Thank you for joining us for a sold out Cleantech Forum North America!

We will see you next year, January 27-29, 2025 in San Diego! Registration to open in late spring.

Please email forums@cleantech.com with questions or if you wish to be added to the waitlist.

Look forward to three days of high-quality meetings and deal-making. Learn from our analysts, and each other, about trends and innovation driving the eco-system forward. Our host city has changed, but participants can expect the same amazing opportunities — investors, corporates and innovators finding new partners at the Forum year after year.


Why Register?

The Forum is a great opportunity to connect and learn from the world’s leading authority on cleantech innovation.

  • Limitless opportunities over three days to make connections, build your business and meet the right leaders in the sustainable innovation ecosystem — from start-ups, scale-ups, investors, corporates, government and more.
  • Connect face-to-face with influencers in the North American ecosystem and beyond. Expect quality, in-person deal-making.
  • Meet leading innovators including companies from the 2024 Global Cleantech 100 (to be released in January 2024).
  • Gain insight into the trends and innovations powering a cleaner, cooler world.

Who Participates

Cleantech Forum North America 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 partners who can take you in new and exciting directions. Registration will be capped at 600 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 2024 Global Cleantech 100 was just released. Attendees of the Cleantech Forum North America will have the opportunity to connect with many of the companies on the newly released 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 closed.

Benefits of Participating

When you register for Cleantech Forum North America you will:

  • 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 2024 Global Cleantech 100, a list of innovative companies with the dedication, technologies and business models that make it possible to fight the climate crisis. 
  • Increase your company’s profile by applying to participate in an Innovation Showcase. 
  • 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 form is now closed for nominations and general applications. We appreciate your interest in speaking at our event. We typically receive a fair amount of responses and will not be able to place all applicants on the agenda. We will only contact you if you have been chosen to speak at the event.

Who Will I Meet?

Cleantech Forum North America is the best event to meet innovative and exciting start-ups and find future investments.

Start-ups and scale-ups of all sizes and in different phases of fundraising attend the Forum looking for partners who can take them to the next level.

Benefits of Participating

Register for Cleantech Forum North America today to: 

  • Maximize your opportunities of finding future partnerswe even help you by making introductions.  
  • Hear from top innovators poised to transform the world in our Innovation Showcases and attend the general sessions to learn from sustainable innovation leaders. 
  • Meet many of the companies from the 2024 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.  


January 22, 2024

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  • Registration and Help Desk

    Registration desk will open early for those attending the Executive Summit and Innovator Coaching Session. Participants can come by all afternoon to pick up their badge and ask questions.

  • Executive Summit: The Pivotal Role of the Built Environment (An Invite-Only Event)

    Registration is currently closed for this event as it has reached capacity. 

    Cleantech Group and JP Morgan will co-host this Executive Summit on innovation for built environment sustainability. Globally, it is estimated that buildings and construction account for 39% of energy and process-related CO2 emissions, with additional environmental costs from waste and resource use. New technologies for built environment sustainability are now spanning beyond heating and cooling to comprehensive energy management, sustainable construction materials, and technologies to cut waste out of construction.

    This Executive Summit will feature presentations from subject matter experts from Cleantech Group and JP Morgan, as well as key actors in San Diego’s built environment sustainability push. This will be an interactive discussion with high degrees of engagement, including collaborative brainstorming sessions.

    Participation is invite-only and there are limited seats available.

    Co-hosted by: JP Morgan

  • Innovator Coaching Session (Pre-Registration Required)

    Registration is currently closed for this event as it has reached capacity. 

    Calling all start-ups! Join us for a three-part coaching session where expert coaches dive deep into business related topics and share their wisdom and advice for growing young companies. Topics to be covered:

