Part of Northern California’s cleantech industry? I invite you to take RoseRyan’s annual State of Cleantech survey, designed to take the pulse of this growing and influential sector and provide an insider’s view of what’s important and where it’s headed. There are 19 questions; it should take 10–15 minutes to complete. The deadline is July 29. You’ll find the survey here.

The questions cover far-ranging aspects of business and finance, including how many IPOs and M&As expected in the coming year, which cleantech sectors are predicted to do the best, and top business challenges and market risks for the year ahead. Our partners this year are Arbor Advisors, Barney & Barney and KPMG.

In last year’s survey, optimism prevailed—surprising, since it was set against the backdrop of the end of one of the most severe recessions in history. Respondents’ eyes were on opportunities in China, but there was also lots of concern about gaining access to capital and the decline of government incentives. What will shift in 2011? I’m very much looking forward to finding out.

Thanks in advance for your help. Please share it with other leaders in the field. And please feel free to let me know what you think about the survey itself, via the survey itself (there’s plenty of room for comments) or just send me an email (cvane [at] We plan to release the results in August.