Heliospectra AB of Gothenburg, Sweden, has won the 2013 SACC New York-Deloitte Green Award in recognition of the company’s groundbreaking work in the field of enhanced agricultural results and sustainable greenhouse farming, specifically the development of the Heliospectra intelligent LED system.
Swedish company Heliospectra AB has won the 2013 SACC New York-Deloitte Green Award, which was presented to the company at a Royal Gala Award Dinner in New York. The Gala – and the award presentation – was organized by The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce (SACC) in New York and took place on October 23rd, 2013 at Apella at Alexandria Center.
The Royal Gala Award Dinner followed the same-day New York Green Summit, entitled From Farm to Fork. This 6th Annual Green Summit focused on the issue of sustainability in the food chain, and in particular on the future of the food industry. It brought together notable authorities from within business, politics, media, and culture, including such personalities as Chef Marcus Samuelsson, Unilever North America’s President Kees Kruythoff, and Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times investigative journalist Michael Moss.
Heliospectra was awarded the Green Award in recognition of the company's groundbreaking work in the field of enhanced agricultural results and sustainable greenhouse farming, in particular for the development of the Heliospectra intelligent LED system. The company’s mission is to develop and sell efficient lighting systems that provide control of plant growth and quality. Heliospectra’s patented technology can reduce energy consumption by up to 50% in greenhouses while at the same time producing a crop that looks and tastes better, and also has a longer shelf-life.
The SACC New York-Deloitte Green Award is given to a company that demonstrates:
- A breakthrough “green” invention or technology,
- A proven technology or product ready to sell and ship, and,
- A need for the help and support in entering the U.S. market that the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in New York can offer.
The winner was selected by the SACC New York-Deloitte Green Award jury, which in 2013 included: Mr. Steve Trygg, Jury Chairman and Vice Chairman of SACC New York; Mr. Andreas Marcetic, Partner, Deloitte Sweden; Mr. Siggi Hilmarsson, Founder and CEO, The Icelandic Milk & Skyr Corporation; Carl Horn af Rantzien, Founder and Chairman of the Board, The Real Stevia Company; and Mr. Michael Treschow, Chairman, Unilever.
For more information about SACC New York, the Green Summit, the Royal Gala Award Dinner, or the SACC New York-Deloitte Green Award, please contact Renée Lundholm, Chamber President, or Jennie Purushothaman, Project Manager, Special Events, at +1 (212) 838-5530 or visit www.saccny.org.
About Heliospectra AB
Founded in 2006, Heliospectra specializes in smart LED lighting systems for plant science and horticulture applications. Heliospectra’s products are based on a deep knowledge of plant physiology and photosynthesis as well as unique ways of utilizing modern LED technology. After six years of development in Sweden, the company is now moving briskly into international markets. The company has raised over $4.48 million USD in venture funding and received over $2.6 million USD through academic grants. They have also received several awards for their forward-thinking technology. See more at www.heliospectra.com.