The latest edition of the Global Cleantech 100 has been published and Israel’s BreezoMeter, Kaiima, TaKaDu, and Netafim are among the companies picked by Cleantech Group as poised to make significant market impact within a five- to 10-year timeframe.

This year, 9,900 distinct companies from 77 countries were nominated for the eighth edition of the Global Cleantech 100 list, featuring companies best positioned to solve tomorrow’s clean technology challenges.

An 86-member expert panel narrowed down the finalized list of 100 companies from 17 countries.

“These companies represent the most innovative and promising ideas in cleantech and that are best positioned to solve tomorrow’s clean technology challenges,” says Cleantech Group, the creator of the annual list.

The Israeli companies on the list include: BreezoMeter, a leading global air quality analytics provider; Kaiima, an agro-biotech startup company that increases crop productivity by using Clean Genome Multiplication (CGM) technology; TaKaDu, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution that provides water utilities with water infrastructure monitoring; and Netafim, the global leader in smart drip and micro-irrigation solutions.

“Air pollution is the biggest health emergency of our century. It impacts our health, shortens our lives, reduces our quality of life, and burdens our economies,” said Ziv Lautman, co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer at BreezoMeter.

“BreezoMeter brings to us, the citizens of the world, the knowledge to act. The power to know when and where the air is polluted. When and where it’s safe to exercise or play with the kids. When and where technology and products need to take pollution-smart actions. We are committed to provide accurate, hyperlocal, and actionable air-quality data to the world.

“The CleanTech 100 Award comes both as a great honor and as recognition of the important nature of our mission.”

“From day one, the purpose of the Global Cleantech 100 program was to act as our barometric read on how the many facets that contribute to the emergence and maturing of an innovation theme like cleantech (the ‘doing of more with less’) are changing year on year,” said Richard Youngman, CEO of Cleantech Group. “Now in its 8th year, we see more signals this year of the ongoing mainstreaming of clean technologies, sustainability, and resource efficiency on its journey towards the point where this is just the normal way business is done.”