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Cleantech Catalysts from Ambition to Action

November 29, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


About the Event:

Minnesota boosts more than just the Land of 10,000 Lakes – it’s home to leading Fortune 500 companies, renowned research universities and institutions, a forward-thinking public sector, and more. All of these things position Minnesota with the momentum to be a global leader in clean technology where groundbreaking ideas can thrive and evolve.

To be successful, existing cleantech collaborators know this work cannot be done alone. Through intentional efforts and supportive ecosystems, a collective approach will further Minnesota as an incubator for cleantech innovations.

Join Bill Weber, Director of Business Building, 3M Ventures; Mark Sanders, Gemini Chair in Engineering Entrepreneurship, Technological Leadership Institute, University of Minnesota; and Whitney Terrill, Minnesota Solar Energy Industries Project (MNSEIP), for a conversation with Nina Axelson, Founder of Grid Catalyst, as they share perspectives on:

  • Minnesota’s potential to be a leader in sustainable technology,
  • How diverse sectors in Minnesota are converging to create integrated solutions on the forefront of cleantech innovation,
  • The importance of ambition to action,
  • And more!

*Post-Event Networking Opportunity*
Climate/energy professionals, early career professionals, and students – undergrad, grad, post docs, PhD – interested in workforce development and other industry opportunities are invited to attend an in person informal networking event from 1 – 2 p.m. CDT. Whether you’re a student looking to gain insights into the industry or a professional seeking to connect with emerging talent, this event is designed for you.

Pizza and salad from Pizza Luce will be served. RSVP is requested within the People & Planet Google Form

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About the Series:

The People & Planet conversation series explores the many intersections of our changing global climate and the human and natural systems that also shape our world. These conversations are free and open to all. Registration is requested through Google Form.


November 29, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences
1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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