RALEIGH – North Carolina added some 3,700 clean tech energy jobs in 2018, increasing the industry sector’s employment total to some 110,000, according to a new report.
Knowing what "cleantech" or "clean technology" is is the first step to understanding why it could be important to North Carolina
"Essentially it's any technology or process that improves the quality of people's lives and reduces the consumption of energy," said Susan Sanford, who is the executive director of the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster.Read more
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.Read more
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – One startup has designed a food management platform to curb waste and combat hunger. Another has developed technology to reduce water consumption through evaporative cooling. And yet another provides software for utilities to perform real-time water quality monitoring.
These are among the innovative solutions to be honed and tested as part of the Joules Accelerator program.
In total, eight early-stage companies from around the country will be taking part, visiting Charlotte and the Research Triangle from March 20-22. It’s the accelerator’s sixth year running, but the first time it has partnered with the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC), a consortium of the Research Triangle’s government, academia, and industry leaders.Read more
RALEIGH, N.C. – With an already tight labor market and North Carolina’s cleantech industry on the rise, the competition to attract top talent is as fierce as ever.
That was on full view when around 16 companies turned out for the Cleantech Connect Career Fair on Wednesday – with tech giants like Cisco and ABB setting up stands alongside local startups like Smashing Boxes at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center in Raleigh.Read more
The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC) will be hosting its fourth annual career fair on Wednesday—bringing hundreds of students and professionals together under one roof to meet potential employers in the local energy sector.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more