The global green technology market touches nearly every aspect of the world's economy, from energy generation, storage and transmission, to transportation, building construction, lighting, computing, agriculture and fundamental material sciences. This presentation will provide a close examination of the key elements of technology, policy and finance that are driving the market, or that need to evolve to allow the market to grow.
9:00am - 10:00am
Mr. Malhorta considers himself a soldier in President Jimmy Carter's "moral equivalent of war" to gain energy independence. He has worked extensively on the processing, properties, and analysis of coal, oil, and natural gas.
10:00am - 11:00am
Innovation Catalysts in the Global Renewable Energy Market
Renewable energy technology continues to advance at an impressive pace, driven by a combination of sustained venture capital investment and a broad shift of R&D budgets in government, multinationals and academia. Based on an extensive survey of global his session will examine some of the recent advances in thin-film solar, geothermal and wind technology and assess their potential for success and economic viability.
11:00am - 11:30am
11:30am - 12:45pm
Innovations in Power Storage
The world's power plants produce gigawatts of power daily, and almost all of it is used immediately. Increasing numbers of manufacturers, commercial buildings and homeowners, however, will invest in technologies such as flow batteries, solid oxide fuel cells and thermal mass technologies that will let them generate, store and manage electricity locally. Hydrogen is even seeing interest in some markets. Select CEOs will present on their companies and discuss the overall market.
12:45pm - 1:45pm
1:45pm - 3:00pm
Innovations in Lighting
Approximately 22 percent of the electricity generated in the U.S. is consumed by lighting. Unfortunately, the vast majority of light sources and lamps are based around inefficient, decades-old technologies. In this session, Greentech Media examines the various facets of the market such as LEDs, OLEDs, plasma lights, the interest in utilities in ushering in new technologies and identifies possible winners.
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Innovations in Greentech Software
In the past two years, entrepreneurs have launched companies that leverage software innovations for improving energy efficiency or reducing the cost of installing and managing solar and wind energy systems. This session will highlight key players in this space and place them in the context of the larger greentech market.
4:00pm - 4:30pm
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Panel Session: How to Turn a Concept Into a Company
Venture investors and others are increasingly trying to create companies based around technology from national labs and universities. The national labs, meanwhile, have accelerated their efforts to commercialize their technology. But it's also a risky proposition. In these sessions, investors and researchers will share their insights in how to navigate the process.