Clean Tech And The China Equation

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Clean Tech and The China Equation

A decade ago, China and the concept of clean tech were oxymoronic. But today, China is the world’s largest single investor in clean energy ($89.5 billion in 2014), ranks at the top of most renewable energy country indexes, and is the number one manufacturer globally of solar PV modules and lithium ion batteries. It also is home to the world’s largest installed base of wind turbines and is number two for installed solar PV capacity, with the goal of being number one by 2020 (if not sooner). 

Moving forward, what impact will the recently announced U.S.-China Agreement on Climate Change have on the global clean-tech market? How far can China transition from its reliance on dirty coal to renewables and efficiency? Can China pivot from being primarily a manufacturer to leading the charge in a design-led revolution? And for clean-tech entrepreneurs, what opportunities and challenges lay at the intersection of China and clean-tech deployment and innovation?

Whether you’re a North American company interested in entering the Chinese market or a clean-tech innovator looking to collaborate on either side of the Pacific, please join us for a lively interactive conversation.

This panel is especially timely following this week’s announcement from co-host Autodesk that it is expanding its Cleantech Partner Program to China. The program grants early-stage clean-tech companies access to $150,000 worth of Autodesk’s design software, to its educational resources, and a variety of co-marketing opportunities for free.



Mark Clifford

Mark Clifford
Executive Director
Asia Business Council 

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Gary Rieschel

Gary Rieschel
Founder and Managing Partner
Qiming Venture Partners

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Jake Layers

Jake Layes
Head, Sustainability & Cleantech AsiaPacific

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Ron Pernick

Ron Pernick
Managing Director
Clean Edge, Inc. (Moderator)

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