world and combined net sales of CHF 33 billion (EUR 27 billion) in 2014. LafargeHolcim is the industry benchmark in R&D and serves from the individual homebuilder to the largest and most complex project with the widest range of value-adding products, innovative services and comprehensive building solutions. With a commitment to drive sustainable solutions for better building and infrastructure and to contribute to a higher quality of life, the Group is best positioned to meet the challenges of increasing urbanization. Read more: www.lafargeholcim.com/|
|Backed by its experience and its capacity to continuously innovate, Saint-Gobain, the world leader in sustainable habitat, is applying all of its energy toward finding new solutions to build better and build sustainably. Innovation is an integral part of Saint-Gobain’s DNA. From its first major achievement — supplying the glass for the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles — to sending its high-performance materials into space aboard the Mars Curiosity Rover, Saint-Gobain has become a flag-bearer for a rapidly evolving world. One of the top 100 global innovators, Saint-Gobain has a presence in 64 countries, with nearly 190,000 employees who work on designing, producing and distributing innovative, high-performance materials that improve habitat and day-to-day life. Whether it’s creating more comfortable homes, dynamic workplaces, safer cars or quieter classrooms, Saint-Gobain is committed to developing technologies of the future. Read more: www.saint-gobain.com/en
|Created in 1863, Solvay is a global company driven by proud and committed chemists. Solvay assists industries in finding and implementing ever more responsible and value-creating solutions. Our products serve diversified markets, from consumer goods to energy, with one main aim – to improve quality of life and customer performance. Read more: www.solvay.com/en/index.html|
|Flanders Cleantech Association (FCA) represents the cleantech industry in Europe’s most important industrial and chemical hub. Its members provide smart industry proof that sustainable technologies are constantly looking to co-operate with international business partners, governments, networks and investors. Learn more: fca.be/en|
|Big Booster is an international non-profit accelerator program for cutting-edge and disruptive startups. It provides direct access for 100 selected startups to both Lyon and Boston, 2 worldwide renowned hubs with strong innovation communities, from an international development perspective. The program grants a shared €100,000 of prize money to the top 3 leading startups innovating in the environmental, health and digital sectors with a focus on companies working in both European and North America markets. Big Booster comprises 2 boot camps, Lyon and Boston, both providing startups with state-of-the-art mentoring and expert advice to enhance their pitching capacities and draw investors’ attention to create deal opportunities. Learn more: www.bigbooster.org/|
|The French Association of Investors for Growth (AFIC) established the AFIC Cleantech Club to bring together its growing list of members active in cleantech initiatives and to promote eco-industries in France and abroad. Lead by Sophie Paturle (President) and Nicolas Chaudron (Vice-President), the committee meets once a month, organizes events and edits a study on cleantech fundraising activities in France each semester. For further information on the club, please contact Thomas Stélandre at: email@example.com|
|French Cleantech is a corporate finance boutique specialized in capital raising and M&A. Its focus is on deals with an enterprise value of between €2M and €50M. French Cleantech has a deep understanding and a unique expertise of the following sectors: energy, water, transportation, materials, recycling, waste, air treatment. Its track record includes more than 20 transactions and advisory strategic assignments since its creation in 2010. Customers include large corporations, family offices and SMEs. French Cleantech has also developed the first innovation showcase dedicated to French cleantech companies. Its platform offers an overview of more than 250 French innovative companies, and includes a global network of 5,000 contacts of companies, corporates and international investors. Read more: www.frenchcleantech.com/|
|Founded in 2008, GreenUnivers, is the first French independent green business media company providing cleantech financial markets information in French. GreenUnivers has developed a database of over 10,000 articles on business and cleantech markets, and a multi-criteria search engine. GreenUnivers publishes a daily and a weekly newsletters, an annual cleantech reviews in France and outlooks of cleantech startups. GreenUnivers holds quarterly conferences on cleantech markets and investments. Read more: www.greenunivers.com/|