Understanding Legal Issues and Policy for Cleantech Businesses

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From: April 14, 2011 3:00 PM

To: April 14, 2011 5:30 PM

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Thursday, April 14, 2011
TIME: 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The Energy & Environmental Technology Applications Center (E2TAC) at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering is proud to present   Understanding Legal Issues and Policy for Cleantech Businesses The fifth in a six part series of the ENTREPRENEURIALBOOTCAMP

Legal and Policy Issues in Cleantech Clean technologies are receiving increased attention from a variety of stakeholders today. State and federal government entities are offering a variety of incentives, subsidies and grants to assist in the development of cutting edge clean energy technologies. With global warming a household name and the "green" label becoming the latest fad, new clean energy technology products and businesses are being created every day.  Join the discussion as our panelists weigh in on legal issues and new policies surrounding cleantech businesses and products, and what impact it has on our everyday lives.   

Agenda 3:00 - 4:30 pm: Panel Discussion 4:30 - 5:30 pm: Cocktail Reception

Details Cost: There is no cost to attend this eventDirections: Click here for directions to the College.  Please note that for larger events such as this, you do not need to sign in with security and can proceed directly to the event site after parking. 

The Panel E2TAC has assembled a first-class panel focusing on the legal and policy issues facing cleantech organizations in New York State.  Invited panelists include representatives from the following organizations:

  • Hoffman Warnick, LLC
  • The New York State Assembly
  • The New York State Energy Research Development Authority (NYSERDA)
  • U.S. House of Representatives Moderator: Pradeep Haldar , Director, the Energy & Environmental Technology Applications Center (E2TAC)

About the ENTREPRENEURIALBOOTCAMPDeveloped by the Incubators for Collaborating & Leveraging Energy And Nanotechnology (iCLEAN), the ENTREPRENEURIALBOOTCAMP is a six part series designed to provide insight and education on some of the hottest topics in the energy arena:

  • Energy Storage: Develop Competitive Strategies and Target Markets - February 3, 2011
  • Photovoltaics: How to Identify Investors and Funding Sources - February 24, 2011
  • Energy Efficiency: Build Successful Teams and Strategic Partnerships - March 10, 2011
  • Cleantech Start-Ups: Lessons Learned from Clean Energy CEOs - March 31, 2011
  • Understanding Legal Issues (IP, Governance) and Policy for Cleantech Businesses - April 14, 2011
  • Cyber Security for Smart Grids: Build a Successful Business Plan and Model - April 21, 2011

Each forum will feature expert speakers and panelists within the field.  Though the events do have a stronger emphasis on small and start-up companies, they are designed to benefit anyone with an interest in the topic, not simply entrepreneurs.  Typical participants include representatives from industry, academia, and government.  Panels are designed for maximum audience interaction.  

This program is supported by the National Science Foundation's Partnerships for Innovation program: CLEAN; iCLEAN , a NYSERDA-funded clean energy incubator serving the Tech Valley region; E2TAC at the College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering (CNSE); New Energy New York ; and the Clean Energy Alliance .   

Location: NanoFab South Auditorium and Rotunda | The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering | 255 Fuller Rd. Albany, NY 12203

Contact Information: Name: Nicholas Querques Email: nquerques@uamail.albany.edu Website: http://www.neny.org/tvef/2011/4_14

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