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    Kea Company acquires UK analyst relations consultancy Active Influence

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    Top ten global analysts: 2016’s outstanding research

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    Analyst Value Survey shows deeper frustration with industry analysts

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Pike Research launched, focused on cleantech industries

Pike ResearchClint Wheelock, formerly an analyst with ABI and NPD, sent along this announcement.

While a bold move to start a new business in a recession, this is actually a good time to do so because it always takes awhile to build recognition and generate a base of research. By the time Pike Research is fully up to speed the economy should have recovered and budgets loosened up. 

Pike Research is Formed to Bring In-Depth Market Analysis to Global Cleantech Industries

March 18, 2009 – Boulder, Colorado

Today Pike Research announced its formation to provide world-class market research and industry analysis for global clean technology markets. Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, the firm offers research reports, advisory services, and consulting concentrating on five key sectors: Renewable Energy, Clean Transportation, Clean Industry, Green Consumers, and Environmental Management.

“Cleantech industry leaders are increasingly focused on commercialization and go-to-market strategies for their technology products and services,” says Clint Wheelock, Pike Research’s founder and managing director. “These initiatives require unbiased and objective market intelligence that will help companies navigate the complexities of the cleantech business and create sound strategies for future success.”

Pike Research’s network of industry analysts and consultants, each domain experts in their respective fields, conduct in-depth qualitative and quantitative analysis on a variety of hot topics within today’s business environment that is highly focused on climate change, energy independence, energy efficiency, sustainable business practices, and greener products for consumers and businesses. Strategic analysis includes an examination of business models, demand drivers, technology issues, and profiles of key players in the cleantech ecosystem. Quantitative research includes market sizing, segmentation, and forecasting of the business opportunities in key market segments over the coming years.

Applications for the firm’s research include validation for business cases, insights on the timing of key market and technology transitions, assistance for the creation of successful sales and marketing strategies, demand assessment for new products, competitive intelligence and benchmarking, and independent evaluation of the nature and impact of worldwide regulatory structures.

The firm is led by Clint Wheelock, an industry veteran with an extensive background in market intelligence focused on emerging technologies. Wheelock most recently served as chief research officer for leading analyst firm ABI Research. Prior to that, he was vice president at the NPD Group and research director at In-Stat.

Pike Research is a market research and consulting firm that provides in-depth analysis of global clean technology markets. The company’s research methodology combines supply-side industry analysis, end-user primary research and demand assessment, and deep examination of technology trends to provide a comprehensive view of the Renewable Energy, Clean Transportation, Clean Industry, Green Consumers, and Environmental Management sectors. For more information, visit www.pikeresearch.com or call +1.303.997.7609.

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