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UNC to Host Fourth Clean Tech Summit

CHAPEL HILL — The University of North Carolina’s Clean Tech Summit promises to bring together industry leaders, academics and policy experts to foster growth and discussion of the Southeast’s clean technology sector during the university’s fourth annual conference March 2-3.

The summit, which will be held at the UNC Friday Center, will feature two days of speakers and panels on topics including food, water and energy, clean energy and innovation in clean technology.

Gov. Roy Cooper is scheduled to give the keynote address on March 2.

Organizers said the summit will highlight innovations, trends and challenges in the clean technology industry, as well as the state’s role in a green global economy.

Panels will be held on several issues that affect eastern and coastal North Carolina, including the economic development of oysters, solar farms on agricultural land and wind energy.

A pre-summit workshop featuring design thinking and pitch technique lessons will be held on March 1.

Cost to attend is $250, but special rates are available for governmental and non-governmental sectors, as well as students.

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