Sustainability: From buzzword to business growth opportunity

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Sustainability is far more than a buzzword. It’s a market trend creating opportunities for large and small businesses alike.  Businesses are rapidly learning that sustainability is a growth opportunity, with far-reaching impact beyond corporate responsibility or reporting requirements. Dynamic large companies are pursuing new sustainable product and service lines across business and consumer markets. In […]

WRTA Honors 12 Small Businesses as Campaign Gets Underway

A group of people accepting awards at a WRTA event

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Each with a different story but a common goal of taking something they are passionate about and building a business right here in the Mahoning Valley, 12 small businesses were honored at Concept Studio on West Federal Street on Thursday morning. For a second straight year, the WRTA Give Small Business a […]

Are Fuel Cells Now a Viable Option for School Buses?

Hydrogen Fuel Cell in a truck

Pegasus Specialty Vehicles, Hyperion say new hydrogen fuel-cell school bus in development will overcome previous barriers to market entry Hydrogen is the most abundant molecule on earth. In a fuel cell, it can power an electric motor with zero emissions. But Hydrogen has thus far not been considered a popular option for zero-emissions school buses, […]

Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator Announces 2023 Channel Partner Strategic Awards to Catalyze Innovation and Inclusion

Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator channel partners

 $1M Allocated to Climate Tech Incubators and Accelerators Leading the Shift Towards a Low-Carbon Economy and Inclusive Energy Transition The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN²), a technology incubator funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and co-administered by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), announced its seventh cycle of Channel Partner Strategic Awards. This year, IN² […]

BRITE to share in award to help cleantech startups

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Brite Energy Innovators, the energy tech accelerator in Warren, Ohio, will share a $220,000 award to launch a program that helps underrepresented cleantech entrepreneurs in Ohio and Michigan take their products to market faster. Brite Energy Innovators and Centrepolis Accelerator in Southfield, Michigan, won the 2023 Channel Partner Strategic award from Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator, funded by the […]