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LONDON, March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/. CleanEquity® Monaco 2017, hosted by Innovator Capital, the London based specialist investment bank and the Monaco Economic Board, closed on Friday 10th March with its traditional awards ceremony and address by His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, the event co-founder.
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CleanEquity showcased 32 world relevant, disruptive technologies sourced using a tried and tested process, with help from its international partners in Asia, Europe, Australasia, North America and South America.
His Serene Highness conferred with the expert panel of judges, which selected the following companies for the CleanEquity Monaco 2017 Awards for Excellence:
AgriProtein (ZA) received the award for Technology Research; the company uses fly larvae fed on existing organic waste streams from food factories, supermarkets, farms and restaurants, to produce a sustainable source of natural protein. The company's three products are an insect based complete protein - MagMeal™, an extracted fat - MagOil™ and a rich residual soil conditioner - MagSoil™.
KDC Agribusiness (USA) received the award for Technology Development; the company has, in partnership with California Safe Soil, developed a new patented technology that digests and pasteurises fresh food waste within three hours, turning it into a sustainable organic liquid fertiliser and animal feed.
Iceotope Technologies (UK) received the award for Technology Commercialisation; the company has a developed product range utilising full submersion liquid cooling of IT. This removes the need for air infrastructure and enables deployment in any location. Additional benefits include reduction in capex, opex, floor space, energy and silent operation.
The runners up were NOHMs Technologies (USA) for Research, Halo Coffee (UK) for Development and Voltea (USA) for Commercialisation.
Restore NV (BE) received the CleanEquity 10th Anniversary Award for best company since inauguration of the event; the company provides advanced automated Demand Response programmes to Commercial & Industrial consumers and cloud-based Demand Side Management software to Utilities.
The awards were unique sculptures created by New York based Swiss artist, Urs Fischer.
The music artists, from London's Royal College of Music, were Maria Tarasewicz - Piano and Kristiana Ignatjeva - Cello. They played Beethoven's Cello Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 69.
His Serene Highness said in His address:
"For 10 years I have had the pleasure of making this address at the close of your conference. Throughout that period, you have remained steadfast in your commitment to the project that we are recognising this afternoon. That project is founded on a belief that together we can innovate, develop and implement the products, processes and policies that will enable tomorrow to be cleaner, more efficient and ultimately more sustainable than today.
"CleanEquity has risen to the challenge. Founded on the principles of bringing companies, financiers, politicians and the media together for two days of collaboration, you have worked for a decade to promote a vision of sustainable development."
Mungo Park, Chairman of Innovator Capital and co-founder of CleanEquity Monaco, said:
"We thank His Serene Highness for His continued support, without which a 10th Anniversary for CleanEquity would have been an unlikely milestone. The role of technology innovation is still under-resourced by investors but this year we had a greater number of quality investors than in prior years. All participants should be proud of this achievement.
"My thanks go also to the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Covington & Burling, Deloitte, Parkview Group, Cision, Cranfield University, Cisco, the Social Stock Exchange, Hobbs & Towne, Monaco Economic Board and the International University of Monaco."
Iain Macmillan, Global Leader for M&A Services, Deloitte, one of CleanEquity Monaco's returning partners said:
"Deloitte Global M&A Services were delighted to be involved with the CleanEquity conference at its 10th anniversary this year and our congratulations to Mungo Park and his team on this tremendous achievement.
"The sustainability agenda is no longer just a differentiation for corporate positioning of products and services. The significant advances in technologies means sustainability assumes greater relevance in the context of innovation. Such differentiation will ultimately play a greater role in shaping a company's prospects in the market and an important driver in value creation.
"At the same time, many such innovations are being developed by promising start-ups around the world. Global companies need to adopt non-organic growth strategies such as M&A and corporate venture investments to harness these opportunities and create "businesses of tomorrow". The CleanEquity conference brings together some of the most promising innovative companies that are at the cutting edge of such sustainable solutions. Deloitte have unparalleled accesses to some of the most influential global companies, who could be partners, adopters or investors in these new technologies and services. We believe there is value in being able to make such connections on behalf of our clients.
"Deloitte Global M&A services advises strategic corporate buyers and private equity investors throughout the entire M&A deal life cycle. From conceiving strategy to selecting the right partner. From conducting due diligence to capturing value from the deal. From beginning to end, we align our services to address specific transactions, integration, and separation needs, all with the goal of generating value for our clients."
CleanEquity Monaco will return to the Principality in March 2018.
About Innovator Capital
Innovator Capital, established in 2003, is a specialist investment bank advising emerging technology companies on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions. Its expertise includes intellectual property and multi national strategic partnering.
"Deloitte" is the brand under which more than 220,000 professionals in independent firms throughout 150 countries and territories collaborate to provide audit, tax, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, and related services to select clients. These firms are members of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee ("DTTL").
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