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Clean Energy Innovation Marketplace: NSF SBIR Smart Grid and Energy Focus

Clean Energy Trust and New Equity Business

Monday, April 4, 2011 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM (CDT)

Chicago, IL

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Event Details

April 4th's training session will by led by Lisa Kurek of BBCetc.  Since 2002, BBCetc has helped secure more than $80 million in federal funding and delivered SBIR/STTR and commercialization training and assistance to more than 300 individuals and 150 companies annually.  Utilizing the BBCetc approach, applicants have DOUBLED the national success rate.

In response to the National Science Foundation (NSF) SBIR 2011 Solicitation, Clean Energy Trust and New Equity Business will host an event to train and prepare interested companies to answer the NSF’s call for SBIR solicitations.  Solicitations of interest due June 10, 2011 include, but are not limited to:

Biological and Chemical Technologies (BC)

Electronics, Information and Communication Technologies (EI)

Nanotechnology, Advanced Materials, and Manufacturing (NM)

·  Energy Storage: Proposed projects might include, but are not limited to, components, devices, and systems based on electrochemical conversion for fuel storage, hydrogen storage, batteries, and fuel cells. This sub-topic specifically excludes photovoltaics; refer to the NM topic.

·  Energy Supply and Use: Proposed projects might include, but are not limited to, direct conversion and utilization of thermal energy, and chemical conversion of greenhouse gasses. This topic specifically excludes photovoltaics; see the NM topic. Biofuel proposals should be submitted to the ET5 subtopic above.

·  Energy and Power Management Systems:

o   Electronic systems for energy efficiency, smart grids and smart buildings

o   Electronic systems for portable energy sources for mobile technologies and off-grid type applications

o   Power management systems for energy scavenging/harvesting and compact energy conversion systems

o   Interface devices between batteries and super-capacitors

o   Novel voltage conversion, micro-inverters and DC-DC voltage converters

o   Compact hi-voltage, hi-power systems

·  Material innovations for solar electricity generation, harvesting and transmission; material and device innovations in capacitors and supercapacitors. Includes photovoltaic materials, transparent conductive coatings, materials to improve storage density in capacitors and supercapacitors etc. Refer to the BC topic for projects involving batteries and fuel cells.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Go to http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503361 for full solicitation details.

Participants and Timeline

Clean Energy Trust and New Equity Business plans to host the event on April 4, 2011 at the Illinois Technology Association at 200 S. Wacker Drive, 15th Floor.  Participants will be limited to 35 participants on a first come first serve basis.  Clean Energy Trust reserves the right to increase capacity based on demand and companies who participated as an applicant to the Clean Energy Challenge or participate in the Illinois Smart Grid Regional Innovation Cluster will receive a discount.

The cost to attend this session is $150 per person.

2011 Clean Energy Challenge Applicants or Illinois Smart Grid Innovation Cluster Member, please contact Alex Tang (alex@cleanenergytrust.org) to receive a discount code where cost to attend is $100. 

For questions, contact Alex Tang at alex@cleanenergytrust.org or Hadassah Hickman at hadassah.hickman@newequitybusiness.com

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When & Where


Illinois Technology Association
200 S. Wacker Drive, 15th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606

Monday, April 4, 2011 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM (CDT)


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Clean Energy Trust and New Equity Business

The Clean Energy Trust accelerates development of Midwest clean energy businesses by connecting entrepreneurs, researchers and early stage companies with the expertise and capital needed to become sustainable.  Since its inception in 2010, The Trust has won over $1.5 million in competitive government and foundation support from the U.S. Department of Energy, the Small Business Administration, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the Joyce Foundation, The Chicago Community Trust as well as numerous Illinois investors. (cleanenergytrust.org)

 

New Equity Business (www.newequitybusiness.com) is the nation’s premier site for entrepreneurs to find and access small business financing products, learn about important news and information, and connect to qualified financing specialists. These financing specialists help small business owners assess their financial readiness and apply for financing. The site hosts a free, searchable database of over 1500 public and private financing products from over 420 funders/lenders/investors.  New Equity Business has targeted information, financing products, funders, and financing specialists for clean energy businesses.
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