Commercialization of Clean Technology: Extracting Value from Universities and National Labs


David Fransen, Chair, Waterloo Innovation Summit
Nate Lewis, Scientific Director and Principal Investigator, Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis, Department of Energy and CalTech
Nandhu Nandhakumar, Senior Vice President of Advanced Technologies, LG Technology Center of America
Dean Wiberg, Manager, Commercial Technology Partnerships Office, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The collapse of oil prices, the shale oil & gas revolution, climate change deniers, financial pressures - a host of strategic economic & political forces seems arrayed against the successful implementation of clean technologies. Yet other credible sources suggest the global green economy is going to scale facilitated by apps and innovative technology coming to market. What is the reality? What are the technologies and sectors that are demonstrating the greatest potential- garnering the most research dollars and equity investment? Where has the potential already been realized? Most likely to be realized? This panel will assess the impact of these strategic and market forces on the possibility of clean technologies making it successfully to the marketplace.


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