CalCharge has released an updated list of speakers and invitation to attend its launch event for the Battery University on February 12 in Santa Clara, CA. Please use the link below to sign up for this event.
CalCharge in partnership with San Jose State University,
Joint Venture Silicon Valley, California Energy Storage Alliance,
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and CalCEF invite you to attend:
February 12, 2013
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Doors will open at 6 pm for those who want to watch President Obama's State of the Union Address live.
The briefing and reception will begin immediately following President Obama's Address.
The Network Meeting Center
5201 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara
US Senator Jeff Bingaman
Former Chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Head of the Energy Storage and
Distributed Resources Group
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Open Innovation Manager
Procter & Gamble
Vice President of Advancement
San Jose State University
38 North Solutions
Managing Partner, Strategen Consulting
Co-Founder and Executive Director,
California Energy Storage Alliance
Dr. Ahmed Hambaba
Associate Dean, College of Engineering
San Jose State University
Managing Director, CalCEF
Interim Executive Director, CalCharge
CalCharge is a partnership between Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and CalCEF, a family of nonprofit organizations working to promote the transition to a clean energy economy. Set for operational launch in Q1 2013, it is a first-of-its-kind public-private partnership working to accelerate energy storage commercialization and market adoption. CalCharge will bring together emerging and established California companies, academic and research institutions, government bodies, and financing sources to jumpstart a new era of energy storage technologies for the electric/hybrid vehicle, grid, and consumer electronics markets. Through its programs, CalCharge will enable diverse stakeholders to collaborate, identify barriers to emerging technology success, develop solutions, and help provide access to resources that clear the path to commercialization.
About Battery University
A key enabler to the growth and success of the California battery ecosystem is the education and training of its growing workforce.Battery University, a joint program of CalCharge and San Jose State University, will offer both overview and advanced continuing education classes that will provide the technical, market and policy knowledge required by professionals already in, or seeking to enter, the energy storage sector.
About San Jose State University
San Jose State University , the oldest public institution of higher education on the West Coast, is the number one supplier of education, engineering, computer science and business graduates to Silicon Valley, the world's high tech capital. Ranked in the top 15 master's-level public universities in the West by U.S. News & World Report in its annual survey of "America's Best Colleges." Also, the US News and World report recently ranked the College of Engineering 3rd nationally among state schools, and 17th nationally among non-PhD schools (2013).
About Joint Venture Silicon Valley
Joint Venture Silicon Valley provides analysis and action on issues affecting our region's economy and quality of life. The organization brings together established and emerging leaders—from business, government, academia, labor and the broader community—to spotlight issues and work toward innovative solutions.
About The California Energy Storage Alliance
The California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA) is a membership-based advocacy group committed to advancing the role of energy storage in the electric power sector through policy, education, outreach, and research. CESA was founded in January 2009 by Janice Lin, Managing Partner of Strategen Consulting, and Don Liddell, Principal of Douglass & Liddell.
About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
CalCEF works to promote the transition to a clean energy economy by creating institutions and investment vehicles that grow markets for clean energy technologies. CalCEF is a nonprofit umbrella organization that pursues statewide and national agendas via 1) CalCEF Innovations, a 501(c)(3) that leads CalCEF's analysis and product development; and 2) the California Clean EnergyFund, a 501(c)(4) that executes and scales the CalCEF investment strategy via a fund-of-funds model,partnering with leading investment managers.