Cleantech Forum San Francisco 2015 Sponsors


Autodesk small The Autodesk Cleantech Partner Program supports clean technology innovators, who are developing epic solutions to solve the world’s most pressing environmental challenges, by providing world-class software to design, visualize, and simulate their ideas and accelerate their time to market through Digital Prototyping. With digital prototypes, cleantech pioneers can explore and communicate ideas, test multiple concepts, and accelerate improvements, while supporting the reduction of potentially costly errors. Everyone – from design professionals, engineers and architects to digital artists, students and hobbyists – uses Autodesk software to unlock their creativity and solve important challenges. To apply for or learn more, visit autodesk.com/cleantech.
Babson_3425K_PC Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds™. The College is a dynamic living and learning laboratory, where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society—while at the same time evolving our methods and advancing our programs. We shape the leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to create economic and social value. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.
  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.
NREL logo As energy efficiency and clean energy technologies become more common, system challenges are forcing us to rethink traditional paradigms of energy system planning and operation. The Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory offers partners access to some of the most advanced testing, research, and development capabilities in the country. Named 2014 Lab of the Year by R&D Magazine, the ESIF has welcomed researchers from private industry, academia, and government to collaborate on solutions for integrating renewable energy and other efficiency technologies into our energy systems.
 PNNL logo  Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is advancing frontiers in energy and environment research, with a diverse portfolio including grid modernization, renewable energy, nuclear science, environmental remediation, carbon sequestration, buildings and appliances, bio-fuels, and more.  PNNL’s science and technological contributions are saving the nation billions of dollars in energy costs, while enabling the world to live more prosperously, safely, and securely. Success at PNNL means working with partners —government sponsors, industry, universities, and research institutions — to drive innovative results to the market. Based in southeastern Washington state, PNNL has been operated by Battelle on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy since 1965. Learn more at energyenvironment.pnnl.gov.
 Invest_pos_PMS_CSwedish Energy Agency Invest in Skåne is the regional promotion agency for southern Sweden. Our role is to facilitate inward investment and promote the internationalisation of our region’s industry. The Cleantech sector in southern Sweden is dynamic and experiencing fast growth. With a highly competent and supportive infrastructure of education and industrial know-how, the region of southern Sweden provides one of the most attractive business environments in the world for Cleantech start-ups and large-scale businesses. R&D, cutting edge technologies and a long history of environmental awareness and sustainable thinking secure southern Sweden´s leading position in Cleantech. It is also inspiring innovations that help to significantly speed up time-to-market for companies within the cluster. Invest in Skåne provides a complete and reliable investment service and opens up a qualified network of opportunities to companies considering southern Sweden for future investment and/or expansion. Our services are free of charge. If you want to know more about the Cleantech companies in southern Sweden, contact us now!The Swedish Energy Agency is a government agency for national energy policy issues. The Agency works for the use of renewable energy, improved technologies, a smarter end-use of energy, and mitigation of climate change. Its mission is to promote the development of Sweden’s energy system so that it will become ecologically and economically sustainable. The Swedish Energy Agency supports start-up companies with financing, technical expertise, market knowledge and active business development, and thus has a portfolio of well-analyzed companies in different phases.
  Toronto Stock Exchange, one of the world’s largest stock exchanges, provides senior companies with efficient access to public equity, liquidity for existing and new investors, and the prestige and market exposure associated with being listed on a world-class market.  Serving the public venture capital market, TSX Venture Exchange provides access to growth capital for early stage companies while offering investors a well-regulated market for making venture investments.  Together, these two exchanges are home to more clean technology companies than any other equity exchange in the world.  For more information, please visit www.tsx.com/cleantech.
 FNL_WBGC_Logo sm Oregon BEST is harnessing the power of new ideas, cutting-edge research and collaboration to create prosperity for Oregon and the region. Our investments put us at the nexus of clean technology innovation that is changing our state and the world.Portland: We Build Green Cities – We are Portland-based policy and industry teams who export our best ideas, products, and services to other cities around the world that aspire to be more sustainable.
 FATHOMLogo_RGB_Large Applications  FATHOM is the world’s foremost Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider in the Water Sector.  FATHOM defines the vertical between meter data management and the customer through a variety of products including meter data management, customer information system and our customer engagement platform.  FATHOM is presently deployed on over 4 million meters in the United States and has entered significant partnerships with a variety of water meter manufacturers.  Designed by water professionals specifically for the water industry, FATHOM offers utilities a unique opportunity to increase revenue, decrease costs of operation while improving customer satisfaction.  FATHOM also offers significant analytic capability both to help customers manage their own behavior and to streamline utility operations.  Through the FATHOM Store, the platform is a channel to market for technology to access and serve the fragmented US water utility market.
 Clean and Cool logoInnovate UK logoUK Trade and Investment logo  Clean and Cool accelerates and celebrates entrepreneurs and their businesses that use technological innovation to turn global challenges into immediate opportunities.Run by innovators, for innovators, the Clean and Cool Missions take the UK’s most promising early stage companies to overseas markets in order to rapidly build their networks, know-how and ambition as they forge international business connections.Competitively selected by a panel of judges from Clean and Cool, Innovate UK, UK Trade & Investment and The Cleantech Group, our mission companies are an elite cohort being propelled down a path to growing their businesses faster.
 chubb_301_logo  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.
 GDF Suez_logo GDF SUEZ develops its businesses (power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take up today’s major energy and environmental challenges: meeting energy needs, ensuring the security of supply, fighting against climate change and maximizing the use of resources. The Group provides highly efficient and innovative solutions to individuals, cities and businesses by relying on diversified gas-supply sources, flexible and low-emission power generation as well as unique expertise in four key sectors: independent power production, liquefied natural gas, renewable energy and energy efficiency services. GDF SUEZ employs 147,200 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €81.3 billion in 2013. The Group is listed on the Paris, Brussels and Luxembourg stock exchanges and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, ASPI Eurozone, Euronext Vigeo Eurozone 120, Vigeo World 120, Vigeo Europe 120 and Vigeo France 20. (Pro forma figures with equity consolidation of SUEZ Environnement as of January 1, 2014.) GDF SUEZ is also a reference shareholder of SUEZ Environment, an expert in water and waste management. GDF SUEZ is structured into 5 Energy Business Lines: Energy Europe, Energy International, Global Gas & LNG, Infrastructures, and Energy Services.
 MOFO_Firm_Stack_Logo_BLK_med We are Morrison & Foerster — a global firm of exceptional credentials. Our clients include some of the largest financial institutions, investment banks, and Fortune 100, technology, and life sciences companies. We’ve been included on The American Lawyer’s A-List for 11 straight years, and the Financial Times named the firm number six on its 2013 list of the 40 most innovative firms in the United States. Chambers USA honored the firm as its sole 2014 Corporate/M&A Client Service Award winner, and recognized us as both the 2013 Intellectual Property and Bankruptcy Firm of the Year. Our lawyers are committed to achieving innovative and business-minded results for our clients, while preserving the differences that make us stronger.
 Jetro_Logo  Cleantech in Japan after Fukushima In the wake of the devastating 2011 Tohoku earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan is actively restructuring its energy strategy with increased reliance on renewables, energy storage, and efficiency. As a result, clean-tech opportunities for U.S. companies in Japan, Japanese firms in the U.S., and cross-border collaboration have never been greater. Increasingly, Japanese firms are looking for
U.S. partners, like Bloom Energy and Opower, to further their initiatives in Japan, and vice versa. Please join us for a lively and interactive conversation with leading business and technology experts to look at emerging opportunities for both U.S. and Japanese firms on both sides of the Pacific.
 HKSTPC Company Logo  Comprising Hong Kong Science Park, InnoCentre and Industrial Estates, Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) is a statutory body dedicated to building a vibrant innovation and technology ecosystem to connect stakeholders, nurture technology talents, facilitate collaboration, and catalyse innovations to deliver social and economic benefits to Hong Kong and the region.Established in May 2001, HKSTP has been driving the development of Hong Kong into a regional hub for innovation and growth in several focused clusters including Electronics, Information Communications Technology, Green Technology, Biomedical Technology, Materials and Precision Engineering. We enable science and technology companies to nurture ideas, innovate and grow, supported by our R&D facilities, infrastructure, and market-led laboratories and technical centres with professional support services. We also offer value added services and comprehensive incubation programmes for technology start-ups to accelerate their growth.Technology businesses benefit from our specialised services and infrastructure at Hong Kong Science Park for applied research and product development; enterprises can find creative design support at InnoCentre; while skill-intensive businesses are served by our three industrial estates at Tai Po, Tseung Kwan O and Yuen Long.
 Saint-Gobain JP The world leader in sustainable habitat, Saint-Gobain is celebrating its 350th anniversary in 2015. Backed by its experience and its capacity to continuously innovate, Saint-Gobain 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. The NOVA Innovation Competition is now on! Win free press and cash prizes. Apply online by June 19, 2015 at www.nova-saint-gobain.com.
 LRN-IPP_sec_blue_cmyk_pos  Since 1994, LRN has helped over 20 million people at more than 700 companies worldwide, simultaneously navigate complex legal and regulatory environments, foster ethical, winning cultures, and inspire principled performance in their erations. LRN’s combination of practical tools, education and strategic advice helps companies translate their values into concrete corporate practices and leadership behaviors that create sustainable competitive advantage. In partnership with LRN, panies need not choose between living principles and maximizing profits, or between enhancing reputation and growing revenue: all are a product of principled performance. LRN works with organizations in more than 100 countries, and has offices in New York, Los Angeles, London and Mumbai.For more information, visit www.lrn.com.


