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Cleantech Forum North America is 80% Sold Out!

Cleantech Forum North America will be back in Palm Springs, at the same venue as 2022, on January 23-25, 2023.

Registration will be capped at 400 participants and space is filling fast.

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.

Registration is now open and selling quickly!

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Just added to the agenda!

New this year, sign up to play 18-holes of golf and lunch on the famous Pete Dye Course with other forum participants. Play a great round of golf, while making new connections and building relationships. Sign up today to secure your spot and participate!

Details about the Golf Outing: Limited to 20 players. The $180 registration fee per person includes 18-holes of golf, cart, boxed lunch, and an opportunity to win a prize. Club rentals are available at an additional cost. Tee times will be assigned on a rolling basis and will be between 10:30 am-11:30 am.

Why Register?

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

  • 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.

Contact

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

Entrepreneurs

What Do Entrepreneurs Get at a Forum?

Join us in Palm Springs on 23-25 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.

If you’d like to present your company to investors and corporates looking for successful start-ups and scale-ups, why not apply to join an innovation showcase? The deadline to apply is December 16. It takes just two minutes and could be the key to your next partnership. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis, so it is best to apply as soon as possible!

Apply Now!

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 Palm Springs on 23-25 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.

Would you like to join us as a speaker? Or would you like to nominate someone else? Complete our quick-and-easy Speaker Nomination form. The deadline to apply is December 16. Our speakers are experts from all corners of the cleantech ecosystem.

Apply Now!

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.  

Agenda

January 23, 2023

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  • Registration Opens Early, Ahead of the Morning Golf Option
  • Golf Outing (Pre-event networking option, limited to 20 players)

    New this year, sign up to play 18-holes of golf and lunch on the famous Pete Dye Course with other forum participants. Play a great round of golf, while making new connections and building relationships. Sign up today to secure your spot and participate!

    Details about the Golf Outing: The $180 registration fee per person includes 18-holes of golf, cart, and a boxed lunch. Club rentals are available at an additional cost. Tee times will be assigned on a rolling basis and will be between 10:30 am-11:30 am.

    Sponsorship opportunities are available, please contact forums@cleantech.com to find out more.

  • Registration Opens Early, Ahead of the 2pm Executive Summit
  • Innovations for Living with Climate Change: Adaptation and Resiliency is on the Rise

    Mitigation has dominated our 20-year old cleantech innovation theme. Long may that continue. However, as we experience what living in a 1.2 degrees world is like, we all know that, however impressively and fast the mitigation solutions develop and scale, we have a number of further tenths of a degrees rise to go before a possible peak. We think it is time to us to share with you, and you with each other, what we have been observing over the last 1-2 years, in terms of innovations that are about adapting and making us more prepared and resilient for what is to come. Both through this pre-event and in parts of the two-day Forum program to come, we will shine some light on Adaptation and Resilience, alongside our continued interest in Mitigation. This pre-event, Executive Summit will have a limited number of places. Be in contact with forums@cleantech.com to request your place.

  • Registration & the Official Opening of Cleantech Forum North America
  • Celebrity Ballroom D/E
    Welcome to Cleantech North America - The Official Opening

    We are delighted to be returning to this resort location, following the positive feedback from last year.

  • Celebrity Ballroom D/E
    The 2023 Global Cleantech 100: Who are They, What do They Represent?

    During the opening session, we will provide an introduction to the 2023 Global Cleantech 100 (to be released mid-January) and celebrate the achievements of those with us. You will get rapid-fire introductions to all the companies in attendance. And we will also be sharing a few insights from the 2023 Global Cleantech 100 report, the 14th annual edition.

  • Celebrity Ballroom D/E
    The 2022 Global Cleantech 100: A Few Special Awards

    To help set an upbeat and celebratory tone to our kick-off evening, we will announce the winners of some of the Global Cleantech 100 awards and hear their stories.

  • Celebrity Foyer & Celebrity Plaza East
    The 2023 Cleantech Forum North America Opening Reception
  • Dinners

    Tomorrow night (Tuesday January 24), Cleantech Group will host an open-air (weather permitting), all Forum awards dinner for all Forum guests (who ask for a place via their registration form)

    Tonight, 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 a series of self-arranged dinners, or rest from long journeys. There are two restaurant options on the resort.

