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The 2nd annual NC Clean Tech Summit brought together professionals in business, policy and academia from across the state for two days of problem-solving and planning to foster leadership and growth in North Carolina’s Clean Tech industry.

Hosted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Institute for the Environment and Kenan-Flagler’s Center for Sustainable Enterprise, the Summit highlighted the industry’s latest innovations, trends and challenges, with an eye on our future competitiveness.

Conference Themes

  • The Military and Renewable Energy: Leading the Way to a Clean Energy Economy
  • Smart Cities and Sustainable Communities: Leveraging Technology to Improve Quality of Life
  • The Future of Electricity in the Southeastern United States
  • Clean Tech Summit Press

Conference Press

Student Activities

The Summit provided the opportunity for students from UNC and other universities to engage with clean tech industry leaders. The Summit featured special student breakout sessions on careers in clean tech and renewable energy and graduate opportunities in clean tech and sustainability.


Connecting Today’s Clean Tech Industry with the Leaders of Tomorrow.

This video follows UNC undergraduate environmental science student Amanda Gaffey as she explores the 2015 NC Clean Tech Summit held February 19-20, 2015.