The ARPA-E Newsletter: March 23, 2016 
2016 ARPA-E Energy
Innovation Summit Recap 



 
Earlier this month, over 2,200 energy innovators, investors, and policymakers gathered at the seventh annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit to discuss cutting-edge energy technologies and commercialization strategies to help move these technologies out of the lab and into the market. Highlights included: 
  • 16 mainstage speakers, including Former Vice President Al Gore, U.S. Energy Secretary Dr. Ernest Moniz, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy, President of the World Bank Group Dr. Jim Yong Kim, and Xerox Chief Technology Officer Dr. Sophie Vandebroek
  • 17 dynamic panel sessions such as “Successfully Pitching Your Technology: How to Explain Your Technology to Investors” and “Grid Storage Has Arrived, But Where is it Going?”
  • Networking opportunities with 24 government agency partners, including Department of Energy agencies, Department of Defense agencies, and other government agencies 
  • Five new videos showcasing the achievements of several ARPA-E projects and the Agency’s unique Technology-to-Market program
  • Comments from congressional leaders including Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Senator Christopher Coons (D-DE), Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Representative Bill Foster (D-IL)


Summit Resources 


 
Join Us at ARPA-E! 
ARPA-E is accepting applications for a Senior Advisor for Technical Assessment and Impact. After six years of funding transformative R&D activities, ARPA-E now has a portfolio of technical teams that are demonstrating commercial success, or have significantly advanced technical understanding in transformative areas of energy science and engineering. Ideal candidates will have breadth of interest/understanding across energy-relevant science and engineering fields, as well as energy industries, ability to engage with and elicit information from subject matter experts, written communication skills for both technical and non-technical audiences, and experience with technical and impact assessment approaches, methodologies and processes. Additional details and application requirements can be found HERE.   
ARPA-E is seeking Program Directors with visionary ideas on promising areas for new energy technologies. ARPA-E Program Directors are experts in their fields who serve limited terms to bring fresh ideas into the Agency and actively manage fast-paced programs and projects. More information can be found HERE
ARPA-E is looking for the next generation of scientific leaders to help solve the most pressing and exciting challenges in energy. ARPA-E Fellows assist the agency in identifying possible breakthrough energy technologies through technical and economic analyses. During their two-year tenure, ARPA-E Fellows influence the direction of American energy innovation, engaging with world-class researchers in academia and industry, entrepreneurs, and government officials. The deadline to apply for a Fellows position is Friday, April 15th, 2016. More information can be found HERE
ARPA-E recruits Technology-to-Market Scholars who have a unique combination of technical and business skills to assist in the commercialization of high-impact technology development programs. This internship opportunity offers exposure to promoting the transition of cutting-edge energy technologies to market in a fast-paced environment. Scholars assist with Technology-to-Market program efforts in one or more topical areas. Each selected Scholar will be paid a weekly stipend and travel costs; length of stay ranges from 8-12 weeks. The deadline to apply for a T2M Summer Scholars position is Friday, April 8th, 2016. More information can be found HERE
ARPA-E is seeking highly motivated Technology-to-Market experts who have a unique mix of technical, business and entrepreneurial experience to help create high-impact energy technology development programs and prepare teams and technologies for commercial markets.  Tech-to-Market (T2M) Advisors are expected to have core skills in business development / technical marketing, product development, supply chains and/or financial analysis.  T2M Advisors should also possess excellent coaching and team development skills to guide ARPA-E awardees in the development and execution of technology commercialization strategies. More information can be found HERE
Upcoming 
ARPA-E Workshop 

ARPA-E will hold a workshop on "Advanced Telepresence" on April 26-27, 2016 in the San Francisco Bay area. The workshop will convene leading experts in telecommunications, virtual presence, game design/entertainment, robotics, and human factors technologies to identify innovative research and development paths for advanced telepresence and telelabor technologies. For more information, please visit the workshop page on the ARPA-E website.  

MIT 2016
Top 35 Under 35 

Last year, ARPA-E awardee Aaswath Raman of Stanford University was featured in MIT Technology Review’s 2015 35 Innovators Under 35. Funded by an ARPA-E Open 2012 project, Stanford is developing a device for the rooftops of buildings and cars that will reflect sunlight and emit heat, enabling passive cooling, even when the sun is shining. 

Nominations are now open for the 2016 Top 35 under 35. Learn more HERE