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MARCH 21-22, 2024


The 10th annual UNC Cleantech Summit will include a variety of networking and learning opportunities for ticket holders. Samples include:

  • Networking reception (21 years+, must sign up during the registration process)
  • In-person career fair on 3/22 at 6 pm
  • Small group or 1:1 meeting with an industry professional in your field of interest (an application for the Mentor Match program will be provided after registration)


Registration will open in January 2024.


Nominations are open for the 2024 Cleantech Awards!

Nominate an individual in a traditional cleantech or new industry who has helped make the world a cleaner place. The deadline for all submissions is January 15, 2024.

Submit Your Nomination


Featured 2024 keynote speakers include: 


Donnel Baird, CEO of BlocPower with round lights behind him

Donnel Baird



Doug Friedman, CEO of BioMADE stands with a checkered shirt. He is a keynote at the UNC Cleantech Summit.

Doug Friedman



Henry McKoy headshot for the UNC Cleantech Summit

Henry McKoy

Director, Office of State and Community Energy Programs (SCEP)

United States Department of Energy

Headshot of Catherine Stempien, president and CEO of Avangrid, UNC Cleantech Summit speaker

Catherine Stempien

President and CEO

Avangrid Networks

The UNC Cleantech Summit brings together professionals in business, policy and academia from across the state and around the world for discussion, workshops, mentoring and networking to foster leadership and growth in the Southeast’s cleantech industry. The Summit is the largest event of its kind by a university in the United States.

The event convenes more than 1,000 students, business professionals, international speakers, policy members and academics for two days of engagement to foster leadership, share new ideas, and bring growth opportunities to the Southeast’s cleantech economy and highlight the advance of clean technology across the globe.


Cleantech Spotlight

SunCast Media Series from the 2023 UNC Cleantech Summit

In 2023, the UNC Cleantech Summit collaborated with SunCast Media to create a series of speaker interviews from this two-day event. These videos share key insights from the CEOs of Dominion Power, APS Energy/Pinnacle West, Strata Clean Energy, the Dept of Energy, and a dozen more. These are candid conversations with industry leaders about the state of the cleantech market today, trending energy topics, and what to expect in the near future. Special thanks to our MediaZone sponsors: Eaton, CPS Energy, and Joule Case. Click the button below to watch an interview with Bob Blue, CEO of Dominion Energy followed by his keynote speech and fireside chat from the 2023 UNC Cleantech Summit. You can watch the complete UNC Cleantech Summit playlist on YouTube.

SunCast Media Series

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Learn more about this two-day event and how you can be involved!


This event is co-hosted by:



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