Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster News
August 30, 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 

The Internet of Things: Opportunities & Applications Across Industries
By SAS, International Institute for Analytics
The Internet of Things is fast becoming a fixture in some industries, and the technologies for transformative business applications are at hand.

Yet many organizations have been slow to recognize and act on these new opportunities.
This report from the International Institute for Analytics explores the many business opportunities IoT presents, details its associated implementation challenges and describes how organizations can accelerate their progress so they don’t fall behind.

Meter Readers' Proud Trek is Nearing End of the Line
By Kevin Moore, Duke Energy
It’s not only U.S. Postal Service workers who can boast about making appointed rounds in snow, rain or heat. Utility meter readers also encounter the same elements, often going a few steps further by entering homes and businesses.

Tech Straight Talk: How Will Automation Impact Jobs & What Are the Benefits?
By Jon Kerner, ScottMadden
As process automation becomes prevalent, its impact on today’s jobs is clearer. Data on the benefits of automating these jobs is also being reported. The findings show that up to a third of jobs will be impacted by automation, and its benefits are material.

RTCC Annual Meeting: Regional Innovation, Global Application
The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster is proud to present this year’s Annual Meeting with the theme Regional Innovation, Global Application.

The 2017 Annual Meeting will feature the innovations and collaborative efforts taking place in the Triangle to make our region a global leader in smart grid, transportation, and water technologies.
Keynote Speaker:
Acting Deputy Director for Commercialization
Dr. Ryan Umstattd currently serves as the Acting Deputy Director for Commercialization at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) where he is responsible for oversight of all Technology-to-Market activities. 

Ryan previously served as an ARPA-E Senior Commercialization Advisor where he helped prepare breakthrough energy technologies for transition from the lab to customers within the Department of Defense (DoD). 
Innovation Panel Speakers Include:
Location: City Club Raleigh
Wells Fargo Capitol Center
150 Fayetteville St #2800
Raleigh, NC 27601

Date: September 14, 2017
Event Host:
Smart Cities Week: Washington, DC
The Smart Cities Council is once again hosting it's Smart Cities Week Conference in Washington, DC. At Smart Cities Week over 1,500 (inter)national, state and local government officials, utilities, policymakers, financiers, technologists, non-profit and trade groups, business leaders, academics, researchers and citizen organizations attended – all with a common goal of working together to develop and build a better future for cities and their citizens.

The theme of this year's conference is Smart Infrastructure, making this a great fit for the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster's (RTCC) members. Members of RTCC receive a 10% discount to attend this year's conference using code SCWDCrtc10. Contact Matt Abele for more information.

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Place NW
Washington, DC

Date: October 3-5, 2017
Event Host:
Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference & Expo
The NC Clean Energy Technology Center will be hosting the 2017 Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference & Expo in Raleigh, NC!

The Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference is an opportunity for fleets and other transportation professionals to experience the latest and greatest technology designed to increase efficiency and reduce transportation related emissions. The three day conference will include keynote presentations, a Ride n’ Drive, breakout sessions, an expo hall, and plenty of networking opportunities. 

The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster is an official sponsor of the 2017 Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference & Expo as a way to provide thought leadership in the fields of big data, smart cities, and transportation. For more information, contact Matt Abele.

500 S Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

Date: October 11-13, 2017
RTCC Highlights
SMART Series: Water as a Tool for Industrial Economic Development
On August 15, the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster hosted a SMART Series event focused on the intersection of economic development, water infrastructure, and cleantech. Panelists for the event included Chris Johnson of Johnston County Economic Development, the City of Durham, Envirolink, Delta Products, and Itron.
Marketplace - Meet the Developer: Kane Realty
A few days after the SMART Series event, the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster, in coordination with the NC Building Performance Association, hosted the second edition of the new Marketplace series. This event featured Kane Realty as the developer to talk about their future plans for North Hills, Downtown Raleigh, and throughout the Triangle. Bonner Gaylord from Kane Realty was joined on the panel by a series of cleantech providers from Site 1001, Sensus, Southern Energy Management, and Google Fiber.
#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! 
Understanding Changes to NC's Renewable Energy Policies: Implementing HB 589

Hosting Organization: UNC Center for Law, Environment, Adaptation and Resources
When: September 8, 2017 | 12-1pm
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Demonstration & Tailgate
Hosting Organization:  NC Clean Energy Technology Center
When:  September 8-9, 2017
Where: Carter-Finley Stadium 
RIoT Cary & Healthcare IoT

Hosting Organization: RIoT
When: September 12 | 8:30am - 7pm
Where:   Cary Chamber of Commerce
307 North Academy Street
Cary, NC
Demystifying Blockchain Technology - Raleigh/Durham

Hosting Organization:  E4 Carolinas
When: September 13, 2017
Where: K&L Gates Offices
430 Davis Drive, Suite 400
Morrisville, NC 27560
The Cleantech Industry in North Carolina - 11,000 Jobs & Growing - Luncheon
Hosting Organization:  UNC Institute for the Environment
When:  September 21, 2017
Where:  UNC's Toy Lounge in Dey Hall
A Future Together: Connecting Our Urban & Rural Communities
Hosting Organization:  Triangle J Council of Governments
When:  September 28, 2017
Where:  The Clayton Center
111 East Second Street
Clayton, NC 27520
Southeastern Energy Storage Summit
Hosting Organization:  EUCI
When:  October 16-17, 2017
Where:  UNC's Toy Lounge in Dey Hall
More Info: RTCC members receive a 10% discount on registration wth code SESTORTCC
2017 Energy & Environmental Management Conference

Hosting Organization: NC Chamber
When: October 24, 2017
Where:  Sheraton Imperial Hotel
4700 Emperor Blvd
Durham, NC 27703
Energizing Africa Through Partnership

Hosting Organization: E4 Carolinas
When: October 23-25, 2017
Where:  Charlotte, NC
Renewable Energy Integration Trade Mission to Canada
Hosting Organization:  U.S. Department of Commerce
When:  October 30-November 2, 2017
Where: Toronto & Calgary, Canada 
2017 Clean Energy Finance Conference
Hosting Organization:  NC Sustainable Energy Association
When:  November 15, 2017
Where: Hope Valley Country Club
3803 Dover Road
Durham, NC 27707