Join us for Cleantech Connections, a gathering of folks across sectors and interests who want to strengthen their connections and learn about opportunities and partnerships that can be created in energy, climate, cleantech, and sustainability. We welcome all backgrounds, including students or those in career transition who want to make more connections in these industries. This in-person event will take place on Friday, February 16, 2024 from 8:30-10:30 AM in the Discovery Nexus Commons Area – 2nd Floor of the McNamara Alumni Center on the University of Minnesota campus. Thank you to our sponsors and co-hosts – UMN Technological Leadership Institute and Technology Commercialization (within the Research and Innovation Office).

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting your journey in the cleantech field, this event offers a welcoming and inclusive environment for networking and learning.


– Arrive and depart on the schedule that works best for you. Organizers will be there from 8:30-10:30.

– The Discovery Nexus Commons is on the 2nd floor of the McNamara Alumni Center (see image for elevator location).

– There is no formal program. The event is a place for conversation and connection.

– We will offer coffee and pastries.

Parking and Directions

The University of Minnesota is easily accessible by most modes of transit. Parking is available in the adjacent parking ramp or street parking is available nearby. See the UMN parking and directions for McNamara for more information –