Making Connections at Energy Storage Investment Forum

Making Connections at Energy Storage Investment Forum

Investors and businesses focused on innovative cleantech energy storage products and services to meet at investor/finance forum in Boston on Sept 15.

To foster the growth of clean energy technologies, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster (NEESC), and North Shore InnoVentures (NSIV) are partnering to host the Cleantech Energy Storage Finance Forum at the offices of MassCEC in Boston on September 15 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The forum will feature several short presentations by clean energy storage startup companies that are seeking potential business partners and investors, a panel discussion, and a diversified networking session. The panel will discuss innovative business models to finance energy storage products that use electrochemical technologies such as traditional and novel battery chemistries, flow batteries, and/or hydrogen fuel cell systems.

“This Finance Forum supports our efforts to leverage public and private investment in the clean energy economy in Massachusetts.”

Stephen Pike, MassCEC

“Energy storage technologies can provide improved energy reliability and better energy management, especially when coupled with intermittent renewable energy resources,” commented Joel Rinebold, CCAT director, energy initiatives, and NEESC chairperson.  “The Forum provides companies a rare chance to network with potential investors as well as learn from industry experts,” he said.

Through various programs, MassCEC has financially supported 28 companies and projects with a focus on energy storage technology. MassCEC has invested more than $9.1 million in energy storage.

“This Finance Forum supports our efforts to leverage public and private investment in the clean energy economy in Massachusetts,” said MassCEC Interim CEO Stephen Pike. “We are again pleased to be partnering with NEESC and North Shore InnoVentures to offer the forum to companies in the growing energy storage industry.”

Massachusetts’ Energy Storage Initiative aims to make the state a national leader in the deployment and effective use of these innovative energy technology solutions.

To register for the Cleantech Energy Storage Finance Forum: Go to http://ces_2016.eventbrite.com

For more information, contact:
Paul Aresta, paresta@ccat.us, 860.291.8832
Tom Ollila, taollila@verizon.net, 781.789.6160

ABOUT MASSCEC
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) is dedicated to accelerating the success of clean energy technologies, companies and projects in Massachusetts—while creating high-quality jobs and long-term economic growth for the people of Massachusetts. Founded in 2009, MassCEC provides early-stage investments to startup clean energy companies, supports municipal clean energy projects, funds renewable energy rebates for residents and businesses and fosters the development of a robust marketplace for innovative, clean technology companies.

ABOUT NSIV
North Shore InnoVentures (NSIV) is a non-profit organization committed to technology innovation and helping entrepreneurs flourish. NSIV operates a technology business incubator, focused on cleantech and life sciences, to nurture early-stage companies and support sustained economic growth in the Massachusetts North Shore region.

ABOUT NEESC
The Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster is a network of industry, academic, government and non-governmental leaders working together to provide energy storage solutions. The cluster is focused on the innovative development, production, promotion and deployment of hydrogen fuels and fuel cells to meet the pressing demand for energy storage solutions. The cluster is based in New York, New Jersey, and the New England States, and is funded through the US Small Business Administration’s Innovative Economies Initiative. NEESC is administered by CCAT.

ABOUT CCAT
Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT) is a nonprofit organization, headquartered in East Hartford, Conn., that advances innovation in applied technologies, IT strategies, STEM education, career development, and energy solutions. By creating and leading state, regional, and national partnerships, CCAT inspires and helps manufacturers, academia, government and nonprofit organizations to succeed. Learn more at http://www.ccat.us, or follow CCAT on Twitter – @CCATInc

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