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- Earth Day ATX 2018 May 1, 2018
- ETS18 April 17, 2018
- Clean Tech Open 2018, Participant Application Deadline is May 1st! April 11, 2018
- Utility Classroom is the perfect way to learn about clean energy and the electric utility industry in a single day April 3, 2018
- Pecan Street Releases Powerful Residential Electricity Dataset March 29, 2018
Since 2005 Cleantech Open
Since 2005 Cleantech Open (CTO) has trained over 1200 early-stage clean technology startup entrepreneurs through its annual business accelerator. A majority of CTO alumni have survived the merciless technology startup “valley of death” and gone on to raise $1.2 billion and create over 3,000 clean economy jobs.
CTO’s one-of-a-kind innovation ecosystem built over the last 11 years of programming spans key cleantech innovation hubs in the U.S. and globally. As a non-profit organization run largely by volunteers, there are many ways to contribute. Join our global network of innovation and together let’s forge a clean and sustainable future.
The Application Deadline for Participating Startups in May 1st!
for more information
(Tuesday) 12:00 am - 1:00 am
May 1, 2018 • 1:30
May 1, 2018 • 1:30 pm-7:30 pm CT
Houston Advanced Research Center • 8801 Gosling Rd, The Woodlands, TX
Tune into a livestream on Facebook at 2 pm CT!
View Full Event Program here
The CEBN Power Circuit is a new series of regional events examining the policy and market landscape for clean energy across the United States. Each event includes a dialogue with influential industry, investment, research, and policy leaders, along with an opportunity to showcase the work of local small- and medium-size businesses.
Join the Clean Energy Business Network (CEBN) and Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) on May 1 in The Woodlands, TX for a complimentary half-day forum, industry showcase, networking reception, and tours of HARC’s state-of-the-art LEED Platinum-certified building. This event will explore:
How Texas’ oil and gas legacy is paving the way for new cleantech ventures and innovations in energy efficiency
Opportunities and challenges for Texas’ booming renewable energy industry
How incubators, universities, and investors are working to make Texas a hub of energy innovation
(Tuesday) 1:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Houston Advanced Research Center
8801 Gosling Rd, The Woodlands, TX
Clean Energy Business Network & Houston Advanced Research Center
- Capital Factory (map)
This two-part panel discussion will begin with nationally-recognized Mayor Ross of Georgetown, Texas and Chief Innovation Officer, Kerry O’Connor. Discussion will center around microgrids, renewable energy and blockchain technology to support the homeless.
The second part of the panel will include participants from the City of Austin, Austin Energy, Aerial Applications, Verizon and Intel, and will focus on a drone pilot being developed to support public safety and grid resiliency.
(Wednesday) 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Capital Factory-Voltron Room
701 Brazos Street Austin, TX 78701
How will climate change affect our water resources? The impacts of climate change are here and becoming more and more apparent. One existential climate issue is the impact of climate change on local water resources. Water utilities are already experiencing the effects of a changing climate on their water supplies, not to mention the stress water supplies are experiencing in rapidly urbanizing areas.
On May 2, 2018 at the Palmer Events Center, Austin Water will host a one-day forum “Creating Resilient Cities,” that focuses on how water utilities are leading the way in adapting to climate change to enhance resilience for our communities. This forum is cohosted with the Water Utility Climate Alliance (WUCA), a leader in this field and currently marking its tenth year, and the City’s Office of Sustainability. Renowned climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe from Texas Tech University will give the plenary keynote.
This forum will feature three sessions exploring issues such as water rights and regional collaboration in the Colorado River basin of the arid Southwest, creating resilient utilities in the face of extremes, and the opportunities and challenges of incorporating climate information into a range of water sector functions. Water utility leaders will discuss the particular challenges faced by their utilities and what they are doing to meet these challenges.
