Do you have the next big clean tech idea? Could your company change our energy landscape forever? Applications for the “2013 Bloomberg New Energy Pioneers” award are now open and will close on December 3, 2012.

Each year, Bloomberg New Energy Finance recognizes up to 10 companies from around the world that are well-positioned to be the next game‐changers in the fields of clean energy technology and innovation.

We look for companies with unique technologies, a solid business model, and the potential to be disruptive in the marketplace on a global scale. All applicants are judged by a panel of industry experts, supported by Bloomberg New Energy Finance technology specialists, and selected according to the three criteria: potential scale, innovation and momentum.

The winners will be unveiled on April 22, 2013 in New York at the sixth annual Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit, the leading discussion forum for decision‐makers in clean energy.

So what do the winners get you ask…bragging rights, lots of attention and exposure (broadcast, online and at events) and ammunition to drive your company forward. (The photo above is of last year’s winners including Clean Power Finance, ECOtality, Emefcy, LanzaTech, Maxwell Technologies, Silver Spring Networks, Smarter Grid Solutions, Tendril, va-Q-tec and Xtreme Power.) To read more about previous winners and their journeys since winning the award click here.

To receive an application form or nominate a company, please email us at pioneersbnefsummit@bloomberg.com or follow the instructions here.  

Monika Soucek is the project manager of the “2013 New Energy Pioneers” award