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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Stories of Innovation

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    SAS Story of Innovation
    Nov 09, 2017
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    ChallengeEliminating Unplanned Downtime Nearly 100 days a year, the Arizona Valley desert reaches highs of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or more. While the region bakes, power companies ramp up to meet the demand of the harsh environment – and of one of the fastest-growing populations in the US. Fortunately, the Salt...
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    ChallengeKeeping Up With Solar As solar PV installations increase across the United States, integration issues are becoming more prevalent. There is a limited amount of “smart” technology available to distribute the solar-generated, electrical energy throughout a household. Today’s breaker boxes and electrical panels distribute energy from the grid with little...
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    ChallengeRevealing the Entire Picture On both commercial and residential properties, energy audits have become a popular technique to analyze and identify opportunities to reduce a building’s footprint. Traditional methods of conducting audits at commercial facilities have been time consuming and resource intensive. In most cases, auditors walk through each building...

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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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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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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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