Upcoming Events
Oct 26, 2011 08:00am -
Oct 26, 2011 12:00pm

Event Description

This event is open to all NECEC Sponsors, Members, and Fellows, as well as to Members of REEBA and E2Tech, our affiliate partners. THIS EVENT IS NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

WHEN: 8:30am - 12:00pm Wednesday, October 26th

WHERE: Foley Hoag, Seaport West 155 Seaport Boulevard Boston, MA

COST: FREE to Sponsors and Members; Registration required (Breakfast will be served.)


8:00 - 8:45 Breakfast and Networking

8:45 - 9:15am Welcome and Council Update

Hear from Council President Peter Rothstein on the Council's progress over the last year and its direction for the remainder of 2011 and into 2012. Peter will discuss current and future programs and initiatives, and highlight avenues for Sponsors and Members to step up their involvement with the Council.

9:15 - 9:30am Introduction to Maine and Connecticut Partners

9:30 - 10:15am Panel Discussion: Innovation Ecosystems and Cluster-Building Initiatives

New England's clean energy ecosystem continues to grow with the support of the Council's and our partners' innovation and cluster-building programs. Representatives from across New England's energy innovation community will discuss current and new efforts as well as regional and national trends in early stage innovation support. Our discussion will focus on the ways in which the Council can continue to foster productive public/private partnerships to support start-ups from the lab to the marketplace.


Mitch Tyson, Co-Founder, NECEC

Betsy Biemann, President, Maine Technology Institute

Ross Gittell, Professor, Whittemore School of Business and Economics, UNH

Paul Sereiko, Director of EIR Services, NECEC/U-Launch

10:15 - 10:30 Break

10:30 - 11:15am Panel Discussion: Accelerating Market Segments

Finding early customers and strategic partners is a central challenge that start-ups face. Cities, states, and the federal government can be key customers and partners for clean energy startups, as can large corporates. This session will discuss strategies for startups looking to connect with these players, as well as examine government and corporate criteria for partnering with clean energy start-ups. Particular emphasis will be placed on segment development efforts by the Council, and how Sponsors and Members can assist on those efforts.


Liz Reynolds, Executive Director, MIT Industrial Performance Center

Tilak Subrahmanian, Energy Efficiency, NSTAR

Bob Curtis, CEO, Regional Technology Development Corp. of Cape Cod

Paul Williamson, Director and Industry Coordinator, Maine Wind Industry Initiative

11:15am - 12:00pm Panel Discussion: Looking Ahead After Evergreen and Solyndra - Public Sector Roles in Clean Energy Scale-Up Finance

The highly publicized bankruptcies of Evergreen Solar and Solyndra have cast a shadow on government efforts to address a major issue in clean energy: the shortage of available scale-up financing mechanisms. Join us for a discussion on what kind of policies and models can solve this dilemma, as well as how to cope with the political fallout from these setbacks.


Peter Rothstein, President, NECEC

John Harper, Birch Tree Capital

Mark Farber, Photon Consulting

Kenneth Berlin, General Counsel, Coalition for Green Capital

Questions? Difficulty registering? Please contact Walter Frick at wfrick@cleanenergycouncil.org or 617-500-9993.

Event Type:Membership
Category:Annual Membership Meeting
Early registration ends on Sep 07, 2011.
Regular registration starts on Sep 08, 2011 and ends on Oct 25, 2011.
Late registration starts on Oct 26, 2011.
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