Who We Are

The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC) is an industry-funded, industry-led initiative of business, government, academic and nonprofit leaders focused on accelerating cleantech innovation and our cleantech economy.

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OUR CLEANTECH ECONOMY

The Research Triangle Region of North Carolina is home to more than 350 companies and thousands of employees working in interrelated areas of smart grid, smart water and smart transportation. Our companies span the cleantech value chain. Our cleantech job growth rates are among the highest and fastest-growing you’ll find anywhere. If you’re in the cleantech business, this is clearly the place to be.

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Smart Grid
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Smart Water

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Why The Triangle

CRITICAL MASS OF COMPANIES

More than 350 cleantech innovators – from global Fortune 500 giants to high-tech startups – are leading a cleantech revolution that is shaping a sustainable future.

INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM

Three world-class research universities, industry-leading hardware and software companies, and our many specialized smart tech support centers support leading-edge R&D.

TALENT & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Our 1 million-strong workforce is highly educated, skilled and diverse. Our universities turn out 32,000 graduates each year. Our quality of life makes this region a magnet for attracting and retaining talent.

EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY OF LIFE

An enviable climate and location, abundant cultural and outdoor offerings, vibrant economy and relative affordability make us a magnet for talent and growing companies.

GLOBALLY RECOGNIZED BRAND

Media and cleantech experts routinely rank the Research Triangle Region and its innovation-based economy among the best in the world to live, work and play.

DEDICATED CLUSTER ORGANIZATION

Region-wide collaboration among business, government, academics and nonprofits transformed our region’s economy 60 years ago and propels our cluster today.

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Our Blog

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    By Ed White, CEO & Board Chair, Field2Base; Board Chair, Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster You know you’ve got people’s rapt attention when a slide is so compelling that several audience members whipped out their cell phones and snapped a photo. That happened at today’s annual meeting when featured speaker Simon...
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    Originally featured in Intelligent Utility. By Alyssa Farrell, Global Product Marketing Manager, SAS The Internet of Things is the concept of everyday objects – from industrial machines to wearable devices – using built-in sensors to gather data and take action on that data across a network. Thierry Godart, General Manager of...
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    By Vikram Rao, Executive Director, Research Triangle Energy Consortium With Electric vehicles are at in interesting inflection point. Car makers are finally getting serious about traversing the main hurdle: battery cost. When the Nissan Leaf first emerged, and for that matter also the Chevy Volt hybrid, lithium cells cost over $450 per...

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Membership

RTCC members are engaged in developing emerging technologies in the areas of smart energy, smart water, smart transportation, smart infrastructure, internet of things, sustainability and energy efficiency. Our tiered membership structure enables us to work with our members to market the region as a global leader in cleantech, identify opportunities for collaboration, talent recruitment, educating our policymakers, facilitating demonstration and implementation projects, advancing company growth and attracting cleantech investment.

Director


$25,000

Per Year
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Project Partner


$25,000

Per Year
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Leadership Member


$15,000

Per Year
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Industry/Professional Services


$1,500 - $15,000

Per Year - Based on Number of NC Employees
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Academic, Non-profit, Municipal


$1,500

Per Year

 

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Entrepreneur


$500

Per Year

 

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