    • Powering Your Sales with the Magic of PR. The success of any start-up surrounds the ABC mantra of “always be closing” – especially in an industry faced with the ebb and flow of economic headwinds. Media attention, news articles and general business new can all results in new customers. Join former award-winning NPR environmental science reporter and founder and CEO of the award-winning Technica Communications, Lisa Ann Pinkerton, as she shares how to use PR tools to bolster the sales funnel and tips for sketching out a news announcement strategy and timeline specifically for your company.
    • Unleashing the Power of Data in Hiring for Business Growth and Investor Confidence. The underpinnings of moving fast, hiring smart, and building a talent team that can scale your business is a data driven recruiting process to keep up with the industry. In this session, Sea Change and its partners will share how a data driven solution delivers the visibility investors need to do due diligence across their hiring strategy, benchmark against the industry or a set of peers, diagnose their current hiring plan, and manage execution risk pre-hire. You’ll walk away with insights into current industry dynamics, how you should think about building a comprehensive hiring plan, and strategies to attract, hire, and retain top talent.
    • Show me the Money – Terms Sheets that Integrate Impact. Impact is generally defined as seeking both financial returns and positive influence on achieving environmental, social or similar goals. However, impact faces unique challenges, as investors, companies, and organizations determine how to embed social and environmental missions into governing documents, investments, and business strategies. Shai Kalansky, Partner, Morrison Foerster, will give an overview on common provisions in venture capital term sheets, and the best strategies to ensure impact for start-ups.

    Co-hosted by: Morrison Foerster LLP and Sea Change Advisors

  • Plenary Session
    Welcome to the 2024 Cleantech North America: The Official Opening

    During the opening session, we will provide an introduction to the 2024 Global Cleantech 100 (released on 11 January) and celebrate the achievements of those with us.

  • Plenary Session
    Let's Meet the 2024 Global Cleantech 100 companies. Who Are They, What Do They Represent?

    During the Forum’s opening session, we will share a few insights from the 2024 Global Cleantech 100, and introduce you, via rapid-fire introductions, to all the 2024 Global Cleantech 100 companies in attendance. In addition, to help set an upbeat and celebratory tone to our kick-off evening, we will also be hearing five company stories in greater depth, starting with the induction of two companies into the Hall of Fame. The CEO’s are here to share some reflections on their journeys to date and more, what lies ahead.

    Co-hosted by: Chubb

  • Plenary Session
    The 2024 Global Cleantech 100 Companies of the Year

    In the final segment, we will announce – and hear from – our Asia Pacific, Europe & Israel, and North American Global Cleantech 100 Companies of the Year.

    Co-hosted by: Chubb

  • Networking Session
    Cleantech Forum North America Opening Reception

    Take time to enjoy a drink and light hors d’oeuvres while enjoying the Forum’s new venue and building a connection with other attendees.

    Co-hosted by: Origin Merchant Partners

  • Dinners

    Cleantech Group will host a small invite-only dinner for the Global Cleantech 100 companies with us and the investors and corporations who provided inputs into the process, as Global Cleantech 100 expert panelists.

    For all others, this time is left open for you to enjoy San Diego. There is a restaurant option in the resort and many others off-site. Take a look at nearby Bay Park neighborhood, the Pacific Beach boardwalk or head on into the Gaslamp Quarter or Little Italy for great dining options.

January 23, 2024

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  • Registration and Help Desk

    Pick up your badge or stop by with a question.

  • Networking Session
    Continental Breakfast

    Join us for breakfast and coffee to kick-off the day and continue networking with others before the program begins.

  • Breakfast with Canada: Meet Some of the Canadian Company Delegation

    To get us into the spirit of a Cleantech Forum – we’re here to connect, right? – we will quickly introduce you to a few interesting companies over the last part of breakfast. Meet companies from Canada delivering innovation in heating and cooling, packaging, carbon capture, batteries and many other sectors. You will have time over the next two days to meet with them and learn more about their company and solution.

    Co-hosted by: Consulate General of Canada and Export Development Canada

  • Plenary Session
    What's in Store for '24 – and Beyond? Perspectives From the Investor World

    Cleantech Group will provide its customary tour of the innovation ecosystem, highlighting the key innovation topics and investment trends, as well as some of the key players and gaps to pay attention to in the year(s) ahead. Our observations and perspectives of what’s in store for ’24 will then be added to, complemented by, perhaps even challenged by, some guest investors, speaking from their different vantage points. Along the way, we will also hear some “get set for 2024” perspectives from Breakthrough Energy – a flavor of their thoughts and plans for the year ahead.

  • Networking Session
    Networking Break

    Coffee, snacks and networking, also a great time to schedule a few meetings.

