The Launch of Battery University

January 2013

CalCharge in partnership with San Jose State University, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and CalCEF invite you to attend a briefing on:

Developments in the California Energy Storage Sector and the Launch of Battery University

February 12, 2013
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

The Network Meeting Center
5201 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara

Speakers Include:
US Senator Jeff Bingaman
Former Chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources

Venkat Srinivasan
Head of the Energy Storage and Resources Group
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Anand Kamannavar
Investment Director
Applied Ventures

Rebecca Dukes
Vice President of Advancement
San Jose State University

Dr. Ahmed Hambaba
Associate Dean, College of Engineering
San Jose State University

Jeff Anderson
Managing Director, CalCEF
Interim Executive Director, CalCharge

Speakers will Discuss:

  • The critical need to accelerate the pace of innovation in the energy storagesector to address our energy, economic, and sustainability challenges.
  • The upcoming launch of Battery University – the professional educationprogram being developed by CalCharge and San Jose State University.
  • The recently announced $120 million Joint Center for Energy Research andits role in the growth of the California energy storage cluster.

Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres will be served

For further information, please contact

About CalCharge
CalCharge is a partnership betweenLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryandCalCEF, a family of nonprofit organizations working to promote the transition to a clean energy economy. Set for operational launch in Q1 2013, itis 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 andadvanced 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 Lawerence Berkeley National Labratory
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory addresses the world’s most urgent scientific challenges byadvancing 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 beenrecognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S.Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

About CalCEF
CalCEF works to promote the transition to a clean energy economy by creatinginstitutions 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.