Registration is Open for Cleantech Forum North America!

Join us January 27-29, 2025 in San Diego for three days of high-quality meetings and deal-making. Cleantech Forum North America is the premier event in sustainable innovation connecting investors, corporates and innovators to fuel business growth, climate solutions, and impact. Learn from our analysts, and each other, about trends and innovation driving the ecosystem forward. Our venue may have changed, but participants can expect the same amazing opportunities — investors, corporates and innovators finding new partners at the Forum year after year.

Mobilizing Investors, Empowering Start-ups, Transforming Corporations.

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 700 participants.

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Connecting Minds. Igniting Innovation.

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

  • Set the Tone for Your Year at Cleantech Forum North America: Cleantech Forum North America promises a productive and inspiring start to your year. Immerse yourself in an intimate setting that fosters genuine connections, unlocking the potential for meaningful collaborations and new business opportunities.
  • Crafting Connections Beyond Conventional Networking: Say goodbye to forced small talk and hello to genuine connections. Our carefully curated agenda will get you up to speed on the latest investment trends and introduce you to rising start-ups and scale-ups, as well as leaders in the ecosystem. We leave ample time for networking to happen organically through shared moments and aligned goals.
  • Dive into a World of Opportunities: Engage with a diverse pool of decision makers, each bringing their unique expertise to the table. From interactive briefings on key topics to thought-provoking panels to meetings with pioneering innovators, seize the chance to explore synergies and uncover new pathways to combat climate change.
  • Exclusivity for Maximum Impact: To ensure an environment conducive to forging meaningful connections, we are limiting our guest list to 700 attendees. This exclusivity guarantees that every interaction is purposeful, creating an atmosphere where quality prevails over quantity.
  • Meet Leading Innovators: There will be ample opportunity to meet innovators and learn more about their solutions, including companies from the 2025 Global Cleantech 100 (to be released in January 2025).



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 solutions in cleantech – the ones best positioned to help us build a more digitized, decarbonized and resource-efficient industrial future.

The 2025 Global Cleantech 100 will be released in January 2025. Participants 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, as well as other rising stars.



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 January 27-29 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.

Apply by October 4 to be considered for a presentation spot on an Innovation Showcase. There are limited spots for start-ups and scale-ups to present to investors and corporates. If chosen, you will be given 9 mins to present your company and solution to the audience during a dedicate Innovation Showcase or asked to speak on a different type of session like a panel or interactive briefing.

If interested, please take the two minutes to apply to present at an Innovation Showcase or other session. Please note: We will review applications on a rolling basis. Space at the event is limited, so if you are interested in participating, we encourage your to register even if you haven’t heard from us about a speaking role.

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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 your company and solution with an expanded profile in the mobile app.
  • Meet like-minded colleagues, including many from the 2025 Global Cleantech 100 (to be released in January 2025), 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, 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 January 27-29 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.

Please submit a speaker application before October 4 to be considered for a panel, interactive briefing or other speaking role on the agenda.

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. Space at the event is limited, so if you are interested in participating, we encourage your to register even if you haven’t heard from us about a speaking role.

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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 2025 Global Cleantech 100 (to be released in January 2025), 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.  


Main Venue

All New in 2025! All Forum events will take place at the Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego’s Mission Bay, located at 1404 Vacation Rd, San Diego, CA 92109.

This year’s new 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

We have secured a limited block of sleeping rooms at the Paradise Point Resort & Spa for participants at a special rate of $279++ a night. Please refer to the booking site for more information on the rate, fees, and the hotel cancelation policy. This special rate will be available until Friday, January 10, 2025 or until the room block sells out.

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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 will make 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.

Paradise Point Resort strives to make a difference when it comes to conservation.

  • Lush landscape featuring over 600 different types of carbon monoxide-converting plants and flowers
  • Island landscaping watered by low flow sprinklers
  • Linen-less meeting rooms help conserve water and laundry chemical use
  • Conference center equipped with hydration stations to fill reusable water bottles
  • Water conservation/irrigation system to prevent run-off into Mission Bay
  • Laundry tunnel washer with pulse jet technologies conserves 10 million gallons of water annually
  • Use of high-quality sustainable, local products
  •  Annually redirect over 1,020 tons of landfill waste to recycling or composting resulting in a 75% diversion rate

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.


