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2018 UNC Clean Tech Summit | March 1st & 2nd 

UNC Friday Center, Chapel Hill


Convening Leaders for a Prosperous Southeast

The 2017 Summit brought together over 1000 students, professionals and speakers from around the world, providing unique opportunities for discussions, collaboration, mentoring and networking. The Summit continues to build on the success of each year and strives to explore growth for the future.

Join us on March 1st & 2nd for the 5th Annual Summit which will bring together attendees and speakers from business, government, agriculture and academia to explore key issues in clean tech with keynotes, discussions, workshops, mentoring and networking to foster leadership and growth in the Southeast’s clean tech industry.




Celebrating the entrepreneur in the Clean Tech Industry.

Clean Energy

Exploring how clean energy and 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.

Smart Cities

Recognizing the work being done to create innovative solutions for progressive city needs



  • Keynote Plenaries:  Thought provoking addresses by clean tech industry leaders and key government officials.
  • Panel Discussions:  Presentations, discussions and Q & A with experts from industry, government, agriculture, communities and academia.
  • Workshops: Interactive and engaging sessions to explore, learn and collaborate.
  • Round Table Discussions: Informal, in-depth discussions exploring key issues.



  • Summit Mentor Program offers students an invaluable opportunity to meet with a professional throughout the Summit.
  • Networking Lunch offers students and representatives from a wide variety of companies a chance to meet and make connections.
  • New in 2018, Professional Networking Reception which will offer professionals an opportunity to make connections and socialize.



In accordance with the UNC Institute for the Environment’s commitment to sustainability the

2018 UNC Clean Tech Summit will be a Carolina Green event.