    Co-hosted by: Berkner Group

  • Panel Session
    Sustainability in Critical Materials

    Critical materials are the building blocks of the low carbon economy, but bottlenecks in the supply chain and high demand are causing unstable pricing and a looming supply crisis. North America is leading in critical material supply chain innovation from exploration and mining to battery manufacturing and recycling, The U.S. has made big moves to onshore value with the Inflation Reduction Act. Canada is looking to further exploit its abundant domestic critical materials whilst maintaining its position as a world leader in ESG mining standards. This panel will bring together organizations, investors, and innovators across the critical material supply chain to showcase how technologies are improving critical materials supply—sustainably.

  • Showcase Session
    Innovation Showcase: Meet some of the 2024 Global Cleantech 100's Rising Stars

    Four companies on the 2024 Global Cleantech 100 list for the first time will inspire us with their innovation, their vision, and the impact they can make in the next five to ten years. The 15th annual edition of the Global Cleantech 100 has just been released.

  • Workshop Session
    Workshop: Power Players: An Electrifying Game of Supply & Demand

    Join us for an interactive game and use your wheeling and dealing skills to get a better understanding of the challenges in California’s electricity market. You will either play as a power generator or a utility that needs power to serve its customers, simulating the real-world challenges faced by these stakeholders in the energy market.

    Co-hosted by: San Diego Community Power

  • Interactive Briefing
    Interactive Briefing: Green Steel: Can Innovation Address the Green Premium?

    Transitioning to low carbon steel production has become a critical imperative for the industry. Green Steel holds significant importance globally and is gaining traction in North America where customer pressure and policy actions are creating favorable conditions. This briefing will explore the latest innovations, challenges, and opportunities in low carbon steel production.

  • Panel Session
    Hydrogen Technologies Across the Value Chain

    This panel will feature infrastructure, technologies, and opportunities that source and deliver hydrogen across the entire value chain, beyond traditional green or blue hydrogen.

    Co-hosted by: TD Securities

  • Interactive Briefing
    Interactive Briefing: Sustainable Aviation Fuels: The Future of eJet

    eJet, or the branch of sustainable aviation fuels utilizing renewable electricity and captured carbon dioxide, provides near carbon neutral jet fuel. After decades of research and millions of dollars invested, the technical challenges of decarbonizing aviation fuel have been replaced by optimism and structured plans for production. This briefing will explore how aviation fuel producers intend to scale sustainable aviation fuel and eJet with a particular eye on issues of renewable electricity, direct air carbon capture, blending quotas, electrolyzers, and government policy.

  • Workshop Session
    Workshop: Hardtech is Hard, Scaling is Even Harder

    Navigating the challenges of hardtech is a formidable task, and scaling adds another layer of complexity. Join us for a compelling workshop that highlights innovators creating solutions to accelerate the scale-up clean energy technologies. The workshop features clean hydrogen entrepreneurs and introduces a new asset financing alternative for hardtech projects beyond the pilot or demonstration phase. Don’t miss this insightful discussion at the forefront of clean technology advancement.

    Co-hosted by: Southern California Gas

  • Workshop Session
    Workshop: Powering the Future: Reimagining Centralized and Distributed Energy Systems for a Net-Zero Economy

    Energy is a critical resource, but a dirty one. Energy production and use are currently the dominant contributors to climate change, accounting for 78% of total global GHG emissions. Yet we all rely on power in our lives and our work. As the need for a net zero economy becomes more urgent, securing sustainable and reliable sources of energy production and systems of distribution is greater than ever. Join us to explore the exciting solutions transforming energy systems across the globe.

    Co-hosted by: Foresight Canada

  • Networking Session

    As a part of our sustainability efforts, we serve a plant-based menu at all forum meals to help reduce our environmental footprint while highlighting local produce and in season products.

  • Workshop Session
    Workshop: Recent Trends in Venture Capital Terms & Conditions

    The financing landscape has changed dramatically from the SPAC-hyped COVID years to a more sober recession-fearing environment. With that, the power has shifted a bit from the founder-friendly sellers’ market to the more cautious buyers’ market. Financing terms and conditions have changed as the parties adapt to the new normal. However, there is still a lot of money out there, so VC’s are still competing in some situations. This workshop will offer a conversation amongst U.S. investors and counsel on the latest trends in venture capital terms and conditions. Participant will walk away with a better understanding of how both start-ups and investors are adapting to this changing financing environment.

