The ARPA-E Newsletter: November 23, 2015
Register Today for the 2016
ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit! Early-Bird Deadline is Dec. 1 


The ARPA-E Summit - the preeminent energy innovation event of the year - will be held February 29 - March 2, 2016 at the Gaylord Convention Center, right outside of Washington, DC. The Summit offers a three-day program aimed at moving transformational energy technologies out of the lab and into the market.

Summit topics range from high-level overviews to focused discussions centered on the next generation of energy technologies. Additionally, the Summit's annual Technology Showcase will exhibit more than 250 innovative energy technologies, including those from ARPA-E funded project teams – many of which have never been displayed publicly. 

Early-bird discounted registration rates expire on December 1, 2015. For more information, please visit the Registration tab on the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit website.

Grad Students: Apply for the 2016 Summit Student Program! 
The application deadline for the ARPA-E Summit Student Program is around the corner! Apply today to participate in student-focused programming, network with organizations searching for new talent, and learn about advanced energy technologies. The 100 graduate-level students selected will receive complimentary registration to the Summit. 

To apply, click here. Applications due by December 4, 2015.

ARPA-E Awardee Spotlights
In this season of thanksgiving, ARPA-E is highlighting several awardees who are changing our nation’s energy landscape and challenging the status quo by developing entirely new ways to generate, store, and use energy. Read more about these projects on the ARPA-E blog

Secretary Moniz Announces ARPA-E Award of $125 Million to 41 Transformational Technologies


U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced $125 million across 41 cutting-edge energy technologies awarded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). These new projects are funded under ARPA-E’s OPEN 2015 program and come in advance of the COP21 U.N. Climate Negotiations in Paris next week. The announcement was made at D.C. technology incubator 1776 at an event that focused on leveraging America’s top innovators to find technological solutions to combat climate change and solve pressing energy challenges around the globe.

The OPEN 2015 projects come from 21 states and encompass 10 technical categories, including transportation, electricity generation and delivery, and energy efficiency.

“The ARPA-E projects selected today highlight how American ingenuity can spur innovation and generate a wide range of technology options to address our nation’s most pressing energy issues,” said U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. “As we look beyond COP21, the energy technologies the Department of Energy invests in today will provide the solutions needed to combat climate change and develop a global low-carbon economy in the future.”

To view the complete list of selected OPEN 2015 projects, click HERE. To view the press release, click HERE.
 ARPA-E Welcomes
New Staff

 
Dr. Carlton Reeves is a new Technology-to-Market Advisor at ARPA-E. He is responsible for leading the path to market approach for the Traveler Response Architecture using Novel Signaling for Network Efficiency in Transportation (TRANSNET) program and assists a wide variety of other ARPA-E Tech-to-Market efforts, preparing breakthrough energy technologies for transition from lab to market.

Prior to joining ARPA-E, Reeves most recently worked with President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) at the White House Office of Science and Technology (OSTP). Preceding his time at OSTP, Reeves was the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Research Foundation where he worked closely with student and faculty entrepreneurs by helping them bring their novel ideas and research to market. 

Reeves holds a Ph.D from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. 

ARPA-E Director Dr. Ellen D. Williams
Speaks at Recent Events



 
ARPA-E Director Dr. Ellen D. Williams spoke on a panel on “Investment Opportunities in Energy” at the Innovate UK Summit on November 10.

This past Friday, Dr. Williams participated in a panel discussion on “Energy Technology Frontiers” at the Atlantic Council Energy and Economic Summit in Istanbul, Turkey.