"Northern Virginia Energy Innovation Forum"
Presenting Energy Technologies Available From Federal Labs
October 1, 2008 -- CIT Building, Herndon, VA

The Federal Lab Consortium (FLC), the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT), and the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) are proud to bring you this special forum.

The goal of this forum is to provide an opportunity for interaction in the field of renewable energy    that can lead to licenses, partnerships, collaborations, etc.   Content of this forum will be ideal for those involved in solar energy, wind energy, wave/marine-based energy, geothermal, advanced battery development and other energy storage devices, photovoltaic technology, advanced carbon-negative bio-fuels, energy efficiency technologies such as data center efficiency, green building technologies, etc.

This forum intends to attract small and large businesses involved with renewable energy technology, federal agency & lab representatives, venture capital firms targeting this sector,   and representatives of various regional, state, and/or university based renewable energy initiatives who are interested in forging transactions.

Highlights Include:

  1. Morning Keynote, Aneesh Chopra, Virginia’s Secretary of Technology
  2. Presentations from DOE, NAVY, NIST, and NASA on renewable energy technologies that have
    been developed and are available for licensing or partnerships.
  3. Displays from the lab presenters and industry will allow for meaningful discussions on the
    various technologies available and encourage collaborative efforts.
  4. A discussion on the processes and vehicles available for tech transfer/collaborations
    between Federal labs and industry will also be featured.
  5. Funding available to further support energy research initiatives.


8:00-9:00AM:  Registration, Networking & Exhibits open (coffee and cont. breakfast)
9:00-9:05: Welcome from C.I.T.
9:05-9:30: Keynote - Aneesh Chopra, Virginia’s Secretary of Technology
9:30-10:45:  Federal Lab Presentations -- Specific technology area(s) available for licensing and other
  • Technologies for Energy Efficiency Available from LANL
    Dr. Steven Girrens, Division Leader, Technology Transfer Division, Los Alamos
    National Laboratory   [presentation]
  • Technologies for Alternative Energy Generation from Waves, Tides, & Currents
    Joseph Teter, Carderock Lab, Naval Sea Systems Command  [presentation]
  • Technologies from Brookhaven National Lab:   bioethanol and other metabolites,hydrogen storage compositions, fuel cell electrocatalyst techniques
    Dorene M. Price, Senior Patent Attorney, Brookhaven National Laboratory  [presentation]
  • Q&A
10:45-11:00:   Break
11:00-11:45 Federal Lab presentations Continued
  • Advanced Battery Development, Dr. Sang Choi, NASA Langley [presentation]
  • Photovoltaic & Alternative Energy, Dr. William Healy, NIST   [presentation]
  • Q&A
11:45-12:00 Industry "quick pitches" - "Quick pitches" will allow private businesses with relevant technologies an opportunity to provide a 1minute pitch on their technology and how they are open for collaboration. 
12:00-1:00:  Buffet Lunch, Technology Posters. Exhibit Tables, and Networking
1:00-1:15:  Collaboration Strategies (presented by FLC) Discussion of strategies, processes, and tips for effective collaboration between federal labs and small businesses. CRADA’s,Patent License Agreements, Space Act Agreements, etc. [presentation]
1:15-1:45   Venture Capital Interest in Energy Technology
  • Melissa Bradley, Dir. Of Investments, CIT GAP Funds  
  • Jean-Luc Park, Calvert Funds   [presentation]
1:45-2:30 Renewable Energy Policy
  • Bracken Hendricks, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress   [presentation]
  • Scott Sklar, President, The Stella Group   [presentation] 
2:30-2:45 Break, Network, Exhibit Tables
2:45-3:00 Energy Technology and Economic Development
The Center for Innovative Technology, Fairfax County Economic Development, and the FLC Mid-Atlantic Region will each present short overviews on how they are supporting technology development and tech transfer efforts. [presentation]
3:00-3:30 Waste Energy Resources/Power Grids
  • Paul Stauder, Senior Vice President, Domestic Business Management, Covanta Energy [presentation]
  • Dr. Jeff Steiner, USDA/ARS on conversion of agriculture waste to energy
3:30-4:00 Funding Resource Presentations
4:00 Concluding Remarks
4:00-5:00          Technology Poster, Exhibit Tables, Presentation Networking
Special Take-home Information: [handout]
  • Current Energy Funding Sources - a look at federal and private funding available to support energy R&D and commercialization efforts.
  • CRADA Guide - A take-home piece to help guide the small business
  • Local and National Energy resource listing

Center for Innovative Technology building, Auditorium
2214 Rock Hill Rd., Herndon, VA   20170
CIT is a secure building.   Advance Registration is required
Questions:   rbrooke@cit.org