    Co-hosted by: Emerald

  • Panel Session
    Shaping a Highly Effective Board of Directors

    Are you currently building your board of directors or thinking about joining one? The board of directors is a critical part of a start-up’s management structure. The board oversees many of the company’s main goals, decisions, and greatly influences the direction of the start-up. This session will explore how board construction and engagement can transform company performance and stakeholder outcomes. Choosing the right people is only one key part of the process, find out what else you need to know!

    Co-hosted by: BMO Impact Investment Fund

  • Showcase Session
    Innovation Showcase: Companies to Watch in the Future of Energy and Power

    Four innovation start-ups will present their company and their solutions in the Energy and Power industry. Two investor reviewers will be on hand to ask some questions and make some comments.

  • Interactive Briefing
    Interactive Briefing: Hydrogen for Heavy-Duty Transport

    Heavy-duty transport is one of the highest emitters in the transportation sector as well as one of the most challenging-to-abate sectors. In California, heavy-duty trucks account for 25% of all on-road emissions. Facing carbon taxes, corporate sustainability targets, and impending decarbonization mandates (such as California´s 2045 zero-emission heavy-duty vehicle mandate), the race to produce cost-effective and fuel-efficient zero-emissions heavy-duty trucks (HDVs) is on. While battery electric vehicles (BEVs) are hitting the roads and seem to have carved out the regional and short-haul trucking sector, innovation in hydrogen-powered HDVs provides unique opportunities to decarbonize long-distance, heavy-duty transport. This briefing will focus on the opportunities and challenges for hydrogen-powered heavy-duty transport, highlighting innovation across the value chain and key technological and market milestones.

  • Workshop Session
    Workshop: New Skills for a New Economy

    Geopolitics, changing consumer expectations and behavior, digitalization, AI, sustainability and environmental policy and investor expectations are a tsunami across the economy, resulting in a global reshaping of energy supply, demand and supporting technologies. Facing these challenges head-on—transitioning to a lower carbon future without compromising the economic welfare of the global community—is a leadership imperative. This imperative requires new leadership skills, capabilities, and mindsets—embracing change, fostering agility and a proactive ‘play to win’ approach over a defensive ‘play-not-to-lose’ approach.
    This interactive workshop will introduce participants to techniques and tools to assess and develop enterprise leadership teams capable of simultaneously performing and transforming their organizations to meet the disruptive challenges ahead.

    Co-hosted by: Korn Ferry

  • Panel Session
    Decarbonization Solutions for Hard-to-Abate Industries

    Hard-to-abate industries such as steel, cement, aviation, petrochemicals, etc., account for over 20% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and face a challenging road to decarbonization. Learn more about the innovative, next-generation technologies and solutions that are being developed to address decarbonization needs for hard-to-abate industries and the importance of industry collaboration to meet the various net-zero commitments.

    Co-hosted by: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America

  • Showcase Session
    Innovation Showcase: Meet Some Promising Materials & Chemicals Companies

    Five innovation start-ups and scale-ups, including three Breakthrough Energy Fellows, will present their company and their solutions. At least one investor reviewer will be on hand to ask some questions and make some comments.

  • Discussion Session
    Discussion: Unlocking Scale for Direct Air Capture with Lessons from Solar: Fireside Chat with the Former CEO of Enphase

    Despite global ambitions for serious action on climate change, actual emissions reductions have lagged far behind goals. As the gap between our objectives and reality widens, negative emissions technologies are increasingly poised to play a vital, stabilizing role.  Direct Air Capture (DAC) has emerged as a critical resource, but its pathway to scale is in question. What can solar teach us about how to unlock growth to the 1 gigaton of removal capacity the IEA projects we need? Please join us for a fireside chat about how to shape the next stage of this important industry.

    Co-hosted by: Acario (The Tokyo Gas Group)

  • Interactive Briefing
    Interactive Briefing: Catalyzing Innovation in Low-Carbon Hydrogen Production

    To effectively decarbonize our planet, low-carbon hydrogen is necessary for hard-to-abate sectors such as steelmaking, fertilizer, and chemical industries. Water electrolysis (green hydrogen) underpins many global decarbonization plans and has recently experienced a surge in investment and manufacturing announcements. New technologies in methane pyrolysis (turquoise hydrogen) have potential to support production of low-carbon hydrogen with simplified supply chains and minimal infrastructure requirements.

