Clean Technology 2009
finance & strategy

Clean Finance & Strategy

finance & strategy  

Topics & Application Areas

Venture & Partnering — TechConnect: TechConnect Summit IP & Venture Program: the world’s largest peer reviewed clean technology venture & partnering forum
Finance & Investment: Venture Capital Trends and Leaders, Growth Capital Financing – VC, PE, IPO & M& A Opportunities, Clean Project Financing, Importance of Sustainable Investment
Strategy: Green Market Strategy, Reward and Risk Management, Regulation Impact, Global Trends Water to Energy, Aligning Energy Security, Economic Growth and Climate Change
Carbon: Policy & Regulation, Copenhagen Update, Pricing & Markets – EU, RGGI, Japan, Voluntary Carbon Markets – Offsets, Quality, Impact, Measuring, Tracking, GHG Reporting & Targets
Sustainable Industry Case Studies & Best Practices: Efficiencies, Building, Fleet, Waste, Emissions, Water Use, Supply Chain, Incentives, Best Practices
Commercial Cleantech Innovation & Executive Roundtable CTSI Innovative Commercial Track - Company presentations from leading clean technology companies that are in the commercial phase of development.

Track Committee

Wade Adams, Rice University
Peter Adrieans, University of Michigan
Kitu Bindra, Crowell Moring
Neil Cameron, Emerald Technology Ventures
Paul Danielson, MMA Renewable Ventures
Matt Denesuk, IBM Venture Capital Group
Ben Finkelor, UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center
Purnesh Geegopaul, Pangea Ventures
Skip Grow, Lazard & Co.
David Henderson, XPV Capital Corporation
Christopher Hieb, Pacific Crest Securities
Brian Johnston, Eastman Kodak Company
Jay Kipper, University or Texas at Austin
Kei Koizumi, AAAS
Ben Machol, Environmental Protection Agency
Dhiraj Malkani, RockPort Capital
Marie Miglin, Shell
Ibrahim Maslamani, City of Atlanta
Tony Maull, Vergent Energy
Jeff Osborne, Thomas Weisel Partners
Jean-Luc Park, Calvert Funds
Amy-Corinne Smith, Barclays Capital
Matthew Trevithnick, Venrock
Shyam Venkatesh, Omron
Alexander Wong, D. E. Shaw Group
 

2009 TechConnect Review Board

  • Air Products & Chemicals
  • Arrowhead Research
  • ASML
  • Atomic Venture Partners
  • BASF
  • Battery Ventures
  • Boston University
  • Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
  • Cabot Corporation
  • Cargill Investments
  • CMEA Ventures
  • Council of Scientific Research, India
  • DuPont Ventures
  • Eastman Kodak Company
  • Emerald Technology Ventures
  • ETH-Zurich
  • ExxonMobil
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Garage Ventures
  • GE Healthcare
  • General Catalyst Partners
  • General Electric
  • Genzyme
  • Georgia Tech
  • Goodrich
  • Greenberg Traurig
  • Harris and Harris Group
  • Honda
  • Honeywell
  • IBM
  • iNovia Capital
  • In-Q-Tel
  • IncTANK
  • Intel
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Massachusetts Tech Transfer Center
  • Massachusetts Technology Development Corporation (MTDC)
  • Medtronic
  • Merck
  • Mohr, Davidow Ventures
  • Motorola
  • NanoDimension AG
  • Navigator Technology Ventures
  • New York University
  • Northwestern University
  • Novartis
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Omron
  • Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)
  • Pfizer
  • Philips
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Quantum Insight
  • Rice University
  • Sanyo
  • Simon Fraser University
  • SUNY Albany
  • Texas A&M University
  • TIAX LLC
  • Tufts University
  • UBS
  • UCD, Ireland
  • UniQuest-Australia
  • Univalor LP
  • University of California-Los Angeles
  • University of California-San Diego
  • University of Florida
  • University of Geneva, CH
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Texas Health Science Center
  • University of Washington
  • University of Waterloo, Canada
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • X Seed Capital
  • Yale University
 

Track Sessions

 

Monday May 4

8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnect
10:30 Carbon and Clean Technology: U.S. & International Cap & Trade
11:30 Carbon and Clean Technology: U.S. & International Cap & Trade
1:30 Carbon and Clean Technology: Updates on Emission Politics in the United States
1:30 CTSI Special Symposium - Commercial Cleantech Innovation
3:30 CTSI Special Symposium - Commercial Cleantech Innovation
4:00 Clean & Sustainable Initiatives & Case Studies
4:00 Carbon and Clean Technology: Government Funding Opportunities
5:00 CTSI Special Symposium - Executives Roundtable Discussion
 

Tuesday May 5

8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnect
11:00 Carbon and Clean Technology: The Effect of the Global Credit Crisis on Carbon Markets and Clean Tech Investment
12:30 Clean & Sustainable Strategies & Case Studies
1:30 Carbon and Clean Technology: Opportunities and Risks for Clean Tech Companies in Carbon Markets
2:45 Carbon and Clean Technology: GHG Management & Tracking
4:00 POSTERS
 

