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Cleantech NEO

May 23 @ 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Unleashing the Power of the Clean Energy Economy

Join BRITE Energy Innovators, Team NEO, and the Smart Manufacturing Cluster for a half-day summit to gather industry leaders, manufacturing companies, startup founders, ecosystem partners, and sustainability professionals. Attendees will gain insight into the vast opportunities for funding the clean energy transition and unleashing the energy revolution across Ohio, Appalachia, and the Midwest.



  • 1:00 PM: Registration, Networking and BRITE Startup Showcase
    • Meet some of BRITE’s cleantech start-ups solving tomorrow’s energy challenges today
  • 2:00 PM: Welcome & Introductions
    • Rick Stockburger, President & CEO at BRITE Energy Innovators
  • 2:15 PM: Special Opening Keynote | Federal Investment in the US Automotive Supply Chain
    • Nana Menya Ayensu, Special Assistant to the President on Climate Policy, Finance, and Innovation at The White House
  • 3:00 PM: The Green Economy is the Future Economy
    • Bethia Burke, President at The Fund for Our Economic Future
  • 3:30 PM: Panel Discussion | Building the Transition: How Regional Manufacturers are Transitioning in the Clean Energy Supply Chain
    • John Duer, Chief Legal Officer at Illuminate USA
    • Thomas Gallagher, Vice President, Operations at Ultium Cells
    • Robert Schlaeger at Hon Hai USA
  • 4:00 PM: Break
  • 4:15 PM: Closing Keynote | Unleashing the Energy Revolution: Opportunities for Advancing Cleantech in Northeast Ohio
    • The Honorable Daniel Simmons, Principal with Simmons Energy and Environmental Strategies; Former Assistant Secretary for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the Department of Energy
  • 5:00 PM: BRITEspark Awards
    • Awards presented to an outstanding woman in cleantech, collegiate entrepreneur, and startup founder
  • 5:15 PM: Closing Remarks
    • Bill Koehler, CEO at Team NEO
    • Rick Stockburger, President & CEO at BRITE Energy Innovators
  • 5:30 PM: Networking & Happy Hour


The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114 United States
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