Petersburg Company Optiflame was ranked among twelve best world's startups in the field of environmentally friendly technologies
On November 13, in San Francisco, the results of Cleantech Open Global Ideas Competition, which is traditionally attended by the companies from around the world involved in the field of environmentally friendly technologies, were announced. Following the competition results, Petersburg Company Optiflame that has developed an innovative compact wind turbine, was ranked among ten best eco-startups of the world.
In 2014, Optiflame became a finalist of the clean technologies track of GenerationS Federal Accelerator Competition organized by RVC and Moscow IDC. Following the results of acceleration program, the GenerationS organizers nominated the company to represent Russia at the International Cleantech Open Global Ideas Competition. The competition jury included serial entrepreneurs, experienced investors and experts in the field of clean technologies, they highly appreciated Russian development and prospects of its output to the international market.
The contest was held in parallel with Cleantech Open Global Forum, which as usual collected the best start-ups in the field of clean technologies from around the world, as well as many investors, business angels, foundations and corporations interested in the development and implementation of their designs. Russia was represented by Optifleym company, WiseSoil, BioMikroGeli, the finalists of clean technologies track of GenerationS 2014 competition. Apart from dense business and exhibition programs, investor and jury sessions, Russian startups participated in a short presentation format Tech Demo. This format is a highlight of Cleantech Open Global Forum, it was invented to present to the audience in a bright and energetic way the technology itself without any business components.
One of the most brilliant performances at the event was the presentation by Steve Westly, founder and managing partner of The Westly Group. He talked about how the world leaders began to focus on the global challenges in the field of clean technologies, how the innovators are taking leading positions in different technological areas (for example, Tesla, Uber, Solar City, Opower). He also talked about the trend to construct effective economic models and the way how the clean technologies contribute to it. He outlined such a phenomenon as Cleantech 2.0, determined the future of the global economy based on the principles of sustainable development, resource management, exchange economy, Internet of things. Steve also mentioned the millenial generation and how their consumption opportunities will determine the global economic agenda in the coming years.