Agora Studio I ARPA-E: Spotlight on energy startups


Scaling up a start-up or small business presents multiple challenges. This is particularly true when commercializing hard engineering technologies due to the investment required to demonstrate cost and performance at commercial scale sufficient to address market adoptions risks. Through the SCALEUP program, first launched in 2019, ARPA-E has endeavored to help address these challenges and accelerate deployment of promising technologies previously funded by ARPA-E. In this panel you will hear from leaders of a few of the companies from the SCALEUP 2019 and 2021 cohorts. They will describe some of the key technical, commercial and team development challenges they have confronted—and continue to confront—in their scale-up journey and how they are addressing them. SPEAKERS: Ian Dickinson, LongPath Technologies Howard Schmidt, Quidnet Energy Shreya Dave, Via Separations CHAIR: Gregg Cremer, ARPA-E

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