January 24, 2023

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  • Celebrity Plaza East and West
    Registration & Breakfast

    Breakfast will be served in the general networking area, with seating inside and outside. One area of the outside terrace will be free-form; in the other, from 8.00 am, we will start up the day’s content.

  • Celebrity Plaza East
    A Rapid-Fire Breakfast "Shark Tank": 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 introduce you to a few interesting companies over the last part of breakfast. As per usual, there will be a strong delegation of Canadian tech companies with us. Let’s meet some of them.

    Co-hosted by Consulate General of Canada

  • Celebrity Ballroom D/E
    From Commitments to Actions: The Sprint to Net-Zero has Barely Begun

    During the opening session, Cleantech Group will provide its typical tour of our innovation ecosystem, highlighting the key innovation topics and investment trends, as well as some of the key players, to pay attention to in the year(s) ahead. Along with some guest contributors, this opening session will focus on providing key insights and perspectives on cleantech innovation in North America, and globally.

  • Networking Break
  • Facilitating Nature and Technology-Based Opportunities to Remove Carbon from the Atmosphere

    This panel will be discussing a number of exciting opportunities to accelerate and scale projects and companies pursuing the capture of CO2 from the environment. Hear insights from the financial players that are seeding new ventures in this sector, developers looking to bring on new carbon offset projects, technology providers commercializing carbon capture at industrial scale, and consultants helping facilitate liquidity in the carbon credit markets.

    Co-hosted by TD Securities

  • Innovation Showcase 1 - Meet Some of the 2023 Global Cleantech 100's Rising Stars

    Up to five companies, on a 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 14th annual edition of the Global Cleantech 100 will be released mid-January 2023.

  • Interactive Briefing

    Hear from Cleantech Group analysts – and/or guest speakers – on some of the most pressing issues and topics impacting sustainable innovation. These sessions will be smaller and interactive. Topics to be announced gradually during Q4. Topics we are working on including: ammonia, anaerobic digestion, climate monitoring analytics, fuels and fuel agnostic tech, methane, the supply of critical materials for the journey to net zero, the role of seaweed in climate change, textiles and clothing, vehicle to grid, and some focus on water (as a less trendy but possibly the most critical natural resource)

  • Transition Break
  • Interactive Briefing

    Hear from Cleantech Group analysts – and/or guest speakers – on some of the most pressing issues and topics impacting sustainable innovation. These sessions will be smaller and interactive. Topics to be announced gradually during Q4.

  • Networking Lunch
  • Scaling Teams on Urgent Timetables: Talent and Skills are One of the Biggest Challenges Ahead

    The most significant energy transition of the past century impacts every aspect of the economy and brings unprecedented momentum and opportunity to the cleantech community sector, with the challenge to quickly and efficiently scale earlier stage companies. This panel brings together practical insights from CEO’s who have successfully navigated that journey

    Co-hosted by Korn Ferry

  • Innovation Showcase 2 - Meet Innovation Companies Looking for Capital and Partners

    Since the summer, Cleantech Group has an open innovation call for companies to apply for the opportunity to present their company. Since mid-September, we have started offering places to the most suitable applicants so if you don’t wish to miss out, please apply today. From the Innovation Call, we expect to be able to offer a series of themed showcases. Apply here

  • Interactive Briefing

    Hear from Cleantech Group analysts – and/or guest speakers – on some of the most pressing issues and topics impacting sustainable innovation. These sessions will be smaller and interactive. Topics to be announced gradually during Q4.

  • Transition Break
  • Ag/Food Resiliency

    Full description of the session to follow shortly

    Co-hosted by BMO Impact Investment Fund

  • Innovation Showcase 3 - Meet Innovation Companies Looking for Capital and Partners

    Since the summer, Cleantech Group has an open innovation call for companies to apply for the opportunity to present their company. Since mid-September, we have started offering places to the most suitable applicants so if you don’t wish to miss out, please apply today. From the Innovation Call, we expect to be able to offer a series of themed showcases. Apply here

  • Interactive Briefings

    Hear from Cleantech Group analysts – and/or guest speakers – on some of the most pressing issues and topics impacting sustainable innovation. These sessions will be smaller and interactive. Topics to be announced gradually during Q4.

