Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster News
October 4, 2017
Welcome New Members!
 In This Issue:
  • Cleantech Point of View
  • Upcoming RTCC Events
  • RTCC in Action 
  • Member News
  • Industry News & Trends
  • Who's Hiring
  • Industry Partner Events 
This Obscure Agency is Key to Solving Our Energy Problems
By Bill Gates, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
ARPA-E might be my favorite obscure government agency. In fact, it’s one of the reasons I felt confident about being part of a $1 billion investment fund last year. The fund, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, builds companies that will deliver affordable, reliable clean energy around the world.
Bringing Intelligence to the Internet of Things
By Randy Guard, SAS
One of the best parts of my job is hearing about all the cool ways people are using data for good. Increasingly, many of these stories are related to the Internet of Things, including: Smart pills that help patients stick to their treatment regimens. These ingestible sensors can monitor patients’ usage of a medicine as well as its effectiveness....
Beyond the Hype of Smart Cities
By Russ Vanos, Itron
Communities organizations, cities and companies must work every day to truly achieve the big picture of creating smart cities. Our goal of transforming existing infrastructure to create innovative, resourceful urban areas is a project that will span generations.
Event Partner:
SMART Series: Innovating the Next Wave of Manufacturing
North Carolina has long been a strong hold of manufacturing starting with textiles, furniture, and tobacco. Since then, our footprint in manufacturing has continued to expand as we’ve attracted revolutionary companies specializing in pharmaceuticals, biotech, electronics, and medical devices. 
The future of manufacturing in our region rests on a new wave of innovation that includes the use of robots for automation, IoT hardware and software to monitor processes, and analytics to deliver actionable insights on the energy demands of buildings and manufacturing equipment. This event will feature some of the region’s most innovative manufacturers along with the technology companies providing this next generation equipment. 

PowerAmerica Institute
930 Main Campus Drive, Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27606

Date: October 5, 2017
Time : 8am - 10am
Event Sponsor:
SMART Series: The Role of Data Analytics in Revolutionizing the Energy Market
In today’s market, energy infrastructure on the grid, within our homes, and throughout our businesses is becoming smarter, more efficient, and cost-effective. These devices and equipment are revolutionizing the way we engage with our energy usage. Utilities and end customers alike can visualize energy usage with real-time data to effectively manage distribution and consumption.

Research Triangle regional companies are working to present data in a useful way to help customers reduce their energy demands, while also being transparent and open with the data to all interested parties. This event will feature data analytics companies from our region and the customers utilizing those analytical tools to innovate their energy portfolio.  

RTP Headquarters
12 Davis Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

Date: November 2, 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
Annual Meeting - Regional Innovation, Global Application
On September 14, the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster hosted our Annual Meeting at the City Club in Downtown Raleigh. Dr. Ryan Umstattd from ARPA-E headlined the event as the keynote speaker. Sidney Hinton of PowerSecure, Luke Fishback of PlotWatt, Dean Louis Martin-Vega of NC State University, and David Woodworth of Trilliant joined the program as featured panelists moderated by Alyssa Farrell of Sensus.
Governor Cooper, Jim Goodnight, Chancellor Randy Woodson featured in RTCC's Cleantech Economy Video
The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster is proud to announce the release of a new video highlighting the innovation and human capital of the cleantech sector in the Research Triangle region. The video features Governor Roy Cooper, Jim Goodnight of SAS, and NC State University Chancellor Randy Woodson.
Trilliant Joins RTCC as Board of Director & Unveils New HQ at Grand Opening Ceremony
After announcing the decision to relocate their headquarters earlier this year from Silicon Valley, Trilliant Networks officially unveiled their new HQ in Cary on September 7. The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster is also proud to announce that Trilliant as the newest addition to our Board of Directors.
RTCC Highlights Regional Assets at Multiple Drive Electric Week Events
The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster had the opportunity to attend and promote multiple National Drive Electric Week events hosted by regional partner organizations from September 9-17. The NC Clean Energy Technology Center hosted an alternative fuel tailgate at Carter-Finley Stadium and Advanced Energy hosted a large gathering of electric vehicle stakeholders at the Research Triangle Park Headquarters.
Xylem Names New Top Exec at Raleigh's Sensus - 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! 
IMAPS 2017 - Raleigh
Hosting Organization:  IMAPS
When:  October 10-12, 2017
Where:  Raleigh Convention Center
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
October Energy Mix

Hosting Organization: Duke University Energy Initiative
When: October 23, 2017
Where:  American Tobacco Campus, Durham, NC
2017 Energy & Environmental Management Conference

Hosting Organization: NC Chamber
When: October 24, 2017
Where:  Sheraton Imperial Hotel
4700 Emperor Blvd
Durham, NC 27703
Southeast Region Military Energy & Environmental Roundtable

Hosting Organization: NC Military Business Center
When: October 24, 2017
Where:  Wilmington, NC
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 
Epic Hack to Capture the Flag
Hosting Organization:  Wilson Greenlight, NC Hearts Gigabit, and MAGIC, Inc.
When:  November 4, 2017
Where: Wilson, NC
Duke University Energy Week
Hosting Organization:  Duke MBA Energy Club
When:  November 5-10, 2017
Where: Duke University
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 
SAS Energy Forum 2017
Hosting Organization:  SAS
When:  November 16, 2017
Where: Madrid, Spain
Smart Cities International Symposium & Exhibition
Hosting Organization:  Smart Grid Observer
When:  January 17-18, 2018
Where: Chicago, IL