Location: Palmer Events Center, Palmer Auditorium
900 Barton Springs Road Austin, TX 78704
Rooms 1, 2 and 3
1:00 PM Welcome: Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo
1:10 PM Keynote: Dr. Katharine Hayhoe
1:40 PM The Other Colorado River: Leveraging Partnerships to Share Shortage
2:50 PM Break
3:00 PM Incorporating Climate Information into Water Utility Planning, Engineering and Operations
4:00 PM Resilient Utilities in the Face of Extremes
5:00 PM Adjourn
(Wednesday) 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Palmer Events Center
900 Barton Springs Road Austin, TX 78704
For over twenty years, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL’s) Industry Growth Forum has been the nation’s premier clean energy investment event. The Forum features presentations from 30 emerging clean energy companies, provocative panels, one-on-one meetings, and organized networking opportunities.
NREL’s Industry Growth Forum is the perfect venue for growing companies to prepare, refine, and present their businesses to a wide range of investors. Entrepreneurial companies ranging from university and laboratory spinouts to commercially ready clean technologies from across the globe apply to present at the Forum.
The Forum attracts leading cleantech investors, corporate partners, and global energy companies looking for strategic investments and partnering opportunities. Executives attend to:
– Meet with cutting-edge clean energy growth companies
– Network with their peers and make new connections
– Get a “big picture” overview of the emerging industry and the issues affecting technological innovation, capitalization, and commercialization.
Register now to attend the event to take advantage of discounted rates: http://www.nrelforum.com/Register
3 (Thursday) - 4 (Friday)
Westin Downtown Denver
1672 Lawrence Street Denver, CO
National Renewable Energy Lab
Join us for The Future is Circular – an evening of talks from fashion innovators who are leading the way in transforming fashion into a more circular, sustainable industry.
The event kicks off with a fireside chat on circular design with Miranda Bennett of Miranda Bennett Studio and Lilah Horowitz, the creative lead for Eileen Fisher RENEW, hosted by Cory Skuldt of Bard Sustainability MBA and the Net Impact Wear it Wise campaign.
Next, listen to a series of 5 minute lightning talks from all corners of the Austin circular fashion scene–from Fortune 500 to new entrepreneurs to a global non-profit:
- Dell’s Circular Collection with Bayou with Love: Computer parts recycled into jewelry designed by Nikki Reed
- Open Arms: Social enterprise for the Multicultural Refugee Coalition employs refugee women in manufacturing sustainable sewn goods, including a line of repurposed home decor for IKEA.
- Classic Childhood: Online European-style children’s clothing boutique upcycling scrap fabric and men’s shirts into baby rompers and accessories
- T-Shirts for Hunger: Travis County program that employs county inmates to sew used T-shirts into reusable bags for Travis County Community Center food pantries
- KenzerQuest: 80s and 90s clothing upcycled into modern pieces by 15-year-old entrepreneur
- Paleo Denim: Austin manufacturer making selvedge denim jeans on reconditioned sewing machines, offering repair & hemming services
- Textile Exchange: A global non-profit working to reduce the textile industry’s impact on the world’s water, soil and air, and the human population
Visit http://sustainablefashionatx.com for other Sustainable Fashion Week events in Austin!
Austin Resource Recovery provides a wide range of services designed to transform waste into resources while keeping our community clean. Our goal is to reach Zero Waste by 2040, which means reducing the amount of trash sent to landfills by 90 percent.
Austin Resource Recovery provides residential curbside collection of trash, recycling and yard trimmings. Additional services include sweeping streets, collecting dead animals, operating a drop-off center for household hazardous waste and collecting bulk items and large brush.
(Friday) 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Austin Tinkering School
1122 Airport Blvd Austin, TX 78702
Austin Resource Recovery
Clean Energy Beers is held
Clean Energy Beers is held on the first Monday of every month after work at Uncle Billy’s Brew & Que. Clean Energy Beers started off in April 2009 as an informal extension of Dr. Michael Webber’s office hours at U.T., and has evolved into a regular gathering of those interested and involved in cleantech. Five years later, the monthly tradition is still going strong.
“Clean Energy Beers has no formal agenda – it’s laid-back fun, with only one requirement – you have to like at least one of the following: beer, bar-b-que, or clean energy,” said Dr. Webber.
The event brings together a wide variety of people from Austin’s growing clean energy community. At Clean Energy Beers you’ll meet with job hunters looking for work, employers looking for employees, investors looking for inventors, inventors looking for investors, business partners seeking deals, “and people who just like hanging around other people who like energy and sustainability.”