Wednesday May 6

8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnect
8:30 Keynote Panel: The Future of Energy
10:30 Carbon and Clean Technology: Clean Tech Venture Capital
11:00 Carbon and Clean Technology: Clean Tech Venture Capital
2:30 Clean Finance & Investment
1:30 POSTERS
3:30 Carbon and Clean Technology: Carbon Trading - View from the Floor (to be announced)
 

Thursday May 7

 

Track Program

 

Monday May 4

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8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnectTheater AB
 Session chair: Matthew Laudon, NSTI and Patti Glaza, CTSI
8:00 The Nanotech Revolution in Renewable Energy
D. Arvizu - Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), U.S. Department of Energy, US (bio)
8:30 Nanotechnology and the Obama Administration
T. Kalil, Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House, US
9:00 Innovation for a Secure Future
R. Johnson - CTO, Lockheed Martin, US (bio)
9:30 The Next Big Thing is Really Small
R.J. Kumpf - CAO, Bayer Material Science, US (bio)
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10:30 Carbon and Clean Technology: U.S. & International Cap & TradeRoom 320 AD
 Session chair: Lisa Hodes, Greenburg Traurig & Patti Glaza, CTSI
10:30 Carbon Markets from A to Z
E. Zelljadt, Point Carbon, US
11:00 Carbon and Clean Technology: U.S. Cap & Trade
L. Epifani, Van Ness Feldman, US
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11:30 Carbon and Clean Technology: U.S. & International Cap & TradeRoom 320 AD
 Session chair: Lisa Hodes, Greenburg Traurig & Patti Glaza, CTSI
- K.O. Kristiansen, Point Carbon, US
- R. Adcock, Camco, US (bio)
- A. Totty, British Embasssy, UK
- L. Epifani, Van Ness Feldman, US
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1:30 Carbon and Clean Technology: Updates on Emission Politics in the United StatesRoom 320 AD
 Session chair: Lisa Hodes, Greenberg Traurig LLP
1:30 Updates on Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiatives in the U.S.
L. Hodes, E. Varanini, Green Traurig, LLP, US (bio)
2:30 Bringing Carbon Issues to the Board Room
M. Meehan, Carbonetworks, CA
2:50 The Legal Aspects of the Carbon Markets
G. Casas, Greenberg Traurig, US
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1:30 CTSI Special Symposium - Commercial Cleantech InnovationRoom 340 AB
 Session chair: Matthew Nordan, Lux Resarch & Patti Glaza, CTSI, US
1:30 State of Cleantech Commercialization
M. Nordan, Lux Research, US
1:45 Altela
N. Godshall, Altela, CEO, US (bio)
2:05 Serious Materials
S. Vaughan, Serious Materials, CMO, US (bio)
2:25 Advent Solar
P. Green, Advent Solar, CEO, US (bio)
2:45 (CANCELED) FTL Solar
T. Saxton, FTL Solar, CEO, US
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3:30 CTSI Special Symposium - Commercial Cleantech InnovationRoom 340 AB
 Session chair: Patti Glaza, CTSI
3:30 BrightSource Energy
C. Ricker, Brightsource Energy, Sr. V.P., US
3:50 Great Point Energy
B. Preston, Great Point Energy, Executive Vice President, US (bio)
4:10 Tendril Networks Inc.
A. Tuck, Tendril, CEO, US (bio)
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4:00 Clean & Sustainable Initiatives & Case StudiesRoom 350 F
 Session chair: Shyam Venkatesh, NICDP - National Industrial Cluster Development Program of Saudi Arabia
4:00 Running the World on Renewables via Hydrogen and Ammonia Transmission Pipelines with Annual-scale Firming Storage
W.C. Leighty, The Leighty Foundation, US
4:20 (CANCELED) EcoVision : A Cooperative Resource Management Solution
R. Maddox, EcoVision Solution, AU
4:40 Agriculture Green House Gas (GHG) Soil Sequestering Standard Development
G. Delong, Novecta, US
5:00 Paradigm Shift: Moving Beyond Carbon Neutral to Carbon Healthy
B. McGann, TRIRIGA, US
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4:00 Carbon and Clean Technology: Government Funding OpportunitiesRoom 320 AD
 Session chair: Lisa Hodes, Greenberg Traurig LLP
4:00 Financing Foreign Carbon & Cleantech Projects
C.S. O'Connor, Export-Import Bank, US
4:30 Avenues and Opportunities for Governmental Cleantech Funding
B. Noble, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, US
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5:00 CTSI Special Symposium - Executives Roundtable DiscussionRoom 340 AB
 Session chair: Patti Glaza, CTSI
- N. Godshall, Altela, CEO, US
- S. Vaughan, Serious Materials, CMO, US
- P. Green, Advent Solar, CEO, US
- T. Saxton, FTL Solar, CEO, US
- C. Ricker, Brightsouce Energy, Sr. V.P., US
- G.C. Evans, GreenHunter, CEO, US
- A. Perlman, Great Point Energy, CEO, US
- A. Tuck, Tendril, CEO, US
 

