News Release: NREL's Industry Growth Forum Attracts Clean Energy Investors
Sept. 17, 2012
Thirty clean energy companies will present their business cases to a panel of investors
and industry experts in Denver Oct. 23-24 as the U.S. Department of Energy’s National
Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) hosts the 25th NREL Industry Growth Forum.
The 30 companies were selected through an application and review process and will
compete for the 2012 NREL Clean Energy Venture Awards. NREL’s Industry Growth Forum
is one of the nation’s premier clean energy investment forums. NREL’s unique approach
and interactive format make the forum a must-attend event for the clean energy business
and investment community. Since 2003, presenting companies have raised more than $4
billion in investment.
In addition to the business case presentations, NREL’s two-day forum will highlight
clean energy technology and business developments with a comprehensive agenda of speakers
and panels that will address the most important topics in the industry today.
“It’s critical for us to create opportunities that connect the key players in the
clean energy startup community”said Richard Adams, director of NREL’s Innovation and
Entrepreneurship Center, which organizes the forum. “We are bringing entrepreneurs
directly together with financiers, policymakers and technology experts. By doing this
we are laying the foundation for future conversations, partnerships and eventual business
decisions that will strengthen the industry as a whole.”
For more information, including the agenda, list of companies, list of sponsors and
registration information see the 25th NREL Industry Growth Forum website at http://www.industrygrowthforum.org
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energy and energy efficiency research and development. NREL is operated for DOE by
The Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.
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