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Energy Breakthroughs: A Glimpse into the Future

05 / 24 / 2016


At Chicago Innovation Exchange Skydeck (5235 S. Harper Court, Chicago)

Hear from the innovators who are helping to bring emerging technologies from the lab to the marketplace through a series of TED-style talks that will present a glimpse into our energy future.

Energy Breakthroughs: A Glimpse into the Future

When: Tuesday, May 24, 2016  |  5:15 - 9:30 p.m.

Where: Chicago Innovation Exchange Skydeck  (5235 S. Harper Court, Chicago)

Who Should Attend: All members of the UChicago community and open to the public

Hosted by: Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC), Chicago Innovation Exchange, and Argonne National Laboratory.

About: The global energy landscape is in the midst of rapid change. Threats such as climate change and energy access present challenges—but also create opportunities for new innovative approaches. As the world works to accelerate the shift away from fossil fuels, what advancements need to happen for technologies like solar and wind to take their place cost-effectively and reliably? How will the electric grid of the future support these fuels and what will our energy storage options look like? How will the cars we drive and the homes we build adapt to this changing landscape to be cleaner and more energy efficient? Hear from the innovators who are helping to bring emerging technologies from the lab to the marketplace through a series of TED-style talks that will present a glimpse into our energy future.

Featuring:

Host - Steve LeVine, Washington Correspondent, Quartz

The Future of Solar - Seth Darling, Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory; Fellow, Institute for Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago

The Future of Storage - Kevin Gallagher, Chemical Engineer, Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), Argonne National Laboratory

The Future of the Grid - Leah Guzowski, Director, Strategy & Research Programs, and Energy Policy Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory; Fellow, Computation Institute, University of Chicago

This event is co-sponsored by the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC), Chicago Innovation Exchange, Argonne National Laboratory, Institute for Molecular Engineering and Clean Energy Trust.

How to Register:http://bit.ly/innofest-23  

Questions: Vicki Ekstrom High at vekstrom@uchicago.edu

 

UChicago Innovation Fest, a three-week celebration of the University of Chicago’s entrepreneurial and innovative advances and solutions, kicks off May 12 and runs through June 2, with more than 35 sessions scheduled across the city and UChicago’s downtown and Hyde Park campuses. Join us to share big solutions to problems in Chicago and across the globe, find new collaborators, and rub shoulders with leaders in business, health care, tech, and social and environmental policy. Highlights of this year’s celebration include the 20th anniversary of the Polsky Center’s Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge, a behind-the-scenes look at life as an entrepreneur at the university’s Chicago Innovation Exchange, and events featuring faculty who are bringing groundbreaking advances out of the lab and classroom.

 

This annual festival is led by UChicago’s innovation leaders, including Arete, the Chicago Innovation Exchange, the Institute for Translational Medicine, the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Social Enterprise Initiative, and UChicago Tech. Additional sponsors include UChicago Urban, UChicago Urban Labs, and the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. Learn more at innovationfest.uchicago.edu.

 

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Scientist as Entrepreneur: Harnessing UChicago Research for the City of the Future

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Top researchers from UChicago will present on an issue facing our cities and then will discuss this work and other topics in a panel discussion.

Energy Breakthroughs: A Glimpse into the Future

05 / 24   5:15 PM Chicago Innovation Exchange Skydeck (5235 S. Harper Court, Chicago)

Hear from the innovators who are helping to bring emerging technologies from the lab to the marketplace through a series of TED-style talks that will present a glimpse into our energy future.

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