The ARPA-E Newsletter: March 4, 2015

2015 ARPA-E Summit Recap

Last month, over 2,000 energy innovators gathered at the sixth annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit to discuss cutting-edge energy technologies and how to move them out of the lab and into the market. This year's Summit included:
  • Senior leaders including former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, University of California President Janet Napolitano, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, and ARPA-E’s new Director, Dr. Ellen Williams
  • 15+ dynamic panel sessions such as “Energy Storage: Moving Beyond the Tipping Point” and “A Lesson from Solar: Applying Financing Models to Drive New Technologies"
  • 21 government agency partners, including other Energy Department agencies and the Department of Defense
  • Four new videos showcasing the achievements of several ARPA-E projects as well as the Agency’s unique Technology-to-Market program
  • Comments from congressional leaders including Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX)
If you missed this year’s Summit, read more about it on the ARPA-E website. Save the date now for the 2016 Summit February 22-24 at the Gaylord National Convention Center, just outside Washington, DC. 
Apply to the LITECAR Challenge! Deadline Tomorrow! 
In partnership with Local Motors, ARPA-E is offering $150,000 for its LITECAR (LIghtweighting Technologies Enabling Comprehensive Automotive Redesign) Challenge. The challenge encourages scientists, designers, engineers, fabricators, and innovators to design a lightweight and safe vehicle using novel technologies. Submissions should offer new conceptual strategies and approaches in materials, vehicle structures, and vehicle design, but are not limited to these categories.

The deadline to submit your design is Thursday, March 5, 2015, so get your applications in today! For more information on the LITECAR Challenge and to view the LITECAR Challenge video, visit the Local Motors website
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Join us at ARPA-E!

ARPA-E is currently accepting applications for Fellows, Technology-to-Market (T2M) Summer Scholars, and T2M Advisers. The deadline to apply for a Fellows position is Sunday, March 22, 2015. T2M Summer Scholars applications are due Friday, April 3, 2015. T2M Advisers are being hired on an on-going basis. View the application requirements and instructions for the positions in the Job Opportunities section of the ARPA-E website.
ARPA-E is accepting applications for Deputy Director of Commercialization. The Deputy Director of Commercialization is a member of ARPA-E’s executive leadership team and oversees ARPA-E’s Technology-to-Market program and outreach efforts.  Ideal candidates will have extensive management, industry, and business/product development experience with a focus in energy and a deep understanding of the scientific process. Candidates should have a broad network of relationship; in-depth knowledge of market requirements and analysis; and the ability to communicate scientific and technical concepts.

Additional details and application requirements are available in the Job Opportunities section of the ARPA-E website

 InnoCentive Gas Transfer Technology Challenge
 Results Announced  

ARPA-E has announced two awards of $6,000 and $4,000 for solutions submitted in response to its Reducing Emissions using Methanotrophic Organisms for Transportation Energy (REMOTE) InnoCentive Challenge. ARPA-E’s REMOTE program seeks to enable highly efficient biological conversion of methane to liquid fuels for small-scale deployment. ARPA-E partnered with InnoCentive to issue this challenge focused on identifying a methodology of gas mass transfer that will be technically and economically viable. 

The awardees included the "Efficient Mass Transfer by Low Intensity Ultrasound Waves" solution submitted by Deepak Aghor and the "High Gas Mass Transfer Using Covalent Organic Framework Microparticles" solution submitted by Douglas Corrigan. To learn more about the Remote InnoCentive Challenge, visit the ARPA-E Website