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Fifth Annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit: February 24-26, 2014

The fifth annual Energy Innovation Summit organized by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) will be held on February 24-26, 2014 in Washington, D.C..  If you are unable to attend in person, please make sure to follow the Energy Department (@Energy) and ARPA-E (@ARPAE) on Twitter for the latest news and events from the Summit.

Every year, the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit assembles the nation’s most innovative minds to connect, share best practices during interactive panel sessions, see the latest technological advancements across a wide variety of energy sectors; hear keynotes from industry leaders and luminaries on the future of energy technologies; and attend practical seminars on core concepts and skills for transitioning cutting-edge technologies into successful commercial products. The event brings together thought leaders from academia, business, and government to discuss cutting-edge energy issues and facilitate relationships to help move technologies into the marketplace. For more information regarding specific keynote speeches, panel sessions and networking events, please visit the following website: 2014 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit Agenda.

ARPA-E funds transformational projects that create entirely new ways to source, distribute, and use energy. Its unique approach combines world-class Program Directors with multi-disciplinary teams to identify promising solutions to the nation’s most critical energy problems. By leveraging the best practices of academia, business, and government, ARPA-E can fast-track new innovative technologies into the marketplace. This push for innovative technologies is critical to securing the nation’s global technology leadership. For more information regarding ARPA-E’s operations and objectives, please visiting the following website: U.S. Department of Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy.

At the 2013 Summit, there were over 2,700 registered attendees coming from 49 states, Puerto Rico, and 26 countries. Over 150 of the industry’s leading professionals delivered speeches and keynote addresses on developing energy solutions that will enable America to out-innovate its global competitors. Additionally, there were dynamic panel discussions and networking sessions that enabled participants to meet with ARPA-E Program Directors, a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators and Representatives, and global industry leaders and energy technologists.

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Sahir Surmeli

Member / Co-chair, Energy & Sustainability Practice

Sahir Surmeli is a Mintz business counselor who advises companies, boards, entrepreneurs, investment banks, and venture and private equity investors as they build and grow companies. He handles public offerings, 144A and private financings, acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic partnerships.