    Join us as we dive deeper into the innovation that’s bringing low-carbon hydrogen closer to reality.

  • Networking Session
    Networking Break

    Coffee, snacks and networking, also a great time to schedule a few meetings.

    Co-hosted by: Berkner Group

  • Showcase Session
    Innovation Showcase: Meet Innovation Companies Focused on Resources & Environment

    Four innovation start-ups and scale-ups will present their company and their solutions- from  AI and technology to fertilizer to circular plastics. Two investor reviewers will be on hand to ask some questions and make some comments.

  • Panel Session
    Approaches to Accelerate Innovative Hardware Technologies to Drive Deep Decarbonization While Delivering Cost Certainty

    Advanced nuclear holds promise as a solution to provide clean firm power while enabling deep decarbonization. However, bringing to market new hardware technologies of significant scale is no small challenge, especially in an industry known for schedule delays and cost overruns. A new cohort of innovators is striving to deliver carbon-reducing hard tech that is simpler, more affordable, and faster to deploy than the mega-projects of the past. Hear how leaders are embracing novel approaches to move quickly while controlling costs on the path to commercialization, with an inside look at the rapid iterative model that is making Kairos Power a disruptor in the space.

    Co-hosted by: Kairos Power

  • Interactive Briefing
    Interactive Briefing: Direct Lithium Extraction: Unlocking Brine Power

    Direct Lithium Extraction (DLE) is disrupting traditional practices, reducing carbon, time, and costs. The reduction in land and water use coupled with the reduction or elimination of pre and post processing at offsite refineries are all expected to improve lead times and enable localized production. At present, DLE is entering commercial pilot phases with commercial-scale production expected by 2025 from innovators. Join us as we discuss the current innovators in the space, as well as the different opportunities for VCs and smaller investors to engage with DLE.

  • Interactive Briefing
    Interactive Briefing: Innovation in Cathode Manufacturing

    Cathode materials are by far the largest part of lithium-ion battery cost (30-50%+) and a bottleneck to scaling the energy revolution, especially electric vehicle deployment. With most cathode manufacturing concentrated in China, a drive for onshoring of production and policy measures have made scaling manufacturing in North America increasingly attractive. This briefing will explore the latest innovations, challenges, and opportunities in cathode manufacturing including, demand for materials, economic and market implications and technological innovations and pathways.

  • Discussion Session
    Discussion: Seeing Around the Corner: Drawing Tomorrow’s Technology Out of Early-Stage Ecosystems

    With the dual trends of population growth and rapid urbanization, a sustainable economy means more than just resolving today’s issues, it requires chasing a moving target of increasing energy supply to meet demand, constructing thousands more buildings, and feeding a few billion more people. Step-change technologies are required to achieve success in today’s transitions and set up for success for the coming decades. Solutions at their infancy today may be critically important tomorrow and may be coming out of corners of the world not known for producing leaders in innovation.
    This session will explore technology areas that are emerging out of early-stage ecosystems, where they are emerging, and discuss strategies for accelerating these solutions to scale.

  • Interactive Briefing
    Interactive Briefing: The Future of Fusion

    Nuclear fusion has the potential to provide limitless, virtually carbon-free, baseload power and avoids many of the hazards of nuclear fission. Companies have been making significant progress overcoming key technical challenges encouraging further investment into the field, bringing us one step closer to achieving net energy gain in the private sector and reaching commercial scale. In this briefing, we’ll discuss the progress companies in North America have been making and some of the key milestone’s for investors and corporates.

  • Interactive Briefing
    Interactive Briefing: The Next Revolution in Crop Inputs

    During the last century, agrochemicals revolutionized agriculture, allowing us to produce more food than at any other time in human history. However, expansive production and application of these chemicals has also brought negative environmental effects in the form of emissions, air and water pollution, and biodiversity loss. A new wave of innovation is promising to reduce our reliance on chemistries and make farming more sustainable. This briefing will look at biological alternatives to pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides, precision tools to drive efficiencies in chemical usage and decarbonizing fertilizer.

