The third annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit
Dates: Feb 27 – 29, 2012
Location: Washington DC
The event is designed to bring together key players from across the energy ecosystem – researchers, entrepreneurs, investors, corporate executives, and government officials — to share ideas for developing and deploying the next generation of energy technologies. The Summit’s unique combination of leaders makes it the perfect forum for developing energy solutions that will enable America to out-innovate our global competitors.
The Advanced Research Projects Agency — Energy (ARPA-E) is a new agency within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) designed to harness the nation’s most innovative minds to unleash an energy revolution. Unlike other government organizations, ARPA-E invests exclusively in high-risk, high-reward energy technologies — potential breakthroughs that would forever change our world and the ways we use, produce, and store energy.
ARPA-E’s unique multifaceted approach combines industry-leading scientists, engineers, and business executives to identify promising solutions to the nation’s most critical energy problems. Leveraging the best practices of academia, government, and business enables ARPA-E to fast-track new game-changing technology towards the marketplace — which is critical to securing the nation’s global technology leadership and creating new American jobs.