‘Cleantech Corridor’ from Triangle to Charlotte taking steps toward reality

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – As cleantech startups from around the country descend into Charlotte and Raleigh for the Joules Accelerator this week, Susan Sanford, executive director of the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC), recently chatted with WRAL TechWire about what it all means for North Carolina.

 

Its sixth year running, it’s the first time that the accelerator has partnered with the RTCC to bring about the program thanks to a a three-year, $1.5 million matching grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s Regional Innovation Strategies program and North Carolina’s business community.

 

The aim: to launch a “cleantech corridor” that will tap into the strengths of the region between Charlotte and the Research Triangle to promote local expansion, relocation and project deployment for emerging technology companies.

 

Here’s what she had to say.

 

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