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....
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — ElectriCities of North Carolina and North Carolina Electric Membership Corp. are the newest members of the Research Triangle CleanTech Cluster.
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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — OSIsoft, a company whose technology manages real-time data and events utilities and transportation operations, has joined the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster as an industry member....
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Triangle Business Journal
The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC) has announced its first industry member: OSIsoft, based in San Francisco, Calif., with an office in Wilmington.
The company provides software packages for smart-grid infrastructure and assists cities moving towards smart grids.Read more
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — A delegation from the Triangle, including executives with the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster, the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber are among executives briefing White House officials and members of Congress about cleantech efforts in the region....Read more
Triangle Business Journal
Members of Congress will hear from Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC) leaders on Thursday about how the federal government can help grow the clean-tech sector.Read more
Smart water, energy and electric vehicles are turning out to be a major growth sector in the Research Triangle region.
Charles Hayes is President and CEO of The Research Triangle Regional Partnership. He says all the growth in smart grid and clean technology caught them by surprise.Read more