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About The Awards

Founded in 2017, Solar Future Today (SFT) Visionary Influencers Awards have been honouring Visionary Individuals who made a significant impact on Solar Policy, Business or Awareness over the Year, or for their Lifetime Achievements.


In 2021, the Awards powered by the CleanTech Business Club, became the World CleanTech Awards (WCA), to honour Visionary Individuals that Pave The Way for CleanTech and Green Hydrogen Transformation during The CleanTech Decade and beyond. 

From 2023, a new dimension was added with the launch of the World CleanTech StartUPs Awards (WCSA). This annual global competition specifically acknowledges the most innovative and disruptive CleanTech startups, along with their visionary founders and investors.

The goal of WCSA is to drive motivation and growth within the CleanTech industry, offering startups a platform to showcase their groundbreaking solutions.

Thus in 2023 we united twice:

This year, the World CleanTech Awards reached a notable milestone by initiating the tradition of hosting two annual ceremonies on different continents. This new approach emphasises the vital importance of personal, human-to-human (H2H) interactions in driving the CleanTech and Green Hydrogen mission, underlining the worldwide scope and the collective spirit of the #TogetherWeAreStronger movement aimed at fostering a sustainable and regenerative global community.

The first “WCA2023 KAUST Ceremony”, was held on January 23, 2024, at KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology), has showcased pioneers and emerging stars in Clean Technology and Green Hydrogen. The event, a part of a collaborative gathering among the CleanTech Business Club (CBC), ACWA Power, Dii Desert Energy, and KAUST, on the occasion of the ACWA Power Innovation Days 2024, honoured the disruptors and innovators leading the CleanTech Transformation and Green Hydrogen Revolution.

The upcoming "WCA2023 Munich Ceremony," slated for June 20, 2024, at the unique Künstler House, will coincide with the 10th CBC Anniversary Black-Tie Gala Celebration and the Smarter E Conference and Exhibition. It will continue celebrating the achievements of CleanTech and Green Hydrogen leaders, marking an important event in the global sustainability calendar.

The application process for the World CleanTech Startups Awards (WCSA) 2024 opened on April 24, 2024, and will remain open until May 24, 2024. The awards ceremony will take place in Shanghai, China, during the Gala Dinner of the SNEC PV Power Expo, which is recognized as the world's largest solar exhibition.

The WCA2023 Awards Categories
WCA2023 Special Life-time Achievement Awards
WCA2023 Visionary CleanTech Influencers of The Year Awards
  • WCA2023 Visionary CleanTech Scientist (Prof. Dr. Adolf Goetzberger Award)

  • WCA2023 Visionary CleanTech Philanthropist (Solar Lights For Peace Award) 

  • WCA2023 Visionary CleanTech Investor Award

  • WCA2023 Visionary CleanTech Policy Decision-Maker (Hans Josef-Fell Award)

  • WCA2023 Visionary CleanTech Disruptor (Tony Seba Award)

  • WCA2023 Visionary CleanTech Advocate (Pranav Mehta Award)

  • WCA2023 Visionary CleanTech Public Opinion Influencer Award

  • WCA2023 Visionary CleanTech Educator (Mary O’Donnell Award)

  • WCA2023 Visionary CleanTech Student (Million Solar Stars Award)

  • WCA2023 Visionary CleanTech Leader Under40 Award

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#WCA2023 KAUST Ceremony, Saudi Arabia
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