Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster News
April 25, 2017

        In This Issue:

  • Cleantech Point of View
  • Upcoming RTCC Events
  • RTCC in Action 
  • Member News
  • Industry News & Trends
  • Who's Hiring
  • Industry Partner Events 

A Lineman in the Family? Yes, Three.

By Jessica Wells, Duke Energy

Dozens of children cheered for their dads who were competing at the Carolinas East Lineman's Rodeo, but, for the first time, Seth Caison was competing with his dad.

Jeff Caison and his sons Seth, 26, and Drew, 23, are all linemen for Duke Energy.

Pioneering the Use of Unmanned Aircraft in Health, Economic Development, Statistics, and Other Fields

By RTI International

Futurists consider unmanned aircraft systems-more commonly known as drones-to be a disruptive technology that will transform many industries. As drones enter the arena of applied research, RTI is committed to staying at the forefront of that transformation.

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SMART Series: Autonomous Vehicles - Driving the Future of the Research Triangle Region
North Carolina is leading the way in the development of smart cities and smart transportation technologies. One technology set to take center stage as the cities of the future emerge across our state is autonomous/automated vehicles. The Research Triangle Region is home to organizations making significant strides in all aspects of this technology from research to policy and even deployment. This is your chance to hear about current developments and future deployments from the influencers in the region.

Location: RTP Headquarters
12 Davis Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC

Date: May 19, 2017 | 8am - 10am
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Show Me the Money - Venture Capital in Cleantech & IoT
Are you an entrepreneur with a cleantech, smart city, or IoT product? Are are you interested in learning more about how corporate venture and traditional capital works? We’ve got you covered. Join us for an in-depth conversation pertaining to the factors that venture capital and corporate venture partners consider when they invest.

This event is hosted in coordination with NC State University's Triangle Smart Cities Summit.

The Show Me the Money - Venture Capital in Cleantech & IoT event will directly lead into the RIoT Startup Pitch Night taking place in the Duke Energy Hall upstairs at the James B. Hunt Library. The Startup Pitch event will feature the venture capitalists as judges. To register for the Startup Pitch Night, please visit RIoT's event page.

Location: James B. Hunt Jr. Library 
North Carolina State University
1070 Partners Way
Raleigh, NC 27606

Date: June 6, 2017 | 4pm - 6pm
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Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo RTCC Delegation
Join RTCC and RIoT as we bring a delegation of cleantech companies out to the Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo in Austin, Texas. Enjoy significant savings off the full conference and exhibit booth price, elevated marketing and branding, and strategic connections with other delegates and cleantech companies. 

Location: Austin, Texas

Date: June 25-28, 2017
RTCC Annual Meeting: Regional Innovation, Global Applications
The theme of this year's annual meeting with be 

Location: City Club Raleigh

Date: September 14, 2017

RTCC Highlights

ICN Annual Meeting - Lyon France
Emmit Owens recently had the chance to represent the Research Triangle region in Lyon, France at the International Cleantech Network Annual Meeting.
SMART Series - The Energy Storage Revolution in NC
On March 31, RTCC hosted the Energy Storage Revolution in NC SMART Series event featuring Paul Quinlan from ScottMadden, Diane Cherry from NCSEA, Ben Lowe from ALEVO, and Ben Schneider from PowerSecure.  
Innovative Business Cases for the Deployment of Microgrids
At this year's State Energy Conference, the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster organized a panel focused on the business cases for microgrids. The panel featured Ken Dulaney from the FREEDM Systems Center, Jim Musilek from the NC Electric Cooperatives, Kevin Maegher from Power Analytics, and Nathan Adams from ABB.
Cleantech Connect Career Fair
This year's Career Fair had over 320 registered attendees and 17 employers. Special thanks to ABB, Farmshots, the US EPA, FieldVets, Hoffman Building Technologies, Itron, the NC Electric Cooperatives, NC Works, PrecisionHawk, the City of Raleigh, Resispeak, Schneider Electric, Seachange Technologies, Sensus, Strata Solar, TE Connectivity, Tethis, Triangle MicroWorks, Trilliant, and Wake County Economic Development.
IoT & What it Means for Energy
Last week, the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster had the opportunity to partner with the North Carolina Technology Association to organize a panel presentation focusing on the role of IoT in the energy space. RTCC members Agilis Energy, the FREEDM Systems Center, and SAS all were featured on the panel.
RTP180 - Smart Cities
On April 20, RTCC partnered with the Research Triangle Park Foundation to organize this month's RTP180 event focused on Smart Cities. The panel featured OpenDataSoft, Sensus, and the Town of Cary.

RTCC Action Committees

RTCC's industry-led action committees provide members with opportunities to network with peers and to amplify their company's brand.

Talent Action Committee
Led by Preston Miller with Schneider Electric and Stephen Barrington with the Capital Area Workforce Development Board, the TAC focuses on increasing awareness of cleantech industry opportunities within the region and on sharing best practices between cleantech, HR leaders, e.g. university co-op programs. Contact Susan Sanford to get involved.

Programs & Communications Committee
Led by Alyssa Farrell with SAS and Linda Palmer with Sensus, the PAC focuses on conveying RTCC members' success stories from a customer perspective and identifying thought leaders for speaking opportunities. Contact Matt Abele to get involved.

Membership Development Committee
Led by Steve Carter with Hoffman Business Technologies and Kiersten Williams with G&S Business Communications, the MDC is focused on increasing RTCC's membership and onboarding new members to extract connections and value from the Cluster. Contact Emmit Owens to get involved.

How Cisco, SAS are Doubling Down on IoT - Triangle Business Journal
#TriangleTuesdays Virtual Career Fair
Each week  Work in the Triangle hosts a virtual career fair on Twitter using the hashtag #TriangleTuesdays. Work in the Triangle is an initiative designed to showcase the Triangle as one of the top destinations for talented professionals. Have a job that’s hard to fill? Send your jobs to and they will post them on Triangle Tuesdays via their handle @worktrianglenc or tweet out the jobs from your handle and we will retweet them!  
Smart Grid Basics Webinar

Hosting Organization: Advanced Energy
When: April 26, 2017
Nelson & Mullins 2017 Innovation & Capital Conference Series

Hosting Organization: E4 Carolinas
When: May 1, 2017
Where:  Siemens Energy, Charlotte, NC
Smart Cities Expo - International Cleantech Network Delegation

Hosting Organization: ICN
When: May 2 - 6, 2017
Where:  New York City, NY
State of Technology Conference

Hosting Organization:  North Carolina Technology Association
When: May 5, 2017
Where: Durham Convention Center
Export Financing: A Strategic Approach

When: May 11, 2017
Where: Bank of America Building, 4242 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC
RIoT XVII - Charlotte & Industrial IoT
Hosting Organization:  RIoT
When: May 16, 2017
Where: Charlotte, NC
The Future of Talent: Pathways for Women to Flexible & Fulfilling Work
Hosting Organization:  The Research Triangle Park
When: May 17, 2017
Where: The Frontier, RTP
High Performance Buildings Conference
Hosting Organization:  North Carolina Building Performance Association
When: July 12 - 13, 2017
Where: Charlotte Convention Center 
PAC World Americas Conference
When: August 29-31, 2017
Where: Raleigh Convention Center