Agora Studio: How Will the Energy Innovation Ecosystem Evolve?
Although the cleantech innovation ecosystem—research institutions, entrepreneurs, financiers, and support institutions—is diverse and productive, converting cleantech discoveries and research breakthroughs into commercially viable, transformative energy systems has proven difficult. With incumbent energy systems economically efficient and deeply entrenched, cleantech innovation faces a fundamental dilemma—the scale economies necessary to compete require a large customer base that does not yet exist. How is our clean energy innovation ecosystem equipped to be transformative? What needs to be strengthened? Is it profitable to focus on individual elements, or should we consider the system holistically, and reframe our expectations? Speakers Barbara Burger, President, Chevron Technology Ventures, Chevron Corporation Ashley Grosh, Vice President, Breakthrough Energy Ilan Gur, Chief Executive Officer, Activate Chair Timothy Gardner, Vice President, Power and Gas Consulting, IHS Markit
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Play video Voices of Innovation: Susan Hockfield & the technology story of the 21st century
Voices of Innovation: Susan Hockfield & the technology story of the 21st century
(July 7, 2020) Susan Hockfield, President Emerita of MIT, explores how the convergence of biology and engineering will be the defining technology story of the 21st Century,
Play video Let’s Talk about the B-word: How blockchain is revolutionizing the energy industry
Let’s Talk about the B-word: How blockchain is revolutionizing the energy industry
(2021) Blockchain technology promises to have far-reaching economic and social implications. Through equal access, a global peer network, transparency, security, and collaboration--blockchain will transform the energy industry.
Play video Taking practical action on carbon emissions: A conversation with Pratima Rangarajan, CEO of OGCI Climate Investments
Taking practical action on carbon emissions: A conversation with Pratima Rangarajan, CEO of OGCI Climate Investments
(June 16, 2020) Dr. Pratima Rangarajan, Chief Executive of OGCI Climate Investments, discusses carbon pricing and COVID-19 recovery plans, and announces a new investment program for long-lasting impacts on climate change.
Play video Geothermal: A New Revival?
Geothermal: A New Revival?
(2021) Clean, renewable geothermal is a reliable power source that can adapt to small & large scale installations. How have technological advancements helped kickstart a revival and reintroduced geothermal to the renewable energy mix?
Play video Cybersecurity: Protecting energy Infrastructure
Cybersecurity: Protecting energy Infrastructure
Increased digital connectivity between operational facilities and equipment leads to an imbalance of cybersecurity threats as well as threats to sensitive proprietary data. How are cybersecurity risks growing as the industry digitalizes?
Play video Indian Energy Innovation
Indian Energy Innovation
(November 19, 2020) In this Indian Energy Forum Innovation Agora session, hear the stories of two entrepreneurs who have leveraged the ecosystem for innovation in India to create businesses with the potential to transform energy in the country.