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Cleantech Open Northeast Announces Top Cleantech and Energy Startups of 2016

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Four companies focusing on water, efficiency, and energy generation receive $20,000 in prizes.

Boston, Mass. -- October 27, 2016 --  Cleantech Open Northeast, the Northeast division of Cleantech Open, the world’s largest cleantech accelerator, announced its 2016 regional winners: GreenBlu (Princeton, NJ), Proper Pipe (Boston, MA), PV Pure (Cambridge, MA), and Surge Hydro (Belfast, Maine). These companies will receive $20,000 in cash and in-kind services and will go on to represent the Northeast at the Cleantech Open Global Forum in San Francisco, CA on...

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A LOOK BACK AT 2016 CLEAN ENERGY POLICY IN THE NORTHEAST

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Two thousand and sixteen was undeniably a year of clean energy policy progress in the northeast. Policymakers in the northeast turned out some of the most forward-thinking clean energy policies we have ever seen. A variety of new laws, regulations, and policies over the year have set the stage for a continued boom of renewable and distributed energy technologies across the broader clean energy industry in the northeast.

Here are some of the clean energy policy highlights from 2016:

States doubled down on their goals for renewables and clean energy. New York...

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Catching up with the 2016 Cleantech Open Northeast Regional Winners

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On October 27th, Cleantech Open Northeast announced this year’s four regional accelerator winners who will represent the Northeast at Cleantech Open’s Global Forum in February. GreenBlu, Proper Pipe, PV Pure, and Surge Hydro - with origins from Maine to New Jersey - focus on water, efficiency, and energy generation technologies. 

This year’s winners were heavily focused in the various applications of water and hydro technologies. GreenBlu (Princeton, NJ) has created a system to purify and desalinate water using low cost solar distillation. Proper Pipe...

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CTOH2O in Action: Cleantech Open Semifinalist Teams Pursue Innovation in Water Technology

Posted by Rebecca Noyes on

Water. It is the newest word in cleantech innovation, and a resource that every individual and company must consider on a daily basis. According to a report published by the World Economic Forum in January 2015, the water crisis is the #1 global risk based on impact to society (as a measure of devastation). Additionally, the World Health Organization and UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program estimate that about 1 in 10 people worldwide lack access to clean water, and about 1 in 3 lack access to a toilet. 

In the United States, several major water challenges have...

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Cleantech Open Mentors Help Startup Teams Succeed

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Cleantech Open’s core mission is to find, fund and foster the most promising clean technology startup companies on the planet. The most important “F” here is foster: CTO’s 6-month Accelerator Program connects cleantech startup teams with the people and resources they need to succeed, and provides a national platform for public visibility. This is driven by our unparalleled network of expert mentors!

The Mentorship Program is perhaps the most valuable component of the CTO Accelerator Program. Our mentors are highly experienced business leaders who have...

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