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Convening Leaders for a Prosperous Southeast

UNC Clean Tech Summit | March 2 – 3, 2017 | UNC Friday Center

Pre-Summit Workshops | Design Thinking and Perfecting Your Pitch  | March 1, 2017 |  UNC Carolina Club

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.

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THEMES

Innovation

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.

Food 

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

Water & Energy

Recognizing the value of water and exploring the water-energy nexus.

 

KEYNOTE AND FEATURED SPEAKERS

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Rye Barcott
Managing Partner and Co-Founder
Double Time Capital

Bernhard Beck
CEO
BELECTRIC

Adam Bergman
Senior Vice President
CleanTech Banking at Wells Fargo

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Roy Cooper
Governor
North Carolina

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Tom Darden
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Cherokee and Cherokee Investment Partners

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Carol L. Folt
Chancellor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

William Kamkwamba
Author
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

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Megan Neligan
Project Finance Analyst
Cypress Creek Renewables

Chuck McGrady

Chuck McGrady
Representative
North Carolina House of Representatives

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Fran O’Sullivan
General Manager
IBM GBS Global Operations

Pierre-Pascal Urbon

Pierre-Pascal Urbon
Chief Executive Officer
SMA Solar Technology AG

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Craig Poff
Director of Business Development
Avangrid Renewables

SPEAKERS + BREAK OUT  SESSIONS

  • 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.

 

NETWORKING AND MENTORING

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.

 

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

2017 UNC Clean Tech Summit will be a Carolina Green event. 

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