December 06, 2018

2 NC cleantech groups score federal funds

The U.S. Department of Commerce is giving a pair of North Carolina organizations funds to help cleantech startups bring their technologies into the state’s communities.

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December 06, 2018

How NC groups landed a $750K economic development grant — and how they plan to drive innovation in Charlotte, Triangle regions

Duke Energy, SAS Institute and ABB were among the companies contributing matching funds for the $750,000 federal grant to Charlotte's Joules Accelerator and the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster.

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December 06, 2018

Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster working to bring a new wave of job growth to our region

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Have you heard about cleantech, the ‘third wave’ of job growth in the Triangle? OK, maybe not, but did you read WRAL TechWire’s recent story about the accelerated growth of cleantech jobs in North Carolina, or see that Governor Cooper plans to reduce North Carolina’s carbon emissions 40% by 2025?

Even if you haven’t, it’s time you knew: cleantech is a world-changing industry, and it’s growing in leaps and bounds right here in the Triangle.

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December 06, 2018

RTP Cleantech Cluster, Joules Accelerator land $748K federal grant

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Cleantech business development in North Carolina is getting a $748,244 boost from the federal government.

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September 21, 2018

Report: NC cleantech jobs surge but employers struggle to find employees

RALEIGH – When it comes to traditional energy jobs, North Carolina lags behind. But don’t worry, there’s a flipside.

“When we talk about low-emissions technologies, North Carolina is capturing these jobs at a rate far above the rest of the nation – 65 percent versus 45 percent, respectively,” says Susan Sanford, executive director of Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC), an industry-led initiative focused on accelerating cleantech innovation.

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July 05, 2018

RTCC Executive Director featured on Constructech TV

Peggy Smedley and Susan Sanford, executive director, Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster, discuss how to accelerate innovation and the cleantech economy, with the help of technology.

 

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June 27, 2018

Exec: Hiring starts 'immediately' for Xylem's 300-job Durham expansion

Xylem subsidiary Sensus is hiring “immediately” for the 300-job expansion in Durham that the company announced Tuesday. That’s according to Todd Boyle, vice president of human resources with Xylem.

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April 16, 2018

Energy conference to shine light on NC’s increasingly powerful industrial presence

The North Carolina State Energy Conference brings more than 75 speakers to the NC State University McKimmon Center on Tuesday and Wednesday, to examine the impacts of energy technologies, policy, and innovation, particularly in NC.

Susan Sanford, head of the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster, points out that the event focuses attention on all that’s happening in the state.

“I cannot think of another state where you can find all of the incredible energy resources we have here in North Carolina,” she points out.

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March 16, 2018

Charlotte’s Joules Accelerator links cleantech startups and utility providers seeking innovation

Eager to tap into the current cleantech innovation scene and to pair promising sustainability startups with major utility providers like Duke Energy, the Joules Accelerator is looking to further execute its mission with a fresh cohort starting in May.

The Charlotte-based nonprofit accelerator wants to reach early-stage energy and cleantech entrepreneurs—within the post-revenue, pre-series A stage—who have already launched a product and need market traction.

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December 18, 2017

Cleantech is big in the Triangle, and she's helping lead the way

Susan Sanford believes cleantech will become one of the fastest-growing job sectors in the Triangle as companies and cities try to use less energy to save money and reduce their environmental impact.

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