By Sunil Paul
“CleanWeb” is a category of clean technology that leverages the capability of the internet, social media, and mobile technologies to address resource constraints. Its the next stage of development for cleantech. We’re big fans of the Cleanweb at Spring Ventures.
The whole idea of “cleantech” is applying innovation to the problems of limited clean water, limited clean air, and limited physical space. For the last decade, the solutions we developed mostly drafted off knowledge from semiconductors and biothechnology — cleaner electricity, cleaner fuels, and better efficiency materials and storage. Today, information technology exponentially more power, is mobile, and has an embedded trust model of social networks. Its a layer of infrastructure to allow a transformation of how we use energy, resources, food, water, and land.