The GCCA serves as a conduit to attract and service the most advanced and promising cleantech sectors, building a global coordination of cleantech clusters and companies.

In keeping with this mission, the GCCA has recently helped facilitate the successful collaboration between one of its cluster members and an organization under the umbrella of another cluster member.

Finnish cleantech companies attract investment

Moventas and Beneq, winners in the 2011 Later Stage Awards, have been targeted by Clyde Blowers and RUSNANO.

The Finnish cleantech companies Moventas and Beneq, both “Best in Class” winners in the 2011 Later Stage Awards, have attracted the interest of international investors. Moventas, winner in the “Best of Wind” class, was acquired by the global engineering group Clyde Blowers in a deal worth EUR 100 million. Moventas is now one of the world’s leading industrial and wind gear manufacturers, providing power transmission solutions to the wind energy, pulp and paper, and mining industries. Moventas has some 950 employees in 13 countries and a worldwide partner network. Article >>

The collaboration between Swiss based Gaia Global SA ( and Cleantech NRW ( is a success story for cleantech match making and collaboration, facilitated by the connections the organization shared through the Global Cleantech Cluster Association.

The partnership began when Cleantech NRW was looking for expertise to trigger the development and marketing of industrial climate protection technologies. It sought out tools that could contribute to the long-term global reduction of CO2 emissions and other greenhouse gases, as well as prepare the Leading-Edge Cluster competition from the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF). Cleantech NRW ( has engaged Swiss based Gaia Global SA ( as an expert to sharpen and strengthen its overall strategy, innovation and international multiplication potential. The Cleantech NRW incorporates both the leading German industry from the energy, steel, chemical and biotechnology sectors and most known academia and research institutes.

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Dublin and Silicon Valley Sign Major Collaborative Agreement In Clean Technology Sector

Leading cleantech organisations in Dublin and Silicon Valley have signed an agreement that will lead to a dramatic increase in R&D, business development, commercialisation and investment opportunities for Irish and San Jose companies looking to access U.S. and EU cleantech markets respectively.



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Sustainable businesses are choosing new forms of collaboration and parting ways with industrial borders and continents.

A technology centre in northern Italy, a network of companies and universities in North Rhine-Westphalia, a business association in Switzerland: three different approaches to make the economy more sustainable. And yet typical of a new form of collaboration amongst companies.


Cleantech: Quebec and Finland are courting each other

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Quebec and Finland seek to join forces in the booming industry of environmental technology. Representatives of industries, commerce and government met in a Montreal law office on Thursday to discuss possible partnerships.


GCCA Facilitates Successful Collaboration

Swiss Based Company Provides Sustainovation Tool for German Cleantech Cluster

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