CleanTech Community Events


SBIR Road Tour | July 17-18 | Portland, OR and Seattle, WA 

The SBIR Road Tour is a national outreach effort to convey the non-dilutive technology funding opportunity provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Federal and State Program Managers representing the $2.5 billion in early stage funding have been invited to attend a series of events alongside technology entrepreneurs and innovation supporters from across the United States. In July, the Road Tour will make stops in Seattle and Portland. Register for Portland here. Register for Seattle here.

Pacific Northwest Economic Region Annual Summit | July 22-26 | Spokane, WA

Join over 500 regional business leaders, legislators, and key decision makers at the Annual Summit July 22 – 26 in Spokane at the Davenport Grand Hotel,  to explore shared challenges in the region, discuss best practices, promote regional relationships, and develop an action plan for addressing these challenges in the coming year. PNWER is recognized as the model for regional and bi-national cooperation, providing a platform for collaboration among public, private, academic, and non-profit stakeholders to work together as a region in pursuit of common goals. ​

EPRI/IEA:  Cross-Border Energy and Capacity Trading | August 20 | Long Beach, CA

The Electric Power Research Institute and the International Energy Agency (IEA) are co-hosting a Workshop on “Cross-border Energy and Capacity Trading: Intra- and International Experiences in the Western Interconnection,” on Monday, August 20, in Long Beach, CA.  This workshop, held on the side of Electrification 2018, will engage key experts on the question of cross-border power system integration, with a particular focus on experiences in North America’s Western Interconnection.  There is no charge to attend, but space may be limited and registration is required.  Register here.  Contact Wil Smith/EPRI or David Hunter/IEA with questions.

Northwest Remediation Conference | September 20 | Tacoma, WA

The NEBC‘s Northwest Remediation Conference brings together cleanup professionals, regulators, and property owners to share the latest knowledge and best practices, build relationships, and connect you and your clients to the region’s top remediation service and technical solution providers.

VertueLab Impact Summit | September 26 | Portland

Is your Pacific Northwest-based cleantech business ready to connect with investors and strategic partners? Apply by June 30th to be considered for an invitation-only matchmaking event with the most active cleantech investors from the Pacific Northwest, Silicon Valley, and global corporations.  Over the last four years, Prosper Portland, partnering with VertueLab (formerly Oregon BEST), has offered a special event that connects the most active investors in the cleantech sector with the portfolio of innovators in the region.  This year, the Eco-Capital Connections event will again be held in collaboration with VertueLab’s annual event, now called the VertueLab Impact Summit. If your company is ready to engage with investors and strategic partners, you are encouraged to apply to participate!  Based on the applications, matches are made based on alignment between investors’ interests and the 50+ companies who are selected to participate. Last year, almost 150 meetings were held over the course of the event.  Investors and partners who have participated in past years include: Dow Chemical Company Ventures and Business Development, E.ON Strategic Co-Investments (SCI), Obvious Ventures, Oregon Angel Fund, Portland Seed Fund, Phoenix Venture Partners, Solvay, and Wells Fargo Venture Capital.  If you are a cleantech business ready for new possibilities, you won’t want to miss this remarkable networking opportunity. Apply Now

US Business Day | October 4 | Taipei, Taiwan

TAITRA is recruiting US companies working in target field to participate in US Business Day in Taipei, Taiwan.  Target industries include Functional Textiles, Smart Machinery, IoT Equipment, Smart Devices, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Automobile Electronics, Outdoor Sports Goods, Gardening Tools, Hardware/Fastener, Hand Tools, Houseware Products.  TAITRA is providing financial incentives to defray the costs of participating.  For more information, contact Ruth R. H. Chang, Director, Taiwan Trade Center, Vancouver, at 604-6812787

GridFWD 2018 | October 10-11 | Vancouver, BC

Join leaders from regional utilities, solution providers, regulatory agencies and governments who are working together to move the region’s energy systems forward. Learn more at and register today atbitly/GridFWD for low early-bird ticket prices.

G-STIC 2018 | November 28-30 | Brussels 

G-STIC, the Global Science, Technology & Innovation Conference series, focuses on integrated technological solutions that help accelerate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Its first edition, G-STIC 2017, initiated the process of facilitating the upscaling of integrated technological solutions that can be put in practice in different regions of the world. G-STIC 2018 takes a new leap forward, inviting companies to showcase their engagement towards the implementation of the SDGs and demonstrate their leadership in sustainable development.

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