Green Innovations

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Eco-exchange: Russian environmental delegation meets with NYS Clean Tech Center

Young Russian clean tech cluster leaders came to The Clean Tech Center today as part of a week-long eco-exchange with researchers, economic agencies, companies and investors.  The delegation, organized by the U.S. Library of Commerce and U.S. Department of State, was focused on understanding the role of federal, state and local governments in advancing green entrepreneurship.  The delegation picked the Syracuse - Central Upstate region for its eco-exchange because of the region's growing prominence on the global scene as one of the top clean tech clusters in the world.  The Clean Tech Center is a NYSERDA-funded clean energy incubator operated by the CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity.

The group discussed environmental policy and initiatives in Russia, and explored mutual opportunities for technology exchange and joint ventures related to clean tech development, and left impressed with the innovative regional clean tech development in the region.  In return, representatives of NY's clean tech cluster were impressed with the growing Russian youth movement to embrace social entrepreneurship and environmental stewardship.  Members of the delegation included government officials, heads of NGO's, entrepreneurs, cultural attaches, engineers and CEO's of LLC's.

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The Clean Tech Center website is translatable into Russian by clicking a button at the bottom of the main page.