CleanTech Innovation Showcase 2018

The 5th Annual CleanTech Innovation Showcase brought the industry together to discuss the latest cleantech innovations, ideas and initiatives. Stay tuned for recaps on the day!

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2018 Keynote Speakers

Fuel Cell Technology Expert Panel
Led by Dr. Sunita Satyapal,
Director of DOE Fuel Cell Technology Office 

Sunita Satyapal is Director of the Fuel Cell Technologies Office at the U.S. Department of Energy. She is leading her team in research, development, demonstration, and deployment activities related to hydrogen and fuel cells. At Showcase, she will lead a panel of regional experts on the latest in this technology. Learn more about Dr. Satyapal here.

The panel experts are:

  • Sean James, Director of Energy Research
    Microsoft Corporation
  • Victor La Rosa, CEO
    Total Transportation Services
  • Ron Kent, Advanced Technology Development Project Manager
    Southern California Gas Company
  • Dave BoraSenior Manager, Advanced Technology Research
    Toyota Motors North America

Waking the Frog: Keynote Address from Venture Capitalist and Entrepreneur Tom Rand

Venture capitalist, entrepreneur, engineer, and philosopher Tom Rand explains why climate disruption might just be our very own pot of hot water. Are we the frog paralyzed in our inaction? Rand looks to contemporary psychology, economics, business, and finance to explain our stasis in the face of one of the most fundamental problems of our time. Rand’s account doesn’t just point fingers at the bad guys, but goes deeper — to our motivations, institutional lethargy, and deeply buried assumptions about market economics. Learn more about Dr. Rand here.

Afternoon Session: Reverse Pitch and E8 Portfolio Company Session

The Reverse-Pitch will provide dynamic organizations a platform for pitching their future technology needs to potential solution providers.  Unlike a product pitch, where the company presents the features and benefits the product brings, the reverse pitch presents a problem or challenge and the pathway to solving it. The presenters are decision makers representing organizations with aggressive renewable energy and zero emission plans. The audience will include cleantech companies whose products or services are able to meet these needs or are working to do so in the future. The confirmed panelists are below. 

  • Costco Wholesale Corporation: Craig Peal, Assistant Vice President for Energy and Building Controls
  • The Boeing Company: Keith Warner, Utilities Senior Manager
  • Snohomish Public Utility District: Jessica Matlock, Strategic Accounts and New Initiatives
  • Moderator: Jimmy Jia, CEO, Distributed Energy Management

E8 Portfolio Company Special Feature: Regional angel investment group E8 is combining their Summer Showcase with CleanTech Innovation Showcase this year. The six portfolio companies with expertise that ranges from stormwater management to financing residential energy efficiency will give brief pitches during the afternoon session. The featured companies are Impact BioenergyVartegaStormsensor, SealedFledge, Retrolux. and RynoMotors.
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Presenting Companies Announced!

The CleanTech Alliance is excited to announce this year’s presenting companies! See below below to find out more about the companies and organizations who will present on topics ranging from innovative storage for solar energy to recycling electronic waste to developing smarter cities. Read more about each of the organizations here!


7:00    Exhibitor and Sponsor Set Up

7:15     Networking and Continental Breakfast

8:00    Welcome, Opening Remarks and Keynote Speaker Dr. Sunita Satyapal, Director of the DOE Fuel Cell Technology Office

9:10     Morning Presenting Company/Organization Sessions (12 Presentations)

10:45   Networking in the Exhibit Hall

11:15     Luncheon and Keynote Address: Venture Capitalist and Entrepreneur Tom Rand

12:45    Networking in the Exhibit Hall

1:20     Afternoon Presenting Company/Organization Sessions (12 Presentations)

2:55     Networking in the Exhibit Hall

3:15     Afternoon General Session: Reverse-Pitch Session and E8 Portfolio Company Special Session

4:30    Networking Reception Happy Hour

6:00    CleanTech Innovation Showcase concludes

CleanTech Innovation Showcase sponsors and exhibitors gain visibility in front of 500 cleantech industry decision makers, policy makers, and investors from around the globe. Learn more about sponsorship and exhibitor options by contacting Sharon Schierle at A PDF overview of sponsorship options is also avaliable here: 2018 CleanTech Showcase Sponsor Packages

Presenting Sponsors

Principal Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

Why Attend

The CleanTech Innovation Showcase attracts cleantech industry leaders from across the U.S., Canada and beyond to see technology innovations and featured presentations from industry notables. The event truly is a who’s who of the Northwest region’s cleantech industry. No other event gives you unprecedented access to:

  • Cleantech industry leaders and decision makers
  • Private industry, government and university researchers
  • Angel, corporate and venture capital investors
  • Federal, state, county and municipal policymakers
  • Foreign leaders and delegations
  • Business and industry media

Visitor Information

CleanTech Innovation Showcase 2018 is Monday, June 25th from 7:15 AM to 6:00 PM at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center located on the downtown Seattle waterfront at:  2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66, Seattle, WA 98121.

Recommended Hotels

The hotel closest to the event venue is The Edgewater Hotel located at: 2411 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121.

One block away from the event venue is the Seattle Marriott Waterfront located at: 2100 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121.

Transportation Information

Sea-Tac International Airport is approximately 15 miles south of downtown Seattle.  Navigating Seattle by car is slow (traffic) and expensive (parking).  To avoid a car rental, we suggest using Uber or taking LINK Light Rail  from the airport to the Westlake Station stop and walking (or using Uber) the remaining 7/10 of a mile to the event venue or hotel.

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Community Partners

Past Events

2017 Showcase Recap