DOE Announces Inaugural ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

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The Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that the inaugural Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) Innovation Summit will take place March 1-3 at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

The event, hosted by the DOE's ARPA-E and organized by the Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization, with support from the National Venture Capital Association and the Kauffman Foundation, will serve as a forum for the nation's energy leaders to share ideas, collaborate, and identify key technology opportunities and challenges.

Summit participants will include members of the scientific and research communities, investors, technology entrepreneurs, corporations with an interest in clean energy technologies, policy-makers and government officials.

‘This conference will bring together the nation's top energy leaders and members of the scientific community to begin building the next industrial revolution in clean energy technologies, which will create new jobs and help reduce our carbon footprint,’ says Energy Secretary Steven Chu, who will give the keynote address.

The summit will spotlight some of ARPA-E's first round of 37 winning research projects and will showcase many of the research projects from the organization's first $150 million solicitation.

Panel topics will include identifying game-changing technologies, building regional energy innovation clusters, the role of energy in our national security, and successfully developing and commercializing energy technology breakthroughs.

SOURCE: Department of Energy

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