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Our packages are designed to fully integrate your company into the event with pre-event, onsite and post-event exposure and benefits.

Contact: Derek Prill, Strategic Account Manager, Cleantech Group  derek.prill@cleantech.com | 415.233.9700 x9708 (tel)


Since 2002, Cleantech Group has brought together the global cleantech industry’s most influential leaders at more than 80 events and meetings in more than 20 cities across 15 countries. Our Cleantech Forums and Executive Summits serve as a physical platform where cleantech CEOs, government agencies, investors, and corporate visionaries across 18 primary cleantech sectors meet to bring exciting new trends to life.

Our attendees get exclusive insights from the latest Cleantech Group research, set the global agenda, and make the high-level connections that will drive their businesses forward. Through our Cleantech Forums, more than 475 presenting cleantech companies have raised $3.5 billion in total capital.

We have welcomed more than 600+ speakers, including State Secretaries, Nobel Laureates, top investors, and corporate executives.

Now in its 13th year, Cleantech Forum San Francisco is the annual gathering of the global cleantech innovation community, offering a comprehensive, multi-day education program along with exclusive opportunities to network, socialize, and do deals.


Demonstrated Benefits for Sponsors:
• Make connections to and build relationships with top cleantech
innovators and corporate executives from Fortune 1000 companies,
investment firms, worldwide governments, and the hottest startups.
• Position and promote your organization as a leading cleantech player
to a high-level audience of CEOs, corporate strategy executives, and
decision makers.
• Associate your brand with the world’s most important cleantech
industry event of the year.
• Reach the executives in attendance and put your brand in front of
Cleantech Group exclusive network of 50,000+ cleantech
executives through email marketing programs and online promotions.