Tuesday May 5

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8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnectTheater AB
 Session chair: Jeff Moseley, Greater Houston Partnership, Shushana Castle, Clinton Global Initiative Member/Millennium Water Alliance, US
8:00 Welcome TechConnect World to Houston
J. Moseley, Greater Houston Partnership, US
8:15 Can Uncle Sam Cure What Ails Clean Tech?
P. Dickerson, HaynesBoone, former COO Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, DOE, US (bio)
8:45 Welcome to Houston
B. White, City of Houston, Mayor, US (bio)
9:00 Flying into the Future: Continentalís Commitment to the Environment
L. Kellner, Continental Airlines, CEO, US (bio)
9:30 RUSNANO: Driving the Nanotech Industry Growth
A. Chubais, RUSNANO, CEO, RU (bio)
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11:00 Carbon and Clean Technology: The Effect of the Global Credit Crisis on Carbon Markets and Clean Tech InvestmentRoom 320 AD
 Session chair: Andrew Heckler, Workhouse, US
- A. Smith, Barclays Capital, US
- C. Hieb, Pacific Crest Securities, US
- J. Small, GHG Partners, US
- W. Hogarth, Sequoia Capital, US
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12:30 Clean & Sustainable Strategies & Case StudiesExpo Hall Theater
12:30 Strategically Securing and Protecting Intellectual Property in the Renewable and Emission Technology Space
T. Smith, R. Lord, Osha Liang LLP, US
12:45 Patent Pollution: Clearing the Patent Landscape and Protecting Innovation
D.K.S. Cornwell, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C., US
1:00 Clean Energy Collaborations
P. Landen, C. Jordan, Baker Botts LLP, US
1:15 Protecting Green Technology and Green Brands: Strategies for Getting Your Eco-Patents and Eco-Marks Through the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
E.L. Lane, Luce Forward / Green Patent Blog, US
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1:30 Carbon and Clean Technology: Opportunities and Risks for Clean Tech Companies in Carbon MarketsRoom 320 AD
 Session chair: Michael Holman: Lux Research, US
- W. Tokash, Carbon Opportunity Group, US
- A. Varma, Sustainable Ventures, US
- R. Lack, Element Markets, US
- S. Wood, SC Americas, US
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2:45 Carbon and Clean Technology: GHG Management & TrackingRoom 320 AD
 Session chair: Wes Goldstein, Hobbs & Towne, Inc, US
- M. Meehan, Carbonetworks, CA
- P. Morgan, Equilibrium Solutions, US
- K. Ivanic, World Energy, US
- S. Wood, SC Americas, US
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4:00 POSTERSExpo Hall
 

Wednesday May 6

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8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnectTheater AB
 Session chair: Patti Glaza, CTSI, US
8:00 Energy in the 21st Century: Muir, Patton, and Gandhi
R. James Woolsey, VantagePoint Venture Partners, US (bio)
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8:30 Keynote Panel: The Future of EnergyTheater AB
 Session chair: Patti Glaza, CTSI, US
- D. Beneby, Exelon, President, Exelon Power, US (bio)
- M. Kapner, Austin Energy, US (bio)
- C. Frasier, Shell, VP Americas, US (bio)
- M. Simmons, Simmons & Company, US (bio)
- J. Renaud, GE Ecomagination, US (bio)
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10:30 Carbon and Clean Technology: Clean Tech Venture CapitalRoom 320 AD
 Session chair: Patti Glaza, CTSI, US
10:30 Clean Tech Investment Trends
R. Gittings, Price Waterhouse Cooper - Moneytree, US
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11:00 Carbon and Clean Technology: Clean Tech Venture CapitalRoom 320 AD
 Session chair: Rob Gittings, Price Waterhouse Cooper Moneytree, US
- R. Gittings, Price Waterhouse Cooper - Moneytree, US
- M. Trevithick, Venrock Partners, US
- R. Toker, Sindicatum Carbon Technology, US
- S. McBee, McBee Strategic Consultin, US
- K. Jansen, Expansion Capital, US
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2:30 Clean Finance & InvestmentRoom 320 AD
 Session chair: Neil Cameron, Emerald Technology Ventures, CA
2:30 Energy Activities in the Department of Defense
M. Merzig, Booz Allen Hamilton, US
2:50 Federal Funding for Renewable Energy Projects
K. Carnes, TechVision21, US
3:10 Best Practices: Creating a New Asset Class for Distributed Solar Energy Generation
W. Lee, SunEdison, US
3:30 The Role of Venture Capital and Start-ups in Clean Technology
W. Coleman, Mohr Davidow Ventures, US
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1:30 POSTERSExpo Hall
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3:30 Carbon and Clean Technology: Carbon Trading - View from the Floor (to be announced)Room 320 AD
 Session chair: Craig Enochs, Jackson Walker, US
 
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