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Micronic Technologies Named a Winner at 2012 Mid-Atlantic Regional Finals of The Cleantech Open

Three area companies pick up awards for innovation in water and solar technologies


WASHINGTON, D.C., October 11, 2012: Micronic Technologies of Sterling, Virginia was named a winner in its category at the 2012 Regional Finals of the Mid-Atlantic region of the Cleantech Open (, the world’s largest cleantech accelerator. Micronic Technologies develops energy saving technologies that improve clean water access. Micronic was the overall winner selected from among the 17 teams of innovative cleantech entrepreneurs that entered the Mid-Atlantic region of the Cleantech Open this year. The regional runner up was CCEIS of Falls Church, Virginia and the sustainability winner was Sustainable Systems International of Gaithersburg, Maryland. 

As a regional finalist, Micronic Technologies will receive a “Startup in a Box” package that includes cash and donated services worth up to $20,000, and will advance to compete at the Cleantech Open Global Forum next month for a chance to win $250,000 and the title of 2012 Top Cleantech Entrepreneur.

“Our mission is to bring water to the world,” said Karen Sorber, chief executive officer of Micronic Technologies. “We are transforming the water market by reducing water-based costs in the manufacturing process from product development to waste water cleanup.  As this year’s Cleantech Open Mid-Atlantic winner, we are pleased to have the exposure for our technology and company within the investor community and with potential customers.”

“We congratulate Micronic Technologies on its innovative business," said Joshua C. Greene, regional director of the Cleantech Open Mid-Atlantic Region. "Our Mid-Atlantic semifinalists and regional winners demonstrate what it takes to become a successful venture in the clean tech market and are a testament to the strength of the cleantech sector.”

The Cleantech Open is a nonprofit organization that fosters the most promising startups in clean technology fields through a nine-month program that includes education, relationship building and funding opportunities. The proven program encourages cleantech entrepreneurs from around the nation to compete for local recognition, and have a shot at part of the overall $1-million purse for the national winners.

This year, the Mid-Atlantic regional judging took place at Patton Boggs LLP in Washington, D.C. The event was sponsored by Patton Boggs LLP and Deloitte.

The Cleantech Open runs the world’s largest cleantech accelerator. We provide entrepreneurs and technologists the resources needed to launch successful cleantech companies. Our mission is to find, fund and foster entrepreneurs with big ideas that address today’s most urgent energy, environmental and economic challenges. The 581 alumni companies of the Cleantech Open’s accelerator programs have raised more than $660 million in external capital. Learn more at and follow us on and @cleantechopen.

Cleantech Open Mid-Atlantic Region media contact:

Laura Taylor
Gaia Group PR, LLC