Powered By Women: The New Tech Leaders

Posted by Jamie Redmond

Mar 17, 2015 1:34:00 PM

In honor of Women’s Awareness Month, Clean Energy Trust is taking this opportunity to recognize outstanding leaders who break gender barriers and inspire our passion for science, technology and innovation.

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Topics: Teaching ,, Clean Energy,, Values,, Clean Energy Challenge, business values,, cleantech, Women in STEM, Entrepreneurship

5 Ways Clean Tech is Changing How You Use Your iPhone

Posted by Jamie Redmond

Mar 12, 2015 2:48:00 PM




From charging your battery by dancing, to apps that regulate home energy usage and cut your carbon footprint, your personal device has become an instrument for sustainable living. These are 5 of our favorite innovations:

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Topics: Clean Energy,, Clean Energy Challenge, cleantech, Chicago Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Apps, iPhone

3 TEDtalks to Watch: The Power of Innovation

Posted by Jamie Redmond

Mar 10, 2015 2:21:00 PM

As we gear up for this year’s Clean Energy Challenge, we look to those who lead the way in business, government and academia to promote innovative solutions. Take a break and enjoy these informative and inspiring TEDtalks:

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Topics: Teaching ,, Clean Energy,, Values,, Clean Energy Challenge, Chicago Innovation, TEDtalks, Innovation

Viewing Innovation From the Top of the ARPA-E Summit

Posted by Seyi Fabode

Mar 4, 2015 11:58:27 AM

Clean Energy Trust recently attended the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) Innovation Summit in Washington DC. The summit calls on academia, government and business to tackle advanced energy solutions through collaborative relationships. As active supporters of collaborative and innovative solutions for clean technology, we were excited to be a part of the action.

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Topics: Clean Energy,, Funding, Department of Energy, JCESR, startups, cleantech, energy storage, Entrepreneurship

Chicago Rallies Around Cleantech Women in the Shark Tank

Posted by Amy Francetic

Feb 25, 2015 5:23:26 PM

I recently had the great honor of celebrating the success of LuminAID, a Chicago-based cleantech company that produces solar-powered inflatable lights, on ABC’s “Shark Tank” with a packed room of friends and colleagues at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. We all cheered when one Shark after the other offered LuminAID founders Andrea Sreshta and Anna Stork deals to fund their growing company. In the end, all five Sharks made an offer and Andrea and Anne chose Mark Cuban, who had waited to strike once the other Sharks showed their cards. Andrea and Anna were able to secure more funding and gain exposure on this one-of-a-kind national stage, but the reason this event was special was due to the way the Chicago community rallied around the LuminAID founders.

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Topics: Clean Energy,, Clean Energy Challenge, startups, Women in STEM, Chicago Innovation, Entrepreneurship

Father's Day Special

Posted by Emily Achler

Jun 16, 2014 8:00:13 AM

To celebrate fathers, children, and families everywhere - we wanted to give you a peek inside some of the proud papas of CET and share how they think about clean energy development and the world we'll leave to future generations. 

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Topics: Father's Day,, Teaching ,, Clean Energy,, Values,