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Each year, we identify 10 game-changing companies globally in the field of clean energy technology and innovation. Winners are unveiled at The Summit, offering invaluable press attention and networking opportunities.

Winners are chosen by a panel of industry experts from, academia, corporations, utilities, finance and technology incubators. Our technology experts advise the panel through the assessment stages.

Apply now to become a New Energy Pioneer!

Winners of the Award receive unique opportunities to expand their businesses through several channels:

Be recognized as a New Energy Pioneer – a leading innovator in the technology industry

Attend the Future of Energy Summit and become part of the conversation on the future of energy through presenting your vision

Receive unrivalled media coverage during and after the Future of Energy Summit

Get connected to the Bloomberg New Energy Finance network of finance, business and government leaders in energy

Grow your business or raise financing just like past winners have done

Join the prestigious group of past winners



Applications for the 2015 New Energy Pioneers are now open.
The deadline for applications is 14 November 2014.



Venture investors are invited to nominate any portfolio companies
they feel meet the criteria.



Meet the 2014 Winners

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Breathing Buildings

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Breathing Buildings is an ultra-low energy ventilation company that provides a unique range of patented natural ventilation products as well as innovative ventilation modelling services.


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1366 Technologies

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1366 Technologies has developed an innovative manufacturing technique for producing silicon wafers, the basic building blocks of solar cells, at a fraction of today’s cost.


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bridgelux

Bridgelux

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Bridgelux is a pioneer in LED and solid-state lighting technologies, developing next-generation embedded light source solutions.


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coolerado

Coolerado

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Coolerado designs and manufactures super-energy-efficient air conditioning for commercial and industrial use, based on a proprietary, patented and proven technology.


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genomatica

Genomatica

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Genomatica develops and licenses complete manufacturing processes for producing many of the world’s most widely-used chemicals from alternative bio-feedstocks, at competitive cost and with greater sustainability than petroleum-based processes.


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Green Energy Group

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Green Energy Group provides turn-key modular geothermal wellhead plants, which reduce capital expenses and project risk and allow for quicker payback on investment.


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M-KOPA Solar

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M-KOPA Solar brings together asset financing, mobile technology and solar innovation to connect off grid, low income homes to energy.


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oasys

Oasys Water

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Oasys Water is providing sustainable solutions to transform the world’s most difficult and contaminated waters into valuable resources.


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renmatix

Renmatix

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Renmatix is a technology licensor that enables the production of petrochemicals from plants, with a process that has a low cost method for converting a wide range of non-food biomass into cellulosic sugars.


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younicos

Younicos

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Younicos is a technology-open system integrator and provider of control and energy management software, for storage applications ranging from ramping of renewables to frequency regulation and renewable islands grids.


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Criteria

New Energy Pioneers are typically in the start-up phase but have innovative, proven technologies, robust business models, the ability to demonstrate traction and momentum in their activities and the potential for global scale. New Energy Pioneers:

  • Will have been operating for 10 or less years
  • Do not have to be technology companies but their service or product must be new, different and disruptive
  • Will generally have annual sales of under $25m
  • Will typically be privately held, often with venture capital investors
  • May be quoted, though more likely on a venture or junior exchange
  • Will generally not be part of larger conglomerates
  • Winners are expected to attend the annual Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit

Applicants are judged on three fundamental criteria:

Potential scale

What is the scale of the opportunity being addressed? Is it a nice niche but of limited scale? Will it transform a major industry, or could it change the world impacting everyone? Is your business local or can it be rolled out in multiple geographical markets? Will it spawn an entire ecosystem of new supporting businesses?

Innovation

How original is your technology or business model? Is it a ground-breaking modification of what others are doing, or is it something completely new? Is your technology patented or otherwise protected from being copied? Do you have a plan to stay ahead of the game?

Momentum

Can you demonstrate strong traction? Are you still funded by R&D grants or are you making real commercial sales? Do you have strong industry partnerships in place? Have you established distribution channels to take your product or service to market? Are making meaningful and consistently growing sales? Is your executive team experienced in successfully launching new ventures?

Selection Committee

Judging is undertaken by a panel of industry experts from, academia, corporations, utilities, finance and technology incubators. Bloomberg New Energy Finance technology experts advise the panel through the assessment stages.

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DOUG ARENT

Senior Scientist, NREL Executive Director of the Joint Institute Strategic Energy Analysis

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ROB BERNARD

Chief Environmental Strategist, Microsoft

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CRAIG COBURN

CEO, BP Emerging Business and Ventures

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PJ DESCHENES

Principal, Greentech Capital Advisors

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PETER GUTMAN

Managing Director, Energy, Resources & Infrastructure, Standard Chartered Bank

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WENDOLYN HOLLAND

Director, Holland Consulting

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BRUCE HUBER

Founder and Managing Partner, Alexa Capital

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SUSAN KISH

Head of Cross Media Initiatives, Bloomberg

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MICHAEL LIEBREICH

Chief Executive, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

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HANNE MAY

Head of Energy Communications, ergo Unternehmens kommunikation

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NICK SANGERMANO

Managing Director, Ambata Capital Partners

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MICHAEL WILSHIRE

Director of Analysis, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

 

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