Upcoming Events & Opportunities

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Participate in events that inform, engage, and inspire. Find opportunities below to get involved and get out there.

And be sure to check out BEST FEST! Our signature event brings together a diverse audience of university researchers, entrepreneurs, industry leaders, investors, and curious individuals who have the common goal of accelerating solutions to environmental challenges. 

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Pitch Club PDX

Ongoing, starting January 1, 2017

Portland, OR

Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice pitching and get feedback.

Tom Kingsley creates a dynamic and realistic environment to give participants a better understanding of what investors are looking for. Participating entrepreneurs are given the opportunity to role-play as investors evaluating other entrepreneurs.

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Event Category: Competitions/Opportunities at Events

Ocean Exchange Call for Solutions

Apr 15 to Jul 31, 2017

Have a solution to make shipping/logistics more sustainable? Or a solution to help minimize impact on marine life and coastlines? Register by July 31, 2017 to compete for a $100,000 award through Ocean Exchange!

Ocean Exchange welcomes registration from innovators with Solutions (with working prototypes) in materials, devices, processes, and systems with the ability to: Have Impact Though Sustainability — innovations that generate economic growth and increased productivity, while reducing the use of nature’s resources and waste. 

The WWL Orcelle® Award 2017 $100,000 USD is given to the solution that makes shipping and logistics more sustainable by advancing zero-emission, marine and/or land based technologies that are commercially viable.

The Neptune Award 2017 $100,000 USD is given to the solution that advances our understanding of the ocean and that helps minimize our impact on these resources, even while using them for human benefit, resulting in more resilient bodies of water including healthy marine life and coastlines.

2017 Theme: Impact Through Sustainability
Monetary Awards: WWL Orcelle® Award and The Neptune Award 2017
Amount: $100,000 USD for Each Award
Deadlines: Register by 11:59PM GMT – Monday, July 31, 2017
Exchange Dates: October 8-10, 2017
Event Location: Savannah, Georgia USA

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Event Category: Competitions/Opportunities at Events

Innovation and Impact Symposium

Jun 14, 2017

Mountain View, CA

The Innovation and Impact Symposium focuses on emerging technologies in mobility, energy and the built environment.

The Innovation and Impact Symposium, formerly the Connected and Charged Symposium, builds on its history since 2011 as Silicon Valley’s premiere forum for connected transportation, mobility and electrification. Join the region’s leaders from the startup, corporate, public and research communities to examine what it takes to integrate and implement solutions for maximum impact. 

Starting this year, the scope of this forum is expanding to recognize the convergence and interdependence of connected and charged mobility with advances in energy and building technologies. This event will be headlined by several plenaries with notable speakers. The remaining agenda will follow three tracks: Mobility, Energy and The Built Environment. Each track will have three breakout sessions throughout the day. Exhibitor booths will also be featured along the general floor space.

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Event Categories: Conferences, Showcases

EV Roadmap

Jun 20 to Jun 21, 2017

Portland, OR

Explore the future of electric and connected mobility at EVRM10!

Widespread electric vehicle adoption requires a supportive ecosystem of stakeholders, from utilities and local governments to vehicle OEMs, charging providers, interest groups, and drivers. The EV Roadmap Conference brings all of these stakeholders together in a highly interactive format to explore emerging trends, share best practices, and map the road ahead.

The Electrify America team will use EV Roadmap 10 as a platform for sharing their plan with the electric vehicle industry. Through Electrify America, the Volkswagen Group of America will invest $2 billion over the next 10 years in Zero Emission Vehicle infrastructure, awareness and other measures all aimed at improving ZEV adoption.

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Event Category: Conferences

VERGE Hawaii

Jun 20 to Jun 22, 2017

Honolulu, HI

Join 900+ clean energy leaders at VERGE Hawaii to explore groundbreaking clean energy policies, models, technologies and infrastructure to accelerate the clean energy future in Hawaii and worldwide.

In partnership with the Hawaii State Energy Office, the event will spur the immediate actions needed to deliver on Hawaii’s mandate to reach 100% renewable energy in the electricity sector by 2045 while paving the way for other regions to follow. Join us and save 10% with code VH17OB.

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Event Categories: Conferences, Competitions/Opportunities at Events

CleanTech Showcase

Jun 26, 2017

Seattle, WA

CleanTech Innovation Showcase is the premier one-day event to experience the latest cleantech innovations, ideas and initiatives.

  • Network with 500+ cleantech industry leaders, investors, policymakers and media from across the U.S., Canada and beyond.
  • See the next-generation of clean technologies from 24 featured presenting companies.
  • Tour the CleanTech Innovation Expo featuring international pavilions, company exhibits, technology demonstrations, research posters and more.
  • Visit the Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator startup pavilion.
  • Learn from renowned keynote speakers and panelists.
Event Categories: Conferences, Competitions/Opportunities at Events, Showcases

InfoAg

Jul 25 to Jul 27, 2017

St. Louis, MO

InfoAg is designed for people who apply information and technology to the work of agriculture production.

InfoAg is the premier conference on the practical application of precision agriculture. It features an educational program that includes plenary and breakout sessions along with an extensive exhibit hall of leading vendors of precision agriculture, hardware, software, and services. 

The educational program is perfect for learning new perspectives about how to put technology to work in the field and discussing more about new products and services. No matter your point of view, you are bound to gain something new that will help you with your use of precision agriculture. 

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Event Categories: Conferences, Showcases, Workshops, Trainings & Lectures

Ocean Renewable Energy Conference

Sep 13 to Sep 14, 2017

Portland, OR

Join community leaders, developers, utilities, state and federal regulators and guests from around the world who are working together to create a national – and international – model for ocean energy development.

Building a new industry is hard work. It takes vision, creativity and staying the course. The Ocean Renewable Energy Conference is the gathering place for world leaders deeply committed to moving this industry forward. This year the conference will focus on assessing where the industry is today and what it will take to go the distance. 

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Event Category: Conferences

Built Up Festival

Sep 28 to Sep 30, 2017

Portland, OR

The things we make sustain and support who we are. Oregon is a world class leader in consumer products, and it’s time to own that message and voice.

Oregonians are crafters, innovators, and collaborators. We look to redefine product categories and lead in ways that stay true to the statewide communities from which they come. We are proud of what we create, and sometimes aggressively humble in how we promote them. 

The Built Up Festival will celebrate the makers, brands and regions that create Oregon's tapestry. The aim is to bring together companies from across a variety of  industries throughout the state for inspired and innovative programming, events, collaboration, industry resources, music & art, and — most importantly — the ability to connect. 

The goal of the event is to lay the foundation for a yearly World’s Fair type event upon which to build a modern day Lewis & Clark Exposition — one that encourages thought exchange, highlights Oregon’s competitive advantage, and establishes relationships that last for years to come.

The Built Up Festival will highlight consumer innovation through  exhibits, intimate intellectual environments, open-air performances, site-specific brand activations, tasting opportunities and collaborative presentations. Just as important, a marketplace will feature Oregon's diverse and inclusive consumer products to potential buyers and capital support.

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Event Categories: Conferences, Showcases