Tech calendar update: The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster’s annual meeting will highlight global cities’ efforts to battle climate change. Plus: A roundup of other upcoming events.

Cleantech cluster

The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC) annual meeting on Sept. 7 features Simon Hansen, Director of Regions, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group(C40).

The cleantech cluster has attracted more than $1.3B in cleantech investment and created nearly 11,000 jobs since 2009. This year’s Annual Meeting marks the 4th anniversary for RTCC and will highlight accomplishments over the past year and new initiatives for the organization to accelerate innovation and growth for the region’s 350+ cleantech companies over the next 2 years.

International connectivity is a key benefit of RTCC, which is the only US-based cluster member of theInternational Cleantech Network (ICN). In 2015, as a result of an introduction by RTCC, global research leader RTI International  joined the City Solutions Platform, a joint initiative between the Danish cleantech cluster CLEAN, and the International Cleantech Network (ICN) as a way to support early engagement between cities and industry to accelerate deployment of climate solutions through facilitated co-creation of activities.

C40 was established by the Mayor Ken Livingston of London 10 years ago to provide a framework for cities, led by mayors from 40 cities, to identify their climate change challenges, exchange best practices and create solutions. Working across multiple sector and issues, C40 convenes networks that provide a range of services to help cities replicate, improve and accelerate climate action. C40 has 17 networks organized under 6 initiative areas covering the mitigation, adaptation, and sustainability of highest priority to C40 cities and with the potential for greatest climate impact.  

Today, C40 is an initiative of 86 global megacities. Hansen will share best practices, case studies from their work on climate change as well as the potential to engage with the private sector. Specific outcomes of city-city exchange include increased building energy efficiency in London, smart roofs in Washington, D.C., and the C40 Clean Bus Declaration to support city ambitions to decarbonize urban mass transport.

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  • Hopscotch Design Festival

September 8-9 in Downtown Raleigh

A gathering of designers, thinkers, makers, and storytellers who are shaping what’s next right now.

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  • Hopscotch Music Festival

September 8th-10th in Downtown Raleigh

With 120 bands over 3 days, Hopscotch is known for adventurous lineups, memorable performances, and a fan-friendly atmosphere.

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  • Other September events

– Goodbookey: Football Season Kickoff Party – Thursday, September 8th at 8:00pm at Carolina Ale House
– 9/11 Weekend of Service – September 9th-11th at Various Locations
– Beericana 2016: Craft Beer + Music Festival – Saturday, September 10th at Sugg Farm Park
– Raleigh Food Corridor: Second Saturday – September 10th all day in Downtown Raleigh
– Tech Talent South Course Kickoff: Code Immersion – Starts September 12th
– ProductCampRTP: Fall Unconference – Tuesday, September 13th at 5:30pm at The Frontier
– CED Tech Venture Conference 2016 – September 13th-14th at Raleigh Convention Center
– Health 2.0: FHIR – All Your Questions Answered – Wednesday, September 14th at 6:00pm at Little Green Software
– Entrepalooza: Entrepreneurship & Innovation Festival – Thursday, September 15th at 5:00pm at The Oval
– FastTrack: Finance for Non-Finance Managers – Friday, September 16th at 8:30am at Hunt Library
– NCDevCon 2016: NC’s Premier Web Conference – September 17th-18th at Hunt Library
– Exit Event: The Startup Social – Monday, September 19th at 6:00pm at CAM Raleigh
– The Big Launch Challenge LIVE – Tuesday, September 20th at RTP HQ
– RIoT XII: Autonomous Vehicles – Tuesday, September 20th at 6:00pm at Renaissance Center
– City Camp NC 2016 – September 22nd-24th at Nash Hall
– Positioning for Tech Startups – Wednesday, September 21st at 6:00pm at The Nest
– The Muster RDU by Bunker Labs – Thursday, September 22nd, 8:00am to 7:00pm at MetLife Techonology Campus
– Show me the money: Fundraising 101 – Thursday, September 22nd at 8:00am at Hutch Law
– Startup Grind hosts Jeff Hoffman ( Event) – Thursday, September 22nd at 6:00pm at TBA
– FastTrack: Design Thinking & Experience Innovation – Friday, September 23rd at 8:30am at Hunt Library
– FastTrack: Managing Across 5 Generations – Monday, September 26th at 8:30am at RTP HQ
– WRAL TechWire Executive Exchange: The Future of Mobile Health – Tuesday, September 27th at 7:30am at City Club Raleigh
– Triangle Tech Breakfast – Thursday, September 29th at 8:00am at RTP HQ
– FastTrack: Delegation & Empowerment – Friday, September 30th at 8:30am at RTP HQ

