Accelerating cleantech innovation and deployment along the Research Triangle - Charlotte corridor.


cleantech: technology that reduces energy consumption while generating financial returns for customers and investors


About the Corridor

The project will create a ‘cleantech corridor’ between the Research Triangle Park and Charlotte, leveraging the assets of both regions to fuel innovation and North Carolina’s clean energy economy.

- $1.5m project funded by federal and industry support
- Facilitated by Joules Accelerator & Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster
- 3 focus areas: the Cleantech Catalyst accelerator, the Corridor Committee, and Ecosystem Events

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Corridor Assets

- Globally-recognized cluster of cleantech companies, with strengths in smart grid, water, transportation, data analytics, IoT, smart cities, and more

- World-class academic and research institutions

- Business-friendly environment

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Corridor Partners

Meet the 100+ stakeholders from government, industry, academia, nonprofit agencies, and more - all actively engaged in the Corridor.

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Corridor Impact



Dollars committed

The Corridor is jointly funded from a federal grant and cleantech industry leaders in North Carolina.


partners engaged

Active stakeholders include representatives from local/regional/state government, cleantech industry (both established and entrepreneurial), academic and research institutions, and nonprofit agencies.


North Carolina Residents Impacted

The Cleantech Corridor includes a wide range of communities - small and large, urban and rural - to drive cleantech benefits to our residents.


December 2018

“Bringing together the country’s largest electric utility, the Triangle’s cleantech companies, and municipalities will have tremendous benefits for North Carolina. Our communities will be able to access advanced technologies in a way that hasn’t existed before.”

Susan Sanford, RESEARCH Triangle CLEANTECH Cluster