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Stories of Innovation: Clean tech interns launch series’ on start-ups and SMEs

August 2, 2020

clean tech graphicThis summer, interns for the Institute’s Cleantech Program have been engaging with startups and small to medium enterprises (SMEs) to tell their stories of cleantech innovation—digitally. The student interns have been writing whitepapers about cleantech disruption and blog posts that profile the ideas behind these cleantech companies including Flux Hybrids, Black Cotton, Arbiom, Living Roofs, and more.

Another product of their efforts includes a weekly podcast, “Innovating to a Clean Economy,” now available on your favorite podcast platforms, including Apple Podcast and Spotify. The podcast features interviews with innovators who are driving and creating the cleantech economy – from agtech and bluetech to electrification and smart buildings.

All of these series can be found on the newly launched Cleantech Corner.

Intern Grace Elliot ’22, conducted an interview with UNC law professor, Jonas Monast about grid modernization. Her story, “A Smarter American Grid: What is Stopping Us?” was published in The Energy Central. Read the full article.

The conversation will continue into the school year, as the interns work to produce a webinar series that will include mobility and energy storage topics and more.

Follow the Clean Tech Program’s social media channels to keep updated about registering for these student-led events: Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @UNC_CleanTech.