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The global cleantech innovation ecosystem convened for the regional finals of the 18th annual Cleantech Open Northeast Accelerator Awards in Brooklyn, New York to compete for more than $60,000 in prizes and an opportunity to advance to a national finals round of competition. With nearly 50 companies competing for top prizes, this year’s competition had the highest participation of any contest in its history – a reflection of the surging momentum in innovation, entrepreneurialism, and demand for capital in the cleantech sector.

On Wednesday, August 9, NECEC’s policy team held its 2023 Legislative Roundup, summarizing the progress, concerns, and work that lies ahead in legislatures across the region. Together with our state affiliates—Clean Energy New Hampshire, Renewable Energy Vermont, Focus Government Affairs, and Wilby Public Affairs—the policy team described the progress achieved in the renewable energy sector this year. Over 70 members of NECEC’s Policy Committee gathered for the Roundup, which included special remarks from Dan Bosley, our recently retired Government Affairs Executive.

In 2022 NECEC welcomed a new President in former Somerville, Mass. Mayor Joe Curtatone and moved to a new home at Greentown Labs. We championed vital, and in some cases historic, legislation across the Northeast, and saw our advocacy pay off as states made enormous investments in offshore wind infrastructure. We returned to live events with our signature Green Tie Gala in Boston and two major Strategic Partner Network summits in New York City. And we saw the climate economy reach whole new levels after the federal government passed the Inflation Reduction Action, putting $369 billion toward clean energy and climate tech initiatives.

Cleantech Open Northeast (CTONE), the northeast region of the nation’s largest cleantech startup accelerator, has welcomed 47 startups from across the northeast and around the globe into its 2023 cohort, NECEC announced today. Selected from a pool of 80 applicants, this year’s cohort is diverse, and extremely driven to commercialize high-impact solutions to improve the environment and combat climate change.

The Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECEC) is proud to announce that Tim Snyder has accepted the position of Vice President for Public Policy and Government Affairs.

The Northeast Clean Energy Council is proud to announce the hiring of Magdalena Wilk as the new Director of NECEC Navigate, our signature innovation program that provides cleantech startups access to resources and business support to help them grow and scale.

The Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECEC) handed out its 2022 awards for Clean Energy Company of the Year, Emerging Company of the Year, Startup Supporter of the Year and Partnership of the Year.

Officials from Syracuse University and the Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECEC) last week signed a memorandum of understanding forming a collaborative partnership between both organizations. The agreement aims to raise the visibility and impact of emerging research on clean climate technologies; increase engagement in the region for governments and businesses looking to meet their net-zero carbon transitions through clean energy policies and innovations; and create career-building experiential opportunities for students.

More than 300 people gathered at Greentown Labs in Somerville, MA for the 2022 Cleantech Open Northeast finals. The winners were battery tech innovator HiT Nano of Bordentown, NJ; electric engine producer Kasava Engineering of Hamburg, Germany; green fertilizer developer NTP Technologies of Mystic, CT; and lightweight solar panel company Verde Technologies of Burlington, VT.

More than 30 of the most innovative climate economy startups from the Northeast, Canada and around the world will give their best pitches for $60,000 in cash prizes at Greentown Labs on September 29th.