THE INTERNATIONAL CLEANTECH NETWORK
The International Cleantech Network (ICN) is an exclusive network of cleantech clusters in the world’s leading cleantech regions, aiming to generate new business opportunities, enhance competitive advantages and create value for companies, knowledge institutions, and local authorities across cluster regions.
Who we are
International Cleantech Network
SMEs of the ICN clusters
The SMEs of the ICN clusters are on the international forefront of sustainable energy and environmental industries and collectively provide innovative technologies to meet the growing global demand for green technologies and sustainable solutions.
Members of ICN
As members of ICN, clusters can provide opportunities for their members to expand their international networks and associate with project owners outside of their region.
The International Cleantech Network
ICN is continuously identifying potential relevant leads in cities and corporations around the world.
International visibility, partnership building, and funding opportunities are a core aspect of ICN’s services relevant to the expertise of ICN members.
Being a part of the ICN entails being part of a network of preferred partners. ICN members engage in project discussions with other ICN members and form consortia and joint project applications.
Knowledge exchange and capacity building is a core part of ICN’s values. It is optimized through thematic focuses in ICN operations and can be used as a tool to grow into new regions through capacity building of candidate member organizations.
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Internationalization is a core aspect of ICN’s services. On the ICN Solutions online platform, SMEs and industry can find internationalization opportunities from all around the world and to connect with the global cleantech ecosystem.
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My company "XY" is a proud member of Sustainable Business Hub in Malmö Sweden, which is a member of ICN. GreenCape is the only African member of ICN. This week I am working from their office while we discuss how Sweden & South Africa can collaborate around international opportunities and value, and how to enhance our competitive advantage. As a member, I have full access to the beautiful office & a booked Board Room, which is really valuable for me enabling me to host meetings here. Being a member of Sustainable Business Hub enhances my business tremendously internationally
Founding Director and Creative Agent at XY INNOVATIVE HOUSING
It was crucial to collaborate with the International Cleantech Network in our search for 1,000 Efficient Solutions; we needed that partnership to increase the quality and geographical diversity of the portfolio. Now that this scouting objective has been reached, we foresee teaming up with ICN to anchor our Foundation’s advocacy and implementation actions in the reality of challenges on the ground. I am looking forward to continuing leveraging that strong partnership to boost the adoption of cleantech.
Head of Outreach, Solar Impulse Foundation
We look forward to engaging with the network and helping to accelerate the transition to a clean energy future by sharing best practices with other network members and learning from their experience.
Vice President of Innovation & Partnerships, NECEC
Las Brusquitas joined the ICN to participate in the sharing of best practices for cluster management and to gain access to new business opportunities.
Director, Las Brusquitas Green Tech Cluster
By being a member of the ICN, Aclima has strengthened our ability to support our members in their internationalisation process.
Olga Martinez General Director, Aclima
The members of ICN are characterized by their public-private setups which involves SMEs and other stakeholders from various industries such as water, circular economy and energy. Together, ICN clusters mobilize a large breadth of cleantech ecosystems. ICN’s 19members meet on a regular basis, have personal relationships and mutual trust and confidence, all of which are key to the organization’s activities. These members represent the world’s leading cleantech regions, connecting thousands of organizations consisting of businesses, public authorities and research institutions.
Circular Economy City Practices & Opportunities