April 2, 2019
CleanTech leaders to gather in Seattle from across the nation and world
CleanTech Alliance is announcing the sixth annual 2019 CleanTech Innovation Showcase at Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle on June 24—this year with participation from outside North America. For the first time ever, in partnership with the Western Interstate Energy Board (WIEB), the Showcase will feature a second day innovation workshop dedicated to advancing cooperative energy projects across the west and with the federal government. The Showcase - will be especially important this year in light of proposed legislation to support Washington state’s transition to carbon-neutral energy by 2030 and carbon-free energy by 2045. The Showcase helps link policy, applied and basic research, and technology development to achieve a cleaner economy and environment locally and globally.

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August 5, 2014
Funding Options Shrink for Early-Stage Cleantech Ventures
By Martin LaMonica, Originally published by Xconomy Seattle The term “cleantech” has gone through a rebranding. However it’s defined, though, investment in energy and natural resource-related startups continues. Just don’t expect venture capitalists to be writing all the checks. As a reporter, I chronicled the rush of venture capital in cleantech in the mid-to-late 2000s […]

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July 3, 2014
UW Breaks Last Year’s Record With 18 New Companies Formed
By Benjamin Romano, Xconomy Seattle The University of Washington spun out 18 startup companies in the fiscal year just ended, a record level that serves as a powerful counterpoint to recent criticism that its commercialization practices have over-emphasized revenue generation at the expense of other priorities. This year’s class of startups follows 17 spun out […]

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June 3, 2014
2014 Siemens New Venture Forum
WHAT IS IT? The Siemens New Ventures Forum is a business plan showcase that allows entrepreneurs to present before an influential audience, engage with Siemens and accelerate partnership discussions, and network with the vibrant innovation ecosystem of the San Francisco Bay Area. WHY SHOULD I PARTICIPATE? Siemens TTB is an entrepreneurial gateway to our global parent company. Venture partnerships with us can […]

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May 16, 2014
'Green Investment Bank' Plan for Cleantech Projects
The Green Party says it would set up a $120 million “Green Investment Bank” to fund green tech projects, with the money to come from hiking oil and gas royalties. “The Green Investment Bank will be an enduring, government-owned, for-profit bank partnering with private sector to fund new projects ranging from renewable energy and biofuel […]

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May 16, 2014
Commentary – So Who’s Still Funding Early-Stage Cleantech?
By Rob Day, originally published by Green Tech Media Rob Day is a Partner with Black Coral Capital, based in Boston.  He has been a cleantech private equity investor since 2004, and acts or has served as a Director, Observer and advisory board member to multiple companies in the energy tech and related sectors. The views […]

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April 7, 2014
Korvata Wins $10,000 Grand Prize at UW Environmental Innovation Challenge
$27,500 Awarded to Entrepreneurial Student Innovators April 3, 2014 – The annual UW Environmental Innovation Challenge (EIC), now in its sixth year, challenges interdisciplinary student teams to define an environmental problem, develop a solution, produce a prototype, and create a business summary that demonstrates the commercial viability of their product, process or service. 23 teams were selected […]

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January 7, 2014
Growing Jobs—In Cleantech and Throughout the Economy
By Tom Ranken, President & CEO, Washington Clean Technology Alliance In cleantech, as in other sectors, startups are key. The role of early stage companies in innovation has been well established.  Small companies have the ability to create world-class expertise in a very focused area.  They are flexible enough to change direction before a large […]

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January 3, 2014
Opportunity for Cleantech Startups – Deadline Jan. 15
2013 TechBridge Challenge Information:  cse.fraunhofer.org/microgrid2013/ Application:  techbridge-microgrid2013.istart.org/ Deadline:  January 15, 2014 Contact:  techbridgechallenge@fraunhofer.org Seeking innovative hardware and software proposals for microgrid operation. TechBridge awards for technology validation and development services valued at more than $25,000 are now available from the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) or another Fraunhofer Institute.  These services help to […]

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December 19, 2013
Energy Angels Provide Key Support for Cleantech Innovation in NW and Beyond
By Benjamin Romano, Originally published on Xconomy Seattle Washington Gov. Jay Inslee heaped praise on Seattle energy storage materials maker EnerG2as he celebrated the University of Washington’s Clean Energy Institute last week. As we’ve reported, the company is a fine example of innovation from a university lab translating to a cleantech job creator. It’s a model […]

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