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Sodium based batteries, enzyme recycling for bio-fuels, IoT for utilities, and cleaning air with microbes are among the projects honoured at the 2016 Tech Tour Cleantech Summit today chosen to present to a group of leading international investors, VCs, corporate partners and family offices in Rotterdam on the 23-24 of November.

Cleantech innovation is being adopted across many different industries and the top 40 chosen companies represent this in a variety of technological developments and applications. The City of Rotterdam which is hosting the Summit is proactively encouraging industries of the future to set up office in the city to create an even more vibrant hub for cleantech innovation.

Fredrik Adams, CEO of Firglas is heading this edition of the Tech Tour Cleantech Summit as President, and had this to say: “Cleantech touches on food, water, energy, waste and transportation; key segments of our economy. It is about resource efficiency and better quality of life to boost wellbeing and productivity, especially in cities. We have 40 dynamic companies presenting, in biotech processing, (three) in high value carbon capture, (two) in batteries and (two) scooter designers (amongst others). It’s great to see both the City and the Port of Rotterdam promoting the industries of the future at this event.”

Companies from 10 different countries across Europe applied to present at the Summit, however half of the presenting companies are headquartered in the Netherlands, attesting to an upward trend in representation of cleantech in this part of Europe. 25% of the presenting companies already have 30 or more employees and many are expected to raise investments with round sizes ranging from EUR 400,000 to EUR 30M.

Growth Companies

Circular Economy

High-Tech Systems & Materials


Sustainable Energy

Black Bear

Applied Nano Surfaces

Tevva Motors



Kriya Materials

The New Motion

KiteGen Venture

Rainmaker Worldwide

Novihum Technologies



River Basin Energy

Personal Factory




Emerging Companies

Circular Economy

High-Tech Systems & Materials

Maritime & Offshore


Sustainable Energy




SEs Solutions



CLEA Technologies

Fistuca BV

Trikelet BV

BroadBit Batteries


FDX Fluid Dynamix

Pingle Inc





PortCall Europe



NVP Energy




Involtum Holding


Restored Hearing



LeydenJar Technologies





Solar Monkey





Upside Energy


The Summit opens on the 23 of November with half a day of 2 interactive workshops. The first will be hosted by Euronext and McKinsey for the growth companies to give them practical guidance on how to scale up to get to IPO. The second will be led by 20 expert coaches and will give the emerging companies a chance to dry run their pitches. The first day ends with a Summit Dinner at the Rotterdam Floating Pavilion and a keynote on Circular Economy where Eric Hannon and Helga Vanthournout (McKinsey) will be talking about potential disruption from start-ups, and how to scale up businesses.

Day 2 on the 24 of November will feature a panel discussion on “Maximum Leverage of Existing Infrastructure and Assets through Technological Innovation” moderated by Jan-Willem van den Beukel (PWC Netherlands) and panelled by Joris Linders (BEEQUIP), Roon Buddingh (Buccaneer Delft), Ralph van Moorsel (ENGIE Services Nederland NV), Alex Oppenheimer (GE Ventures) and Mare Straetmans ( Following this will be 40 company presentations from out top selected growth and emerging companies. The closing of the summit will feature an award presented to the top 25 percentile of emerging companies who will then have the chance to present at Tech Tour’s flagship event for emerging companies across Europe, the European Venture Summit, to be held on the 5-6 of December, 2016 in Dusseldorf.

The Summit is proudly supported by Pictet, Orrick, City of Rotterdam, Rotterdam Partners, Port of Rotterdam, Clean Tech Delta, Innovation Quarter, Maritime Delta, Invest Horizon, Euronext, Flanders Cleantech Association and Venture Capital Magazine.

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