BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Oct 2, 2012) - Digital Lumens, the leader in intelligent lighting systems, has been named in the prestigious 2012 Global Cleantech 100, produced by Cleantech Group, a leading global research and advisory firm focused on innovation in energy and the environment.
The Global Cleantech 100 list is unique in the sector because it highlights the promise of private clean technology companies from all around the world, focusing on those companies which the players in the market feel are currently the most likely to make the most significant market impact over the next 5-10 years.
"We are honored to be named to the Global Cleantech 100 by the Cleantech Group for the third year in a row as we transform lighting into a powerful platform for energy efficiency," said Tom Pincince, President and CEO of Digital Lumens. "Energy efficiency is one of the most impactful ways to reduce overall demand, and we are working with customers to cut lighting energy costs by 90%. Integrating intelligence into energy efficiency solutions is the key to optimizing energy consumption for the long-term, and we are proud to be recognized as a leader in this area."
The list is derived from Cleantech Group's own data and research combined with the weighted qualitative judgments of hundreds of nominations and the viewpoints of a global panel of 75 cleantech experts. To qualify for the list, companies must be independent, for-profit, cleantech companies that are not listed on any major stock exchange.
"The Global Cleantech 100 is a natural extension of our companywide mission to help corporations, investors and financiers, professional service firms and governmental agencies connect with global cleantech innovation," said Sheeraz Haji, Cleantech Group CEO. "This report celebrates the best in innovation and is the industry standard on gauging where cleantech innovation is headed next."
This year 8,285 companies were nominated from 85 countries. These companies were weighted and scored to create a short list of 236 companies presented to the expert panel for final input. The end result was 100 companies from 13 countries.
The 75-member expert panel is drawn principally from leading financial investors in Asia, Europe and North America, and from representatives of multi-national corporations. The composition of the expert panel is created to be broadly representative of the global cleantech community, and includes pioneers, leaders, veterans, and new entrants in cleantech. This therefore results in a list of companies that command a broad base of respect and support from many important players within the global cleantech innovation ecosystem, not just insiders.
"The 2012 Global Cleantech 100 is markedly different in its composition to that of 2009, our first edition," said Richard Youngman, Cleantech Group managing director. "As such, it is a strong statement of how the collective market opinion has shifted as to what type of companies are the most likely to have significant market impact in a 5-10 year timeframe."
- The complete list of 100 companies was revealed on October 1 at the Global Cleantech 100 Summit & Gala in Washington, D.C. http://events.cleantech.com/global100.
- For complete information on Digital Lumens leadership within the cleantech space, access Cleantech Group's leading market intelligence platform, i3, and search for Digital Lumens at http://research.cleantech.com/company/.
- The full report with commentary and insight on the 2012 Global Cleantech 100 authored by Cleantech Group and sponsored by Autodesk, Deloitte, Wermuth Asset Management, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is available for download at http://www.cleantech.com/global-cleantech-100.
About Cleantech Group
Cleantech Group's market intelligence, events and advisory services accelerate market adoption, stimulate demand, and remove barriers to cleantech innovation. A global company with offices in North America and Europe, we connect business leaders with cleantech innovation through the i3 Platform, the most comprehensive, vetted, up-to-date source for insights into companies, investors, financing and relationships across the clean technology ecosystem. Cleantech Group also produces the premier Cleantech Forum® and Focus™ events worldwide.
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About Digital Lumens
Digital Lumens develops Intelligent LED Lighting Systems that are proven to reduce industrial customers' lighting-related electricity expenses by up to 90%. With this System -- smart lights, wirelessly networked together and centrally managed -- the company is defining a new class of LED lighting that maximizes both delivered light and energy efficiency. For more information, please visit www.digitallumens.com. Follow Digital Lumens on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
Note to editors: Digital Lumens and Intelligent Lighting System are trademarks of Digital Lumens, Inc.