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CleanTECH San Diego is a new non-profit membership organization formed to accelerate San Diego as a world leader in the clean technology economy. We are a catalyst that serves as the hub for a diverse group of stakeholders to advance a common agenda.
Our mission is to stimulate innovation and advance the adoption of clean technologies and sustainable industry practices for the economic, environmental and social benefit of the greater San Diego region. We accomplish this through a series of programs including education and outreach, policy advocacy and leadership opportunities. Our membership includes business and financial leaders, academic and research institutes, and government and non-profit organizations.
Attributes Certain unique attributes enable CleanTECH San Diego to focus on this sector in ways that others cannot. First, we have a diverse membership that includes business and financial leaders, energy companies, academic and research institutes and government and non-profit organizations, enabling us to serve as a hub among disparate interests. Second, the Board and professional staff have a broad and deep reach into the energy, technology, policy and finance sectors. Third, the organization is designed to build on the region's world leading position in the life sciences and materials industries and leverage crossovers to clean technology. Finally, CleanTECH San Diego embodies a culture of collaboration that is critical to advancing complex issues.
StrategyBrand: Establish San Diego as a world destination for all things clean tech. Attract green jobs, green talent and green money to the region while exporting our green products throughout the world.
Policy: Work with regional, state and federal policy makers to adopt rules supporting clean technology innovation and commercialization. Focus on products, services and solutions that are particularly effective in the American Southwest.
Innovation: Work to bring clean technology research efforts to the region; coordinate with established research facilities to identify both synergies and gaps.
Capital: Bring additional private capital, both strategic and financial to the region. Position San Diego as a major source of quality deal flow among green investors.
Connective Tissue: Serve as a hub for the many but disparate stakeholders in the clean energy community.ProgramsEducation and Outreach: Host a speaker's bureau to bring clean technology thought leaders and market movers to San Diego. Convene a series of meetings with relevant stakeholders to advance specific solutions to defined challenges in the clean technology sector including: energy efficiency, renewable energy and water quality and availability.
Policy and Advocacy: Create working groups to translate major policy initiatives to tangible value; take policy positions on select mission critical issues including but not limited to: federal investment tax credit, patent legislation, state and local climate change initiatives and funding for research, development and demonstration projects.
Leadership Opportunities: Collaborate with other clean technology groups around critical issues and opportunities affecting the San Diego environment and the economy. Work with local governments, economic development groups and environmental groups on a Regional Sustainability Initiative, work to attract high quality green jobs to the region, bring together disparate groups to support major opportunities and address major challenges affecting the region.
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