RTCC Welcomes New Members Cisco, WRAL TechWire, TE Connectivity, Stewart, and E4 Carolinas

Raleigh, N.C. – RTCC announced five new members: Cisco, WRAL TechWire, TE Connectivity, Stewart, and E4 Carolinas. In addition, two existing members (North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill) have joined RTCC's Board as Academic Directors.


"We're proud to announce Cisco and WRAL TechWire as our newest Leadership members," said Susan Sanford, Executive Director of the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster. "Each brings key strengths to the cluster - Cisco is a global leader in connectivity technology, including smart cities and transportation, and TechWire is such an influential publication in the Triangle and beyond. We're so excited to leverage our new partnership with WRAL to tell the stories of the Cluster and our members at a regional level." 


TE Connectivity, Stewart, and E4 Carolinas have also joined the Cluster as industry, professional services, and non-profit members, respectively. 


New Leadership Member

Cisco is the worldwide leader in IT and networking, helping companies of all sizes transform how people connect, communicate, and collaborate. Cisco’s leadership in smart grid and smart cities solutions help enable security, resilience, and operational efficiency.

New Leadership Member

WRAL TechWire is the only technology-specific news publication in the Triangle, tracing the rise, fall, boom and bust cycles of almost two decades. WRAL TechWire is a comprehensive source of timely, daily coverage of companies in the Carolinas — from start-up to multi-national — with a focus on the growth industries of broadband and mobile computing, life sciences, and on entrepreneurs and their venture funding. Subscribe to TechWire here.

New Industry Member

TE Connectivity is a $14B company and leader in sensors and connectivity solutions with presence in automotive, aerospace, appliances, defense, medical, industrial and energy verticals.

New Professional Service Member

Stewart is a design, engineering and planning firm located in Raleigh, Durham and Charlotte, NC, serving clients throughout the southeastern United States. Stewart provides services in a variety of markets within the public and private sectors. Clients include education, healthcare, institutions, municipalities, architects, departments of transportation and the federal government, as well as commercial, retail, residential and mixed-use developers.
New Non-Profit Member
E4 Carolinas
is the trade association for the Carolinas energy economy, providing members opportunities to increase their value and success. E4 promotes the Carolinas Energy Economy, mindful of the Efficient use of resources, and conscious of Environment.


Two of RTCC's academic members, NCSU and UNC Chapel Hill, have also joined the board of directors. Dr. Louis Martin-Vega, Dean of NCSU's College of Engineering, and Dr. Greg Gangi, Associate Director for Education at UNC's Institute for the Environment, will represent two of RTCC's university partners.



A full list of the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster's current members may be found here


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