Thank you for your interest in the 2023 Cleantech Innovation Awards. You will find important details about the nomination/application process below.

Feel free to submit as many nominations/applications as you would like, but note that only one award nomination/application may be submitted at a time.
If you would like to prep your responses in advance you can find a list of the questions here..Note that final responses must be submitted via this SurveyMonkey form.
Nomination Period:
August 1 – September 15, 2023

Who Can Be Nominated: 
Anyone! There are awards honoring individuals, small groups, and organizations representing industry, utilities, government, academia/research, nonprofits, and the public sector. You can apply on behalf of your own organization or nominate a project, person, or organization.
Award Criteria: 
We welcome broad and creative nominations from throughout North Carolina. The project or initiative nominated must be completed, or nearing completion, between December 2022 and December 2023.
The Process:
Eligible applications will be reviewed and judged by a committee of RTCC members, staff, and partners. Contact information will only be used to notify nominees about their status. Award finalists will be notified by early October and honored at the Award Ceremony on Thursday, November 16, 2023.

Click here to view all award categories. 
Note: Nominees will have their organization’s logo featured on the Cleantech Innovation Awards website. Nominees in the Cleantech Champion, Cleantech Entrepreneur, and Cleantech Impact: Economic Development categories will not be included on the webpage.