2016 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

ARPA-E held its seventh annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit February 29 - March 2, 2016 at the Gaylord Convention Center just outside Washington, D.C. Over 2,000 energy innovators, investors, and policymakers gathered to discuss cutting-edge energy technologies and commercialization strategies and how to move them out of the lab and into the market. During the three-day program, attendees from across the U.S. and 25 countries heard from industry and government leaders, networked at focused seminars and panel discussions and had a first-hand look at more than 280 technologies featured in ARPA-E’s Technology Showcase. 

Attendees heard from top leaders, policy and business experts, including Former Vice President Al Gore, U.S. Energy Secretary Dr. Ernest Moniz, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy, President of the World Bank Group Dr. Jim Yong Kim, Xerox Chief Technology Officer Dr. Sophie Vandebroek, and BASF Corporation Chairman and CEO Wayne T. Smith, each offering insights into the future of energy innovation. 

Technology discussions with ARPA-E Program Directors are available below:

ARPA-E Program Director/Fellow Fast Pitch Presentations

Monday, February 29, 2016  - First Session 
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Dr. Eric Schiff - "SHIELD – ARPA-E’s Agent for Transforming Single-Pane Windows"
Dr. Jennifer Gerbi - "SENSOR: Dramatically Reducing HVAC Energy Consumption Via Novel Sensors"
Dr. Jason Rugolo - "Advanced Telepresence Technologies to Reduce Passenger Transportation"
Dr. Michael Kane - "Reaching for Energy Savings: Challenging Opportunities for Tele-Robotics"
Dr. Michael Haney - "Will Integrated Photonics Light the Pathway to Energy-Efficient Datacenters?"

Monday, February 29, 2016  - Second Session 
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Dr. Bryan Willson - "MONITOR: Low-Cost Quantification of Natural Gas Leaks"
Dr. Chris Atkinson - "Connected and Automated Vehicles: The Energy and Fuel Efficiency Implications"
Dr. Addison Stark - "Coal Does Grow on Trees! Fuel Switching for Baseload Power"
Dr. Kristen Brown - "From the Mind to the Meter: Empowering User Engagement"
Dr. JC Zhao - "From Giga to Mega: Miniaturize Nuclear Power Plants"

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 
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Dr. Paul Albertus - "Beyond Batteries: Direct Electrification of the Transportation Sector"
Dr. Tim Heidel - "Using Competitions to Accelerate the Development of Grid Optimization Breakthroughs"
Dr. Sonja Glavaski - "NODES: Controlling the Grid Edge"
Dr. Isik Kizilyalli - "Geothermal Reconnaissance Using Nano-Satellite, Drone, Sensor, and Data Analytic Technologies"
Dr. David Brown - "More Light than Heat? Redesigning Solar Thermal"

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 
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Dr. Patrick McGrath - "AMPED: Thinking Outside the Cell for Better Batteries"
Dr. Adrienne Little - "Growing the Next Generation of High-Temperature Heat Exchangers"
Dr. Grigorii Soloveichik - "Energy-Dense Liquid Fuels: The Storage Solution for Renewable Energy"
Dr. Joe Cornelius - "Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Agriculture"
Dr. Marc von Keitz - "Seaweed 2.0 – Farming the Oceans for Fuels & Chemicals"