Spotlight on Cleantech San Diego: Accelerating the Region as a Center for Renewable Energy Innovation

February 17, 2021 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Zoom Meeting

Spotlight on Cleantech San Diego:

Accelerating the Region as a Center for Renewable Energy Innovation

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 @ 5:30pm PST (1.5 hours)


Meeting info provided upon registration.

The San Diego Innovation Ecosystem is well known for its contribution to the Biotechnology and Wireless Industries, but you may be surprised at its recent emergence as a Clean Tech and Renewable Energy Innovation Center. Join the MIT Enterprise Forum of San Diego as it spotlights San Diego’s recent Clean Tech entrepreneurial growth and celebrates the success of a local incubator in the space.  One of the more prominent San Diego success stories will be presented, detailing its journey from a University Research Lab toward commercializing Vehicle To Grid (V2G) technologies and business models worldwide to doing its part to subdue the infamous California Duck Curve.  All contribute toward attaining the state’s aggressive Renewable Energy Standards and Reduction in Carbon Emissions. Whether you are into Decarbonization, Electric Vehicles as a Distributed Energy Resource, or simply an intriguing New Venture Case Study, there should be something interesting to learn and discuss.

The MIT Enterprise Forum of San Diego is excited to host this timely and relevant program.  Please join us on February 17th at 5:30pm PST.


Joseph Carangelo, President and Chapter Chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum of San Diego

Joe Carangelo is the current President and Chapter Chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum of San Diego. His 30-year career has spanned across Management Consulting, Molecular Diagnostics, mobile Health, and most recently Renewable Energy, holding influential roles in Corporate Strategy, Strategic Marketing, and Innovation Business Development at San Diego flagship companies such as Hybritech, Gen-Probe, Great Call, and Baker Home Energy during their high growth and transformative years. He is on the Technology Assessment Committee of the Southern California Energy Innovation Network, where he advises and mentors start-ups through the Program, as well as contributing to Advisory Boards for both private companies and non-profits. Joe has an MBA in Strategy and Innovation from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, a Master’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from THE Massachusetts Institute of Technology.



Jason Anderson, President and CEO, Cleantech San Diego

Jason is President and CEO of Cleantech San Diego, a nonprofit member organization that positions the greater San Diego region as a global leader in the cleantech and smart cities economy. Cleantech San Diego’s membership includes more than 100 local businesses, universities, governments, and nonprofits committed to advancing sustainable solutions for the benefit of the economy and the environment.

Before joining Cleantech San Diego in 2010, Jason was Vice President of Business Development for the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (EDC). Prior to joining EDC in 2006, Jason lived in Austin, Texas, where he worked in the State Capitol as Legislative Director for Texas State Senator Frank Madla.

Jason holds a degree in Corporate Communications from the University of Texas in Austin and is a 2008 graduate of LEAD San Diego.

He is a member of the City of San Diego’s Sustainable Energy Advisory Board, the County of San Diego’s Comprehensive Renewable Energy Plan Technical Advisory Committee, and the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority Advisory Board. Jason is also a board member of Connect / SD Venture Group, the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, and Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organization.


Marc Trahand, Executive Vice President, Marketing for Nuvve

Marc Trahand is Executive Vice President of Marketing for Nuvve and oversees all aspects of marketing, branding and external communications for the company and previously oversaw Nuvve’s European V2G operations.

Marc is a seasoned executive and entrepreneur, previously serving as Co-Founder and COO of luxury smartphone company Savelli-Genève. He also served as President of Topyko Mobility SAS, Director of Product Management at Modelabs and at Kyocera Communications, Inc. Marc has also worked at Nokia, Ford Motor Company and GE Medical Systems in marketing and product management roles.

Marc holds an MBA from Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, an MSc in Electrical Engineering from Supelec, France, an MSc in Biomedical Engineering from Imperial College of London and a Bachelor of Engineering from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.



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