UNC Center for Sustainable Enterprise Newsletter
Leading in smart grid, smart water and smart transportation, the North Carolina Research Triangle region boasts over 500 companies that employ thousands of North Carolinian’s in what is referred to as the Cleantech sector. (www.researchtrianglecleantech.org) The pace of innovation resulting from collaborations between start-ups, universities, and established companies are giving the area the competitive economic edge to be noticed worldwide as leaders in the Cleantech space.Read more
Triangle Business Journal
The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster has launched a two-year strategic plan that includes examining how local companies recruit talent.Read more
Triangle Business Journal
The idea started back in November 2013. Two North Carolina State University engineers realized they wanted to fill a gap in transit at the university.Read more
RALEIGH, N.C. — Startup EcoPRT is developing what founders call "the world's first entrepreneurial transportation system." WRAL TechWire Insiders can take a detailed look at Marshall Brain and Seth Hollar's vision for mass transit....
Read more at http://wraltechwire.com/sustainable-transit-startup-ecoprt-shows-off-its-transportation-vision/13762149/#7uvvMR6TgVf8JMly.99
Cleantech capital isn't dead - just harder to get. Christa Wagner Vinson is program manager for the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster, which offers up advice and support for startups raising capital....
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — New means of power delivery is the secret sauce for Raleigh-based startup GridBridge, and the recently launched firm is quickly earning recognition from the Obama Administration as part of a $140 million power initiative plus a recent selection by NASA for beyond-this-world energy routing. What is GridBridge all about and who is its founder Chad Eckhardt? WRAL TechWire Insiders get the exclusive details in a Q&A....
The North Carolina clean energy sector generated $3.6 billion in total revenue in 2013, according to a recent census administered by the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA). Additionally, the number of full-time employees has grown 20 percent, to 18,404, over 2012 numbers at the 570 firms who participated in the census.Read more
The Research Triangle Region Cleantech Cluster, part of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership in North Carolina, is a year old. It’s too young to have accomplished much, but it might be the energy business version of a new model of industrial organization. The theory of economic clusters, first proposed at the end of the 19th century, was given new life in 1990 when Harvard professor Michael Porter published The Competitive Advantage of Nations. Porter’s cluster idea became a powerful meme, used to explain everything from banking’s concentration in New York and London, software centers such as Silicon Valley and furniture making in North Carolina, to Hollywood, an early version of an industrial cluster.Read more
NC Sustainability Center
With RTP positiong itself as a smart grid cluster, it's no surprise that the Smart Cities panel at the recent NC Clean Tech Summit was as vibrant as it was well attended. Panelists included representatives from some of the companies and organizations that are truly leading the way in Smart City developmentRead more
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — Itron, an international energy technology firm, that operates in more than 100 countries and has an office in Raleigh, has plans to grow its Triangle presence and affirms that commitment by joining the board of the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster....