Registration is Now Open!

Cleantech Forum North America has a new location in 2024.

Join us in San Diego, CA, January 22-24, 2024 for 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.

Registration will be limited to the first 500 people, so be sure to register early to secure your spot. Join us at the San Diego Mission Bay Resort to meet the right people to fuel your next business opportunity.

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 500 participants.

Find out who attended last time!

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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 will be released in January 2024. 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 now open! Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until November 10, or until all presenting spots are allocated.

Apply Today!

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 open 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. We will accept applications until November 10.

Apply Today!

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.  


Main Venue

All Forum events will take place at the San Diego Mission Bay Resort.

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

Cleantech Group has secured a limited block of sleeping rooms at the San Diego Mission Bay Resort at a special rate of $279 USD, plus a $20 nightly resort fee, taxes and local fees for participants.

Book your stay today.  This rate will be available until December 29, 2023 or until the block sells out (whichever comes first). If the hotel does sell out, we will provide some overflow hotel options for guests to consider.

Please refer to the hotel booking site for the cancellation policy for the hotel room.


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.

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 at Cleantech Forum North America? You can nominate someone or apply here.

Want to participate in an Innovation Showcase? Fill out this form.

We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis until November 10, or until all speaking positions are allocated.


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.


Super Early-Bird
July 1 - Dec 1
Dec 2 - Jan 21
Jan 22 - Jan 24
Investor/Corporate Tickets$2,495$2,745$3,295$3,400
Innovator Tickets$1,495$1,645$1,995$2,100
Regular Tickets$2,495$2,745$3,295$3,400

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 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 plans forward.

You’ll enjoy access to all general sessions, various networking opportunities, as well as appointment-making opportunities on our digital 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 digital 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 a virtual exhibit on our event 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 industrial corporation. You might be public sector or at a service firm including law firms, advisory 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 digital 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 $150 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 15% discount; for groups of 4, we offer a 20% discount; and for groups of 5+, we offer a 25% 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.

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 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).