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Advancements in Battery Science:
The Future of Energy Storage Panel & Networking
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
The Clean Energy Trust and the Chicago Clean Energy Alliance are excited to bring you our first event in this new year. Please join on February 18th at 6pm for Advancements in Battery Science: The Future of Energy Storage.  Our next quarterly event will feature a first class panel discussion followed by a quality networking session.

The goals for this event are:

Raise awareness about the critical role batteries and storage play in advancing and scaling clean, renewable energy.
Understand what the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) is all about, their work, the 5-5-5 goal.
Learn why Chicago is becoming the ultimate hub for this sector.
Learn how the science & research in this area can be commercialized to launch new companies

Where will these next generation technologies take us, join us on Tuesday, February 18th to find out how your company can plan to capitalize on the future.

Confirmed Panel:  

George Crabtree, Director JCESR, Argonne National Labs 
Jeff Chamberlain, Deputy Director JCESR, Argonne National Labs 
Cary Hayner, CTO, SiNode Systems 
Tom Golab, CFO, Navitas Systems 
Jay Marhoefer, CEO, Intelligent Generation

Schedule: Tuesday, February 18, 2014

5:30 pm: Registration Opens
6:00 pm: Welcome & Introductions
6:15 pm: Panel Discussion Begins
7:30 pm: Hosted Reception Begins
8:30 pm: Close

Location:  Perkins Coie LLP – 131 S Dearborn St, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60603
Please note this is a place of business and respect showing up to early.


Twitter: Want to Tweet about the event? Please use the hash tag #cleantecchi & @CleanEnergyTrst.  Join the conversation today!

Attendance: please note — this is a business-to-business networking event for those in the energy industry! We define “energy industry” as the totality of all of the industries involved in the production and sale of energy, including fuel extraction, manufacturing, refining, distribution, financing, engineering, legal consultation, and any other related services.


About the CET: Clean Energy Trust was founded by prominent civic and business leaders to accelerate the pace of clean energy innovations in the Midwest region. The Founding Board of Directors includes co-chairs Nick Pritzker and Michael Polsky, as well as Paula Crown, Richard Sandor, Tim Schwertfeger, Antonio Gracias, Keith Crandell, Susan Hassan, and most recently, Sunil Garg of Exelon. The Trust’s leadership brings capital and their personal and professional networks to this endeavor with the vision of making the Midwest region a national center of innovation for clean energy. By doing so CET believes the region will benefit from the creation of clean technology jobs, a healthier and more sustainable environment, a growing economy, and a higher quality of life for future generations.

CET offers business development support to clean energy start-ups. Sector experts provide feedback, expertise, and develop strategies for the best path to commercialization and market growth. The most promising technologies are eligible for financial assistance in the form of grants, loans, and equity. The Clean Energy Trust leverages its strategic relationships to support the broader mission of education and advocacy related to the adoption and advancement of clean energy technology.

Early stage innovation is the core competency of the Clean Energy Trust. We specialize in technologies that demonstrate a clear potential for commercialization. By bringing together entrepreneurs with potential funding sources, the Clean Energy Trust acts as a catalyst to develop an innovation ecosystem in the Midwest.

About the CCEA: The Chicago Clean Energy Alliance was formed to connect professionals in Chicago who are related to the energy industry. The CCEA provides thought leadership on power generation issues with a particular focus on renewable technologies. We are always thinking about new ways to expand and bring new value to the CCEA and our audience.


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