  • October & beyond events

– Women in Tech Summit 2016 – Saturday, October 1st at The Frontier
– FastTrack: Eliminating Accountability Killers – Wednesday, October 5th at 8:30am at TBA
– College Night at American Underground – Wednesday, October 5th at 5:00pm at AU @Main
– Raleigh Food Corridor: Second Saturday – October 8th all day in Downtown Raleigh
– DisruptHR – Tuesday, October 11th at 6:30pm at Nest Raleigh
– Come Tech Out: The Triangle Job Fair – Thursday, October 13th, 8:30am to 1:00pm at McKimmon Center
– Triangle Tech Breakfast – Thursday, October 20th at 8:00am at Hunt Library
– FastTrack: Strategy Matters at Any Level – Friday, October 21st at 8:30am at Hunt Library
– All Things Open 2016 – October 26th-27th at Raleigh Convention Center
RIoT Demo Night @ All Things Open – Wednesday, October 27th at Raleigh Convention Center
– Startup Grind hosts Paul Martino (Bullpen Capital) – Thursday, October 27th at 6:00pm at TBA
– FastTrack: Leading Global Virtual Teams – Friday, October 28th at 8:30am at RTP HQ
– FastTrack: Influencing Without Authority – Wednesday, November 2nd at 8:30am at Hunt Library
– FastTrack: Critical Thinking – Moving From Hindsight to Foresight – Wednesday, November 9th at 8:30am at Hunt Library
– NC Tech Awards Gala – Thursday, November 10th at 5:30pm at Raleigh Convention Center
– Raleigh Food Corridor: Second Saturday – November 12th, all day in Downtown Raleigh
– NC Datapalooza 2016 – Monday, November 14th at TBD
– Internet Summit 2016 – November 16th-17th at Raleigh Convention Center
– FastTrack: Supply Chain Immersion – Wednesday, November 16th at 8:30am at RTP HQ
– FastTrack: Leading Matrix Teams – Friday, November 16th at 8:30am at RTP HQ
– Triangle Tech Breakfast – Thursday, November 17th, at 8:00am at RTP HQ
– FastTrack: Taming Toxic Leadership – Wednesday, November 30th at 8:30am at Hunt Library
– FastTrack: Managing Change Effectively – Friday, December 2nd at 8:30am at Hunt Library
– FastTrack: Strategic Risk Management for Functional Managers – Wednesday, December 7th at 8:30am at TBA
– FastTrack: Exploring Cradle to Cradle Innovation for the Business Manager – Friday, December 9th at 8:30am at TBA

Recurring Startup Events (join these meetups for regular updates):

  • 1 Million Cups:
  • Agile RTP:
  • ACM Raleigh: (New Group)
  • Apache Apex (Native Hadoop)- Raleigh Chapter: (New Group)
  • AWS Raleigh: (New Group)
  • Big Data Developers:
  • BMES RTP Industry Chapter: (New Group)
  • GirlDevelopIt RDU:
  • Hackster IoT Meetup – Raleigh: (New Group)
  • Health 2.0 NC Triangle:
  • Intent – A UI/UX Design Meetup:
  • Internet Marketing Mastermind Group:
  • Lean Startup Circle RTP:
  • NC’s Regional Internet of Things:
  • NC Tech4Good:
  • NC Triangle Android Meetup:
  • NC Triangle Crowdfunders Meetup:
  • North Carolina Startup: Idea to IPO:
  • Project Falcon – Sharing Web Development Approaches: (New Group)
  • PyData Triangle: (New Group)
  • Raleigh Building Agile Clouds w/ Open Stack:
  • Raleigh-Durham Web Design Meetup:
  • Raleigh DevOps Networking Meetup:
  • Raleigh/Durham PowerBI User Group: (New Group)
  • Raleigh Epic Mastermind Meetup:
  • Raleigh Independent Game Developers:
  • Raleigh Popup Coworking Group:
  • Raleigh Software Development Meetup:
  • Raleigh Solopreneur Lunch Meetup:
  • Refresh the Triangle:
  • Research Triangle Analysts:
  • Research Triangle EdTech Meetup:
  • RTP 180:
  • RTP New Tech:
  • RTP AI-Machine Learning Meetup:
  • Stacked! Building Better Developers:
  • Stacki Durham: (New Group)
  • SW Wake Small Business Owners Meetup: (New Group)
  • Tech Talent South:
  • The Nest: (New Group)
  • Triangle AAUGA:
  • Triangle Area Mesos User Group: (New Group)
  • Triangle Bitcoin Meetup:
  • Triangle Bluemix (IBM) Meetup Group:
  • Triangle Code for America:
  • Triangle Cocoa: Mac & iOS Development Meetups:
  • Triangle Clojure Users Group:
  • Triangle DevOps:
  • Triangle Drupal Users Group:
  • Triangle Ember:
  • Triangle Hadoop Users Group:
  • Triangle iMeetup: (New Group)
  • Triangle JavaScript:
  • Triangle Kubernetes Meetup: (New Group)
  • Triangle Lisp & Scheme:
  • Triangle MongoDB User Group:
  • Triangle Marketing Club:
  • Triangle .NET User Group:
  • Triangle Open Stack Meetup:
  • Triangle PHP:
  • Triangle Ruby Brigade:
  • Triangle SQL Server Users Group:
  • Triangle Tech Breakfast:
  • Triangle UXPA Meetup:
  • Triangle Venture Hacked – Get Funded: (New Group)
  • Triangle Zoho User Group: (New Group)
  • TriPython Meetup:

(Note: Thanks to Innovate Raleigh for providing most calendar events and listings.)