2 NC cleantech groups score federal funds

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.

Raleigh-based Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster and Joules Accelerator of Charlotte will together receive $748,244 as part of the Economic Development Administration’s Regional Innovation Strategies i6 Challenge. 

“Triangle communities are leading the way in cleantech implementation – from testing technologies in innovation districts to setting long-term goals for clean energy usage,” stated Susan Sanford, executive director of RTCC. Winning this grant allows us to bring key community partners to the table to address concerns about our shared future – while also strengthening our ecosystem of cleantech startups and bringing tangible economic benefits to the region.”

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