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About  Regional Clean Energy Innovation Summit held on Sept 19, 2016

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The Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory (Collaboratory) was the host of the Sept 19 summit. The Collaboratory released their 2008-2015 economic impact report that same day.

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2008-2015 Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory Economic Impact Report (released date:  Sept 19, 2016)

Summit location:  University of Colorado-Boulder
Sustainability, Environment Energy Complex (SEEC)
4001 Discovery Drive,  Boulder, CO  80303
Schedule:  10:00am – 5:30pm MST with a reception following until 7:00pm

Invitation-only summit

On behalf of the four research institutions that comprise the Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory (a joint initiative between the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, and the University of Colorado), we invited participates to a Sept 19, 2016 regional clean energy innovation summit in Boulder, Colorado.  Our goal was to explore regional clean energy innovation opportunities through public-private partnerships, building on the recommendations as described in the National Research Council’s 2012 Report, Rising to the Challenge, as:

  • Linking local energy needs and regional industrial development to convert government R&D investment into domestic companies, industries, and jobs
  • Utilizing private businesses, research universities, and economic development agencies to mobilize support for regional energy cluster initiatives
  • Building on existing knowledge clusters and comparative strengths of a geographic region to address regional energy needs

We used breakout sessions to explore regional strengths, needs and opportunities in grid/storage, food/energy/water, energy/climate and renewable sources that serve the North-Central / Inter-mountain West region of the United States.  The Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory hosted this regional summit on the University of Colorado Boulder campus.  The regional summit included representatives from industry, academia, national labs, NGO’s and government.

It was free of charge to participate, however was by invitation-only.  Pre-summit conference calls were held on Sept 13 and 14 to discuss four topic areas that were discussed on Sept 19 in the breakout sessions.