Top 10 Countries with Cleantech Innovators
Dec. 3, 2014
Each year, the Cleantech Group, the World Wildlife Foundation, and the The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (or Tillväxtverket) release their Global Cleantech Innovation Index, in which 40 countries are examined for their potential for entrepreneurial clean tech startups. The report takes a 10-year look down the line and ranks each country on a basis of 15 different indicators. While the top 10 haven’t changed since last year, the outlook certainly has.
Energy Digital brings the top-10 list of countries leading cleantech innovation. Israel tops the list:
Israel is considered the definitive “cleantech innovation archetype for both embedding entrepreneurial spirit into its educational system and into its society’s everyday norms as well as for predisposing its start-ups to resource innovation—as a survival mechanism to overcome resource constraints and energy dependency.” Given the size of its economy, Israel has a large amount of cleantech companies and is still growing. Over the past two years, Israel has had an incredible amount of startups voted into the Global Cleantech 100 There is overwhelming evidence that it will remain a leader in the cleantech industry in the next decade.
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