CleanTech Events Calendar

Thurston County Chamber, EDC, Impact Washington: Introduction to Lean Manufacturing | April 2, 2020 | Lacey, WA

This workshop covers the origin of Lean Manufacturing, including principles and eight wastes. Tools and techniques mentioned and briefly discussed include:

  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Visual Administration
  • 5S
  • Quick Changeover
  • Poka Yoke

Core learning is focused on understanding the financial impact of using /not using lean manufacturing in your organization

American Chemical Society: Oregon Science Startup Forum | April 4, 2020 | Bend, OR

  • Hear the startup experiences of science entrepreneurs around Oregon
  • Learn from investors, intellectual property lawyers and experts in turning science into businesses
  • Equip yourself with specific steps to start a successful science business

VertueLab’s SBIR expert, Leon Wolf, will be attending as a panelist and holding one-on-one office hours at the event. Visit the event website for more detail.

CleanTech Alliance Government Affairs Committee | April 6 | ZOOM | Seattle, WA

Contact Tom Ranken for more information. CleanTech Alliance members only.

Essential Business Explained & Navigating COVID-19 Small Business Assistance | April 6, 2020 | Online Only

Join us for an informative and important webinar on Monday, April 6th at noon. Gary Smith of the Independent Business Association, our lobbyist in Olympia, has done a deep dive into all we need to know. You will be able to get your questions answered, as well as receive vital information. The Governor has extended his Stay Home order through May 4th, so now it is important as ever to be informed.

Commerce: Small Utilities Reporting and Planning | April 6, 2020 | 9-12pm Online Only

April 6, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Commerce is holding a webinar on April 6 to discuss reporting and planning under CETA. Details will be provided prior to the workshop.

  • Webex (link)
  • Password: CETA135!
  • Join by phone: +1-415-655-0001
  • Access code: 804 405 714 

Maritime Blue: Accelerating Innovation and Sustainability Panel | ZOOM | Seattle, WA

Part of the CleanTech Breakfast Series. Featuring:

Green Transportation Summit & Expo | April 13-15, 2020 | Tacoma, WA

The 10th annual Green Transportation Summit & Expo (GTSE) is the region’s premier clean transportation mecca. This year’s conference breaks into new space with the inclusion of the U.S. EPA’s West Coast Collaborative Partner’s Meeting focusing on heavy-duty diesel reductions in major fleets across the continent, and the Mobility Summit West 2020 offering a glimpse into the future of mobility in the Americas. This year’s GTSE offers invaluable fleet technician training and general educational opportunities with information-packed sessions and seminars tailored to fleets and clean transportation stakeholders from the Pacific Northwest and across the country. Our GTSE maintains its staple fleet-focus as the intersection of policy, technology, practice and the future of mobility with a regional focus but using a national lens.

Commerce and UTC: Sections 7, 8, 9 Clean Buildings Initiative Workshop | 10am-2pm April 14, 2020 | Spokane Fire Training Center, Spokane, WA

  • Tuesday, April 14
  • Register (link)
  • Webex (link)
  • Password: Buildings135!
  • Phone: +1-415-655-0001
  • Access code: 809 500 582

Washington Department of Commerce: Free Half-Day Export Workshop| April 28, 2020 | Spokane, WA

Do you run a small business? Are you looking for ways to grow your business? Join the Washington Export Outreach Team for this half-day export workshop.

NREL:  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.

Thurston County Chamber, EDC, Impact Washington: Principles of Lean Manufacturing with Live Simulation | April 30, 2020 | Lacey, WA

Lean 101 is a one-day seminar that introduces the key principles of lean manufacturing through role playing and live simulation as well as expert lectures and input on lean concepts. Topics include reduce cycle time, reduce floor space, reduce inventory, stimulate teamwork, improve productivity and increase cash flow.

CleanTech Alliance Government Affairs Committee | May 4 | Seattle

Contact Tom Ranken for more information. CleanTech Alliance members only.

NW Energy Coalition: Spring 2020 Clean & Affordable Energy Conference | May 7 | Missoula, MT

Join the NW Energy Coalition for the spring Clean & Affordable Energy Conference in Missoula on May 7th, 2020!  This year’s conference will explore important energy issues including the movement to 100% clean electricity by local governments, utilities, and businesses. In addition, conference panels will discuss how to ensure the well-being of families and communities as the region undergoes the transition from fossil fuel-based power plants to clean energy. Conference speakers will also discuss the role for new resources in regional power planning and how resource adequacy metrics can be enhanced to more effectively value customer-side resources and new renewables. Register today!

