Cleantech Open

How Do You Define Cleantech?

The second half of the calendar year is busier than usual for us, in part because it’s “cleantech season.” The major cleantech accelerators, incubators, analysts and pitch competitions all ramp up during the summer months. The Global Cleantech 100 are announced in October as part of Global Cleantech Week, and that’s followed by the NREL […]

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Do you need a technology translator?

We’ve always believed that the ability to convey the business value of a technical innovation is critical to bridging the chasm between R&D and P&L. After attending the Canadian Cleantech Launchpad, the NREL Industry Growth Forum and the Cleantech Open Global Forum—all in the space of two weeks — we believe this more than ever. […]

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5 Questions in 5 Minutes: Rex Northen

We find it fascinating to learn why people do what they do and think what they think. This summer, we sat down with Rex Northen, Executive Director of the Cleantech Open, during the Cleantech Open Academy in San Jose.   Why do you do what you do? This is a nonprofit (my first) and it […]

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The Academy Rewards

We spent last weekend at the Cleantech Open Academy in San Jose. That’s right, the whole weekend. In the middle of the summer. In a Doubletree next to the airport. And it rocked. Well, maybe it wasn’t quite as much fun as the quinceanera on the main floor ballroom on Saturday night looked to be. […]

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