International Cleantech Network


The ICN actively engages in partnerships with the aim of amplifying our impact and furthering the implementation of cleantech. These partners are strategic and innovative epicentres in the transition to cleantech, but do not fall under the same triple helix design that are members consist of. Partnerships are essential for us achieving our objectives and we are always on the lookout for collaborators who share common goals of accelerating the green transition and encouraging innovation. Below are some examples of ICN’s working partnerships.
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Solar Impulse Foundation

In 2020, ICN teamed up with the Solar Impulse Foundation (SIF) in the search for 1,000 efficient solutions. The ICN has with its strong network of cleantech SME’s been able to identify efficient solutions to build the SIF portfolio of efficient solutions, and at the same time the ICN clusters have been happy to be able to offer this great opportunity to SME’s. The ICN is proud to have been able to identify innovative solutions from all over the world, bringing SIF their first ever labelled solution from Argentina.

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In 2021, ICN and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) welcomed a partnership through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). NYSERDA is a public benefit corporation which works with stakeholders throughout New York including residents, business owners, developers, local government officials, university researchers, investors, and entrepreneurs. The corporation aims to attract much needed private sector capital investment to expand New York’s clean energy economy.


Since 2018, ICN has frequently been collaboration with C40 cities. C40 has a network of 100 world leading cities which are at the forefront of confronting the major sustainability related challenges cities across the globe. In tandem with ICN and C40 created the City Solutions Platform which is a collaborative forum for engagement between innovative private sector solutions providers and large cities who have complex challenges which are need of confronting.

Ready to become a member?

The ICN is always looking for new cleantech clustersfrom around the world to join the network. If your cluster is interested in joining do not hesitate to reach out.


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 22 members 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.