Telensa is Named in the 2017 Global Cleantech 100 Ones to Watch List
List Recognizes Up-and-Coming Private Companies in Clean Technology


Cambridge, UK – November 7, 2017: Telensa, the global leader in connected street lighting and Smart City applications, today announced it was named in the 2017 Global Cleantech 100 Ones to Watch list, produced by Cleantech Group (CTG).

The GCT100 Ones to Watch list seeks to highlight a group of up-and-coming companies that are catching the eye of leading investors and corporates in the market. The companies made the top 250 in this year’s Global Cleantech 100 program and carry pockets of strong support among the GCT100’s Expert Panel, albeit they did not have quite enough market support to make the 9th edition of the Global Cleantech 100 list itself (which will be published on January 22, 2018). As such, these companies represent this year’s Ones to Watch.

“The Global Cleantech 100 program is our annual in-depth research exercise to identify the innovation companies leading players in the market are most excited by right now,” said CTG’s CEO, Richard Youngman. “By the nature of the list, the Ones to Watch truly represent the next cadre of exciting disruptive companies.”

“Cities around the globe are switching to connected LED street lighting, driven by significant cost savings and emissions reductions. With more than 1.5m streetlights across 5 continents using our technology we are proud to be a leader in this movement,” said Will Franks CEO of Telensa. “We are delighted to be recognised in this prestigious list alongside such a wide range of industry innovators and disruptors.”

This year, a record number of nominations for the annual Global Cleantech 100 list were received: 12,300 distinct companies from 61 countries. These companies were weighted and scored to create a short list of 312 companies, with these nominees reviewed by the 86 members of Cleantech Group’s Expert Panel. The Ones to Watch list, a sister list to the annual Global Cleantech 100 list, is created from the top 250 of the shortlist. To qualify for either list, companies must be independent, for-profit cleantech companies that are not listed on any major stock exchange.

About Cleantech Group
Founded in 2002, the mission of Cleantech Group (CTG) is to accelerate sustainable innovation. Our subscriptions, events and programs are all designed to help corporates, investors, and all players in the innovation ecosystem discover and connect with the key companies, trends, and people in the market. Our coverage is global, spans the entire clean technology theme and is relevant to the future of all industries. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, with a growing international presence in London.

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About Telensa
Telensa makes wireless smart city control applications, including PLANet®, the world’s most widely deployed smart streetlight solution, with a global footprint of 1.5 million lights across five continents. Based on a compelling business case with proven scalability, Telensa’s solutions provide cities and utilities with a low-cost platform with open interfaces to add multiple sensor applications over wide areas.

Fundamental to Telensa’s success is its Ultra Narrow Band (UNB) radio system, which has the unique combination of low cost, long range, long battery life and 2-way communication for massive numbers of devices. Telensa is working alongside other leading vendors within the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) to standardise Low Throughput Networks (LTNs) for wireless IoT.

Telensa solutions are designed and developed in Cambridge UK with hardware manufactured with Sony UK Tech in Pencoed, Wales.

Heather Matheson
Cleantech Group
Tel: +1 (415) 233-9714

 Edward Howson
Temono PR for Telensa