  • Networking Session
    Reception at Garden's by the Bay

    Join us for an open air networking/strolling reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres, a chance to unwind, and a little fun, as we wrap up the day. Meet up with friends, make new connections, strike up a conversation with a colleague you haven’t seen yet and enjoy the amazing backdrop of Mission Bay.

    Co-hosted by: Breakthrough Energy Fellows

January 24, 2024

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  • Registration and Help Desk

    Pick up your badge or stop by with a question.

  • Networking Session
    Continental Breakfast

    Join us for breakfast and coffee to kick-off the day and continue networking with others before the program begins.

  • Meet the New Zealand Company Delegation Over Breakfast

    Join us over breakfast to meet some of New Zealand’s leading cleantech innovators. We will introduce you to several interesting companies and you will hear a bit about their company and solution. If you like what you hear, you can set up a follow up meeting throughout the day.

    You will briefly be introduced to companies from New Zealand providing innovation solutions in concrete, energy and power, waste water, carbon capture, and many other sectors.

    Co-hosted by: Callaghan Innovation

  • Plenary Session
    The 2024 Global Cleantech 100 Graduate of the Year: Power-Efficiency, and the Future of the Semi-Conductors Market

    GaN Systems, with its $830m acquisition by Infineon Semiconductors, is our 2024 Global Cleantech 100 Graduate of the Year. The CFO will mark this moment, commenting on the transaction and their future plans under new ownership, providing us with a sense of the company’s journey and viewpoints on the significant changes underway in the global semiconductor market. Gallium Nitride power semiconductors have the potential to be key enablers and accelerators of the electrification mega-trend. This was Infineon’s strategic motivation.

  • Plenary Session
    What's in Store for '24? (and Beyond). Perspectives on Climate, Policy, and Politics

    Developing the innovative solutions is but a piece in the puzzle. Arguably, on the progress chart, it’s the most encouraging part of the equation, but it will be unable to have the impact needed without policy, corporate strategy and finance aligning and being ready to innovate, with the speed and scale proportionate to the challenge.
    One month on from COP-28, more than a year into the Inflation Reduction Act, we enter 2024 with emissions still rising, in a world experiencing the effects of climate change like never before, and as disunited as it has been in two generations. Our morning guests will help us all assess where we are, as we begin 2024, a year dubbed by the Economist as “the biggest election year in history.” What climate-wise is sustainable politically, in the US and beyond? Where are the pockets of optimism to build on, amid the turbulence and gloom? Can key instruments like the Inflation Reduction Act survive the turbulence? What should cleantech companies and investors be aware of, and doing?

  • Showcase Session
    Innovation Showcase: Meet Some Repeat Global Cleantech 100 Honorees

    Meet five companies who have landed on the 2024 Global Cleantech 100 more than once, and have been recognized as innovators with outstanding technologies, original business models, and bold plans that can enable us to act on the ever-increasing climate and environmental crisis.

  • Workshop Session
    Workshop: Waste Utilization Solution to Achieve the Circular Economy and Decarbonization

    A wide range of measures for resource recycling are being developed and explored to support the realization of a low-carbon society. From the industrial point of view, waste-to-fuel/chemical might come up to people’s minds as main topics for waste utilization.

    However, we need to pursue multiple pathways for the achievement of decarbonization and circular economy, and when it comes to handling the waste, agriculture based solutions should surely be one of the keys, which are proven but yet have huge potential to be developed.

    In this workshop, Idemitsu Americas, the venture arm of the Japanese energy supplier, and Anaconda, a Canadian start-up specializing in rapid fertilizer generation from organic waste, will share more about their partnership, the opportunities, and takeaways from what they have explored together, with additional comments from a broader viewpoint by an experienced lawyer in the venture field.

    Co-hosted by: Idemitsu

  • Workshop Session
    Workshop: Growth Acceleration Playbook in Energy Transition and IRA

    Please join PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for a workshop exploring the key ways to position your company for growth in the current environment . The discussion will offer a deep dive and actionable advice for your company to commercialize your products and services, including thoughts on financial strategies to leverage the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).

