Clean Technology business and investment matchmaking


    On the 17th & 18th October 2011 the first Clean Technology business and investment matchmaking conference for the African continent is to be held at the Sandton Convention Centre South Africa.
    Called Viridis Africa, the event is dedicated to entrepreneurs and corporates who are seeking funding to introduce clean technology solutions and services.



    Principals who would present their business opportunities at this event would have the audience of numerous local and foreign investors, stratified according to their interest and investment criteria.

    Investors would include venture capital, private equity, project and corporate finance outfits and others dedicated to the clean tech sector. They would also include North American, European funding agencies, major Asian industrial conglomerates, technology specific investment funds and major companies who seek strategic alliance and acquisitions.

    The following are some of the clean tech sub-sectors in which principals may consider their company, initiative being presented:

    Clean Energy Generation:

    Wind, solar, hydro, biofuels, geothermal, clean coal technologies


    Fuel cells, advanced batteries, hybrid systems


    Management, transmission


    Building efficiency, smart grids, waste heat recovery

    Water & waste water:

    Water treatment, water conservation, waste water treatment, desalination

    Recycling & waste:

    Recycling, waste treatment, organic matter, plastics,

    Presenters will have the opportunity to introduce their investment case to interested parties throughout the lifecycle of their business, i.e. from conceptual, early stage / startup through to established business.

    The event will also introduce parties with complimentary technologies and business models to one another to explore mutually beneficial opportunities.

    In the main the conference and its exhibition will endeavour to bring about a vibrant “market trading place” for entrepreneurs and corporates to propose and conclude investment deals with funders.  

    Although the event is to be held once a year, it is designed to give the participants long term continuity vis a vis  the provision of web-based interaction platforms, inducing social networks, virtual market place and other interactive features.

    In addition it is intended to hold Viridis Africa within individual countries in Africa, as and when greater interest and support is gained in a particular country.

    Please note that the deadline for your business proposal submission is 29th of July 2011. 

    An executive business summary of your project/ company is required in order for us to match your initiative/company business proposal with the appropriate theme. Importantly you need to indicate the funds you seek and the principal terms for investors participation.

    For more information please contact:

    Suza Adam                             – 011 880 0364 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            011 880 0364      end_of_the_skype_highlighting            –  General, marketing/branding, investor relations, sponsorship, networking, digital media

    Raz Cohen                              – 011 880 0374            – Corporate  / project finance / venture capital, business plan development

    Dr Andries van der Linde       –  082 825 0985 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            082 825 0985      end_of_the_skype_highlighting            –  Energy generation; wind, solar (CSP) photovoltaic, hydro,  geothermal, storage, infrastructure, efficiency

    Dr  Janice Limson                   – 083 248 0100            – Bioremediation, environmental monitoring, diagnostics, biofuels, biomass  water and industrial effluents treatment

    Members of SEEAE quality for a 20% discount on the registration fee.

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