Interested in Speaking?

We are looking for leaders to facilitate discussions on forward-thinking topics, experts to add perspective to deep-dive briefings, and cleantech visionaries to add value to the program. Start-ups can also apply for a chance to present during an Innovation Showcase.

Feel free to submit a speaker application before October 4 to be considered.


Sponsorship Increases Your Visibility

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

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

April - Nov 15
Nov 16 - Jan 26
Jan 27 - Jan 29
Investor/Corporate Tickets$2,745$3,295$3,400
Innovator Tickets$1,645$1,995$2,100
Regular Tickets$2,745$3,295$3,400

This event is capped at 700 participants to keep quality high and interaction easy. 

Please email forums@cleantech.com with questions.

Your Forum Registration Fee Includes:

  • Access to all keynotes, general sessions, (non-invite-only) breakout sessions, and workshops
  • Access to all (non-invite-only) breakfasts, lunches, networking breaks, and receptions.
  • Access to the networking area, meeting rooms, and exhibitor space.

Investor/Corporate Ticket

This ticket type is available to individuals who are part of an investment team (e.g. VC, PE, Family Office, etc.) or who work in large corporations (be that in the CVC function or elsewhere). Register as an Investor/Corporate to connect with all participants in San Diego and set up meetings that will take your business forward.

You’ll enjoy access to all general sessions, various networking opportunities, as well as appointment-making opportunities on our mobile app, plus:

  • Facilitated introductions and meetings – to maximize your opportunities of finding future partners, you can ask us to make up to ten introductions.
  • Possible speaker or presentation opportunities – the earlier you register, the greater your chances of being included in the agenda.

Innovation Company ticket

This ticket type is available to all start-ups, scale-ups, and entrepreneurs. Register as an Innovator to connect with all participants in San Diego, plus give your company profile a boost.

You’ll enjoy access to all general sessions, various networking opportunities, as well as appointment-making opportunities on our mobile app, plus:

  • Brief information on your company is shared with investors/corporates, to help them identify companies of interest and used to make additional introductions.
  • Speaker or presentation opportunities– the earlier you register and apply, the greater your chances are of being featured in an Innovation Showcase.
  • All innovation companies will have an expanded profile on the mobile app to help all other participants identify and connect to innovation companies of interest.

Regular Ticket

This ticket type is available to all others who are not innovators, investors or at a large  corporation. You might be public sector or at a service firm including law firms, advisory firms, insurance firms, consulting firms, etc. Register as a Regular ticket type to connect with all participants in San Diego and benefit from various networking and learning opportunities.

You’ll enjoy access to all general sessions, various networking opportunities, as well as appointment-making opportunities on our mobile app.

If you have any questions about what ticket type you qualify for, please contact us. Please note: we will contact you if you register under the incorrect ticket type and a price adjustment will be made.

Available Discounts

All discounts are offered via the online registration system unless otherwise agreed by Cleantech Group.

Discounts- please email us for the discount code to use during registration:

  • Cleantech Group subscribers: Our subscribers receive $300 off the registration fee.
    • For more information about our services and subscription offerings please see here.
  • Government/Non-Profit Representatives: We offer a discount rate for government employees and non-profit representatives. For more information about how to receive this special rate, email us with the name of your organization and verification of your government or non-profit status.
  • Groups discount: If your organization or company brings three or more participants, we offer special group rates on the going rate ticket prices for Innovator, Investor/Corporate and Regular ticket types.
    • For groups of three, we offer a 10% discount; for groups of 4, we offer a 15% discount; and for groups of 5+, we offer a 20% discount. Contact us for a discount code to use during registration.

Please note that only one discount type/code can be applied against the standard rates published above. Cleantech Group reserves the right to reject any registrations where a double discount has been applied or the individual was not entitled to use a discount code.


Media registration is by invitation only. For a media pass, please contact us.


Are you in business school or a graduate program? Apply to volunteer at Cleantech Forum North America, and get access to networking and learning opportunities.

Please note that this opportunity is open to those still in school, with occasional exceptions made for recent graduates.

Terms & 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 15 at 5:00 pm ET will receive a 100% refund.
    • Cancelations made between November 16 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 20 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).