Energy Innovation Forum

Purdue University

ND Energy is pleased to share the following announcement from Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr., President, Purdue University.

Dear Colleague,

On behalf of Purdue University, it is my pleasure to invite you to join U.S. Under Secretary for Science and Energy Franklin (Lynn) Orr in a regional forum to discuss energy innovation. Research, development, demonstration, and deployment are essential to the energy innovation equation and part of ensuring economic competiveness in the national and global marketplace. This Innovation Forum will bring together leaders from state and local governments, industry, academia, and non-governmental organizations to discuss paths forward to accelerate innovation in the region.

The morning will begin with a keynote address from Under Secretary Orr and a discussion of Mission Innovation, with a focus on regional partnerships. Additional sessions will include four panel discussions on future directions for energy storage, bioeconomy/synthetic biology, wind and grid integration, and critical materials and sustainable manufacturing. The panels will focus on current status, future opportunities, technology innovation as a driver for regional energy and economic development. Each panel will include time for group discussion and questions.

The Innovation Forum will take place on Thursday, June 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Purdue University Ross-Ade Stadium.  An evening reception and poster session will begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. Break-out sessions (8:30 a.m. – noon) on June
10 will discuss the key attributes of a regional partnership and its application to the

Please RSVP no later than noon EDT on Monday, May 23rd. Please share this with others in your organization who may have an interest in attending the event. 

For those traveling from out of town, a set of rooms have been blocked (June 8-10) at the following hotels: (1) Purdue Union Club Hotel; 800­-320­-6291; (2) Hilton Garden Inn West Lafayette; 765­-743­-2100. Rooms are on hold till June 1 at both the hotels and ask for RCEIF event special rates.

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, June 9, at Purdue University.