ARPA-E Innovation Summit Comes to Washington, DC.

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s ARPA-E Innovation Summit is scheduled for February 24-26, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) funds transformational projects that create entirely new ways to generate, store, and use energy.

Since September 2013, ARPA-E has announced almost $125 million in funding for new projects aimed at finding innovative ways to lower the cost and improve the efficiency of energy technologies. “We’re investing in the best people, the best small companies, and the best ideas to bring entirely new energy technologies to market,” states ARPA-E Deputy Director Dr. Cheryl Martin.

The Summit offers invaluable networking opportunities and brings together leaders from academia, business, and government to discuss cutting-edge energy issues and facilitate relationships to help move technologies into the marketplace.

The 2014 ARPA-E Summit will partner with BIO and some of its member companies including BASF and DuPont. Specifically, DuPont, will be hosting this year’s student program. Companies with registered attendees are encouraged to participate in the student program by hosting a table at the Student/Company Networking Reception that takes place Monday, February 24, 2014. You can visit www.arpae-summit.com/Agenda/Student-Program for further details.

Every year the Summit highlights thought leaders in energy and innovation. Keynote speakers for 2014 include Dr. Sylvia A. Earle, Explorer in Residence of the National Geographic Society and Founder, Mission Blue; Professor Mariana Mazzucato, Professor of Economics and RM Philips Chair in Science and Technology Policy at the University of Sussex; and Dr. Ernest Moniz, Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy.Summit also hosts discussions with fireside chats and interactive panels. Click here to view the full 2014 Summit agenda.

Lastly, attendees will have exclusive opportunities to connect with leaders and program directors from the nation’s top federal agencies focused on energy innovation during the Government Agency Networking Program. Representatives from Army, Air Force, DOE, NASA, Navy, NSF, ONR, USDA, and other agencies are available in an open, reception-style forum to discuss research interests, services, and funding opportunities.

Visit www.arpae-summit.com for more information and to register.

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