NREL Industry Growth Forum

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From: November 03, 2009 8:00 AM

To: November 05, 2009 5:00 PM

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009 - Thursday, November 5, 2009
TIME: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Meet ground-breaking companies: The Forum will feature 34 inventive clean energy companies, hand-picked by a seasoned panel of over 120 investors and industry experts. These companies will pitch their business case to an expert investor panel and compete to win the 2009 NREL-Deutsche Bank Climate Change Advisors Venture Awards totaling over $30,000 in cash and in-kind commercialization support from NREL. More than $2.5 billion has been raised by companies presenting at the forum since 2003. Please reference the Summary of Investment Results of for the financing success of companies who presented from Forums 16 through 21.

The companies presenting at this Forum are Alphabet Energy, Amprius, Anzode, Banyan Energy, Beacon Power, Cool Earth Solar, Coolerado, Ecovative Design, Ener-G-Rotors, Evolutionary Genomics, exro technologies, Green Pacific Biologicals, HOMErgent, Hydrovolts, Illumitex, InnoSepra, ION Engineering, Ioxus, Lightwave Photonics, Lumiette, Nano-C, New Sky Energy, Nilar, NovaTorque, Paraclete Corporation, Rivertop Renewables, SISOM Thin Films, SkyFuel, Solexant, Stellaris, TerraLUX, Versa Power Systems, Widetronix, and WindPole Ventures.

Learn from pioneering innovators, investors, and industry experts: Obtain market and technological insight from expert speakers ranging from Toyota and Cisco to Ampulse and Makani Power. Our Panels cover a spectrum of topics including strategies for obtaining financing, global investment trends, how to do business with NREL, and understanding the drivers behind the surge of utility-scale renewable projects.

Innovator and inventor Saul Griffith will talk about the game changing technologies and approaches to innovation that will shape the energy of the future. He is the co-founder of numerous companies including Squid Labs and Makani Power, where he is President and Chief Scientist.

Our Luncheon Keynote is Juan Enriquez, a bestselling author and futurist who has a talent for bridging disciplines to build a coherent look into the future of science, energy, and society. He is a Managing Director at Excel Medical Ventures, and the chair and CEO of Biotechonomy.

Network with Clean Technology Movers: In addition to our informal networking we are introducing the first Clean Energy Opportunity Forum on Thursday, November 5th to showcase the latest clean energy opportunities in Colorado and across the country as well as introduce you to the people

who can help access them. This event brings together personnel from the U.S. DOE, NREL, DOE Golden Field Office, the Governor's Energy Office, and a broad range of other Colorado organizations and industry insiders to bring the opportunities to you.

Governor Ritter will kick-off the day with his vision of the New Energy Economy a reality, followed by a succinct overview of the major clean energy funding opportunities and resources presented by the people who can provide them. Following these presentations, two hours of networking time is set aside for 5 minute one-on-one meetings and organized "speed networking" with the very policymakers and officials who can answer them. We have also organized a cadre of seasoned industry experts who will be available through-out the networking session. Don't miss this valuable face-time with NREL, DOE and Colorado Officials-as well as experienced VC's, law firms, and investment banks who can quickly answer your pressing question.

Register today and join the 600+ market participants at the nation's leading clean energy investment forum. Click here to register to attend the Forum

Location: Denver, Colorado

Contact Information: Name: Marty Murphy Phone: 303-275-3050 Email: lawrence.murphy@nrel.gov Website: http://cleanenergyforum.com/

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