Thursday, February 28, 2013; 7:15 a.m.
Location: Wishcamper Center, USM Portland Campus, 34 Bedford Street, Portland, Maine
Contact: Jeff Marks; 207-956-1970
What is “Clean Tech” and its economic impact? E2Tech is reaching out to Maine’s energy and environmental technology community to assess the sector’s value to the Maine economy and to help develop an action-oriented strategic plan to fuel economic development and generate sustainable jobs in the State.
In partnership with the Maine Technology Institute, Cleantech Open will launch at the forum a new Maine partnership to find, fund and foster cleantech entrepreneurs and start-ups and support them through mentorship, entrepreneurship education, as well as financing and visibility opportunities. Cleantech Open is the world’s oldest and largest accelerator program for cleantech startups.
Also, leaders of Maine’s Clean Tech community will report on a project to help connect businesses across Maine and New England and accelerate their growth. Panelists will include:
- Catherine Renault, Innovation Policyworks
- Todd Gabe & Caroline Noblet, University of Maine School of Economics
- Representative of the Cleantech Open
Register at www.e2tech.org