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Turning clean tech ideas into reality

Mark Marich (GEW global)

United Kingdom,United States of America

Jun 29, 2009

Clean Tech Open is one step closer to picking it's top winners in their 2009 competition.

Often regarded as hosting one of the top business plan competitions in the world, Clean Tech Open provides resources, education and support for clean tech entrepreneurs. Semifinalists were selected June 26 in five different categories, with the top five entries slated to be announced this fall.

Winners receive $50,000 in cash, $50,000 for business services and a chance for additional funding, along with the benefit of the Clean Tech Open's track record for selecting successful companies.

Some of the highlights of the semifinalist group include Armageddon Energy, offering a teflon-coated, easy-to-install solar roof panel, and Powerzoa, who created a smart plug that sends energy usage data to a Web site, where appliances can be automatically scheduled to turn on and off.

Clean Tech Open is set to serve as one of the Official Activities during GEW 2009, offering young people around the world a chance to pitch their clean tech ideas

tags: clean tech open, global clean tech open ideas competition