April 2, 2019
CleanTech leaders to gather in Seattle from across the nation and world
CleanTech Alliance is announcing the sixth annual 2019 CleanTech Innovation Showcase at Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle on June 24—this year with participation from outside North America. For the first time ever, in partnership with the Western Interstate Energy Board (WIEB), the Showcase will feature a second day innovation workshop dedicated to advancing cooperative energy projects across the west and with the federal government. The Showcase - will be especially important this year in light of proposed legislation to support Washington state’s transition to carbon-neutral energy by 2030 and carbon-free energy by 2045. The Showcase helps link policy, applied and basic research, and technology development to achieve a cleaner economy and environment locally and globally.

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March 29, 2019
NW cleantech accelerator gets Toyota foundation backing, seeks applicants
Source: Pete Danko, Portland Business Journal, March 29 The Toyota Mobility Foundation is backing the Cascadia Cleantech Accelerator’s 2019 program as lead sponsor, a $25,000 commitment. The move comes as Cascadia — a collaboration between Portland-based Vertue Lab (formerly Oregon BEST) and Seattle-based CleanTech Alliance — takes applications through April 17 for the 15-week accelerator. The Toyota foundation […]

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March 26, 2019
Podcast: Building a Business Around Cleantech Innovation—with Tom Ranken
Source: Nori.com/podcast, March 26 The Pacific Northwest boasts several world-class research institutions, making the region a hub for cleantech R&D. But how do you move from the lab to the marketplace, building a business around your new innovation? What government programs are available to help your startup gain traction early on? And what industry associations […]

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March 15, 2019
Asterisks Recap | CleanTech Breakfast f. Eric Beckwitt of Freightera
“A Green Future for Freight” Speaker:  Eric Beckwitt, CEO – Freightera Recap by: Russ Weed, President – CleanTech Strategies February 13, 2019   Some noteworthy comments from Eric’s presentation: *  all about reducing friction *  not about us, it’s about climate 100 years from now *  as much about agroecology as anything else [see Eric’s […]

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March 15, 2019
Sixth Annual CleanTech Innovation Delegation: Working with Japanese Delegation
CleanTech Innovation Showcase, June 24, 2019:  The CleanTech Alliance is working with the Washington State Department of Commerce to bring a substantial Japanese group to the Innovation Showcase event in June.  The 6th Annual Showcase will be all day at Bell Harbor International Conference Center and will attract 300-500 participants.  In addition to our great […]

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March 8, 2019
CleanTech Alliance Board Member Rick Luebbe, Group14 Technologies
Rick is the CEO and Co-Founder of Group14 Technologies.  Group14 Technologies, a spinout of EnerG2, is focused on materials for Li-ion batteries. Before founding the company, Rick co-founded and led EnerG2 as CEO from 2003 through all its stages of growth until its acquisition by BASF in 2016.  Rick held the position of Co-CEO at EnerG2 – […]

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