CleanTech Events Calendar

Changing Trends in Energy Storage – Featuring Jud Virden | Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | Seattle, WA

Part of the CleanTech Alliance Breakfast Series.  Dr. Jud Virden is Associate Laboratory Director for the Energy and Environment Directorate (EED) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). He leads a team of 1,000 staff in delivering science and technology solutions for energy and environmental challenges. These challenges include increasing our nation’s energy capacity; reducing dependence on imported oil; and detecting, mitigating and preventing the environmental impacts of legacy waste and energy generation and use. In fiscal year 2013, EED’s research sales to government and industry clients totaled $235 million.

CleanTech Alliance Government Affairs Committee | February 20 | Seattle/Phone (Members Only)

Contact Tom Ranken for more information.

RCAW 5th Annual Trade Show | February 21 | Seattle

This is the RCAW annual trade show, to encourage the vendors and members of the roofing comunity to partner with each other.

22nd Power, Energy and Automation Conference PEAC 2020 | March 2-5, 2020 | Seattle, WA

Advancing the Grid: Data to Automation to Resiliency.  This is the first year PEAC will be held in Seattle ( and we are excited about the new venue and the opportunity it provides for more attendees and exhibitors. The keynote speaker will Dr. Damir Novosel, President of Quanta Energy.  Seattle Airport Marriott.  Abstract page.

Fighting Cancer with Energy Efficiency – Featuring Bob Cowan | March 11, 2020 | Seattle, WA

Part of the CleanTech Alliance Breakfast series.  Featuring Bob Cowan, Director of Facilities for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. He is responsible for day to day Operations, Maintenance and Repair of the beautiful, highly complex, world class, 1.6 million square foot, Fred Hutchinson Campus. The 15 building Campus, located in Sunny Seattle WA, is dedicated to both Cancer Research and Treatment, has over 4,000 staff and boast of 3 Nobel Prize winners amongst the staff.

Find Your Next Funded Tech Startup | March 12, 2020 | Bend, OR

Calling all CEOs, other C-Suite talent, and business development professionals! Come find your next funded startup. We are cultivating an opportunity for you to:

  • Get introduced to innovative technology commercialization opportunities and researcher teams out of Oregon State University (OSU) that are aching to be joined by forward-thinking C-suite talent. Tech opportunities include biotech, agtech, materials, UAVs, and more.
  • Capture a glimpse into the stories of a few of Bend’s own technology entrepreneurs and find out how their companies are growing.
  • Hear stories and meet the members of successful funded teams consisting of marketable technology, OSU researchers, and experienced business professionals.
  • Learn about specific federal and state resources, including funding for building capacity and sources for development capital to bring these technologies to market.

Quality Management Systems Fundamentals| March 13, 2020 | Lacey, WA

This workshop covers the origins of the Quality Management Systems (QMS), the benefits and challenges on the creation, implementation, and sustainment of a QMS. Topics also include the basic structure of QMS (ISO 9001, AS91000D). Core learning is the connection of the QMS with the business as a whole as well as marketing opportunities.

PFAS Workshop | March 18 | Boise, ID

Join NEBC in Boise for an in-depth look at PFAS. Hear from environmental professionals, Idaho DEQ and legal experts as they examine the science of PFAS, the evolving legal and policy landscapes, remediation technologies and more. More info here!

Energy Storage in the Mountain West | March 18-19 | Boise, ID

Co-hosted by Idaho National Laboratory and the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) at Argonne National Laboratory. Electrification is changing the energy landscape of the Mountain West. While storage remains a key enabler, infrastructure upgrade and supply chain will be key drivers for this new economy. The workshop will serve as a forum for industry, utility companies, academic and government researchers to discuss energy storage and potential major applications including, low carbon electric mobility, integrating renewable electricity into the grid, replacing gas turbine peaker plants, and ensuring grid reliability and resilience. Register and more information here. To present a poster, email

CleanTech Alliance Government Affairs Committee | March 19 | Seattle/Phone (Members Only)

Contact Tom Ranken for more information.

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

Oregon Science Startup Forum | April 4, 2020 | Bend, WA

  • 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.

Maritime Blue: Accelerating Innovation and Sustainability Panel | April 8, 2020 | Seattle, WA

Part of the CleanTech Breakfast Series. Featuring:

GoGreen Conference | April 9, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Washington state Delegation to Hannover Messe | April 20-24, 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.”

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.

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

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.

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:

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.

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