Category - Innovation

As an energy-producing region literally built on fossil fuels, Pittsburgh is on the forefront of change as the world begins to make fundamental transformations in how energy is used and produced. With twelve colleges and universities in the city limits alone, top minds are figuring out now how to create a sustainable future with a wide variety of approaches, including traditional environmental cleanup, pollution prevention, energy efficiency, renewable energy, microgrids, smart traffic signals, autonomous vehicles, greener products, and even new business models. Cutting edge research, environmentally-focused startups, and entrepreneurs across disciplines are feeding the innovative technologies of the future from here.