ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit 2011

ARPA-E Energy Innovation Pre-Conference Workshop

Monday, February 28, 2011

One-day program focused on helping researchers, entrepreneurs and technology agents gain strategic insights into the ARPA-E agency. Participants will be briefed about existing and future program priorities, learn the key criteria used in evaluating proposals, meet and ask questions directly to ARPA-E program managers, interact with DOE lawyers about IP protection, and gain insight into energy commercialization.

 

Benefits

  • Learn about existing and potential future funding programs
  • Help shape the Agency’s vision and future programmatic topic areas
  • Understand what ARPA-E Program Directors are looking for in winning research proposals


Pre-conference Workshop - Monday February 28th
Separate registration required for Pre-conference Workshop!
7:00am
Registration Open and Continental Breakfast
9:00am-9:50am
Workshop Welcome and ARPA-E Primer:
Arun Majumdar, Director, ARPA-E
Eric Toone, Deputy Director for Technology, ARPA-E
Shane Kosinski, Deputy Director for Operations, ARPA-E
9:50am-10:05am Break
10:05am-10:50am Breakout Sessions: ARPA-E Future Technology Workshops
  Sunshot Rare Earth and Critical Materials Technology High Density Thermal Energy Storage
10:55am-11:40am Breakout Sessions: ARPA-E Future Technology Workshops
 
Green Electricity Network Integration (GENI) Applied Biotechnology for Transportation Fuels
11:40am-12:40pm Lunch
12:40pm-1:30pm Breakout Sessions: Technology Town Halls
The Energy-Water Nexus Natural Gas to Liquid Fuels
1:35pm-2:35pm Building Strategic Partnerships
2:35pm-3:00pm Break
3:00pm-4:00pm Breakout Panels
 
Venture Capital Funding: Prospecting in a Constrained Environment Technology Launch: From Universities and National Labs to the Marketplace
4:00pm-5:30pm The Government Role in Energy R&D -- followed by Focused Networking Session with
Funding Programs
5:30pm-8:00pm Technology Showcase and Reception - Open to all workshop and conference participants


Monday February 28

Pre-Conference Workshop - Separate Registration Required Until Evening Showcase
7:00 AM Registration Open and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM Opening and ARPA-E Primer
Arun Majumdar, Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy
Eric Toone, Deputy Director for Technology, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy
Shane Kosinski, Deputy Director for Operations, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy
10:00 AM Coffee Break
10:15 AM Breakout Sessions: ARPA-E Workshop Reports
To explore the “white space” of energy research and identify critical new areas for technology development, ARPA-E has held a number of workshops with researchers and thought leaders from academia, national labs, government, and industry. These breakout sessions will present some of the key findings from these workshops and will invite additional discussion from those in attendance.
$1/W Solar
Rajeev Ram, Program Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy
Ramamoorthy Ramesh, Program Manager, Solar Energy Technologies Program
Rare Earth and Critical Materials Technologies
Mark Johnson, Program Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy
Thermal Batteries
Ravi Prasher, Program Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy
11:05 AM Breakout Sessions: ARPA-E Workshop Reports
Applied Biotechnology for Transportation Fuels
Jonathan Burbaum, Program Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy
Green Electricity Network Integration (GENIUS GRID)
Rajeev Ram, Program Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy
TBA
11:50 AM Networking Lunch
12:50 PM Breakout Sessions: Technology Town Halls
ARPA-E actively looks for new areas for investment that could result in a transformation of the energy system. This session will provide an opportunity for the community to participate in discussion with industry leaders on two new areas of interest: “The Energy-Water Nexus” and “Natural Gas Conversion to Liquid Fuels”.
The Energy-Water Nexus
Natural Gas to Liquid Fuels
1:35 PM Building Strategic Partnerships
In developing new energy technologies, partnering with a large industry player can provide access to the capital, knowledge, and resources necessary to succeed in scaling up and reaching the marketplace. Recently, large corporations are becoming increasingly active in investing, partnering with, and acquiring new energy technologies. This panel will focus on how small businesses can engage with large corporations and what mechanisms (e.g., joint ventures, joint development agreements, licensing agreements, equity investments, distribution partnerships) have proven successful.
Moderator - Tom Baruch, Chairman; Founder, Codexis, CMEA Capital
Joel Moxley, CEO, Foro Energy
Russ Frew, VP of Programs & Technology, Lockheed Martin
Steven Taub, Senior Vice President, Investment Strategy, GE, Energy Financial Services
Alan Shaw, President & CEO, Codexis, Inc.
2:35 PM Break
3:00 PM Breakout Panels
Venture Capital Funding: Prospecting in a Constrained Environment
Moderator - Will Coleman, Partner, Mohr Davidow
Technology Launch: From Universities and National Labs to the Marketplace
Moderator - Bilal Zuberi, Principal, General Catalyst Partners
Eric Isaacs, Director, Argonne National Laboratory
Luis Mejia, Senior Associate, Office of Technology Licensing, Stanford University
Howard Lee, Founder & CTO, Stion Corporation
Colin South, Founder & CEO, Novogy Corporation
4:00 PM “The Government Role in Energy R&D” -- followed by Focused Networking Session with Funding Programs
The Federal government invests billions of dollars each year in energy R&D. This panel brings together senior leaders from the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense, and the Small Business Administration to discuss their agencies’ roles in funding and supporting energy R&D, including a range of new and recently created programs. Following the panel, there will be a networking session where participants can meet representatives from DOE, DoD and SBA to learn more about their energy R&D programs, including how to apply for funding.
Sean Greene, Associate Administrator for Investment & Special Advisor for Innovation, U.S. Small Business Administration
Henry Kelly, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
Zach Lemnios, Director, Defense Research & Engineering, U.S. Department of Defense
5:30 PM Technology Showcase and Reception
Open to All Registered Attendees - Showcase closes at 8:00pm


Platinum Sponsors
Ernst & Young Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Silicon Valley Bank
 
Gold Sponsors
Autodesk MDB MDB
 
Corporate Acceleration Partners
Applied Materials Battelle BOSCH BNL
Case Western Reserve University Constellation Energy elstat Dupont
elstat EWI Research Center General Atomics Lockheed Martin
United Technologies Research Center  
*Partner Organizations are participants in programs designed to accelerate technology commercialization.
 
Silver Sponsor
Research Corporation for Science Advancement
 
Investor Acceleration Partners
Mohr Davidow Sequoia
*Partner Organizations are participants in matchmaking program for one-on-one meetings with Technology Showcase participants.
 
Technology Development Partners
Argonne C2B2 C2B2 Idaho National Laboratory
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory NETL NREL Oak Ridge National Lab
Palo Alto Research Center SunShot Initiative The U.S. Department of Energy EERE The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science
 
Student Patron Program Sponsors
Baruch Future Ventures Mohr Davidow Venrock
 
Federal Agency Partner
SBA
 
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