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What Miami is up to this season in the climate + tech scene

This is the September 20, 2022 edition of the Opportunity Miami newsletter written by Suzette Laboy, which we send every Tuesday. Click here to subscribe to get our weekly updates in your inbox.

There is a slight change in the air in Miami.

The nonstop rain in the middle of a slow storm season has brought some much-needed water to a dry summer across Greater Miami-Dade County, with double rainbow sightings and a mild temperature drop. And I do mean a mild drop.

But that could only mean one thing to us Miamians: fall is officially here.

With that, Opportunity Miami has created an events guide that runs through the end of the year. This is an ongoing list of gatherings, conferences, and meetups focused on Miami’s economic future, such as:

  • Emerging Tech Brew’s free virtual event next week on The Next Decade of Tech will focus on emerging technology and food, energy, and health. “You’ll come away with a unique glimpse into major technological developments that will reshape the worlds of food, energy, and health.”
  • Learning the basics about solar energy, carbon-free mobility, sustainable communities, feeding the future, and natural wonders are on the agenda for Florida Climate Week, five days in October of learning about “the impacts our changing climate is having on the Sunshine State” and “how to become a part of the solution to ensure a sustainable planet for future generations.”
  • For those interested in the world of non-fungible tokens or NFTs, Miami mayor Francis Suarez will be speaking about the future of blockchains and bitcoins at NFT BZL. Network with NFT artists, collectors, and creators at DCENTRAL Miami.

We will update the guide as needed, so please share any other events to include at next@opportunity.miami.

We held our first Climate Tech Meetup last week, attracting dozens of innovators working on climate solutions from the community. The event, held in collaboration with Miami-Dade County, focused on mapping South Florida’s climate tech ecosystem, leveraging the Inflation Reduction Act to implement the County’s climate resilience goals, and the next steps for our National Science Foundation Regional Innovation Engines application focused on coastal resilience and decarbonization. (We explained more about this project in a previous newsletter). Email us to receive an invite to our next climate tech meetup.

Matt Haggman is in New York for the Clinton Global Initiative learning from leaders on the transition to a net zero economy and participating in the World Climate Tech Summit launch, which is why I am writing this week’s newsletter. As Editorial Manager for Opportunity Miami, I oversee all the original content you can find across our platforms.

For more on how climate and technology can create change, check out our content on sustainability and resilience. You can read our interview with Miami entrepreneurs developing Living Seawalls to combat Miami’s rising sea levels or learn how Miami can become a place for great climate tech companies and talent, as well as Miami’s future in carbon-free mobility. Or listen to how we can decarbonize buildings and watch how another company out of Miami Beach is leading the charge in #EVs and clean transit.

You can read Matt’s key takeaways from the CGI and World Tech Summit events in next week’s newsletter.

We would love to hear your ideas on people, organizations, and trends that are pivotal to Miami’s economic future. You can email us at next@opportunity.miami or engage with us on social media. Please invite friends to subscribe to the newsletter here.

Until next week,

Suzette Laboy
Editorial Manager

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