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Events & Workshops

ARPA-E Workshop
Thursday, July 31, 2014 to Friday, August 1, 2014

The workshop convened thought leaders and experts in power systems, data analytics, and control systems to develop new ideas and paths forward for the development of disruptive technologies enabling optimal grid operation with increased adoption of distributed energy resources, while maintaining and possibly increasing grid reliability and reducing carbon footprint.

Plant Phenotyping Workshop
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 to Thursday, June 19, 2014

This workshop convened leaders from distinct science and engineering communities to develop new ideas and identify potentially transformational R&D approaches in the bioenergy market.

Efficient Small Engines for Combined Heat and Power Workshop
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 to Thursday, May 29, 2014

The workshop convened experts in combustion systems, solid-state heat engines, and waste heat recovery and utilization technologies to identify innovative research paths leading to the development of devices that can provide electricity, heating, and cooling in a combined system in the 500 watt to 20 kilowatt range.

Advanced Dry Power Plant Cooling Workshop
Monday, May 12, 2014 to Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The workshop convened leading experts in thermal transport, advanced manufacturing, air-cooled condenser systems and dry power plant cooling technologies to identify innovative research paths forward for the development of disruptive technologies that can significantly reduce the water consumption needed to cool power plants at low cost.

Microscale Concentrated Photovoltaics Workshop
Thursday, May 8, 2014 to Friday, May 9, 2014

The workshop brought together the world's leading experts in concentrated photovoltaics (CPV), microscale optics, and MEMS to develop strategies and performance metrics for future research.

Monday, March 10, 2014 to Tuesday, March 11, 2014

ARPA-E held a workshop aimed at identifying transformational research and development opportunities for transportation network optimization.

Image of ARPA-E Acting Director Cheryl Martin
Monday, February 24, 2014 to Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Summit brought together thought leaders from academia, business, and government to discuss cutting-edge energy issues and facilitate relationships to help move technologies into the marketplace.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 to Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The workshop focused on transformational personal thermal management technologies that have the potential to enable a wider temperature set point range for buildings, thereby reducing the energy consumed to heat or cool them, while maintaining or improving personal thermal comfort for building occupants.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013 to Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The primary objective of the workshop was to identify innovative approaches in high-efficiency, low-cost drivers to enable new approaches in fusion energy.

Electrochemical Approaches to Modular Power Generation Workshop
Thursday, June 6, 2013 to Friday, June 7, 2013

The purpose of the workshop was for ARPA-E to gather input from a diverse range of experts as it considers the creation of a program around technology advances required to increase performance and reduce cost of electrochemical devices, such as fuel cells for power generation in both stationary distributed generation and transportation (fuel cell vehicles) environments.


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