Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster News
October 20, 2016
Thank you for your support of the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster. We invite you to attend the upcoming cleantech events occuring in the Research Triangle region including: 





We would also like to welcome our newest member Adavnced Energy.
 

        In This Issue:

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

CLEANTECH POINT OF VIEW
Big Data Customer Analytics Key to High-performing Energy Companies

By Alyssa Farrell, Global Marketing Manager, SAS 

Energy suppliers are fighting for prime position in the domestic energy supply market. Disillusioned customers, increased competition due to a flood of new entrants and tighter regulations are forcing suppliers to reassess their business models. According to UK regulator Ofgem, there were 3.8 million account switches in the first six months of the year. Today, the battleground is price. Tomorrow, it will be how energy suppliers can engage with younger consumers expecting a more personalized service. It’s not just a case of knowing their likes and dislikes, but predicting their future needs and preferences.

UPCOMING RTCC EVENTS
Cleantech Innovators Networking Event 
Join the Research Triangle  Cleantech  Cluster and the area's  cleantech  innovators on November 9, to learn about the technologies and companies which make the Research Triangle Region a global  cleantech  leader.  

Engaging conversation and drinks will begin at 5 PM and brief presentations will begin at 5:45 PM. 
RTCC Membership Orientation
RTCC hosts quarterly new member orientations for new, existing, and prospective members to learn about RTCC, our events, initiatives, benefits of membership, and opportunities for engagement for member companies and employees. This event takes place prior to our  Cleantech Innovators Networking Event  and is a great opportunity to meet other members who are new or active in RTCC. 
Envision Carolina Smart Cities Workshop

Ready to solve a problem or improve a process using data, analytics and other technologies? Apply now to be part of the Envision Carolina workshop Nov. 30.

Up to eight local governments will be paired with teams of private sector companies that will collaborate to define a solution for each government’s identified challenge.

Don’t wait – the deadline to apply is Oct. 25.

Participants will be notified by Nov. 8.

SMART Series: Water Technology and Deployment

    Join the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC) and December 1 from 8 - 10 AM as we convene stakeholders to discuss the challenges of deploying innovative water solutions and highlight technologies being developed in the Research Triangle region.

    Directly following this Smart Series, RTCC will host a water working group meeting for RTCC members and public sector stakeholders. 
    RTCC IN ACTION
    Highlights
    RTCC SMART Series: Exploring Resources for International Market Opportunities - Sept. 22

    Smart Cities Week - Sept. 27-29

    Making Energy Work - Oct. 3-4

    Envision Carolina - Oct. 4

    National Manufacturing Day Celebration - Oct. 7

    RTCC SMART Series: Smart Region, Smart Transporation - Oct. 19

    Where We Will Be 

    October 26 & 27
    All Things Open

    October 27
    NC RIoT

    October 27
    NC Chamber of Commerce 

    November 2 
    Duke University Energy Conference

    November 9
    Cleantech Innovators Networking Event

    MEMBER NEWS
    INDUSTRY NEWS & TRENDS
    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT UPDATE

    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. Please visit our Metrics Dashboard to see RTCC's economic development impact in the region.

      ABB Exec: We Are Ready to Invest More in Raleigh

      White House Commitment: Smart Cities Council Challenge Grants



      WHO'S HIRING
      #TriangleTuesdays Virtual Career Fair
      Each week  Work in the Traingle hosts a virtual career fair on Twitter using the hash tag #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 info@workinthetriangle.com 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!  
      INDUSTRY PARTNER EVENTS
      GCTC
      GCTC SuperCluster Kickoff Event 

      When: October 25 & 26, 2016
      Where: Washington, DC to-action Link
      All Things Open 

      When: October 26 & 27, 2016
      Where: Raleigh, NC all-to-action Link
      SOUTHEAST REGION FEDERAL CONSTRUCTION, INFRASTRUCTURE & ENVIRONMENTAL SUMMIT
      When: October 26 & 27, 2016
      Where: Wilmington, NC
      North Carolina Chamber 2016 Energy and Environmental Management Conference
      When: October 27, 2016
      Where: Raleigh, NC
      Discount: Select Supporting Organization Member Ticket, Energy Environmental Management Conference 2016 at checkout
      Envision Carolina Smart Cities Workshop
      When: November 30
      Where: SAS Campus  
      U tility Analytics Week 2016
      When: October 31 - November 2, 2016
      Where: Atlanta, GA
      Duke University Energy Week
      When: October 30 - November 2
      Where: Durham, NC
      Duke University Energy Conference
      When: November 2
      Where: Durham, NC
      2016 SGIP Grid Modernization Summit
      When: November 7-10, 2016
      Where: Washington, D.C.
      2016 NC MASTER'S & PH.D. CAREER FAIR
      When: November 17, 2016
      Where: The Friday Center in Chapel Hill, NC
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