Traveling Smarter While Saving Energy

June 22, 2017  Americans use a lot of energy to move themselves and their stuff. Over one quarter of all the energy consumed in the United States goes directly to transportation, equivalent to about 4.8 billion barrels of oil per year. Of course, where there is lots of energy being used, there are opportunities to make big improvements.  Many ARPA-E programs seek to boost transportation efficiency and diversify energy sources—through better fuels, new batteries, or high-powered electronics. Moreover, increasingly available connected and automated vehicles (CAV) present incredible…


Celebrating Armed Forces Day: A Look at ARPA-E Technologies with Potential Military Applications

May 22, 2017 At ARPA-E, we’re committed to identifying and advancing transformational technologies that can fundamentally change the way we generate, store, and use energy. We focus on guiding a broad portfolio of early-stage energy technologies on a path toward the marketplace. Our wide-ranging portfolio demands that we engage a diverse group of potential customers – from vehicle manufacturers and electric utilities to semiconductor manufacturers and the U.S. military.  On Saturday, we celebrated Armed Forces Day to recognize the extraordinary men and women who serve in our nation’s…


Lessons Learned from Supporting Early-Stage Energy Technologies: A Chat with ARPA-E Deputy Director for Commercialization David Henshall

April 28, 2017  This month, ARPA-E turns eight. To mark the occasion, we’re sitting down with ARPA-E’s Deputy Director for Commercialization, David Henshall, to chat about the lessons he and his team have learned while guiding early-stage energy technologies on a path toward the marketplace.  1. How does ARPA-E identify and then support early-stage technologies?  Energy is essential to our economy, global competitiveness, and quality of life, and early stage energy technology development is a critical component of the innovation pipeline. The National Academy of Science’s…


Innovating Today, Transforming Tomorrow at the 2017 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

Three weeks ago, nearly 2,000 energy innovators, investors, and policymakers gathered at the eighth annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit to discuss cutting-edge energy technologies and the future of energy innovation. During the three-day program, attendees from across the U.S. and 25 other countries heard from industry and government leaders, networked at focused receptions and panel discussions, and saw first-hand more than 280 technologies featured in ARPA-E’s Technology Showcase.  Highlights from the 2017 ARPA-E Summit include: • 15 mainstage speakers, including U.S. Senator…


Three Can't Miss Technology Demos at the 2017 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

At the 2016 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, the Technology Showcase featured more than 280 breakthrough energy technologies – ranging from solar powered motorcycles (with a top speed of 70 mph!) to self-piloting drones designed to detect methane leaks from natural gas facilities.  This year’s Technology Showcase promises to be a hit again. Now organized by tech area (e.g. building efficiency, grid storage, etc.) the Showcase floor will be an ideal avenue to network with energy entrepreneurs and investors. Attendees will be able to view and learn about nearly 300 advanced energy…


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…