Head Judge Peter Adriaens Explains the Later Stage Award Judging Process

Judging Criteria

Companies must fit into one of the following categories:

Renowned experts of the global Cleantech investment community (VC’s, PE, etc.) and award category experts are forming the judging panel, coordinated by GCCA.

Meet the judges for the Awards

The following are areas that Award nominees will be judged on:

  • Clarity of the business strategy: does a viable business with significant markets exist?
  • The BIG Idea: why is it BIG in terms of breakthrough in innovation, concept and commercial potential?
  • Core team – profile & tenure: is there a relevant mix of requisite expertise and experience?
  • Funding: what are current and future sources?
  • ROI and/or exit strategy: is the business plan reasonable?
  • Sustainability: what is the positive impact on the environment?

Learn more about the The KeyStone Method™ and review the Keystone Score Brief.


To participate in the GCCA Later Stage Award, Cleantech clusters can nominate any later stage Cleantech company that is member of a cleantech cluster associated with GCCA.

Later stage companies are defined as companies with a proven track record (revenue) in their home market and the strategic goal to expand internationally, and/or a scalable technology or service with international growth potential (pre-revenue, but proven in pilot and demonstration projects).

Nominees may be disqualified if the GCCA jury (at their sole discretion) considers the nominee not eligible to participate.

Please send questions or comments about the GCCA Later Stage Award to award@globalcleantech.org

**All prizes are awarded at the discretion of the judging panel and all judging decisions are final and not subject to appeal.



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