Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Register Now for Celebrate Cleantech Research

The strength of Colorado’s energy-focused research capabilities is widely cited as one of the state’s greatest cleantech assets. That’s why we’re so excited to announce our first Celebrate Cleantech Research event on May 26 at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

This is THE cleantech research event of the year and will honor the leading-edge researchers who are behind-the-scenes of Colorado’s thriving cleantech industry. Dr. W.S. Sampath, co-founder of Abound Solar and Colorado State University Professor will be the keynote speaker.

While at CSU, Dr. Sampath, and a team of researchers determined cadmium telluride (CdTe) to be an ideal solar photovoltaic technology. With support from the National Science Foundation and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory they developed the technology. In 2007, the founders established AVA Solar to commercialize the technology. Re-named Abound Solar, the company received $400 million loan commitment for the Department of Energy and counts more than 300 employees in its ranks. Dr. Sampath’s story epitomizes the outstanding R&D and commercialization rolling out of Colorado’s internationally recognized research universities.

In addition to Dr. Sampath’s remarks, researchers from Colorado’s major research universities - the University of Colorado, CSU and the Colorado School of Mines - will be recognized for their outstanding efforts to bring their research to commercialization. Awards will be presented in 8 cleantech categories – wind, solar, bio-derived, advanced transportation, storage technology, energy efficiency, smart grid and water.

There will also be a panel session featuring technology transfer officers from the universities who will give an insider’s view into how the commercialization process works. These experts will provide a look into the trenches of how you move a technology from laboratory to commercialization.

We hope you can join us for an exciting event that will highlight why Colorado is among the top states in the nation for cleantech research and commercialization. Space is limited, so register now.

Celebrate Cleantech Research

An event awarding excellence in cleantech research and commercialization

May 26, 2011

2 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Register today or find Sponsorship opportunities.

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