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Cleantech Group Launches i3 Platform, a Breakthrough Research Tool For Clean Technology Market Intelligence


June 9, 2011 - San Francisco, United States

Cleantech Group™, a leading global research firm on cleantech innovation, announced the general availability of its i3 Platform, a new industry standard for the delivery of strategic market insight and intelligence. i3 offers subscribers a powerful array of research tools which leverage nearly a decade of data collected on investments, acquisitions, and other market transactions, as well as a growing library of the sector’s most comprehensive company profiles and relationship analysis.

Since 2002, Cleantech Group has served a diverse range of clients, from leading investors to the world’s most influential corporations and government agencies. “i3 is the result of listening closely to our customers’ needs to source innovation more efficiently, to more effectively evaluate investments, partnerships, and acquisitions, and to understand how a variety of relationships, from joint ventures to customer engagements, are actively shaping the sector,” said Cleantech Group CEO Sheeraz Haji. “It was clear that there were significant gaps in the market for executives looking for insight into how innovation impacts a broad set of cleantech industries.”

The new, web-based platform, available at http://research.cleantech.com, provides subscribers with daily feeds on new transactions, an extensive, searchable database (by sector, region, date range, etc.) of company information and historical investments, as well as regular Company and Industry Insight reports, including the firm’s flagship Quarterly Cleantech Investment Monitor Report. “As an executive tasked with staying abreast of the most important developments in the cleantech sector, the new i3 platform will be an indispensable tool for me and my team as we navigate the smart grid supply chain,” said Kim Getgen, Director of Utility Solutions at Echelon Corporation, the world's leading open-standard energy control networking company.

The i3 Platform was launched privately to Cleantech Group subscribers on May 23rd. Some information, including basic company data and limited search results are available without a subscription at http://research.cleantech.com. The new platform also incorporates Cleantech Group’s proprietary relationship visualization tools (“Market Maps”) that help illustrate connections between companies, investors, and innovators. Based on similar methodologies for mapping social networks, Cleantech Group’s Market Maps allow clients to truly see how linkages are spreading across the sector.

Cleantech Group invites entrepreneurs and technology companies to submit or update their profiles at http://www.cleantech.com/submit to have their information available to thousands of investors and corporate executives.

About Cleantech Group, LLC

Cleantech Group helps business leaders make smarter, more strategic decisions involving cleantech innovation. The leading analyst team delivers insights into global investment trends as well as the smart grid, energy efficiency, energy storage, smart water, and smart transportation sectors. The i3 Platform provides web-based, comprehensive, up-to-date information and insights into companies, investors and relationships across the clean technology ecosystem. Cleantech Group also produces the premier Cleantech Forum® and Focus™ events worldwide. Details are available at http://cleantech.com.

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CONTACTS : For Cleantech Group, LLC: Porter Novelli Andrew MacLellan, 617-897-8270 andrew.maclellan@porternovelli.com http://cleantech.com

Source: Business Wire India

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