Cleantech Open Global Ideas

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Now in its seventh year, Cleantech Open Global Ideas is a truly global search for technologies that make a real difference: breakthrough clean technology ideas from innovators around the word to replace the polluting energy, water, building and transport technologies of yesteryear. As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, this annual competition sees startups from around the world contending for national awards. The national winners then face off at the spectacular Cleantech Open Global Forum in San Francisco, California (November 17-19, 2015) for the Global Ideas Prize.

Last year, twenty-three teams from around the world convened at the 2014 Global Forum. Since 2009, 43 countries have participated in the Cleantech Open Global Ideas (link to: with the most recent global award going to AutoAgronom of Israel for its innovative automated plant irrigation and fertilization technology. Other global winners have developed solutions to transform insects into sustainable nutrient resource for agro-industries and bioactive compounds for green chemistry, to solve organic waste disposal problems, developed a microgel for water purification & cleaning of solid surfaces and software for intelligent energy management & making quality vineyard decisions.

To find out more about Cleantech Open Global Ideas and join our growing global community of cleantech innovators please email us at

Please make sure to log on or register for an account in order to participate in the Global Ideas program. Click here to do so.

Then come back to this page to choose your continent and see the list of current Hosts. If you want to host the Global Ideas Program in your country, you must also register first, then come back to this page to choose your continent and you will be taken to a new page with a link to the hosting application.

Please choose your continent