Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster News
February 7, 2017
Thank you for your support of the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster. Please read on for information about the "Smart Region Luncheon" we are hosting at the UNC Clean Tech Summit in March, the Cleantech Connect Career Fair in April, and RTCC Action Committees you can join to network with peers and amplify your brand.

        In This Issue:

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

The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster would like to welcome our newest members in 2017!
Agilis Energy is an energy data analytics firm that uses its patented software technology to reduce energy use at commercial and industrial buildings by 10-25% a year with little to no capital invested and without need to install equipment or sensors.
Etteplan specializes in engineering, embedded systems, IoT, and technical documentation solutions. Their expertise covers the entire life cycle of a customer's products including: distributed energy generation, renewable energy, energy storage development, and cleantech.
FieldVets is a veteran-owned and managed online labor platform created for military veterans, reservists, their spouses, and other direct family members. FieldVets is focusing on work in utilities, telecom, wireless, IoT, and similar industries with critical deployment needs.
Utility Metering Solutions (UMS), founded in 1987, is a product-independent firm specializing in the design, build, integration, and maintenance of utility programs, including advanced metering, billing systems, system city design & integration, network lighting & controls, and water conservation.
RTCC Announces New Executive Director and Hires Communications & Events Manager

In December, the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster named Susan Sanford as the new Executive Director. She previously served as RTCC's Director of Membership Development and Engagement. Along with Susan's new role, Emmit Owens also was promoted to Manager of Business Recruitment and Retention.

To hit the ground running in 2017, RTCC also hired Matt Abele as the Communications & Events Manager. He previously served in a communications role at the NC Clean Energy Technology Center. 

Visit the RTCC  staff page to connect with Susan, Emmit, and Matt and let us know how we can be of service.

The Electric Vehicle Evolution

By Jonathan Susser, Advanced Energy

Electric vehicles are a growing market for new car purchases. At the end of 2016, 561,022 plug-in electric vehicles were registered in the United States. These vehicle owners made the switch from the gas station to an electrical outlet to fuel their vehicles.

Cleantech Connect Career Fair 
Join the Research Triangle  Cleantech  Cluster and Work in the Triangle for the Cleantech Connect Career Fair at the State Energy Conference on April 12, 2017 from 3pm - 5pm. The career fair will take place at the McKimmon Conference Center on North Carolina State University's campus.

Last year's career fair had participation from 16 Triangle area cleantech companies with nearly 300 attendees. If your company is interested in recruiting at the 2017 career fair, please contact Emmit Owens.
Unleashing the Power of the Triple Helix in Our Region
RTCC will be hosting a lunch discussion at the UNC Clean Tech Summit about making the Research Triangle the nation's first smart and connected region. Participants will include leaders from the cleantech industry, the real estate community, academia, and local & state government. Discussions will potential include identifying a location for a smart cities demonstration site in the region. 

This discussion will follow the Public-Private Partnerships between Universities and the Private Secto r panel.

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.

NC RIoT - Jan. 24

How to Get the Success You Want Panel - Jan. 24

FREEDM Industry Conference - Jan. 25

DistribuTECH Conference - Jan. 31 - Feb. 2

Where We Will Be 


Our region has created 10,700 jobs and attracted $1.3 billion in cleantech investment since 2009 and remains #1 in most concentrated cleantech employees among peer regions. Please visit our Metrics Dashboard to see RTCC's economic development impact in the region.

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    #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!  
    State Energy Conference

    When: April 11 & 12, 2017
    Where: Raleigh, NC to-action Link
    UNC Clean Tech Summit

    When: March 2 & 3, 2017
    Where: Chapel Hill, NC all-to-action Link
    Symposium: The Impact of Demand Response Technology on the Electricity Sector
    When: February 24, 2017
    Where: Chapel Hill, NC
    Talent Forum 2017
    When: February 23, 2017
    Where: Raleigh, NC
    Water Resources Research Institute Annual Conference
    When: March 15 & 16, 2017
    Where: Raleigh, NC 
    2nd Annual ISO Summit: An Era of Promise & Uncertainty
    When: March 14 & 15, 2017
    Where: Cary, NC