March is always a key month for cleantech in California. It starts the season of pre Earth Day events like the ECO:nomics conference in Santa Barbara. A first quarter into the year, the cleantech community gathers in San Francisco at the Cleantech Summit to discuss the new trends. The CEO of Cleantech Group opened the 10th Summit with a keynote on the power of global partnerships in cleantech.
One evidence of that is the multiplication of green business and networking events around the world. Agrion is an organization with offices in San Francisco, New York City, Paris, Frankfurt, and Beijing. They animate the local debate in energy, cleantech and corporate sustainability by offering almost daily webinars and monthly gatherings in each city. I attended their symposium on smart cities last week, and San Francisco remains a key hub for them.