June 01, 2014

OnSite Water Management Joins Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster

Research Triangle Region, N.C. – OnSite Water Management LLC (OWM), provider of sustainable, integrated water management solutions, has joined the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC) as an Entrepreneur member. 

RTCC is the initiative of business, government, academic and nonprofit leaders working to accelerate the region’s cleantech economy. 
Onsite Water Management It offers Entrepreneur membership for two years to companies nominated by existing RTCC 
members as a way to introduce and integrate technologies developed by innovative young companies into the region’s cleantech ecosystem.

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May 19, 2014

GridBridge Joins Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster

Research Triangle Region, N.C. – Raleigh-based GridBridge, developer and enabler of breakthrough power delivery systems, has joined the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC), the initiative of business, government, academic and nonprofit leaders working to accelerate the region’s cleantech economy. GridBridge, the first Entrepreneur member to join the Cluster, was also one of the only start-ups in the region selected for the Department of Energy’s recently established Next Generation Power Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute.

“We are proud to have the leadership of GridBridge join the Cluster.  They are an encouraging story that demonstrates the power of the regional cleantech ecosystem,” said RTCC Chairman Ed White. The company has developed a novel technology to aid utility companies as a rapidly growing range of new energy demands from customers impacts the electric grid.

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January 16, 2014

RTCC defines 'era of cleantech' opportunity at annual meeting

Research Triangle Region, N.C. – The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC) announced the newest wave of innovation-based job growth is underway during its inaugural annual meeting held Tuesday at the Jim Hunt Library at N.C. State University. This innovative collaboration of business, government and academic research focuses on positioning the Research Triangle Region as a world-leading hub in the rapidly growing markets of smart energy, smart water and advanced transportation. The meeting brought together over 150 industry leaders to discuss the future of clean technology in the Triangle and beyond, one day ahead of President Barack Obama’s announcement that Raleigh was chosen as the site of the Next Generation Power Electronics Institute.

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January 13, 2014

Piedmont Natural Gas Joins Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster Board

Research Triangle Region, N.C. – Charlotte-based energy services company Piedmont Natural Gas has joined the board of directors of the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC), the initiative of business, government, academic and nonprofit leaders working to accelerate the region’s cleantech economy.

“Piedmont Natural Gas is a long-time partner of economic development and offers our cluster broad expertise and connections across the energy space,” said Lee Anne Nance, RTCC managing director and executive vice president of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership, which created and manages the RTCC. “We are delighted they have stepped forward to help shape and steer the growth of the region’s cleantech cluster.”

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December 19, 2013

Leading law and engineering firms join Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster

Research Triangle Region, N.C. - Two of the region’s top professional services firms, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP and McKim & Creed, have joined the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC).

Kilpatrick Townsend, a law firm serving clients from 17 offices around the world, has a growing clean energy project development team with extensive experience in solar, wind, biomass and biofuels.

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December 16, 2013

Global Technology Innovator Itron Joins Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster Board

Research Triangle Region, N.C.  – Global technology innovator Itron Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) has joined the board of the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC), the initiative of business, government, academic and nonprofit leaders working to accelerate the region’s cleantech economy.

“Itron is a pioneer in technologies and partnerships that are changing the face of energy and water resource management globally,” said Lee Anne Nance, RTCC managing director and executive vice president of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership, which created and manages the RTCC. “The company’s expertise and connections to cleantech innovators around the world will be a tremendous asset as we work to build our cluster, our global brand and a more sustainable future.”

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December 10, 2013

Sensus Earns Leadership Position in the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster

Raleigh, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sensus, a provider of clean technology solutions, announces the election of Matt Zafuto, executive vice president of corporate strategy and business development, to the position of vice chairman of the Board of Directors for the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC). 

The RTCC works to position the North Carolina Research Triangle region as a top location for clean technology. The organization brings together industry, government and academia to accelerate economic and technological growth in smart grid, smart water, advanced transportation, alternative energy and energy efficiency. Sensus joined the RTCC in 2012 as a founding board member.

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December 09, 2013

Electric Utility Companies Join Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster

Research Triangle Region, N.C. - ElectriCities of North Carolina Inc. (ElectriCities) and North Carolina Electric Membership Corp. (NCEMC) have joined the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster.

With Duke Energy, a founding RTCC board member, all three electric utility companies that serve the Research Triangle Region now belong to the cluster network.

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November 06, 2013

Burkhead Brand Group Joins Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster

Research Triangle Region, N.C.— Advertising agency Burkhead Brand Group (BBG) has joined the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC) as the group’s first integrated marketing member.

“We look forward to Burkhead Brand Group’s participation in the RTCC as its members build awareness of the Triangle’s growing leadership position in rebuilding the world’s energy, water and transportation grids with smart, data-driven solutions,” said Lee Anne Nance, RTCC managing director and executive vice president of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership, which created and manages the RTCC. “BBG’s expertise in this field makes them a valuable member to help reach key audiences and communicate the important work of the RTCC.”

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October 31, 2013

O'Brien/Atkins Joins Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster

Research Triangle Region, N.C. – Architectural and design services firm O’Brien/Atkins Associates PA has joined the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC) as a professional services member.

“O’Brien/Atkins and its chairman and CEO John Atkins have been at the forefront of every major economic development initiative in this region for more than 25 years,” said Lee Anne Nance, RTCC managing director and executive vice president of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership, which created and manages the RTCC. “The cleantech cluster will benefit enormously from the company’s deep understanding of what it takes for a region to compete globally for jobs and investment as well as its expertise in design and sustainable development.”

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