CleanTech Events Calendar

19th Annual New York Venture Summit | July 9-10 | New York, NY

The 19th Annual New York Venture Summit July 9-10 at Convene will bring together over 800 VCs, Corporate VCs, Angel Investors, Investment Bankers and CEOs of early stage and emerging growth companies.  It will feature over 100 VCs on panels; presentations by more than 100 Top Innovators; and high-level networking opportunities. In addition to providing access to leading Investors, the conference will feature more than 100 pre-screened venture backed, emerging and early stage companies seeking capital, and hardcore networking.  Plus, use the special code “CTAVIP ” at checkout and save! More information here.

Commercial Vehicle Cleantech Challenge | July 10 | Denver, CO

Win $5,000 for your clean technology at the first Commercial Vehicle Cleantech Challenge. CCIA is taking applications through June 10. Apply here!

K&L Gates:  The Future of the Snake River Dams:  Agricultural and Energy Impacts | July 11 | Seattle, WA

Recent state-level funding and pending decisions on federal agency salmon studies are accelerating the possibility of altering or removing the dams that comprise the Federal Columbia River Power System. Potential impacts to Eastern WA, Eastern OR, and ID are enormous, ranging from sourcing irrigation water to alteration of port facilities to changes in transporting a wide range of commodities. Join members of the K&L Gates Public Policy and Law team for a (bi partisan) panel discussion.  Questions, contact Dennis Wells.  Register here.

Solar Energy Webinar | July 26 | Online

On Friday, July 26 at 1 p.m. ET, DOE’s Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) will host its first quarterly webinar, with SETO Director Charlie Gay providing an overview of the office’s research priorities and projects. Other topics of discussion include the American-Made Solar Prize and the Solar Energy Innovation Network. There will be a special guest from the Kit Carson Electric Cooperative and time for questions at the end, so register today.

Powering the Future: Energy in the West | August 26-27 | Boise

Formerly the Intermountain Energy Summit, the theme of the summit in 2019 is Innovations in Energy Sustainability.  Learn more on the website here.  Topics covered will include:

  • Innovation in electrification of transportation: The latest on the Regional EV Corridor for the West.
  • Energy innovation and current and future capital markets.
  • Innovation in R&D challenges and opportunities, from storage to the grid.
  • Sustainability as viewed by users and producers.
  • Innovation in hydro, the BPA and the future.
  • Hall of Gadgets: A place to highlight cutting edge energy technologies in display (scale models, museum-style photo displays, graphic representations, etc.)  No cost to display.  Contact:

VertueLab Impact Summit| September  13|Portland, OR

Is your Pacific Northwest-based cleantech business ready to connect with investors and strategic partners? Apply by June 26th to be considered for Eco-Capital Connections, an annual, invitation-only matchmaking event featuring the most active cleantech investors from the Pacific Northwest, Silicon Valley, and global corporations. Eco-Capital Connections is co-located at the VertueLab Impact Summit in Portland on September 13, 2019. Apply now to participate.

National Tribal Energy Summit (NTES)| September  24-26|Washington D.C.

DOE’s Office of Indian Energy, in coordination with the National Conference of State Legislatures, will host the 2019 NTES, Tribal Energy: Powering Self-Determination, September 24-26 at the Westin Washington City Center in Washington, D.C  Stay tuned for details.

InnovationXLab Artificial Intelligence Summit| October 2-3|Washington D.C.

Join industry leaders from the energy, transportation, manufacturing and healthcare sectors, and researchers from DOE’s National Laboratories, to discuss how advanced artificial intelligence tools and techniques can support your business’ transformation and drive growth. The summit, hosted by Argonne National Laboratory, is the fourth in DOE’s InnovationXLab series that showcases the remarkable assets of the national laboratories and its partnerships. More info…

U.S. Business Day | October 3 | Taipei, Taiwan

Along this vein, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) and TAITRA are co-hosting “U.S. Business Day” for the 8th consecutive year, to deepen trade ties between the two partner economies. This year’s “U.S. Business Day” will take place on October 3rd, 2019 at the Taipei International Convention Center. The one-on-one business event is a must-attend and the largest gathering for U.S. businesses seeking to tap into Taiwan’s global supply chain, and vice versa.

“U.S. Business Day” is co-organized by American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and American State Offices Association (ASOA). The event will reimburse qualified buyers and sellers for travel expenses incurred during their visits. Contact.

Grid Forward Event| October 7-9 | Portland

Ecocity World Summit | October 7-11 | Vancouver, BC

Can cities be both ecologically healthy and socially just? There are no easy answers, not even in Vancouver, one of the world’s greenest cities. Yet multiple solutions are emerging with new leadership and new partnerships. Ecocity 2019 is where these breakthroughs and advances will be shared.

An academic portion (including workshops and field trips) is scheduled for October 7 and 8th, and the main summit program will be held October 9th to 11th.  Register.

Energy Leadership Summit | November 19 | Seattle

Stay tuned for more information on the 2nd Energy Leadership Summit hosted by the CleanTech Alliance and the Northwest Environmental Business Council (NEBC). Click here for information on last year’s event.

The New England Venture Summit | December | Boston

The New England Venture Summit will bring together over 500 VCs, Corporate VCs, Angel Investors, Investment Bankers and founders of venture backed, emerging and early stage companies; will feature more than 50 VCs as speakers and judges; presentations from more than 50 Top Innovators and high-level networking opportunities.

CleanTech Day 2020| February 3, 2020 | Olympia, WA

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Industry Growth Forum | April 29-30, 2020 | Denver, CO

NREL is the United States’ primary laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. The Industry Growth Forum is a program of NREL’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (IEC). The IEC fosters an ongoing and extensive connection with the early-stage business community to stimulate an innovative and entrepreneurial cleantech environment, facilitate robust access to capital for investors, and accelerate the commercialization of clean energy technologies.