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2014 Technology Showcase Video Preview

Below are just 9 of the 300 unique technology innovations that attendees can see first-hand at the 2014 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit.



AutoGrid - Turning Big Data Into Power with the Energy Data Platform and Apps


GE Global Research - DC transformer for Future HVDC Power System


LanzaTech Process Video


Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) - SENSOR (Smart Embedded Network of Sensors with an Optical Readout)


University of Houston - Superconducting Technology


University of Southern California - Inexpensive Long-life Rechargeable Battery


University of South Florida - Phase Change Materials (PCM)


University of Utah - Electrodynamic Sorting of Light Metals and Alloys

Mariana Mazzucato (Press Information)

Mariana Mazzucato Professor Mariana Mazzucato - University of Sussex
Mariana Mazzucato (PhD) holds the prestigious RM Phillips chair in Economics of Innovation at SPRU in the University of Sussex. Previously she has held academic positions at the University of Denver, London Business School, Open University, and Bocconi University. Her research focuses on the relationship between financial markets, innovation, and economic growth - at the company, industry and national level. Between 2009-2012 she directed a large 3 year European Commission FP7 funded project on Finance and Innovation FINNOV; her current project on Financing Innovation is funded by the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET); and her project on 'Finance and Mission Oriented Investments' is funded by the Ford Foundation's Reforming Global Financial Governance initiative. Her new book The Entrepreneurial State: debunking private vs. public sector myths (Anthem, 2013) - on the 2013 Books of the Year list of the Financial Times, Forbes and the Huffington Post - focuses on the need to develop new frameworks to understand the role of the state in economic growth - and how to enable rewards from innovation to be just as "social" as the risks taken. In 2013 the New Republic called her one of the 3 most important thinkers about innovation. She advises the UK government and the EC on innovation-led growth. Her research outputs, media engagement, and talks (including her TED Global Talk), can be found on her website.

Additional media highlights:
CNN Money video
Economist article

2013 Summit Video Highlights



Dr. Cheryl Martin, Deputy Director, ARPA-E


Dr. Hans Rosling, International Health Karolinska Institute; Edutainer, Gapminder.org


T. Boone Pickens, Founder, BP Capital


Dr. Steven Chu, Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy


Fireside Chat with Elon Musk, CEO and Product Architect, Tesla Moters and Dr. Steven Chu


Fireside Chat with Nick Akins, President and CEO, American Electric Power and John Podesta, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy


Panel Discussion: Energy as a Tactical Advantage: Next-generation Requirements from the Theater


Panel Discussion: Strategic Partnerships: Models that Work

2013 Summit Gold Partner Video

Summit Awardee Videos




General Compression’s River of Wind


Sheetak’s Low-Cost Solid-State Cooling


Foro’s High-Power Lasers over Long Distances


How CUNY is Reinventing Batteries for Grid Storage


How Sun Catalytix is Creating Energy from Water and Sunlight


Profiling 1366 Technologies: One Year Later


Electrofuels: More Efficient Than Photosynthesis

2012 and 2011 Summit Keynote Videos

2012 Summit:



Xerox CEO Ursula Burns


MIT President Susan Hockfield


President Bill Clinton


ARPA-E Director Arun Majumdar


Fireside Chat: Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Bill Gates, and John Podesta


Former Walmart CEO Lee Scott


FedEx CEO Fred Smith



2011 Summit:



38th Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger


Dr. Arun Majumdar


U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus