Yesterday Corporate Knights, the quarterly Canadian magazine dedicated to “clean capitalism,” celebrated the growth of cleantech companies by unveiling their preeminent list of Canadian public and private cleantech companies, the 2011 Cleantech 10™ and Next 10. I’m happy to report that three MaRS cleantech clients made the list!

The CEOs of these lauded companies then carried on with an annual tradition by opening trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

The list is a collaborative effort between Corporate Knights Inc. and Cleantech Group LLC, the leading provider of cleantech indices and information globally. According to Corporate Knights, the Next 10 cleantech companies were selected by an advisory panel of Canada’s foremost authorities on cleantech, using four judging criteria:

  • creativity and original approach
  • solving a business problem
  • clear business objective
  • best chance of breaking through

To view the complete list, read the Corporate Knights press release.

Cam Carver, Temporal Power CEO, commented: “We were very pleased to be included as part of the Corporate Knight’s Next 10. Opening the TSX this morning with other members of Canada’s cleantech community was a lot of fun and we were glad to be a part of it.”

MMB Research CEO, Daniel Moneta, echoed the sentiment. “We were honoured and excited to participate in today’s event. The continued success and growth of the Cleantech 10 and Next 10 shows that cleantech in Canada has not just a promising future, but a prosperous present, and we’re very proud to be part of it.”

I’d like to congratulate these MaRS cleantech clients for their efforts in boosting Canadian cleantech innovation and becoming part of the Next 10 list. We look forward to seeing their growth and evolution.


Jesika Briones

Jesika is the International Program Manager for the Advanced Energy Centre. She works with MaRS cleantech advisors and experts from academia, industry and government to support the development and adoption of clean energy technologies in local and international markets. See more…