January 15, 2010

Mapping the cleantech investment space

‘Cleantech’ is not an industry sector, it is an outcome. The label covers a range of technologies that bring environmental benefits, including a reduction in energy use or carbon emissions, cleaning up pollution, or better management of resources. Cleantech outcomes may be delivered within a variety of industry sectors including energy, construction, automotive, IT software or hardware, semiconductors, chemical engineering or biotechnology.

I attempt below to build a map of the cleantech space.  Subsequent posts will cover each of the investment areas in more detail, looking at interesting companies and transactions.