  • Networking Break
  • Interactive Briefings

    Hear from Cleantech Group analysts – and/or guest speakers – on some of the most pressing issues and topics impacting sustainable innovation. These sessions will be smaller and interactive. Topics to be announced gradually during Q4.

  • Transition Break
  • Decarbonizing California Through Breakthrough Technologies: What Can Start Moving the Needle in the 2020’s?

    California is well known to have the most ambitious climate plan in the nation. The state has a mandate to achieve carbon neutrality by midcentury 2050 through a technologically feasible, cost-effective and equity-focused path. This session will explore some advanced technologies in the areas of low/zero carbon fuel, clean transportation, and customer end use that are poised to make a major impact on the state’s aggressive carbon reduction goal. We will also engage investors and regulators to discuss the appropriate business models and regulatory approaches to help speed up the scaling up and eventually the successful commercialization of these technologies.

    Co-hosted by SoCalGas

  • Innovation Showcase 4 - Meet Innovation Companies Looking for Capital and Partners

    Since the summer, Cleantech Group has an open innovation call for companies to apply for the opportunity to present their company. Since mid-September, we have started offering places to the most suitable applicants so if you don’t wish to miss out, please apply today. From the Innovation Call, we expect to be able to offer a series of themed showcases. Apply here

  • The 2023 Cleantech Forum North America Dinner

    Join us for an open air networking 6pm reception and 7pm dinner. NOTE: There are 300 places – seats get reserved through the registration form on a first-come, first-served basis.

January 25, 2023

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  • Registration & Breakfast

    Breakfast will be served in the general networking area, with seating inside and outside.

  • Leaders in Their Fields

    We open our last day by giving the stage to 1-2 leaders in their field.

  • Transition Break
  • Industrial Uses for Captured Carbon

    There are roughly 3,300 Gigatonnes of CO2 in the atmosphere today, approximately 586 GT more than we want, if we assume we need to get back to 350PPM CO2. We are adding roughly 33 Gigatonnes net each year. The world has a carbon problem. In this session, the panelists will focus on the U in CCUS, and discuss valuable ways we can use carbon in our industrial world that will transform carbon capture from a cost center to a revenue center for the CCUS industry – and may actually help us to decarbonize some of the most difficult to decarbonize sectors of the industrial economy.

    Co-hosted by Terrestrial Energy

  • Innovation Showcase 5 - Meet Some of the 2022 Cleantech 50 to Watch

    In early October, Cleantech Group will release the 2022 edition of our Cleantech 50 to Watch list. This list highlights 50 early-stage innovators with potentially high-impact solutions to fight the climate crisis. Some will be with us to present their companies.

  • Interactive Briefing

    Hear from Cleantech Group analysts – and/or guest speakers – on some of the most pressing issues and topics impacting sustainable innovation. These sessions will be smaller and interactive. Topics to be announced gradually during Q4.

  • Networking Break
  • Grid Resiliency

    Full description of the session to follow shortly

    Co-hosted by Corinex Communications

  • Innovation Showcase 6 - Meet Innovation Companies Looking for Capital and Partners

    Since the summer, Cleantech Group has an open innovation call for companies to apply for the opportunity to present their company. Since mid-September, we have started offering places to the most suitable applicants so if you don’t wish to miss out, please apply today. From the Innovation Call, we expect to be able to offer a series of themed showcases. Apply here

  • Interactive Briefing

    Hear from Cleantech Group analysts – and/or guest speakers – on some of the most pressing issues and topics impacting sustainable innovation. These sessions will be smaller and interactive. Topics to be announced gradually during Q4.

  • Networking Lunch
  • Thematic Landscape Session 7

    Full description of the session to follow shortly

  • Innovation Showcase 7 - Meet Innovation Companies Looking for Capital and Partners

    Since the summer, Cleantech Group has an open innovation call for companies to apply for the opportunity to present their company. Since mid-September, we have started offering places to the most suitable applicants so if you don’t wish to miss out, please apply today. From the Innovation Call, we expect to be able to offer a series of themed showcases. Apply here

  • Networking Break
  • Decarbonizing Heavy Duty Transport

    Full description of the session to follow shortly

    Co-hosted by Fort Capital

  • The Final Wrap
  • Closing Reception

    Thank you for being with us.

