NAF Clean Tech Speaker Series
October 22, 2009 6pm-10pm
In cooperation with the Netherlands Office for Science and Technology (NOST) and HubTech21 The Netherland-America Foundation offers a series of networking events around Clean Technology focusing. With these series the NAF aims to create a meeting ground for Dutch and American entrepreneurs, researchers and business developers, providing the opportunity to exchange ideas and explore opportunities to cooperate across the Atlantic.
NAF Cleantech Speaker Series: #1 Smart Grid Energy Efficiency
Leveraging Smart Grid Innovation: Exploring Local Partnership Models between the Public and Private Sector
On this first gathering of the NAF Cleantech Speaker Series we will focus on the smart grid industry. Our panel will explore how startups, utilities and public sectors can best work together to provide the best opportunity to drive smart grid innovation. What are some of the best practices today (or should be) that are creating new standards that will transform the smart grid industry? Are there lessons to learn from our European counterparts?Register before Wednesday October 21, 2009
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Matt Rogers, Senior Advisor to the Obama Administration’s Dept. of Energy rocked the boat recently by stating that the success of cleantech in America hinges on the private sector, not the government.
Indeed cleantech has become a significant category for investors in recent years - just last year, venture capitalists spent over $4B on clean technology investments. Yet to catalyze innovation and commercialize emerging technologies to create a viable industry, what’s needed is 40 times the amount in venture money than what’s available today, says Ian Copeland, head of Bechtel’s renewable energy group. It will take a solid partnership, he believes, between private and public sectors to overcome the climate crisis, and create an industry that’s viable all at once.
6pm – Welcome!
6.30pm – Panel Discussion
7.30pm – Q&A
8pm – Demonstrations by Joris Jonker, Tony de Rijk, Rich Celio
9.30 – End
Eric Wesoff – Chief Analyst – Greentech Media - www.greentechmedia.com
Tony de Rijk – President & CEO - iDo Technology - www.toolip.us
Joris Jonker – CEO Home Automation Europe - www.homeautomationeurope.com
Rich Celio – CTO/CFO Applied Power Technologies - http://www.apt4power.com/
Michael Campbell – Community Choice Aggregation Director Power Enterprise SF Public Utilies Commission Power Entreprise http://sfwater.org
Marco DeMiroz – Active venture investor in Cleantech (Smart Grid. Green buildings etc.) in the U.S., China and Europe
Jonathan Livingston – Board Member of the Environmental Business Cluster http://www.environmentalcluster.org
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