Research Triangle Region, N.C. - The urgent, global need to develop technologies that deliver clean, efficient sources of energy, alternative modes of transportation and adequate clean water are driving a global cleantech revolution with market potential estimated to reach $4.8 trillion by 2025.
The Research Cleantech Cluster (RTCC) will report on how it is accelerating the region’s cleantech economy and preview new initiatives at its annual meeting Aug. 27. A networking reception will follow.
Anyone working in the cleantech economy or interested in connecting with cleantech opportunity is invited to attend. The event will be held 4:30-7 p.m. at the North Carolina Bar Association, 8000 Weston Parkway, in Cary. The cost is $15 per person. Register online at https://2ndannualevent.eventbrite.com.
“Groundwork laid over the past two years has begun to bear real fruit for our cleantech cluster companies,” said RTCC Managing Director Lee Anne Nance. “New companies have formed, new partnerships and collaborations have launched, and new products, services and initiatives are changing the face of the industry. These results affirm our belief that cleantech will lead the next wave of job growth and innovation for the Research Triangle Region, as did information technology and life sciences in the past.”
The region’s cleantech sector is growing rapidly, Nance said. Announced cleantech projects in the Research Triangle Region from July 2009 to June 2014 created 10,500 jobs and annually contribute $1.29 billion to the regional economy.
The Research Triangle Region is well positioned to capitalize on that market with a critical mass of more than 350 companies that work in cleantech, particularly smart energy, smart water and smart transportation, or support the cleantech sector with products, services and expertise.