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Cleantech Open West at the Global Forum 2018

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Cleantech Open West engages at the Program Year 2018 Global Forum

On January 28th, 2019, Cleantech Open West welcomed Cleantech Open startups from across the U.S. to the 14th annual Cleantech Open Global Forum, the capstone event for Cleantech Open’s 2018 acceleration program year.  Over 65 cleantech startups from across the West and the country participated in the event, which showcased both the winners of Cleantech Open’s U.S. regional competitions, and graduates of the entire 2018 acceleration cohort.

The event took place at the Los Angeles Cleantech...

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Cleantech Open Northeast Innovation Spotlight: Plastic Waste Reduction

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© Royal Society of Chemistry 2019

Plastic is a manmade miracle–a manipulation of nature that has fueled rapid industrial development and an improved quality of life worldwide. Created from the same building blocks that form crude oil, plastic polymers are synthetically rearranged in a way that produces magical properties. The material we are left with is lightweight, durable, flexible, can take and hold any shape, and is easy and cheap to produce. Because of this, humans have produced 8.3 billion metric tons of it since the early 1950’s–the comparative...

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CTO Global Forum 2019 Debuts the Next Generation of Cleantech Startups

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Early this week, the Cleantech Open held its annual Global Forum, including an alumni showcase expo, a lively series of startup pitch sessions, a curated speed dating match-up with interested investors, a speaker series, and two competitions—one with finalists and winners of the U.S. Grand Prize and another for the Global Ideas Award. Over 300 people attended the event, with more than 65 companies exhibiting their clean technologies. 

The U.S. Grand Prize was awarded to Radical Plastics for their development of a proprietary catalyst technology that renders...

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