SOURCE: Innovator Capital Limited

March 05, 2010 11:50 ET

Innovator Capital Limited : CleanEquity Monaco 2010 - Awards

LONDON--(Marketwire - March 5, 2010) - CleanEquity Monaco 2010, Innovator Capital's cleantech conference for business leaders, closed Friday 5th March with an award ceremony. H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco, after addressing the audience presented awards to the winner in each category. Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannu presented the Stelios Award for the Young Cleantech Entrepreneur of 2010. This was CleanEquity Monaco's' third year and the conference continues to move from strength to strength.

The annual invitation-only event hosted 36 next-generation companies from four continents, presenting to an audience of over 250 delegates, comprising the investment, political, industry and media communities.

The programme consisted of numerous investor-grade presentations from innovative companies, rigorous panel discussions on sustainable infrastructure, the transitioning auto industry, legislation & carbon markets and cleantech financing. This year the artist Michael Joo created the awards. Michael was chosen by Mungo Park, Chairman of Innovator Capital in consultation with Damien Hirst who had designed the previous years' awards.

The award for Excellence in the Field of Environmental Technology Research went to Sun Catalytix (USA), an early stage company, focused on energy storage using a newly deleloped catalyst that mimics photosynthesis.

The award for Excellence in the Field of Environmental Technology Development went to Novaled AG is a world-class technology provider in organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technologies.

The award for Excellence in the Field of Environmental Technology Commercialization went to Oxford Catalysts designs and develops technology for the production of clean synthetic fuels from both conventional fossil fuels and renewable sources such as biowaste.

CleanEquity would like to thank Arup and Hugin for their generous and high quality support given to the event and gratefully acknowledges the hospitality of the regional host, the Monaco Chamber of Economic Development (CDE). Other sponsors who generously contributed to the event included: Covington & Burling, the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation, Philips, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the UNEP Finance Initiative; Invest Securities and EDB Singapore.

International partners aided Innovator Capital in sourcing and screening companies from around the world. These partners include: Allen & Carron (USA), Ardour Capital (UK); MC Services (Germany); Navigator Capital Advisors (India) and Biocode Incubation (Japan).

The conference offered a sneak preview of breathtaking new cleantech technologies and business opportunities. Details relating to CleanEquity Monaco 2011 will be announced in the coming weeks.

Contact Information

  • For information on CleanEquity Monaco 2010 please contact:

    Tom Faggionato

    Innovator Capital Limited

    +44 20 7297 6840

    Email Contact

    Dany Rubrecht

    Monaco Chamber of Economic Development

    Telephone: +377 97 98 68 68

    E-mail: Email Contact

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