    Co-hosted by: PriceWaterhouseCooper

  • Interactive Briefing
    Interactive Briefing: Alt-Meat: Moving Past the Hype

    Alternative protein products derived from plants, cell cultures, and advanced fermentation offer a promising route to reducing our reliance on emissions-heavy animal agriculture. In recent years, venture investment has been strong in this space, but sales growth is slowing in the plant-based category, while regulatory approvals for cultivated meat remain few and far between. This briefing will explore how alt-protein innovators are overcoming hurdles like production bottlenecks and getting to commercial scale, global regulatory landscape and innovation trends and achieving price parity with animal products.

  • Networking Session
    Networking Break

    Coffee, snacks and networking, also a great time to schedule a few meetings.

    Co-hosted by: Berkner Group

  • Showcase Session
    Innovation Showcase: Ones to Watch in Energy & Power

    Five innovation start-ups will present their company and their solutions. Two investor reviewers will be on hand to ask some questions and make some comments.

  • Interactive Briefing
    Interactive Briefing: Cleaning Up With AI

    There is no shortage of news headlines highlighting the exciting developments in artificial intelligence, but questions about how AI can accelerate the clean economy transition remain. Cleantech Group and CleanAI teamed up to produce a new report, Cleaning Up With AI,  covering nearly $30B of risk capital invested across five industry verticals. The report will be presented in summary, providing a backdrop as innovators and investors discuss this fast-moving topic.

  • Interactive Briefing
    Interactive Briefing: Green Cement and Concrete

    Cement production remains one of most significant sources of CO2 globally. However, policy initiatives and technological advancements are bringing green cement production closer to reality, and North America is a key source of innovation. Speakers will explore the latest innovations, challenges, and opportunities in cement and concrete production.

  • Discussion
    Discussion: Accelerated Scaling and Deployment of New Climate Technologies

    Join speakers as they share insight into leveraging strategic partnerships to scale and commercially deploy new climate technologies.

    Co-hosted by: SLB New Energy Ventures

  • Networking Session
  • Workshop Session
    Workshop: Trends in Carbon Capture Technologies and Tax Credits under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)

    This workshop will analyze the carbon capture landscape, suggest IP strategies, and explore opportunities for financing, tax credit considerations, and EPA loan guarantees. Join us as we take a deeper dive into these key issues over lunch. Lunch will be provided in the room for participants.

    Co-hosted by: Kilpatrick

  • Discussion
    Adaptation: The Next Frontier for Climate Tech?

    It is all but certain that the ongoing mitigation efforts will not keep us below the 1.5°C target. Since 2019, Cleantech Group has been highlighting the prospective rise of Adaptation as an innovation theme, alongside Mitigation.

    Four years later, the signals of a heating climate – heat, drought, flooding, storms, fire etc. – are only getting stronger every year, and with it, the clear need for innovation solutions simply to minimize risk, and make our cities, our homes and businesses, and our food, energy and industrial systems more resilient. While a growing number of climate tech investors profess interest in Adaptation as an investment theme, many find this emerging market challenging to navigate. How is the Adaptation innovation landscape developing? Where are the opportunities, for whom?

  • Interactive Briefing
    Interactive Briefing: Blue Economy: An Innovation Theme on the Rise?

    Oceans cover over 70% of the planet, and although difficult to get a precise estimate of the economic value of what goes over, comes out of or relies on proximity to, – the value is well into the trillions and set to grow. These activities range from food, energy, carbon capture, transport, biotech, fresh water, and many others. We are now seeing concentrated efforts in this emerging set of activities. What are the opportunities, for whom? What does this innovation landscape look like today, and where is it heading?

  • Networking Session
    Networking Break

    Coffee, snacks and networking, also a great time to schedule a few meetings.

    Co-hosted by: Berkner Group

  • Panel Session
    Long-Duration Energy Storage: The Key to 24/7 Decarbonised Energy

    With renewable penetration in California exceeding 40%, the need for long-duration energy storage (LDES) for flexibility and grid stability is rapidly increasing. Cleantech Group is exploring some of the most interesting innovation in this field and with the help of some key players in the field will share the key trends, business models and challenges in this sector.

  • Wrapping up Cleantech Forum North America

    Cleantech Group CEO, Richard Youngman, will share a quick wrap up of the Forum before we head off for a final networking opportunity.

  • Networking Session
    Closing Reception

    Join us for one last chance to network before we say good-bye until next year!

