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Breakout Session: Bringing Solutions to the Solar Industry: Startups, Technology Development and Market Entry

May 21, 2014 2:45PM to 3:45PM PDT

Pacific B

New products and solutions must overcome numerous challenges and seamlessly navigate various phases on the maturation path to market success. This panel will examine challenges to scaling up, meeting capital requirements, and finding and acquiring customers. The session will also explore potential paths for new products and solutions, such as startup ventures, technology transfer to any size business, corporate funded research and development, or strategic acquisition.


Cheryl Martin
Acting Director of ARPA-e


Dr. Thomas Earnest
Global Market Development Manager, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions

Dr. Karina Edmonds
Executive Director for Corporate Partnerships, California Institute of Technology

Joshua Posamentier
Principal, Prelude Ventures

Gary Wayne
Principal, Solar Design Platform, Sunrun