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Tech Tour announces the top 41 high growth potential cleantech companies in Europe, chosen by a selection committee of active cleantech investors and industry experts, who will present at the Tech Tour 2017 Cleantech Summit in Rotterdam on the 22-23 of November, 2017.


Over 200 companies applied with the majority coming from the Netherlands (35%) followed by Germany (14%) and the United Kingdom (9%). Out of these 41 were selected to present, of which 54% (22) are from the Netherlands, 15% (6) from Germany and 7% (3) from Italy and the remaining 24% are from Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Slovenia, Spain and the United Kingdom. The whole list represents cleantech companies from 11 European countries. The sectors represented include energy transition (37%), circular economy (27%), smart cities and mobility (24%) and maritime and offshore (12%).


The 2017 edition is being headed by Fred van Beuningen Director at Clean Tech Delta and Robert Gallenberger, Venture Partner at btov Partners who act as President and Vice-President of the Selection Committee. Fred van Beuningen explains the distribution of cleantech companies this year by noting that “Rotterdam is strategically located and is for that reason often referred to as “a gateway to Europe” with its well-developed port infrastructure, multi modal accessibility and considerable volume of goods and passengers. Both the nearby city Delft and Rotterdam are home to world class technical and business universities.  Rotterdam historically developed its port-industrial complex with traditional port related activities. Since then, international services and international companies (head offices) have been pulled towards the city, thereby expanding the cluster.


The Tech Tour 2017 Cleantech Summit consists of a programme to showcase not only Europe’s most promising cleantech companies, but to also dive into the latest trends in cleantech innovation with insight by experts from various industry sub-sectors and cleantech investors. The programme includes:

  • Keynote by Fred van Beuningen (Clean Tech Delta) on “Academy dynamics, presentation of the process and training”
  • CEO Collaborative Academy for presenting CEOs to dry-run their presentations and receive feedback from coaches as well as workshops to discuss their challenges
  • Fireside chat on “Energy miracles” moderated by Fred van Beuningen (Clean Tech Delta) featuring Hannes Kunz (Institute for Integrated Economic Research IIER) and Joris van der Schot (Luberon Energies)
  • Success stories panel with Carlaberto Guglielminotti (Electro Power Systems), Justin Jansen (RSM Erasmus University), Micheal van der Jagt (PARX Plastics) and Menno van Dijk (ScaleUpNation)
  • 4 deal flow/presentation sessions on energy transition, circular economy, maritime and offshore, and smart cities and mobility
  • Panel discussion on “Energy transition” moderated by Kees van der Leun (Ecofys) featuring Roderik Colen, Peter Molengraaf, and Joost van Dijk (ZEM Projects)
  • Panel discussion on “Good disruption” with Martin Stuchtey (SYSTEMIQ)


The event will welcome 150 participants, representing the “who’s who” of the cleantech and venture capital market, top executives from blue chip technology companies, international venture capitalists, investment bankers and service providers from all around the world. Confirmed participants include: Aster Capital, BASF, Bekaert, Eneco, Engie, Dow Chemical Company, Evonik Venture Capital, Emerald Technology Ventures, GE Ventures, Repsol, Shell Technology Ventures, and Statkraft Ventures.


The Tech Tour 2017 Cleantech Summit is proudly supported by Pictet, City of Rotterdam, Rotterdam Partners, Port of Rotterdam, Clean Tech Delta, Innovation Quarter, Maritime Delta, and Flanders Cleantech Association.


For more information please visit:

Tech Tour 2017 Cleantech Summit – Programme

Tech Tour 2017 Cleantech Summit – Participants

Tech Tour 2017 Cleantech Summit – Presenting Companies

Tech Tour 2017 Cleantech Summit – Partners