Meeting Info

Main Venue

All Forum events will take place at the San Diego Mission Bay Resort, located at 1775 E Mission Bay Dr., San Diego, CA 92109.

This year’s venue is conveniently located 10 mins from San Diego International Airport and 15 mins from downtown San Diego. The venue offers guests well-appointed sleeping rooms, modern and flexible meeting space and will be a great location to achieve everyone’s meeting goals with the amazing backdrop of Mission Bay.

Sleeping Rooms

The limited block of sleeping rooms at the San Diego Mission Bay Resort has sold out.

We have sourced an additional hotel for participants located in driving distance from the main venue. You can still secure a room at the Bahia Resort Hotel at the going hotel rate: Click here to book a room.  Please refer to the hotel booking site for the cancellation policy for the hotel room. This hotel is located 8 mins from the main venue, and you will need to provide your own transportation.

Terms and Conditions

For the full list of terms and conditions, please click here. Here is a summary of the key provisions:


  • A request to transfer a registration to a colleague should be made by giving written notice, anytime up to two working days before the event start date, via email to forums@cleantech.com.
  • Cleantech Group reserves the right to deny a request for such a substitution but will not unreasonably do so.

Cancellation by You:

  • Participants wishing to cancel their registration must do so in writing via email to forums@cleantech.com; Applicable refunds (or future credits) for participant cancellations are outlined as follows:
    • Cancelations made by November 17 at 5:00 pm ET will receive a 100% refund.
    • Cancelations made between November 18 and  December 22 at 5:00 pm ET will receive a 50% refund of the registration fee paid (or 75% can be applied as a credit to a future Cleantech Group event within 12 months of the cancellation date)
    • Cancelations made after December 22 at 5:00 pm ET (including No Show or No Notice), no refund of any sort will be applicable.
  • Changes or Delays to In Person Events:
    • All our events are built with the ability to deliver them, even if we have to convert in-person experiences to virtual ones.
    • If Cleantech Group changes or delays an event that is either wholly or partially in-person, be that due to Covid-19 or some other reason that renders this necessary to ensure the event’s viability and/or participants’ safety, our standard terms and conditions do not oblige Cleantech Group to refund, but to deliver equivalent value. That will be achieved either from a future credit for the full value of what was not delivered (usable within 12 months) or, in the case where an in-person event (be that the whole or part of the overall event) is converted to online, the ticket type will be converted, and the number of tickets will be increased to deliver equivalent value.

Cancellation by Cleantech Group

  • In the unlikely event where Cleantech Group chooses to cancel an event, a full refund would be owed except in the case where an event is cancelled, through no fault of Cleantech Group (e.g. a force majeure event).
  • This is a standard and necessary protection across the event industry (particularly aimed at the situation where a very late cancellation is forced upon the organizer/host at which point all the time and costs for hosting the event have been expended).


Cleantech Group is committed to reducing the carbon footprint of our event, being eco-conscious at every turn, and being thoughtful about the impact of our events on the environment.

Here are a few ways we have made this event more sustainable:

  • Providing a plant-based menu to reduce our carbon footprint.
  • Replacing single-use plastics with reusable drinkware and cutlery.
  • Reducing print waste by providing all information through our event app.
  • Purchasing quality carbon offsets after the Forum.

Some of San Diego Mission Bay Resort’s green practices include:

  • Only offering glass bottles in meetings.
  • Working with the city on compost and waste management.
  • Repurposing cooking oil for fuel.
  • Providing digital check-in and digital keys.

Explore Mission Bay

Mission Bay is a man-made bay with roughly 2,000 acres of wetland, marsh, and saltwater bay habitat.

Outdoor Activities

  • With 19 miles of beaches, Mission Bay is a sanctuary for beach goers. Have a relaxing picnic or play a game of beach volleyball!
  • Visit Mission Bay Aquatic Center for water sports experiences – sailing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, windsurfing and more!
  • Runners and cyclists can enjoy 12 miles of paved bayside paths.
  • You can also do morning yoga at the resort or even rent a bike or have fun on the water.

Museums & Entertainment

  • Balboa Park – An urban park boasting seasonal flowers and Spanish Colonial Revival palaces.
  • Belmont Park – A family friendly historical amusement park, with various rides and restaurants.


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