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Cleantech Navigate Northeast Summit 2015


Monday, March 2, 2015 from 10:30 AM to 8:30 PM (EST)

Cleantech Navigate Northeast Summit 2015

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General Admission Ended Free  

Event Details

March 2, 2015

10:30am - 8:30pm

Hosted by

GE Ventures logo

at GE Global Research Headquarters, Niskayuna, NY


What is the Navigate Summit?

The second annual NECEC Cleantech Navigate Summit will convene the Northeast’s leaders in clean technology innovation, entrepreneurship & commercialization to connect with peers, identify key opportunities and challenges, share best practices, and develop strategies through collaborative problem solving.

At this event, a select and diverse group of attendees to come together to  collectively envision a thriving cleantech innovation cluster in the northeast and  to map out various pathways for us to work together to achieve that vision. At the event you will have the chance to learn, network and strategize: you will come away with a heavier toolkit and a stronger network to support your own work in cleantech innovation and entrepreneurship.

The Summit will be timed and co-located with a workshop for NECEC’s Corporate Strategic Partner Network (SPN), and at the end of the day, we will host a networking dinner for Summit attendees and leading corporate representatives, as well as other select invitees from the community.

Who will be there?

Cleantech innovation and entrepreneurship leaders representing:

  • Incubators and accelerators
  • Investment groups
  • Corporate strategic partners
  • Entrepreneurial ventures
  • Mentors and Advisors
  • State and municipal agencies
  • University research and innovation centers
  • Technology development organizations

Why should you come?

You are a leader in our regional cleantech ecosystem.  And we know that you share our faith in the power of the collective to drive  innovation and entrepreneurship, and that you couple that faith with a passion for cleantech. The Summit is an exclusive, invitation-only and almost entirely-hands-on event, with the goal of strengthening our cleantech innovation community here in the Northeast. None of us is as smart as all of us: the extent to which we are able to meet our goal is directly correlated with your participation in the event and we would be honored if you would join us.

Draft Event Schedule*

* Please note that the agenda will not be final until one week prior to the event



10:30 AM - 11:00 AM


11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Welcoming Remarks from NECEC, NYSERDA and GE Global Research

11:30 AM - 11:40 AM

Introduction to Cleantech Navigate Northeast Summit

11:40 AM - 12:10 PM

Facilitated Networking Exercise: Getting to Know the Region's Clean Energy Ecosystem Leaders

During this structured networking time attendees will have the opportunity to get to know each other and to identify opportunities for partnership and value exchange

12:10 PM - 1:10 PM

Presentation and Discussion: Regional Ecosystem Challenges and Strengths

This presentation and discussion will prepare attendees for the afternoon Ecosystem Challenge Hackathon by sharing knowledge regarding the ecosystem's challenges and how existing efforts are addressing these gaps.

1:10 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch & Networking

2:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Ecosystem Challenge:

Attendees break out into small teams to generate ideas for collaborative programmatic solutions to challenges faced by the entrepreneurial ecosystem. The goal of this session is to build relationships through problem solving. Solutions will be presented to the audience and there will be audience voting for winners!

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Panel: Market Opportunity for Microgrids

This session will incldue a dynamic discussion of the emerging Microgrid market in the Northeast, exploring microgrid projects and opportunities, implications for policy and regulations, functionality and technology, and partynerships and business models. This session will be led by a strong panel:

  • Galen Nelson, MassCEC
  • Micah Kotch, NYSERDA
  • Ed White, National Grid
  • Ed Krapels, Anbaric 
  • Scott Clavenna, Greentech Media, Moderator

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Networking, Exhibits and Connections:
Kiosks highlighting GE Research & technology initiatives

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dinner and Featured Keynote:

“Energy Future” Matt Guyette
Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer, for GE Power and Water

Logistical Information:

Blocks of rooms have been reserved for Sunday night, March 1 and Monday night, March 2 at the following hotels, and a complimentary shuttle to GE will be provided:

1. Courtyard Albany Airport by Marriott
168 Wolf Road
Albany, NY 12205

For Reservations: 1-866 237-5979 or
Block Rate: $154.00 + tax
Reservation Deadline: February 16

2. Homewood Suites by Hilton
216 Wolf Road
Albany, NY 12205


For Reservations call: (518) 438-4300
Group Code: NEC
Block Rate: $154.00 + tax
Reservation Deadline: February 9

Have questions about Cleantech Navigate Northeast Summit 2015? Contact NECEC
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When & Where

GE Global Research Headquarters
1 Research Circle
Niskayuna, NY 12309

Monday, March 2, 2015 from 10:30 AM to 8:30 PM (EST)

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NECEC is the premier voice of businesses building a world-class clean energy hub in the Northeast, helping clean energy companies start, scale, and succeed with our unique business, innovation, and policy leadership. NECEC includes the Northeast Clean Energy Council (a nonprofit business member organization) and NECEC Institute (a nonprofit focused on industry research, innovation, policy development, and communications initiatives). NECEC brings together business leaders and key stakeholders to engage in influential policy discussions and business initiatives while building connections that propel the clean energy industry forward.

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