Venue: Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong
With Asia emerging as a leading clean technology investment hub, Clean Technology World Asia is launched to connect capital with clean technology innovations across major sectors in Asia.
It’s a platform where investors, financiers, energy users, governments, clean technology innovators and business leaders convene to identify investment opportunities, raise capital, access licensing rights to new innovative technologies and form strategic partnerships.
Visit the website for more info and registration.
JTC Corporation (JTC) recently unveiled the masterplan for the CleanTech Park (CTP), Singapore’s first eco-business park for companies involved in clean technologies and sustainable urban solutions. The CTP also serves as a R&D and testbedding site for early adoption of clean tech products and solutions for the urban tropics. Besides clean tech companies, the CTP could also house companies providing eco-friendly products and services, and companies with strong CSR or green practices.
The 50-hectare CTP will be developed next to the Nanyang Technological University so as to enhance the integration between the academia, research institutes and the business industry, and provide synergies for the full value chain of the clean tech industry. The development will take place in 3 phases over 20 years. Phase 1 will commence in July 2010 and will provide about 17 ha of business park land when completed in 2018. Phase 2 will be developed from 2019 to 2025, and Phase 3 from 2026 to 2030. The CTP will house a working population of 20,000 when it is fully built by 2030.
In the masterplan, the CTP will be developed as the most sustainable eco-business park in Singapore with the implementation of green strategies and its emphasis on retaining the natural environment and biodiversity. The green strategies to be implemented in the CTP include:
1. Stormwater management
Making use of the existing topography of the site to channel stormwater into the low-lying areas for storage and reuse. The stormwater within CleanTech Park will be channelled into a central wetland where the water can be treated and be reused for irrigation or toilet flushing. The pond will also reduce the ambient temperature through evaporative cooling.
2. Sky Trellis
The sky trellis will be constructed between adjacent buildings and covered with plants. By shading open spaces between buildings, it can reduce heat gain by the buildings from the environment and enhance walkability within open spaces in the area.
3. Conservation of Green Zones
Conservation zones are demarcated areas within CTP where trees and plants are conserved. Development works are planned around these conservation zones to protect the existing trees and plants.
4. Protection of biodiversity
Keeping the existing trees in the park will help to retain the biodiversity, such as the birds and butterflies to remain within CTP.
5. Designated Green Corridors
The designated Green Corridors are green areas between the buildings and land parcels within CTP. These green corridors are strategically located to provide secondary greenery between the buildings and land parcels and are aimed at promoting enhanced walkability within the Park.
6. Building a Green Community
CTP will nurture the fist green business community and environment by way of introducing and inculcating green practices such as recycling programmes and car pooling programmes.
7. Green Features that reduce demand on resource utilization
Building orientation with minimum East-West facing facades; Creating the wind tunnel effect to maximize wind-capture within the buildings; Using recycled and green materials for infrastructure development.
Source and images credit: JTC
This announcement is from the organisers of Cleanteach Happy Hour.
Hey there everyone!
Time for CleanTech Happy Hour October and we’ve got mighty exciting stuff going on this month. !
Join us on 14th October 2009 at Durty Nelly’s (Marina Square) from 7pm onwards.
To keep it short and simple. Here are 10 reasons why YOU should NOT MISS this month’s CTHH! Don’t forget to bring your namecards!
- Stand a chance to WIN tickets worth SGD1600 each to CLEAN ENERGY EXPO ASIA (CEEA) happening in Singapore in November 2009. (courtesy of Koelnmesse)
- F&B Vouchers from Gaelic Inns chain.(the friendly people behind Durtty Nelly’s, Ballymoons, Muddy Murphys, Scruffy Murphys etc)
- 5 Coveted Essential hardcover books on ” Carbon Jargons” (many thanks to Rani, from The Carbon Neutral Company)
- Happy hour prices from $8 onwards!
- Enjoy one of the coldest pint of Guinness in town!
- Network with exhibitors from the CEEA (psst before anyone else, another reason to be there early too)
- Happy hour prices extended till MIDNIGHT only to all CTHH attendees (Now where can you get such a deal in town?!)
- Catch up with the people you missed from previous CTHH
- Have a good time with great company as always.
- Do you really need another reason to save the world, Happy hour style?
RSVP NOW and tell your friends about it. !
See you then!
Amelia & Joost
CleanTech Happy Hour Team
This event is postponed until 2010.
Venue: Mandai Cleantech Park, Singapore
Southeast Asia is experiencing rapid growth in the demand for energy and energy services to fuel its economic development. As a result, the greater use of energy and higher energy efficiency are becoming increasingly critical issues for the whole region. Governments in Asia Pacific are strengthening their policies to promote renewable energy sources and usage, thus creating enormous opportunities for industry players.
