Upcoming Webinar: Nurturing Clean Tech and its Benefits in Your Community – August 16
International Economic Development Council
Nurturing Clean Tech and its Benefits in Your Community
DATE: Thursday, August 16
TIME: 2:30 - 4:00 pm EST
PRICE: $85 for IEDC members, $125 for Non-members
QUESTIONS? Please contact [email protected]
Clean Tech is more than just a green industry, it's a way of doing business by using resources efficiently. A fast-growing roster of existing companies and entrepreneurial ventures are profiting from clean technology's efficiency, financial savings, and environmental benefits, while adding new jobs too. Smart communities, large and small, are helping local businesses incorporate clean technology in their processes or assisting them with the development of new clean tech products and services. From using renewable bamboo in building products to designing energy-efficient server farms, clean tech is adding to the bottom line and job growth.
Join IEDC's August 16 webinar to learn how to foster clean tech growth in your community. Your take-aways will be:
• Strategies to support and grow clean tech businesses in your community.
• Understanding of the elements that help create a clean tech ecosystem.
• Knowledge of emerging trends in the clean tech market and the ability to identify the economic sectors and target industries most suitable to their communities.
• How to access clean tech funding sources.
William (Bill) Wescott, Ph.D
VP of Innovation
Americas for Veolia Environment
Bill is an internationally recognized sustainability expert with extensive experience in environmental control technologies, information/communication technologies, climate change, and new venture development. He has worked with startups, corporations, and investors to create new clean tech ventures and assess clean tech opportunities. At Veolia Bill works with the worldwide research and innovation group as well as all four of Veolia's business divisions to source clean technology innovation through strategic initiatives such as the Veolia Innovation Accelerator. He is particularly passionate about creating sustainable cities, and has worked with local and regional governments around the world to this end.
Director of Business Development
Clean Edge, Inc.
Bryce heads the business strategy, sales, and marketing efforts at Clean Edge. He is often the first line of contact with customers and the market, and is responsible for the firm's subscription services, sponsorship reports, and advisory services. Prior to Clean Edge, he was the Vice President of Business Development for the Software Association of Oregon where he spearheaded many initiatives supporting the software and technology industry, including serving as the founder of the Clean Technology Alliance. Bryce is also a founder and current board member of non-profit Smart Grid Oregon.
Posted August 6, 2012