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Wow, it's a busy week! The Office of Technology Transitions is pleased to invite you to join us for five upcoming virtual events, covering a wide array of technologies and topics.

The Future of Carbon: Conversion Engineering

June 23, 2020, 2:00 PM EDT

Hosted by the National Energy Technology Laboratory as part of OTT"s InnovationXLab series, listen in as this esteemed panel discusses groundbreaking advancements in carbon conversion engineering, including direct air capture, high-value products from natural gas, and high-value products from coal.

Opening remarks: Mark W. Menezes, Under Secretary of Energy, U.S. Department of Energy


Randy Atkins
CEO, Ramaco Carbon

Steve Oldham
CEO, Carbon Engineering

Vijay Swarup
Vice President of Research, ExxonMobil

To join us, send an email to to request an invitation.

Quantum Cyber Webinar

June 24, 2020, 11:00 AM EDT

Hosted by ACT-IAC, listen in as Chief Commercialization Officer Conner Prochaska delivers keynote remarks on DOE's efforts in quantum information sciences and technology, and how connecting with OTT can help energize innovation in this critical, fast-moving sector.

Keynote Speakers:

Conner Prochaska
Chief Commercialization Officer and Director, Office of Technology Transitions, U.S. Department of Energy

R. Paul Stimers
Partner, K&L Gates LLP, and Executive Director, Quantum Industry Coalition


Moderator: Jason M. Porter
VP of Emerging Technology Practice Lead, CGI Federal

Susie Adams 
Federal Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft

Gabe Chang 
Quantum Ambassador, U.S. Federal, IBM

Lily Chen
Cryptographic Technology Group Manager, Computer Security Division, National Institute for Standards Technology (NIST), Department of Commerce

Jim Gable 
President, Bra-Ket Science

Brandon Rodenburg
Quantum Information Science Group, The Mitre Corporation

Claire Vishik
Senior Director, Trusted Technologies, Intel

Register HERE.

Is There A Business Case For Bidirectional Electric Vehicles And Charging Infrastructure?

June 24-25, 2020

Webinar 1

June 24, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

What are bidirectional electric vehicles? Why may they be important?
This panel will describe what bidirectional vehicles are and their capabilities. At a high level, we will discuss innovative new business models that integrate energy and transportation as a single, dynamic, symbiotic system. We will explore innovative ways to think about electric vehicle charging infrastructure and bidirectional electric vehicles.

Moderator: Rima Kasia Oueid 
Commercialization Executive, Office of Technology Transitions, U.S. Department of Energy


David Slutzky

Dan Bowerson
Director, Energy & Environment, Alliance for Automotive Innovation 

Sam Sperling
Product Manager, Charging and Software, Proterra 

Curtis Wynn
President, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and Roanoke Electric

Graham Turk
Innovation Strategist, Innovation Development, Green Mountain Power

Jessie Denver
Manager, Distributed Energy Resources, Transportation Electrification & Community Resilience, East Bay Community Energy

Register for webinar 1 HERE.

Webinar 2

June 25, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

How would it work? How could bidirectional vehicles be integrated into the grid?
We will discuss how bidirectional electric vehicles could be an important asset to the grid and to other energy customers, and how they could provide reliability, resilience, and introduce new revenue streams while supporting smart grid investments. Presenters from Argonne National Lab will walk us through scenarios to illustrate the possibilities leveraging existing tools that could help decision makers with planning and execution. 

Opening remarks: Conner Prochaska, Chief Commercialization Officer and OTT Director, U.S. Department of Energy 

Moderator: Rima Kasia Oueid 
Commercialization Executive, Office of Technology Transitions, U.S. Department of Energy


Lee Slezak
Vehicle Technology Office, U.S. Department of Energy

Mahesh Sudhakaran 
Chief Digital Officer, IBM Energy, Environment & Utilities

Ram Sastry
Vice President, Innovation & Technology, American Electric Power

Angelina Galiteva
Vice Chair, California Independent System Operator and Founder and Board President, Renewables 100 Policy Institute

Scott Baker
Senior Business Solutions Analyst, Applied Innovation, PJM  

Argonne National Laboratory
Yan (Joann) Zhou - Group Manager, Mobility and Deployment
Charles "Chick" Macal - Engineer
Ralph T Muehleisen - Principal Building Scientist
Zhi Zhou - Principal Computational Scientist

Register for webinar 2 HERE.

Opportunities for Innovators: The Lab Innovation Networking Center (LINC)

June 25, 2020, 1:00 PM EDT

OTT presents the third part of its summer webinar series, Funding and Partnering Opportunities with the U.S. Department of Energy, in collaboration with The Urban Tech Hub @ Company and the New York City Economic Development Corporation. This event, The Lab Innovation Networking Center (LINC), will introduce participants to this one-stop shop for connecting and partnering with the four laboratories of the San Francisco Bay Area: SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Featured speakers include:

Rene Sells
Manager of Business Development, Sandia National Laboratories

Todd Pray
Chief Strategic Partnerships Officer, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Susan Simpkins
Director, Proposal Advancement Office, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Elsie Quaite Randall
Deputy Director, Innovation and Partnerships Office

Register HERE.


We look forward to you joining us!