The rising influence of corporations on cleantech growth

Will corporations lead cleantech out of the "valley of death?"

Despite the enthusiastic support for cleantech from governments and large companies all over the world, the journey for a cleantech product from prototype to commercial scale remains so difficult that many in the industry have taken to calling it "the valley of death."

How will the industry escape this predicament? Part of the answer may be new financing and corporate partnership models that satisfy the funding requirements of a capital intensive industry as an acceptable level of risk for investors.

Corporations are being driven to implement a resource-efficiency agenda based on cleantch to improve operations and reduce costs, respond to climate change, achieve sustainability goals, generate revenue, decrease dependency on fossil fuels and comply with current and anticipated regulations. With such compelling motivation, will corporations lead the way in providing financing to bring clean technologies to commercial deployment?

Join the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association on July 8th for a detailed discussion of Ernst & Young's global report findings. The discussion will examine:

  • What does deal activity look like for the first quarter of 2010?
  • What indicators are present for M&A activity in the cleantech sector?
  • Where is funding coming from?  Where is it going?
  • What trends will we see in the coming months?
  • What are the large corporations looking for in their investments?
  • Where do these global leaders stand on carbon pricing?

 

Speakers:

Leaders from Ernst & Young’s Assurance Services groups in Denver and Houston will lead the morning’s discussion. 

  • Lisa Shepard  – Partner, Assurance Services
  • Milan Hall – Senior Manager, Assurance Services

 

Date: July 8, 2010
Time: Registration begins at 7:30am, program from 8:00 - 9:30, network with your peers until 10:00am
Location: Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, 5th Floor
Cost: Free

RSVP to shelly@coloradocleantech.com.