CleanTech Alliance Breakfast Series:  The Financing Arc | May 13, 2020 |ZOOM | Seattle, WA

Ag-tech company Adaptive Symbiotic Technologies (AST) manufactures and wholesales microbial inoculates for agricultural crops that were discovered and patent by an AST scientist. Their first product line is sold under various private labels and can increase the ability of crop plants to tolerate drought, salinity, and temperature stress. Hear directly from AST about the financing arc they followed – from founders to funders.  Speakers:

Commerce and UTC: ASHRAE Standard 100, Section 4 Workshop | 10am-2pm May 13, 2020 | Location TBD

  • Wednesday, May 13
  • Register (link)
  • Webex (link)
  • Password: Buildings135!
  • Phone: +1-415-655-0001
  • Access code: 802 584 293

Technology Alliance: 2020 State of Technology Luncheon | May 18, 2020 | Seattle, WA

The Technology Alliance’s annual State of Technology Luncheon attracts an exclusive group of the region’s top business, education, research, and government officials.

We are thrilled to welcome Mary Kipp, CEO of Puget Sound Energy as the featured speaker. Ms Kipp became President of PSE last year and assumed the mantle of CEO in January. She’ll be talking about innovation in the energy sector and her plans to make PSE a leader when it comes to solving climate change. With all of the recent announcements around some big companies working to become carbon negative, tech employees challenging their corporate leadership to make improvements in sustainability, and a worldwide conversation around changing weather patterns, this conversation couldn’t be more timely.

Commerce and UTC: Clean Buildings Initiative Workshop (Topic TBD) | June 10, 2020 | Location TBD

  • Wednesday, June 10
  • Register (link)
  • Webex (link)
  • Password: Buildings135!
  • Phone: +1-415-655-0001
  • Access code: 801 793 052

Commerce and UTC: Clean Buildings Initiative Workshop (Topic TBD) | June 17, 2020 | Location: Spokane Fire Training Center, Spokane, WA

  • Wednesday, June 17
  • Register (link)
  • Webex (link)
  • Password: Buildings135!
  • Phone: +1-415-655-0001
  • Access code: 805 469 142

CleanTech Alliance: CleanTech Innovation Showcase | June 24, 2020 | Seattle, WA

The CleanTech Innovation Showcase brings the industry together to discuss the latest cleantech innovations, ideas and initiatives. The Showcase attracts 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 cleantech industry. No other event gives you unprecedented access to industry leaders, decision makers, researchers, investors, policymakers, foreign business leaders, and the media!  Interested in previous Innovation Showcases? Check the links below:

Washington State Delegation to Hannover Messe | July 13-17, 2020 | Hannover, Germany

Hannover Messe is the world’s largest trade show for industrial processes. The Washington Department of Commerce is returning to Hannover Messe, and we are seeking co-exhibitors, especially in the technology, process digitalization, and energy solutions space. With 6,500 exhibitors and more than 210,000 visitors from 70+ countries, the show is intrinsically connected to market developments. This year’s theme is “Industrial Transformation – Staying Fit for the Future.”

GoGreen Conference | September 8, 2020 | Seattle, WA

For 10 years, the conference has featured regionally targeted sustainability content and leaders from the community.  GoGreen works across industry silos to foster peer-to-peer learning and collaborative solutions.  View our most recent Conference Program and featured leaders Case Studies and Speakers.  More information here.

GridFWD 2020 | October 13-14, 2020 | Seattle, WA

Grid Forward is excited to announce the date of its flagship event, GridFWD 2020: October 13-14 at the Bell Harbor Center in Seattle, WA. The region’s premier, cross-sector event on grid modernization will once again bring together a wide range of stakeholders to address the biggest challenges and opportunities for grid modernization in our region. Mark your calendars and plan to join us.

CleanTech Alliance & NEBC : Energy Leadership Summit | November 12, 2020 | Seattle

The Energy Leadership Summit is the region’s must-attend clean energy event. Presented jointly by the CleanTech Alliance and the Northwest Environmental Business Council, this unique event connects policy with practice and addresses the industry’s current challenges and future opportunities. Join us in exploring the nexus of energy, climate change, and the region’s economy with more than 400 industry leaders and policymakers from across the Northwest.  The Energy Leadership Summit will provide an unmatched forum for learning, networking, and business development in the Northwest.

Northwest Energy Efficiency Council | Fall Conference, November 19, 2020 |Portland

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