2019 Cleantech Innovation Awards

 

 


Join the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster on December 3, 2019 for the first-ever Cleantech Innovation Awards to recognize and honor the individuals and organizations driving cleantech innovation and deployment in our region. Celebrate success stories and take advantage of invaluable networking opportunities with 200+ innovators from 83 organizations!

 

 

THE AWARDS CEREMONY

 

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
11 AM - 1 PM
Market Hall - 214 E Martin St, Raleigh, NC 2760

Details & Register here

 

Speakers include: 

KEYNOTE

Rushad Nanavatty

Principal

Rocky Mountain Institute

 

AWARDS EMCEE

James Amato

Strategy & Business Development Manager

WRAL TechWire

 

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AWARDS & NOMINEES

Awards applications were accepted from Monday, August 19 to Friday, October 18. Nominations will be judged by a panel of cleantech experts and winners announced at the Cleantech Innovation Awards on December 3. 

 

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.

The Cleantech Champion will be announced at the awards ceremony on December 3.

 

 

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.

Nominees:

 

 
Smart Building Analytics Deployed on General Services Building
Innovate Durham Connects Startups to Local Government
GreenToGo Reusable Products to Reduce Food Waste

 

 

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.

Nominees:

 
New Manufacturing Plant in Mebane, NC
New Distribution Facility in Orange County, NC
RIoT Accelerator Program Connects Startups to IoT Ecosystem
HQ Relocated to NC

 

 

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.

Nominees:

 

LEAD Early Career Program
Education & Outreach Program
Conservation Station with Discovery Education

Clean Energy Technology Training Program

 

Powering the Future program with Athens Drive High School STEM Academy
STEM Outreach & Education Programs
NC Energy Literacy Fellows Program
 
 

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.

Nominees:

 

 
Women in Clean Energy Initiative
Employee Resource Group Initiative
Community Engagement & STEM Education Program
 

 

 

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

Nominees:

 

Digital Circuit Breaker

Hot Springs Microgrid
FPWC Community Solar Project
Delivering the Power of Distributed Intelligence to Utilities & Cities

 

Grid Technology Solutions
NRLP Grid Innovation

Advanced Campus Microgrid
 
 

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

Nominees:

 

 

Paste Encapsulation Technology for Wastewater Management
Adaptive Mixing Technologies to Optimize Wastewater Treatment Plant in Clayton, NC
GreenStream Regional Stormwater Sensoring Project
Improving Water Utilities in Fuquay Varina, NC

 

Project Axis: Brownfield Redevelopment in Garner, NC
   

 

 

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

Nominees:

 
Battery-Electric Bus Fleet
NCDoT Drone Use for Medical Delivery
RDU Airport Battery-Electric Bus Fleet

Transit Technology

 

       

SPONSORSHIP

See prospectus below for sponsorship opportunities. To ensure recognition, your commitment is requested as soon as possible.

 

 

 

We thank the organizations who have graciously sponsored the event:

 

PRESENTING SPONSOR
 

 

VIP RECEPTION SPONSOR

 

AWARD SPONSORS

GRID INNOVATION AWARD      
     

 

TABLE SPONSORS

ABB

Duke Energy

ElectriCities of NC

NC Electric Cooperatives

PowerSecure

Research Triangle Park

Trilliant

Xylem

 

 

 


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