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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.

Support The Clean Tech Summit

The 2018 Summit will host the Annual Meeting of the International Clean Tech Network

International Cleantech Network is an exclusive network of cleantech clusters from the world’s leading cleantech regions that aims to generate new business opportunities, enhance competitive advantages and create value for companies, knowledge institutions and local authorities across cluster regions. 

New in 2018

  • Professional Networking Reception which will offer professionals an opportunity to make connections and socialize.
  • Summit Networking Dinner offers our attendees an opportunity to interact with more people during dinner and the flexibility to move around the room while enjoying a variety of local food and beverages.




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.

Innovation in Agriculture

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

Smart & Healthy Cities

Recognizing the work being done to create innovative solutions for 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.


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.