This month we will be spotlighting Aiqueous, a Smart Water Technology Company in Austin TX.
Free to attend, See Uncle Billy’s menu for prices on food and drink
(Monday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Validated Parking in Barton Place Garage with Uncle Billy’s Receipt
CleanTX and the Webber Energy Group
Free parking is available across the street at Palmer Events Center! Many restaurants are located nearby. Please bring your lunch.
Urban gardens create great benefits for our community whether they’re in your own backyard or the neighborhood. This seminar explores the value of trees to environmental quality and wildlife as well as provides an overview of Austin’s community garden programs, initiatives that introduce gardening to young people and sustainable food production. A local non-profit food center and City of Austin speakers will share insights from their programs and examples of how urban gardens contribute to a healthier city.
Sari Albornoz, Grow Local Program Director, Sustainable Food Center
Edwin Marty, Food Policy Program Manager, Office of Sustainability
Keith Babberney, Forester – Community Tree Preservation, Development Services
Meredith Gauthier, Environmental Program Coordinator – Community Garden Program, Parks and Recreation
Seminars are open to building professionals and other invited guests. RSVP is encouraged. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The seminars are approved for AIA Learning Units and GBCI CE Hours for LEED professionals. Certificates of Completion are provided for self-reporting.
(Tuesday) 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Town Lake Center
721 Barton Springs Rd, 78704
Free parking is available across the street at Palmer Events Center
Brought to you by the Austin Chamber and South by Southwest, we will reveal the 2018 A-List of Hottest Startups. What is A-List? The A-List awards increase visibility for Austin’s most innovative startups. All startup companies, at any stage, both tech and non-tech are considered. This year, we have a dynamic lineup of speakers that shape the future of business innovation in Austin. More information here. Our 2018 speakers are:
- Doreen Lorenzo, Assistant Dean, School of Design, University of Texas at Austin
- Julia Taylor Cheek, Founder & CEO, EverlyWell
- Mark McClain, Founder, SailPoint Technologies
- Samantha Snabes, Co-Founder & Catalyst, re:3D
- INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER: Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette, President & CEO, Huston-Tillotson University
- KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Brian Sheth, Co-Founder & President, Vista Equity Partners
(Thursday) 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ACL Live at Moody Theater
310 W Willie Nelson Blvd #1A, Austin, TX 78701
Smart Water Technology
Bailing out of the Utility death spiral? At this month’s CleanTX’s Power Hour, an exciting Austin-based company that is changing the way energy and water utilities leverage technology to manage resources and work with their customers. Join us as Jonathan Kleinman, the President of AIQUEOUS, discusses what it will take for Utilities to be successful in the future and how their business models will need to evolve.
AIQUEOUS‘ purpose is to help create a world where everyone has access to local, safe and reliable water supplies, and the tools to sustain water resources for years to come. Initially focused on modernizing water conservation, aqueous (of, like, or containing water) became the nexus of the company. Wanting to highlight the unique, data-driven approach and desire to lead the utility of the future, one word kept returning to mind – intelligence. From the in-depth knowledge of the complex water industry to the mission of creating smarter utility and city programs, AIQUEOUS brings an unmatched IQ to its services.
Find out more at: www.aiqueous.com
Thursday, May 24th 6:30 – 8:00 pm
at the Austin Technology Incubator (ATI)
2815 San Gabriel St. Austin TX
Free for CleanTX members, $5 for CleanTX Invitees! $10 for Non Members
Free parking in ATI parking lot, Dinner will be provided!
About the Speaker:
Jonathan Kleinman | President of AIQUEOUS
Jonathan is the President of AIQUEOUS, a software and engineering services company headquartered in Austin, TX. Launching the company in 2015, Jonathan took his knowledge and expertise acquired from over 15 years working in the energy sector and brought it into the water sector. AIQUEOUS’ mission is to amplify the positive impact that water and energy utilities have on their communities, and its vision is to become the platform of choice for utilities of the future. Jonathan holds an M.S. in Technology and Policy from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University.
Free for CleanTX Members, $5 for CleanTX invitees, $10 for Non-Members
(Thursday) 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free parking in ATI parking lot