Research Triangle Region, N.C. - ElectriCities of North Carolina Inc. (ElectriCities) and North Carolina Electric Membership Corp. (NCEMC) have joined the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster.
With Duke Energy, a founding RTCC board member, all three electric utility companies that serve the Research Triangle Region now belong to the cluster network.Read more
Research Triangle Region, N.C.— Advertising agency Burkhead Brand Group (BBG) has joined the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC) as the group’s first integrated marketing member.
“We look forward to Burkhead Brand Group’s participation in the RTCC as its members build awareness of the Triangle’s growing leadership position in rebuilding the world’s energy, water and transportation grids with smart, data-driven solutions,” said Lee Anne Nance, RTCC managing director and executive vice president of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership, which created and manages the RTCC. “BBG’s expertise in this field makes them a valuable member to help reach key audiences and communicate the important work of the RTCC.”
Research Triangle Region, N.C. – Architectural and design services firm O’Brien/Atkins Associates PA has joined the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC) as a professional services member.
“O’Brien/Atkins and its chairman and CEO John Atkins have been at the forefront of every major economic development initiative in this region for more than 25 years,” said Lee Anne Nance, RTCC managing director and executive vice president of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership, which created and manages the RTCC. “The cleantech cluster will benefit enormously from the company’s deep understanding of what it takes for a region to compete globally for jobs and investment as well as its expertise in design and sustainable development.”Read more
Research Triangle Region, N.C. – OSIsoft LLC (www.osisoft.com), leading provider of infrastructure technology for the management of real-time data and events, has joined the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC) as an industry member.
“We are extremely delighted to have OSIsoft join the RTCC," said Lee Anne Nance, RTCC managing director and executive vice president of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership, which created and manages the RTCC.Read more
Research Triangle Region, N.C. – Leaders of the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC), Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce head to Washington, D.C, Thursday (Oct. 3) to brief White House officials and members of Congress on the economic opportunities cleantech offers and how the federal government can help this growing sector.
They are among a select group of cleantech business leaders from across the country sharing their experiences, challenges and opportunities promoting business and economic growth in clean energy.Read more
Research Triangle Region, N.C. -- The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC) is reaching out to recruit key new member companies that will invest $15,000 a year to accelerate their business growth and the region’s cleantech economy.
They will join an elite group of 11 founding board member companies – all market leaders – that are investing $25,000 each year to advance the cluster and access the opportunities RTCC membership provides.Read more
Research Triangle Region, N.C. — The Research Triangle Regional Partnership (RTRP) released findings today showing the smart grid sector in the Triangle region has 60 percent more firms now than previously known just two years ago. Ninety-six smart grid companies were identified in the Triangle, up from 59 in 2011. The total count is 200 firms when including companies that specialize in efficient water management and efficient transportation. Fourteen percent of those companies have been established in the last five years, suggesting rapid growth in one of the main sectors of the cleantech industry in the region.Read more
Research Triangle Region, N.C. – Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC) companies plan a full-court press Tuesday serving as judges and expert panelists for the U.S. Department of Energy’s second annual ACC Clean Energy Business Plan Challenge at N.C. State University. Top executives from ABB, Duke Energy, Power Analytics Corp., Schneider Electric, Sensus and Siemens will judge business plan presentations made by teams from 10 competing Atlantic Coast Conference schools. The winning team will receive $100,000 to seed its venture and the chance to compete in the National Clean Energy Business Plan Finals.
“These student entrepreneurs and their universities are our future,” said Kevin O’Hara, vice president of smart grid operations for Siemens and RTCC founding board member, one of the cluster executives volunteering as judge. “They are key drivers of innovation in new energy and resource technologies. So, it’s exciting to play a role in launching their ideas and ventures.”Read more
Research Triangle Region economic developers and companies have officially entered the race to make the region a leader in plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) technologies.
The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC) will announce today (Wednesday, March 13) the launch of a smart transportation industry focus that will capitalize on the region’s critical mass of PEV companies and research, as well as a statewide plan to make North Carolina plug-in ready from mountains to sea.Read more
Research Triangle Region, N.C. – The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC) has tapped RTI International for a research project to map and analyze the 13-county Research Triangle Region’s assets in smart grid, smart water and smart transportation.
Also in February, board members launched a market and brand development project and elected a powerhouse slate of officers who will steer RTCC’s strategy to accelerate growth in the region’s clean technology sector.Read more