Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster News
June 5, 2017
The latest news and updates from the members of the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster

        In This Issue:

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

How Personal Data Protection is Affecting the Energy Sector

By Gorkem Sevik, SAS

Personal data protection is a big issue in the energy sector. Companies hold a vast amount of data on their customers, including highly sensitive data such as payment information. This data is stored in multiple places, including operational systems, CRM systems, data warehouses, analytical datamarts...

An Open Response to the Civic Analytics Network

By Franck Carassus, OpenDataSoft

Civic Analytics Network (CAN), a consortium of Chief Data Officers and analytics principals in large US cities, recently published an open letter to the Open Data community. The purpose of the letter is to open a dialogue between open data vendors, open data producers, and open data consumers.

Event Sponsor
Event Partner
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
Delegation Partner
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 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.

Location: City Club Raleigh

Date: September 14, 2017

RTCC Highlights

SMART Series - Driving the Future of the Research Triangle Region - Autonomous Vehicles
On May 19, the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster hosted a SMART Series panel conversation focused on autonomous vehicle development and deployment within the region. Featured panelists included John Hodges-Copple from TJCOG, John Breitenbach of Real-Time Innovations, Missy Cummings of Duke University, and Beau Memory from the North Carolina Turnpike Authority.
Marketplace - Meet the Developers of Chatham Park
RTCC recently hosted, in coordination with the NC Building Performance Association, a new event series called Marketplace. This event is an opportunity for cleantech providers to meet local builders and developers. The most recent event was focused on the vision and development of Chatham Park.

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, 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.

2017 CEO of the Year Awards: David Fountain - Triangle Business Journal

Xylem CEO: Raleigh's Sensus Grew 7 Percent - 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!  
Triangle Smart Cities Summit

Hosting Organization: NCSU Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development
When: June 6, 2017
Where:  Hunt Library, NC State University
Connecting Our Communities: Building a New Way

Hosting Organization:  Triangle J Council of Governments
When: June 7, 2017
Where: 310 S Harrington St, Raleigh, NC
STEM Industry Summit

Hosting Organization: Research Triangle Park
When:  June 9, 2017
Where:  The Frontier, RTP

Utility Classroom: Getting to Know Today's Electric Utility Industry

Hosting Organization: FREEDM Systems Center
When: June 13, 2017
Where:  FREEDM Systems Center, Raleigh, NC
Storage & Microgrids - Nelson & Mullins Innovation & Capital Conference

Hosting Organization: E4 Carolinas
When: June 27, 2017
Where:  Alevo, Concord, NC
RTA 2017 Transportation Breakfast
Hosting Organization:  Regional Transportation Alliance
When: July 14, 2017
Where: The Umstead Hotel and Spa, Cary, NC
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