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Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Tuesday, 1 January, 2013
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
Research Triangle Regional Partnership
International Cleantech Network
Smart Cities Council
Global Cleantech Cluster Association
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Susan
Sanford
Cluster Manager
+19193344078
Susan@researchtrianglecleantech.org
Female
Emmit
Owens
Other
+19193344076
Emmit@researchtrianglecleantech.org
Male
Grace
Levin
Other
+19193344072
Grace@researchtrianglecleantech.org
Female
Languages spoken: 
English
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Environmental Services
Technology fields: 
Smart grids
Clean Production / Green Technologies
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Smart Water, Smart Transportation, Smart Infrastructure, Smart Cities, Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Traditional Energy Generation, Electricity T&D, Electric Vehicles & EV Chargers, Data Analytics, IoT, Networks & Communications, Advanced Robotics, AI
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
66
Number of SME members: 
45
Number of larger company members: 
20
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
8
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Organisation/Facility NameOrganisation/Facility TypeWebsite
NC IDEA Labs
Accelerator
Joules Accelerator
Accelerator
RIoT Accelerator Program
Accelerator
American Underground
Incubator
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
ABB
Larger Company
Cisco
Larger Company
Duke Energy
Larger Company
Duke University
Research Organisation
Honeywell
Larger Company
Itron
Larger Company
North Carolina State University
Research Organisation
PowerSecure
Larger Company
RTI International
Larger Company
SAS
Larger Company
Trilliant
Larger Company
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Research Organisation
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC) is an industry-funded, industry-led initiative of business, government, academic and nonprofit leaders focused on accelerating growth of cleantech innovation and the cleantech economy in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina.

Objectives

  • Foster growth of the cleantech industry and attract jobs, investment, and talent
  • Promote the region’s brand position and competitive advantage as a global hub for clean technologies
  • Expand the number of highly skilled employees in the region to enable companies to grow locally and compete globally
  • Convene industry, academia, government, and nonprofit partners to build a robust cleantech network
Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
No
Services
Details of support services: 

Support service provided:

- Business Growth & Economic Development

- Regional & Global Marketing

- Talent Attraction & Development

- Community & Industry Engagement

 

Details of support service:

Provides access to the North American cleantech market and cleantech leaders in North Carolina

Provides opportunities to network with strategic connections

Hosts cluster-wide events and programming

Markets individual members, the cluster, and region

Organizes delegations to external conferences

Identifies opportunities to promote members in speaking or presentation roles

Hosts talent events to recruit top candidates to member companies

 

RTCC is instrumental in working with our members to market the region as a global leader in cleantech, identify opportunities for collaboration, talent recruitment, educating our policymakers, facilitating demonstration and implementation projects, advancing company growth and attracting cleantech investment. Please download our membership overview and Membership Benefits to learn more about our services.

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Promotion