The ARPA-E Summit Mobile App: A Must Have Tool

The 2017 ARPA-E Summit app is a great tool to enhance your Summit experience. The app will provide the most up-to-date agenda with real-time updates and notifications, as well as speaker biographies, panel descriptions, Showcase participant profiles, and more!  Use the Summit app to easily connect and network with other attendees, exhibitors, and partners; download contact information from the connections you make at the Summit.  Here are three app features that will help you maximize your time at the Summit:  1. My Schedule: Use this feature to add agenda items to…


How to Maximize Your Time at the 2017 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

January 31, 2017 With more than 2,000 attendees, 270+ cutting-edge technology exhibits, and a wide variety of educational sessions, navigating the 2017 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit can be a challenge. Keep reading for tips on how to maximize your time at the 2017 Summit and get the most out of this event based on your interests and goals.   Tips for Creating Your Conference Schedule and Choosing Panel Sessions:  This year’s Summit will feature a multitude of breakout sessions with distinguished panelists discussing a wide variety of energy topics. Each panel has a distinct…


Q&A with ARPA-E Tech-to-Market Advisor Carlton Reeves

January 11, 2017 Preparing early stage technologies to make the leap from lab to market is a key element of ARPA-E's mission. Every project team must prepare a Technology-to-Market Plan, which serves as a roadmap for planned activities to assess and advance the commercial viability of their technology. ARPA-E’s Tech-to-Market (T2M) team assists teams in constructing and carrying out these plans with the goal of developing the knowledge and skills they need to prepare for and expedite private-sector deployment of their technologies. ARPA-E Tech-to-Market Advisors are commercialization…


A Look Ahead to the 2017 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

  During the last week of February 2017, more than 2,000 energy innovators, investors, and policymakers will gather just outside Washington, D.C. to discuss cutting-edge energy technologies and commercialization strategies at the eighth annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit. During the three-day program, attendees from across the United States and the world will hear from industry and government leaders, network at focused seminars and panel discussions, and have a first-hand look at the hundreds of technologies featured in ARPA-E’s Technology Showcase. Every year, the Summit brings…


Behind the Scenes with Nate Gorence, ARPA-E Tech-to-Market Advisor

November 29, 2016 Preparing early stage technologies to make the leap from lab to market is a key element of ARPA-E's mission. Every project team must compliment their technical work with rigorous go-to-market activities to assess and advance the commercial viability of their technology. ARPA-E’s Tech-to-Market (T2M) team assists in developing the knowledge, strategy, skills and team that performers need to expedite private-sector deployment of their technologies. ARPA-E Tech-to-Market Advisors are commercialization experts that have a critical blend of technical, business, and…


Energy Action Month and ARPA-E: Transforming Our Energy Future

October 12, 2016 Energy Action Month & ARPA-E: Transforming Our Energy Future October is National Energy Action Month, a time for us to focus on energy’s critical importance to our national security, economic prosperity, and environmental well-being. Whether it’s reducing energy imports from abroad, fighting climate change, or modernizing our power grid, there is a near-unlimited number of energy challenges the United States can tackle. And while this month is special, at ARPA-E, we’re working year-round to accelerate innovations that will create a secure, affordable and sustainable…


Behind the Scenes with ARPA-E Program Directors

September 1, 2016 Behind the Scenes with ARPA-E Program Directors Here at ARPA-E, we focus on transformational energy projects that can be meaningfully advanced with a small investment over a set amount of time. Our streamlined awards process enables us to act quickly and catalyze cutting-edge areas of energy research. Part of making sure we have a constant infusion of fresh thinking and new perspectives comes from our Program Directors, who serve on limited terms.  ARPA-E hires Program Directors with visionary ideas for new energy technologies. During their three-year terms,…


FOCUSing on Innovative Solar Technologies

August 3, 2016 FOCUSing on Innovative Solar Technologies For a large part of the United States, August means bright sunshine, sweltering heat, and high power bills. Scientists and engineers have worked for decades to harness all that light and heat efficiently, and one of the most exciting new developments in the world of solar power comes from the smart combination of two different sun-catching technologies.Many of ARPA-E’s technology programs seek to break down silos and build new technological communities around a specific energy challenge. The Full-Spectrum Optimized Conversion and…


A Day in the Life of an ARPA-E Fellow

July 1, 2016 The ARPA-E Fellows Program seeks to seed innovation and creativity within the Agency by generating new ideas and connecting with leading experts to empower cross-disciplinary solutions that improve energy efficiency, reduce energy imports, and curb emissions. During their two-year tenure, ARPA-E Fellows influence the direction of American energy innovation, engaging with world-class researchers in academia and industry, entrepreneurs, and government officials.  Hear from three Fellows – two current and one alumnus - about what a day in the life of an ARPA-E Fellow is…


Crops, Bots and Bytes: Check Out the Robots Behind ARPA-E’s Agro-Energy Program

June 10, 2016 Biofuels have huge potential as a low-carbon alternative to fossil fuels for transportation. But farming crops for biofuel takes land, fresh water and other resources that are increasingly scarce as the world’s population rises -- so finding ways to grow them faster and more efficiently is key. That’s where the Department of Energy comes in. The Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) brings together experts on plant genetics, information technology and robotics in the search for bioenergy crops that are sustainable, affordable and…