GCCA – making local clusters, global: Cleantech clusters are a key instrument to accelerate the development and deployment of sustainable solutions addressing the increasing global climate instabilities and resource shortages.
As a meta-cluster, the Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA) creates momentum and moves the cleantech market by networking disparate clusters together and screening best in class Cleantech companies across the globe. For companies, investors, science and government representatives GCCA offers conduits to harness the tremendous benefits of international cleantech cluster collaboration in an efficient, affordable network. For cluster management teams, GCCA offers highly valuable benchmarking insights, exchange of best practices and peer-to-peer coaching, thus driving cluster business excellence.
To provide access to capital, GCCA runs the annual Later Stage Awards. The 20 winners of the 2011 and 2012 GCCA Later Stage Award secured funding of over USD 530 million so far. In 2013, GCCA signed the collaboration agreement with the P80 Group Foundation. P80 brings together the largest 80 pension funds that want to invest more in proven sustainable technologies.