June 11, 2019
Meet CleanTech Alliance Board Member Russ Weed, CleanTech Strategies
Russ Weed is an experienced business developer in the energy and electronics industries, marketing and sales executive, and seasoned legal manager.  He has a track record of success at GE, UET, and leading law firms when an attorney in private practice.  In 2018, Russ established a cleantech consultancy, CleanTech Strategies.  His clients include Advanced Rail […]

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June 4, 2019
Can venture capital save the planet? Tech and political leaders look to change climate for energy innovation
Source: Lisa Stiffler, Geekwire, June 4 2019 Climate change poses an “existential threat” to human civilization, a new study says, and many tech leaders believe innovation could be key to preventing its most dire effects. But despite the high stakes, venture capital dollars flow overwhelmingly to companies developing online games, virtual reality and other consumer products […]

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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 featuring 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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