Upcoming Events

07.23.14 – 07.24.14

Tapping the Market: Water Sector Challenges and Market Opportunities through Sustainable Innovation

GACC Midwest together with the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance and the Water Economy Network will host the second Water Roundtable within the German American Water Technology Initiative (GAWT) in Pittsburgh, PA on July 24, 2014.

Pittsburgh and its surrounding region are located in one of the most water-rich areas in the United States. The region’s lakes, rivers, and streams have helped power the industrial revolution and continue to support diverse industrial and recreational uses. Today, Pittsburgh’s regional water market is estimated to exceed $500 million, employing more than 3,000 people.

A dynamically growing energy sector has created new challenges as well as industrial market opportunities for the region. Environmental challenges that evolve from this water-energy nexus also include a claim for more sustainable and resource-efficient solutions in this field.

Business leaders, academic researchers, and community leaders are working to address these challenges and to create new markets by accelerating new technology development and building business-to-business partnerships.

Join the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest, the Water Economy Network, and the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance to discuss emerging opportunities during an Evening Welcome Reception on July 23, 2014 and the GAWT Roundtable on July 24, 2014 in Pittsburgh!

Attendees will:

  • Connect with potential business partners from Germany,
  • Learn about the latest developments in German and U.S. water technologies,
  • Discuss similarities and differences between the two markets, and
  • Network with experts from both sides of the Atlantic.

This roundtable is part of The Transatlantic Climate Bridge, an initiative of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany aiming at fostering greater cooperation and communication between Germany and the United States of America in the area of energy and climate policy.


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Start: 07.23.14
End: 07.24.14
Venue: Unnamed Venue
Pittsburgh, PA, United States

09.14.14 – 09.16.14

SSTI Annual Conference

SSTI’s annual conference focuses on how to create a climate where economic growth occurs organically through science, technology and innovation.

SSTI’s annual conference draws 250-300 participants from 45+ states. Attendance at the conference is made up of:

      • State, local and regional policymakers and program managers;
      • Officials from higher education focused on economic development and partnerships with industry;
      • Leaders of associations and organizations active in economic development, science, technology and innovation; and,
      • Directors and staff from academia, business, and nonprofit organizations who work daily to encourage economic growth through science, technology and innovation.

The conference offers the right balance of roundtable conversations, presentations, networking sessions, and discussion panels to achieve greater impacts through better connections, closer collaboration, and a stronger community.

Fourth Economy will be participating in this event.

For more information, visit the Conference website.

Start: 09.14.14
End: 09.16.14
Venue: Westin Chicago River North
Phone: 312.744.1900
320 North Dearborn, Chicago, IL, 60654, United States
Cost: 675

09.28.14 – 10.01.14

UEDA 2014 Annual Summit

2014SummitSidebarLogoEach year, thought leaders across our domain convene to share ideas and best practices in university economic development. This event is known as the UEDA Annual Summit. Participants in the Annual Summit…

  • Examine the leading edge practices of colleagues as they compete for Awards of Excellence – You judge the best of the best.
  • Build a learning network of colleagues to spot opportunities faster and develop partnerships faster.
  • Share success stories and lessons learned with economic developers from colleges and universities nationwide.
  • Gain the latest strategic insights on the roles of colleges and universities in economic development.

For more information, visit the UEDA Annual Summit event website.

The Fourth Economy team will be planning, attending and exhibiting at this event.

Start: 09.28.14
End: 10.01.14
Venue: Eldorado Hotel & Spa
Phone: (505) 988-4455
309 W San Francisco St,, Santa Fe, NM, 87501, United States