2024 CleanTech Innovation Showcase – Meet the Exhibitors!

Advanced Professionals has extensive industry knowledge and long‑standing relationships across the insurance and employee benefits industry with hundreds of millions of insurance premiums under management. In 2017, Advanced Professionals became part of Newfront, which is transforming the delivery of risk management, employee experience, insurance, and retirement solutions by building the modern insurance platform.

Business Wise Insurance is led by Robert “Bob” Lockyer, whose experience emphasizes business partner buy-sell agreement funding, trust owned insurance and retirement plans sponsored by closely-held business. Of particular interest are employee stock options plans (ESOP) advice, setup and funding and partner buy-sell trust funding.  Helping the owners of privately-held companies reach their retirement and business succession goals is our primary goal.

Chargepoly is a startup specialized in design, development, and operation of ultra-fast charging stations for electric vehicles.

We offer innovative solutions adapted to different use cases including private fleets and public stations. We accompany our customers from end to end in their project of electrifying their fleets and propose technical, commercial, and financial assistance.

Geothermal Rising PNW is the champion of geothermal energy and those who make its use possible. Formed in 1972, Geothermal Rising is the oldest geothermal association on Earth, serving as the main professional and educational association for the geothermal community and public. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, they empower the advancement of human understanding and practical use of geothermal energy through collaboration and communication of robust research, knowledge, and guidance.

Northwest CleanTech Innovation Network
– Regional Resources for early-stage clean technology startups. Chat with VertueLabWashington Clean Energy Testbeds and CleanTech Alliance staff about the Federal Funding Assistance, Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator, CleanTech Hardware Innovation Prototyping (CHIP) and Lab2Launch programs. Plus more information about additional resources these organizations have for early-stage startups!

Northeastern University is a top-tier, nonprofit research university, grounded in experiential learning. We integrate academic coursework with professional work, research, service, and global learning opportunities in 128 countries.

Northeastern University—Seattle is dedicated to delivering an education that’s industry-responsive, employer-aligned, and student-centered. Our master’s degree and graduate certificate programs are offered in online and hybrid learning formats, making them flexible to your needs.

Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence for Clean Energy
 works closely with energy, organized labor, clean technology, NGO’s and K-20 education partners. We stay current on the state’s clean energy initiatives that drive our power generators and users toward a zero-emission economy. We represent our partner’s interests and make connections to those involved with training and upskilling our state’s workforce. We exist to narrow the gap between employers’ demands for a highly skilled workforce and Washington State Community and Technical colleges’ ability to supply work-ready graduates. We convene industry and labor to help drive workforce development initiatives — and coordinate community college resources after industry and labor set the direction.

Siemens is a technology company focused on industry, infrastructure, transport, and healthcare.

From more resource-efficient factories, resilient supply chains, and smarter buildings and grids, to cleaner and more comfortable transportation as well as advanced healthcare, Siemens create technology with purpose adding real value for customers.

By combining the real and the digital worlds, Siemens empower their customers to transform their industries and markets, helping them to transform the everyday for billions of people.

Trade and Invest B.C. works with international enterprises to help them build strong connections to the resources, skills and businesses that make British Columbia (B.C.) the natural place to work, live and invest.

The Washington State University Tri-Cities Institute for Northwest Energy Futures is a new research center located on the WSU Tri-Cities campus to help address the increasing demands for resilient, affordable, and available low-carbon electricity and transportation fuels.

The institute is currently developing industry partnerships for energy systems research and fostering community discussions for policy development at the state and national levels. The institute is also developing curriculum to support future workforce needs across various energy sectors.