Google Green is one, so is Tesla Motors. They are just two of the 19 California clean tech companies who will be awarded 2011 “Game Changer of the Year Awards” by Grow-California for their contributions to the clean technology sector.
Chosen from more than 200 nominees, the winners’ expertise span green industries from solar, to recycling to investing. Grow California’s board had help from investors, academia and other professionals in the clean tech industry in pairing down the list to just 19 winners. The awards will be handed out at the Clean Tech Innovation Conference at the Kaiser Center, in downtown Oakland, November 2-3.
Google Green takes home the award in the Raising Capital for Green Tech Innovation category, while Tesla Motors won in the Innovation in Energy Storage category. Additional winners include Project Frog for Green Building Innovations, MBA Polymers for Innovation in Environmental Recycling and eMeter for Innovation in Smart Grid Technology.
Grow-California, the conference organizer, says it has a mission of fostering jobs and creating wealth in California by connecting entrepreneurs, growth companies and market leaders with talent, capital and customers. The full list of those who won this competition include:
|MBA Polymers, Richmond||Innovation in Environmental Recycling|
|Project Frog, San Francisco||Green Building Innovation|
|SynapSense, Folsom||Technology and Energy Efficiency Innovation|
|Amyris Biotechnologies, Emeryville||Innovation in Green Transportation|
|LS9, South San Francisco||Most Innovative Clean Tech Start Up|
|Solar City, San Mateo||Innovation in Solar Technology|
|Google Green, Mountain View||Raising Capital for Clean Tech Innovation|
|Solazyme, Inc., South San Francisco||Innovation in Renewable Biofuel|
|Sungevity, Oakland||Innovation in Cleantech Marketing & Sales|
|Sapphire Energy, San Diego||Innovation in Public/Private Partnerships|
|Lundberg Family Farms, Richvale||Innovation in Energy and Agriculture|
|Tesla Motors, Palo Alto||Innovation in Energy Storage|
|Bloom Energy, Sunnyvale||Innovation in Power Quality|
|eMeter, San Mateo||Innovation in Smart Grid Technology|
|Adura Technologies, San Francisco||Innovation in Lighting Control|
|Lucid, Oakland||Innovation in Clean Energy Education|
|Lemnis Lighting, San Francisco||Innovation in LED Technology|
|Energy Recovery, Inc., San Leandro||Innovation in Energy and Water|
|Waste Management, Inc., Oakland||Innovation in Energy Investment and Financing|