About the Forum

Cleantech Forum North America will be in San Diego on January 22-24, 2024.

After two successful decades as Cleantech Forum San Francisco, we have changed the name of our flagship Forum to better reflect what this Forum has become established as – namely, the annual opportunity for all of the North American innovation ecosystem to get together.

Our theme, From commitments to actions: the sprint to net zero is on will inspire a research-led agenda where experts discuss the big ideas with the power to deliver a cleaner, cooler world.

Why Register?

If you’re as ready for the excitement and energy of an in-person forum as we are, join us in San Diego:

  • Connect face-to-face and find new opportunities within the North American ecosystem and beyond. Expect quality, in-person deal-making.
  • Meet leading innovators including companies in the 2023 Global Cleantech 100.
  • Gain insight into trends and innovations powering a cleaner, cooler world.
  • Numbers will be limited to 400 participants.

Who Participates

The Forum connects the latest generation of start-ups with investors and corporates looking for new partners. From co-investors to GPs and LPs, you’ll meet the partners who can take you in new and exciting directions. We will cap registration at 400 participants.

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Global Cleantech 100

Every year, we unveil a new edition of the Global Cleantech 100 a list of the innovative companies ready to take us from commitment to action in our global struggle to reach net zero. In the report you’ll find the most promising ideas in cleantech – the ones best positioned to help us build a more digitized, de-carbonized and resource-efficient industrial future.

The 2023 Global Cleantech 100 will be released in January 2023. Attendees of the Cleantech Forum North America will have the opportunity to connect with many of the companies on the list at the event.


If you have any questions about Cleantech Forum North America, please feel free to contact us at forums@cleantech.com.


What Do Entrepreneurs Get at a Forum?

Join us in San Diego on 22-24 January and get your start-up or scale-up in front of investors, corporates and other entrepreneurs who can help you take the next step. Whether you want investment, advice or there’s a technology gap you need to fill, you’ll meet the right people.

The application for Innovation Showcases is currently closed. Innovation Showcases will be scheduled in the coming days and added to the agenda tab. We hope you join us onsite to see all of the exciting company pitches.

Benefits of Participating

Register for the Cleantech Forum North America today and join us to: 

  • Increase your company’s profile by becoming a participant in the Innovation Showcase. 
  • Gain access to leaders in the field and be introduced to relevant investors/corporates. 
  • Expand your reach and highlight what your company can do in the virtual exhibition hall. 
  • Meet like-minded colleagues, including many from the Global Cleantech 100, a list of innovative companies with the dedication, technologies and business models that make it possible to fight the climate crisis. 
  • Learn from experts, other innovators, as well as investors, over three days as speakers discuss trends shaping the future of sustainable innovation. 

Investors and Corporates

What Do Investors and Corporates Get at a Forum?

Join us in San Diego on 22-24 January to build your network of cleantech leaders and top entrepreneurs. You can take advantage of a research-led agenda that includes presentations from investable companies and experts in the trends shaping the future of sustainable innovation.

The speaker application is now closed. Thanks for your interest in speaking at our event. We had an overwhelming response and will not be able to place all applicants on the agenda. If you have not yet heard from us about your application, we won’t be able to proceed with your application.

Benefits of Participating

Register for Cleantech Forum Europe today to: 

  • Maximize your opportunities of finding future partnerswe even help you by making introductions.  
  • Hear from top innovators poised to transform the region in the Innovation Showcase and attend the general sessions to learn from sustainable innovation leaders. 
  • Meet many of the companies from the Global Cleantech 100, a list of innovative companies with the dedication, technologies and business models that make it possible to fight the climate crisis.
  • Build your network, create moments that matter, and connect with colleagues in-person, and on the mobile app.  


A Note on Health and Safety

With rising COVID cases this winter, we highly recommend all participants test at home before traveling. If you are feeling generally unwell, we ask that you do not attend the Forum. Cleantech Group and the Westin are following all CDC, state, and local guidelines and we continue to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.



Sponsorship Increases Your Visibility

Our sponsors and partners benefit from increased visibility and global networking opportunities. Every sponsorship package is bespoke to make the most of your organization’s goals.

Interested in sponsoring this event? Please contact us at forums@cleantech.com to discuss opportunities.