Become a Sponsor — Help Cleantech Companies Succeed

The Cleantech Open is grateful for the generous support of our sponsors and partners who have made the competition possible. We encourage companies, institutions and individuals to reap the benefits of sponsorship while giving innovative clean technology businesses the opportunity to succeed in the marketplace. As a sponsor, you will receive:

  • Promotion of the sponsorship in your marketing and public relations campaigns
  • Direct association with the competition in Cleantech Open promotional materials
  • Development of industry contacts and networks
  • Access to information about markets, companies and technologies, as well as potential new funding sources
  • Special invitations to Cleantech Open events and briefings
  • Opportunities to act as judges, mentors and volunteers for rising companies

See below for more details or contact our sponsor team.

Global Sponsors develop an integral relationship with the worldwide competition on all levels and receive the most comprehensive recognition:

  • Headline branding at all major events and programs worldwide for all categories
  • Headline appearance in all publications worldwide: logo, full page editorial, full page ad
  • Speaking opportunities at all major events worldwide
  • Participation in Mentoring, Judging, Business Clinics in all US regions
  • Alumni, Contestant-Sponsor Briefing Suite in all global regions
  • Headline sponsor of Emerging Technologies Program in all US regions
  • Sponsorship of VIP Receptions in all US regions

National Sponsors partner closely with each national region for participation and recognition:

  • Prime branding at all major events and all programs nationally for all categories
  • Appearance in all publications nationally: logo, half page editorial, full page ad
  • Speaking opportunities at our major events
  • Participation in Mentoring, Judging, Business Clinics in all US regions
  • Alumni, Contestant-Sponsor Briefing Suite in all US regions

Regional Premier Sponsors develop an integral relationship with the competition and receive comprehensive recognition:

  • Premier branding at all major events and all programs nationally for all categories
  • Appearance in all publications in the region: logo, full page ad
  • Speaking opportunities at all major events in the region
  • Participation in Mentoring, Judging, Business Clinics in the region
  • Alumni, Contestant-Sponsor Briefing Suite in the region

Regional Platinum Sponsors receive extensiveindividualized recognition within one region:

  • Major branding at all major events and programs nationally for two categories
  • Appearance in all publications in the region: logo, half page ad
  • Speaking opportunities at major events in the region
  • Participation in Mentoring, Judging, Business Clinics in the region
  • Alumni / Contestant-Sponsor Briefing Suite in the region

Regional Gold Sponsors receive recognition and an important relationship with the competition:

  • Branding at all major events and programs nationally for one category
  • Appearance in all publications in the region: logo, quarter page ad
  • Speaking opportunities at major events in the region
  • Participation in Mentoring, Judging, Business Clinics in the region

Regional Silver Sponsors receive association and recognition with the competition:

  • Branding at major events in the region
  • Appearance in publications in the region
  • Limited participation in Mentoring, Judging, Business Clinics in the region

The Cleantech Open Marketing Committee will determine the type, frequency and style of promotional materials and releases, and we will be happy to work closely with you to ensure we meet your expectations.

If you would like to discuss which sponsorship opportunities best suit your strategic interests, please contact our sponsor team.

Additional Opportunities

In addition to sponsorships, the competition seeks domain experts to act as mentors for contestants, speakers at events, and judges for each of the competition's categories:

  • Air, Water & Waste
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Green Building
  • Renewable Energy & Materials
  • Smart Power
  • Transportation