About the Event

The Washington Clean Technology Alliance presents the inaugural Clean Technology Showcase, a one-day event to network, learn and invest. The Showcase will feature the latest cleantech innovations from Northwest companies and research institutions. Expert speakers and break-out sessions will further highlight over 20 companies focused on sustainability and new technologies. Enjoy table-top presentations, poster sessions and business development opportunities. Full-day registration includes breakfast, lunch and reception.   The Clean Technology Showcase will be held on June 23, 2014 at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle.

alaska-airlines-logoWho should attend?

  • Clean Tech Professionals
  • Innovators
  • Investors
  • Washington Clean Technology Alliance Platinum Leader Boeing Company

    Principal Sponsors

    Policy Makers

  • Academia

Day’s Agenda (PDF)

7:30      Open: Registration Table, Breakfast Buffet, Networking
8:15      Breakfast Panel: From Innovation to Market ~
Funding the Clean Tech Revolution

9:30      Twenty-Minute Company/Organization Presentations in Two Rooms (12 presentations total)
12:00     Lunch Panel: Washington’s Research Capacity and Potential for Clean Technologies 
1:30      Twenty-Minute Company/Organization Presentations in Two Rooms (12 presentations total)
4:00      Networking Reception



Presenting Companies

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Hydrobee                            EnergySavvy (1)                        Planetary Power


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Outback Logo                                        Silicon Energy                                Washington Clean Technology Alliance Platinum Leader Boeing Company


Breakfast 9:00-9:30 a.m.From Innovation to Market:  Funding the Clean Tech Revolution

Clean tech innovation will be a key engine of growth in the 21st century.  To meet the urgent needs of a world in search of sustainability requires a faster acceleration of innovation.  This innovation must be fueled with capital to bring about more rapid commercialization.  Bringing new innovations and technologies to market can lead to job creation, wealth creation, sustainability and a healthier planet.  These benefits in turn can create a virtuous cycle of more innovation and more job creation.  And yet, it is always about the money.

This session will explore different sources of funding that could meet the challenges clean tech companies face in putting innovation to work.  Innovation comes in many shapes and sizes, which is why there are various sources of funding to better meet the specific needs of each opportunity.  Learn from panelists who will each provide a unique perspective to funding and to how they can assist companies and organizations seeking to commercialize clean technologies.


David Beck, Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch
Brad HunterSenior Business Lender, Craft3
Bill LemonCo-Chair  of the Board of Directors, Element 8
Susan PrestonGeneral Partner, CalCEF Clean Energy Angel Fund
Kirk Washington, Co-founder & General Partner, Yaletown Venture Partners

Lunch 11:45-1:15 p.m. |Washington’s Research Capacity and Potential for Clean Technologies

Washington has four distinct public institutions that are focused and proven nationally as competitive leaders in their fields:  the University of Washington, Washington State University, Western Washington University, and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.  These institutions are the focal points and key building blocks for Washington’s clean technology sector with known expertise and leadership in medicine, computer science, materials science, energy transmission and management, plant science, energy generation, biofuels, engineering and other fields – all critical to the cleantech sector.

Washington’s research institutions are outstanding, but we do not have as many of them as other cleantech sector states.  These institutions are critical to many aspects of sector development including attracting talent, funding, and influence.

This session will engage in a dialog on what’s been done and what could be possible to further catalyze Washington’s leadership in the world’s clean technology sector.


Steve Gerritson, Vice President, Economic Development Council of Seattle & King County, Moderator
Ralph Cavalieri, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Alternative Energy at Washington State University 
David Patrick, Ph.D., is Professor of Analytical, Physical and Materials Chemistry at Western Washington University
Daniel T. Schwartz, Ph.D., Director, Clean Energy Institute
Jud Virden, Ph.D., Energy and Environment Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory / Battelle

Reception Speaker 4:00 p.m. |Green Sports Alliance

Martin Tull, Executive Director, Green Sports Alliance

                                                                                      Supporting Sponsors

           Washington State University                               EC_SS_20140312_03_Hannover_Messe_Logo_rdax_90                                     nyhus_Logo_2col_rgb

      Washington State Department of Commerce

                    Contributing Sponsor                               Public Official Scholarship Sponsor

                             Craft3-Logo1-300x227                                                             UniEnergy Technologies

Media Sponsor



      Eco-Tec                                              Kane Environmental Inc                                    Romero Park

Hydrobee                            Silicon Energy                               Washington State University

                                 Parker-Smith-Feek-logo                                         Airgas                             Washington State cleantech leader and WCTA Platinum leader McKinstry

                                      microgreen-logo                                          ING

 Community Partners

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                            University of Washington C4C             EASC Logo-Inline-Color                 EDC Seattle-King County

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                                  ITSummit-logo                              Print                                       Element8

Sponsorship Opportunities: Contact Sharon Schierle, sharon@wacleantech.org or 206-389-8662

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