Join the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster on December 9, 2020 at noon for the second-ever Cleantech Innovation Awards (virtual event) to recognize and honor the individuals and organizations driving cleantech innovation and deployment in our region. Celebrate success stories and take advantage of networking with 200+ innovators from the Triangle and beyond!  Nominations open August 19 and will close on October 7. Registration is free for RTCC members and $25 for non-members.

 

 

Information about RTCC's 2019 Annual Meeting and Cleantech Innovation Awards, including award winners, can be found here

 

AWARD CATEGORIES

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Award descriptions are below. Applications will open on August 19, 2020. For your convenience, you may find a copy of the application questions here. For more information, contact Emmit Owens. Nominations will be judged by a panel of cleantech experts and winners announced at the Cleantech Innovation Awards on December 9. 

 

 

SPONSORS

Presenting Sponsor

 

 

ANNUAL MEETING & AWARDS CEREMONY AGENDA

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Noon - 1:30 PM (virtual event)

Free for RTCC Members
$25 for non-members

Speakers will be added below once confirmed.  

SPONSORSHIP

See prospectus below for sponsorship opportunities. Contact Emmit Owens for more information.

 

 

AWARD DESCRIPTIONS

CLEANTECH CHAMPION OF THE YEAR
Recognizing an individual who exemplifies commitment to supporting the cleantech industry. Achievements may include an outstanding commitment to sustainability, business expansion or relocation, development of high-impact technology, or spearheading regional/cross-sector collaboration to drive innovation.

CLEANTECH COMMUNITY AWARD
Recognizing a local government or community which has completed an innovative project incorporating clean technology to create positive impacts for environment, economy, and residents.

CLEANTECH IMPACT AWARD
Recognizing a cleantech organization that has accelerated economic growth in the region or state. Examples may include a cleantech business that has relocated to the region or state, an existing cleantech employer that has expanded, or an organization that has enabled such economic growth.

CLEANTECH TALENT INITIATIVE AWARD
Recognizing a program or initiative that supports or develops people entering the cleantech industry. Examples may include a corporate apprenticeship program, a community college certificate in clean technologies, K12 curriculum, etc.

DIVERSITY IN CLEANTECH AWARD
Recognizing an organization or initiative that has made significant contributions to ensuring the cleantech workforce reflects the people it serves. Examples may include targeted efforts to expose underrepresented groups to cleantech career opportunities, corporate programs to hire and support underrepresented employees, mentoring or networking initiatives, etc.

GRID INNOVATION AWARD
Recognizing an electric utility or grid project that uses innovative cleantech solutions to create positive impacts for environment, economy, and residents.

WATER INNOVATION AWARD
Recognizing a water or wastewater project that uses innovative cleantech solutions to create positive impacts for environment, economy, and residents.

TRANSPORTATION INNOVATION AWARD
Recognizing a transportation or mobility project that uses innovative cleantech solutions to create positive impacts for environment, economy, and residents.

CLEANTECH ENTREPRENEUR AWARD
Recognizing an individual who has created innovation with the potential to disrupt traditional industries, create a cleaner planet, and improve the quality of life for people around the world.