Travel/Venue

Venue

The 2023 Forum takes place at The Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa (less than 10 miles from Palm Springs), a beautiful and spacious resort with stunning outdoor scenery.

Secure your reservation at the current special price of $274 (pre-tax) / night – offer ends 9 January 2023. 

For the latest hotel room availability and information, please click on the reservation button below.

Book your reservation today!

The Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa

71333 Dinah Shore Drive

Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

United States

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If you have any questions, reach out directly to us at forums@cleantech.com

Speakers

Speaking Opportunities

Would you like to join us as a speaker? Or would you like to nominate someone else? Complete our quick-and-easy Speaker Nomination form by December 16 to be considered. Our speakers are experts from all corners of the cleantech ecosystem.

Apply Now!

Sponsors

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.

 Regular TicketsInnovator TicketsInvestor/Corporate Tickets
Until 22 December$2,495$1,495$2,495
From 23 December$2,995$1,995$2,995

The Cleantech Forum North America will be limited to 400 participants. Register today to secure your spot, as we have already sold 80% of the tickets.

Guidelines on ticket types and discounts

We have three types of tickets (see below for details) – choose your pathway:

  1. An Investor/Corporate ticket – with extra benefits
  2. A discounted Innovator Ticket – with extra benefits
  3. A Regular Ticket

All Forum Registration Fees Include:

  • 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.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee for Cleantech Forum First-Timers

We’ve run Forums since 2002 and we’re proud to say many people return year after year. As a commitment to our newcomers’ satisfaction, we’ll refund your registration fee if you are dissatisfied with the value you received from your first Forum.

Questions? please contact us. 

 

Innovator ticket

This ticket type is available to all start-ups, scale-ups, and entrepreneurs. Register for an Innovator Ticket to connect with all participants in Palm Springs, 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 via  this form, the greater your chances of being featured in an Innovation Showcase.
  • All innovation companies will have a virtual exhibit on our event app to help all other companies identify, and connect to, innovation companies of interest.

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 for an Investor/Corporate Ticket to connect with all participants in Palm Springs and benefit from opportunities to 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. To be proactive, you can also complete this form to tell us if you have a particular subject or expertise you wish for us to consider you for.

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 for a Regular Ticket to connect with all participants in Palm Springs 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. We will contact you if you register under the incorrect ticket type and a price adjustment will be made.

Available Discounts

Available Discounts

All discounts are offered via online registration and payment, unless otherwise agreed by Cleantech Group.

Discounts:

  • Cleantech Group subscribers: Our subscribers receive $300 off the registration fee. You must register with the email address you use to log into i3.
    • 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, or to receive this rate, please email us with the name of your organization and verification of your government or non-profit status.
  • Groups of over three: If your organization or company brings three or more participants, we offer special group rates. 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. Please contact us for more information.
  • Students: We don’t offer a student rate to the Forum. Instead, we encourage students to apply to be a Forum volunteer to get access to networking and learning opportunities.

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.

Volunteering

Are you in business school or a graduate program? Apply to volunteer at the in-person part of the 2023 Cleantech Forum North America in Palm Springs on 23-25 January and get access to unique networking and learning opportunities.

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

Media

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:

Substitutions:

  • A request to transfer a registration (be that for an in person or a digital ticket) 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:
    • Up to 12 weeks before the event date, 100% will be refunded
    • Up to 8 weeks before the event date, 80% will be refunded (or 100% can be applied as a credit towards a future Cleantech Group event registration fee to be used within 12 months of the cancellation date)
    • Up to four weeks before the event date, 50% will be refunded (or 75% can be applied as a credit to a future Cleantech Group within 12 months of the cancellation date)
    • Less than 4 weeks before the event date, no refund will be due (but 50% can be applied as a credit to a future Cleantech Group within 12 months of the cancellation date, so long as notice is given two weeks before the event start date)
    • No Show, or No Notice within two weeks of the event start date, 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).