Cleantech 2011 Workshop to Promote Sustainable Energy-Related Tech Centers

Early bird Registration Deadline:  Friday, June 3

Cleantech 2011 Workshop and Action Summit is a unique combination of events designed to foster and promote sustainable energy-related technology centers.  It is hosted by two University of North Dakota-based groups—the Sustainable Energy Research Initiative and Supporting Education (SUNRISE) program and the Center for Innovation.  The National Science Foundation EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) program and the Red River Valley Research Corridor Coordinating Center are the primary sponsors of Cleantech 2011.

The event will be held June 19-21 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks.  Abstracts for breakout session technical presentations are still being accepted till June 10th.  Technical presentations in all areas of clean technology, sustainable and renewable energy, and energy conservation are solicited.  

A limited number of fellowships are still available for participants from EPSCoR jurisdictions, minority-serving institutions, and tribal colleges.


 Check out the great lineup of speakers for the Cleantech 2011 Workshop and Action Summit at,  then register without delay to take advantage of the early bird registration rate. 

Why participate in Cleantech?

Develop relationships/connections with researchers at other institutions, gain knowledge and experience in formulating and planning major energy research programs, and establish a network of commercial technology-enabling entities and technology end user companies that are an important and necessary component of major research centers. 

About ND SUNRISE (Sustainable Energy Research Initiative and Supporting Education)

ND SUNRISE is a student-centered, faculty-organized supercluster consisting of 35 faculty in 13 academic departments at the University of North Dakota, North Dakota State University, and Mayville State University.  ND SUNRISE research focuses on three areas: the technologies to enable the environmentally sustainable use of coal, the production of fuels, chemicals, polymers, and composites from renewable sources, and the harvesting of energy from diffuse sources (wind/solar/hydrogen).
About the UND Center for Innovation

The Center for Innovation at the University of North Dakota provides assistance to innovators, entrepreneurs, and researchers to launch new ventures, commercialize new technologies, and secure access to capital from private and public sources.
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UND Center for Innovation

Tiffany Roberts, Cleantech Program Coordinator
UND Center for Innovation
701-777 3132
Juan Miguel Pedraza
National Media Relations Coordinator
UND Office of University Relations
701-777-6571 office 701-740-1321 cell