The Scandinavian Cleantech Forum in Singapore aims to serve as a business networking platform for Scandinavian cleantech companies to better understand these opportunities and to connect with potential partners, investors and governmental decision makers.
The Forum is held in Singapore the day before the Clean Energy Expo Asia – Asia’s most important Clean Energy gathering of the year. It should provide all participants with a complete understanding about the opportunities Singapore can offer for further market expansion to Scandinavian cleantech companies.
Who should attend?
- Scandinavian Cleantech Companies – Potential to understand the market and potential support and funding options. Unique chance to meet potential partners and distributors
- Cleantech Investors, both foreign and local – Unique opportunity to meet other investors and to forge potential collaborations
- Local Cleantech companies, meet the CEOs and owners of Scandinavian cleantech companies with leading edge technology and a vision to expand in Southeast Asia
- Government officials, a chance to promote the Singapore cleantech eco-system
- Technology transfer officials, from Singapore universities and research organizations, promote your technology and seek new partners
Rates of participation:
Together with Koelnmesse we offer a combination package for the Scandinavian Cleantech Forum and the Clean Energy Expo for only €888, normal price €790+€250=€1.040, total savings more than 11%.
For participants to the Scandinavian Cleantech Forum only, the full day event is offered to participants at the subsidized price of SGD 500 (~€250) and includes all transportation, coffee, lunch, networking drinks and dinner.
The Scandinavian Cleantech Forum is proud to be supported by the following organizations:
- Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB)
- Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS)
- EMA – Part of the Singapore International Energy Week
- SBAS – Swedish Business Association of Singapore
In collaboration with:
The Scandinavian Cleantech Forum is proud to be collaborating with the following companies:
The Scandinavian Cleantech Forum is proud to be collaborating with the following Corporate sponsors:
- Indochine Group
- Portelet Asia Pte. Ltd.
- Ritz Carlton
- Green Business Times
- Asia Is Green
- Low Carbon Singapore
Corporate Sponsors pay SGD1.000 to display logo on marketing material and includes free entrance to the event for one person per company. Space will be provided at the event for Corporate Sponsors who wishes to display marketing material to participants.
Venue: Thomson Reuters (Auditorium), One Raffles Quay, #28-01 North Tower, Singapore 048583
The Cleantech Happy Hour in August will be in partnership with Thomson Reuters and the Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association. There will be the regular get-together following a panel discussion on “Singapore as a Clean Tech Hub for Asia”
In light of the Singapore Government’s announcement of $700m funding into the Clean Tech space, and the initiatives to set up incubators, you are invited to the following panel discussion:
- How is Singapore placed versus other clean tech hubs in Asia and the rest of the world?
- Will Asia and Singapore be technology followers or innovation leaders?
- Which policies have the Singapore Government put in place to help innovation in Singapore?
Mr. CK Goh, Director, Cleantech at Singapore Economic Development Board
Mr. Edgare Kerkwijk, Managing Director, Asia Green Capital
Moderated by Reuters Editorial
Venue: Auditorium, Matrix Building, 30 Biopolis Street
The New Zealand Business Forum offers opportunities for New Zealand and Singapore business partnerships and investment in Biotechnology, Creative Industries, and Clean Technologies. If you wish to learn about New Zealand’s clean technology such as green building applications and energy efficient motors, register for the free forum at http://www.nzchamber.org.sg/event_details.php?eid=121.
It’s always interesting to visit an IKEA store and discover the wide range of furniture and home solutions. The inspirational design and low prices of the products is amazing. In the near future, you might even find solar panels and green tech products at IKEA.
According to the Cleantech Group, IKEA plans to invest €50 million in clean tech startups over the next five years and develop clean tech products in the following areas: solar panels, alternative light sources, product materials, energy efficiency, and water saving and purification.
Johan Stenebo, Managing Director of IKEA GreenTech, said that the clean tech products will be similar to other IKEA products:
Really low prices, and they should be of very good quality. That’s the only thing we look at, we would never look at anything else, we would discard anything else that doesn’t fall into those boundaries
The next time you’re at IKEA, remember to shop for solar panels, clean and green products for your home.
For companies that provide green products in Singapore, better watch out for the Swedish giant and get ready. IKEA is able to shift consumer behaviour towards green products through its low prices and quality design. For other big local retailers, what are you waiting for?
The Clean Tech Revolution: The Next Big Growth and Investment Opportunity by Ron Pernick and Clint Wilder is an excellent book for all individuals and investors who are interested in clean technologies and the opportunities involved. The authors highlight eight major clean technologies (Solar Energy; Wind Power; Biofuels and Biomaterials; Green Buildings; Personal Transportation; Smart Grid; Mobile Technologies; and Water Filtration), and discuss each technology sector’s growth, challenges, opportunities and companies. Read more