The Center for Sustainable Enterprise (CSE) at the University of North Carolina (UNC)’s Kenan-Flagler Business School will co-host an inaugural Clean Tech Summit next week, where the focus will be on how to support clean technology growth in North Carolina’s Research Triangle.
The event, co-hosted by the UNC Institute for the Environment in partnership with the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster and Strata Solar, will take place on Wednesday, February 26th. Specifically, it will examine ways for the Research Triangle to take a global leadership position in the clean tech filed, through the use of smart grid technology, efficient water management, efficient multimodal transportation, environmentally sustainable waste disposal technologies and more.
Brad Ives, North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources assistant secretary for natural resources, will deliver a keynote address, as will Lou D’Ambrosio, chairman of Sensus, a leading clean technologies company.
The Clean Tech Summit will also feature a series of panel discussions addressing topics ranging from how to strengthen the innovation ecosystem in the Triangle to policy changes that can spur clean tech growth statewide to ways to support the clean tech sector within UNC.
Registration is now open for the event, which will take place at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill. Students are eligible for a special registration rate of $20; registration for others is $125.