Cleantech: the war for talent in the Pacific North West
On: 12/01/2011 Views: 62
Only a few years ago the searching question for the then emerging Cleantech industry was how the pace of growth in the industry was going to be constrained by the availability of talent. The breakneck speed of the industry and the urgency in driving to a low carbon economy was such that everyone in the industry knew there to be a war for talent. What we have seen over the last five years is that the Cleantech industry has, in fact, been able to attract the talent it needs (the solar sector from semiconductor, hardware, electronics and software; the bioindustrials sector from chemicals, life sciences, ag, etc). In fact, so much so, that we can declare that the war for talent is over! Of course, there will always be short term spikes where demand exceeds supply as when a spate of energy storage companies chase specialists in electrochemistry.