Convening Leaders for a Prosperous Southeast

March 2 – 3, 2017 I UNC Friday Conference Center

The 4th Annual Summit will bring together professionals in business, policy, and academia from across the state and region for two days of discussion, workshops, mentoring and networking to foster leadership and growth in the southeast’s clean tech industry.




Exploring the role that universities can play in speeding up innovation through research and public private partnership.

Clean Energy

Understanding how clean energy and clean technology innovations are driving economic growth and transforming both urban and rural regions.


Highlighting new technological breakthroughs that advance global food security and increase sustainable farming.


Recognizing the value of water through conservation, restoration, and sustainability.



  • Keynote Addresses by clean tech industry leaders and key government officials.
  • Panel Discussions  with industry, governmental, and academic leaders.
  • Workshops for collaboration with students and professionals.
  • Pitch Session to tap into the fresh ideas available in the region.



One of the unique aspects of the Summit is the substantial student participation from UNC and other universities across North Carolina. For students the Summit serves as an introduction to clean tech and its potential as an economic driver in our region.

  • The Summit Mentor Program offers students an invaluable opportunity to meet with a professional throughout the Summit.
  • The Networking Lunch offers students and representatives from a wide variety of companies a chance to meet and make connections.






Thank You to Our 2017 Sponsors:

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