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The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC) is an initiative of business, government, academic and nonprofit leaders focused on accelerating the growth of the Research Triangle Region’s cleantech economy. 

We promote collaboration and partnership which drives innovation and sector growth and creates competitive advantage for both companies and the region by concentrating resources on a single vision and plan to advance company growth and attract cleantech investment. 

RTCC works to ensure the region is recognized for its leadership in research, innovation and growth in the clean technology sector by leading a global marketing program, promoting cleantech business growth, and by engaging and convening cluster companies and partners. 

The Research Triangle Regional Partnership (RTRP) formed and manages the cluster with funding from our board members – ABB Inc., Cisco Systems, Duke Energy, Field2Base Inc., Itron,  Piedmont Natural Gas, Power Analytics Corp., PowerSecure International, RTI International, SAS, Schneider Electric and Sensus. 

RTRP is a public-private partnership which leads marketing and strategic economic development coordination for North Carolina's Research Triangle Region, the area within a 60-mile radius of the Research Triangle Park in North Carolina.



Our organizational structure, leadership mix and institutional partnerships make us unique and bring a level of community engagement and collaboration that is transforming the region’s economy. 

A 9-member Board of Directors steers the work of the cluster while our Advisory Council of business, government, academic and nonprofit support partners provide industry knowledge and connections. 

Combined, this network of sector-leading industries and supportive professional services organizations provide invaluable input and strategic perspective about the industry and its future, both globally and in the region.


Program of Work

Our program of work, developed with our members and partners, seeks to extend and highlight regional strengths, create channels of collaboration and nurture opportunities for history-shaping innovation.

It calls for the RTCC to: 

  • Lead a marketing program that establishes and promotes the region’s brand position as a cleantech leader.
  • Facilitate programming that enables cleantech business growth, enhances our cleantech ecosystem and advances the global competitiveness of the region and our companies.
  • Act as lead convener of a robust network of cleantech industries and partner organizations that can deliver top-tier programming and meaningful engagement 

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