The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC) is focused on accelerating the growth of the cleantech economy. Our members are engaged in emerging technologies in the areas of smart energy, smart water, smart transportation, smart infrastructure, internet of things, sustainability and energy efficiency. RTCC is instrumental in working with our members to market the region as a global leader in cleantech, identify opportunities for collaboration, talent recruitment, educating our policymakers, facilitating demonstration and implementation projects, advancing company growth and attracting cleantech investment.

We offer tiered membership levels for engagement. Below is a list of membership levels by category and member type. For a full list of benefits for each category, please see our Membership Benefits (LINK TO PDF).

Board of Directors

Fee: $25,000/year

  • Strategic, high-profile cleantech company.
  • Designed for firms that want a customized portfolio of services with higher level exposure and networking.
  • Seat on the Board of Directors.
  • Two seats on Advisory Council.
  • Unlimited participation in Action Committees.
  • Complimentary access to all RTCC events and programming.
  • Membership extends to all employees.
  • Special invites to RTCC strategic opportunities.
  • Membership requires approval by the board.
  • Additional details. (link to PDF)

Leadership

Fee: $15,000/year

  • Designed for all categories of members that want higher-level exposure and networking.
  • One Seat on Advisory Council.
  • Unlimited participation in Action Committees.
  • Complimentary access to all RTCC events and programming.
  • Membership extends to all employees.
  • Special invites to RTCC strategic opportunities.
  • Membership requires approval by the board.
  • Additional details. (link to PDF)

Industry

Fee: Tiered based on number of employees in North Carolina
($5,000/year for organizations with 1000+ NC employees; $2,500/year for 25-999; $1,500/year for 1-24)

  • Designed for industry and professional services organizations
  • Unlimited participation in Action Committees
  • Special discounts on RTCC events and programming
  • Membership requires approval by the board

Professional Services

Fee: Tiered based on number of employees in North Carolina
($5,000/year for organizations with 1000+ NC employees; $2,500/year for 25-999; $1,500/year for 1-24)

  • Designed for professional services firms who desire increased regional exposure and networking.
  • One seat on Advisory Council.
  • Unlimited participation in Action Committees.
  • Complimentary access to all RTCC events and programming.
  • Membership extends to all employees.
  • Membership requires approval by the board.
  • Additional details. (link to PDF)

Academic

Fee: $1,500/year

  • Designed for academic institutions who desire increase regional exposure and networking, including opportunities for increased student engagement.
  • One seat on RTCC Advisory Council.
  • Unlimited participation in Action Committees.
  • Special discounts on RTCC events and programming, for academic faculty, staff, and students.
  • Membership requires approval by the board.
  • Additional details. (link to PDF)

Non-profit

Fee: $1,500/year

  • Designed for non-profits who desire increase regional exposure and networking.
  • One seat on RTCC Advisory Council.
  • Unlimited participation in Action Committees.
  • Special discounts on RTCC events and programming.
  • Membership requires approval by the board.
  • Additional details. (link to PDF)

Municipality

Fee: $1,500/year

  • Designed for municipalities who desire increased regional exposure and networking.
  • One seat on RTCC Advisory Council.
  • Unlimited participation in Action Committees.
  • Special discounts on RTCC events and programming.
  • Membership requires approval by the board.
  • Additional details. (link to PDF)

Entrepreneur

Fee: $500/year

  • Designed for pre-revenue start-up companies.
  • Companies in this category will enjoy branding recognition as members of the RTCC.
  • Membership in category approved for an initial two-year term and can be renewed if company is still pre-revenue.
  • One seat on Advisory Council.
  • Unlimited participation in Action Committees.
  • Special discounts on RTCC events and programming.
  • Membership requires approval by the board.
  • Additional details. (link to PDF)