President of Sustainable World Capital, Shawn Lesser, identified 11 breakthrough companies in Finland's expanding cleantech sector and says: With the wide array of materials and technologies now funded and in production, 2010 may be Finland's breakthrough year in clean technology.
2010 may be Finland's breakthrough year in cleantech
President of Sustainable World Capital, Shawn Lesser, identified 11
breakthrough companies in Finland's expanding cleantech sector.
"With the wide array of materials and technologies now funded and in
production, 2010 may be Finland's breakthrough year in clean technology," says
Lesser who has done an amazing job in the past of predicting top cleantech
companies and cleantech countries.
The top 11 breakthrough companies include:
BaseN - sub/smart metering: large scale infrastructure monitoring & management for energy, gas
Canatu develops and sells new components based on carbon nanotubes epaper, OLED &
Braggone - coating materials for solar glass and solar cells, operations in Finland and Asia.
Beneq sells and develops equipment and technology for functional coating applications, 50 percent
for solar applications.
Proventia sells and develops emission control solutions for vehicle, power plants and ships.
Powerkiss - wireless charging solution for Nokias, Apples, mini-USBs and netbooks.
Liqum - scalable liquid quality monitoring technology.
The Switch - power electronics for energy efficiency, converters and generators.
Forchem - tall oil technology and manufacturing.
Picodeon ? technology for ColdLab coating materials, scalable for several applications like
electronics and solar.
Enfucell - Technology for printed batteries and small power sources.
Internet entrepreneur Karl Burkart was just a few short weeks ago in Finland on a tour of some of
the country's most innovative technology companies.
He wasn't sure which to highlight so he turned to Shawn Lesser and asked him to pick the most
innovative Finnish companies to watch in 2010.
"I have to admit I felt, oh, a bit 20th century as I listened to engineers and entrepreneurs talking
about the Finns' pioneering work in everything from nano-engineered solar coatings to "printed
batteries," paper-plastic hybrid materials to wireless device chargers," Burkart says.
"Finland is busy developing an expertise in super-wonky technologies of the 21st century, and
because the government has an aggressive program that specifically funds R & D for new startups,
there is a plethora of new companies to watch in 2010."
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