Join us for a panel discussion on the intersection of cleantech and defense. The US Department of Defense relies heavily on electricity and non-renewable fuel sources to carry out energy intensive military operations. The reality of climate change threatens US National Security and it is mission critical that DoD strengthen their climate resilience. Needless to say, the opportunities for cleantech technologies to solve DoD problems are numerous. The challenge is connecting the solutions to the problem and creating mutually beneficial relationships between DoD and cleantech entrepreneurs. Join us for a frank discussion on how we can bridge the gap between cleantech innovation and national security needs.
WHEN: Thursday, April 4, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
WHERE: Greentown Labs Global Center for Cleantech Innovation
444 Somerville Ave., Somerville, MA 02143
- 5:45pm: Introductory remarks
- 5:55pm: Mike Devin (District Representative for Congressman Moulton) opening remarks
- 6:00pm – 6:45pm: Panel Discussion moderated by Bronte McGarrah (Greentown Labs and E2 New England Chapter Director)
- Sarah Baker; COO & Co-founder at Silverside Detectors
- Jonathan Gillis; Senior Associate at Converge Strategies, LLC
- Kevin Quinlan; Director, Northeast Region at MD5 – The National Security Technology Accelerator
- Joanna Marvin; Principal of Federal Consulting Solutions (FCS)
- 6:45pm: Networking
- 8:30pm: Event concludes
About Greentown Labs' EnergyBar:
EnergyBar is Greentown Labs' networking event devoted to helping people in clean technology meet and discuss innovations in energy technology. Entrepreneurs, investors, students, and ‘friends of cleantech,’ are invited to attend, meet colleagues, and expand the growing regional clean technology community.
Attendees typically span a variety of disciplines within energy, efficiency, and renewables. In general, if you're looking for a job in cleantech or energy, trying to expand your network, or perhaps thinking about starting your own energy-related company, this is the event for you. Expect to have conversations about issues facing advanced and renewable energy technologies and ways to solve our most pressing energy problems.
Light appetizers and drinks will be served starting at 5:30 pm. Suggested dress is shop floor casual. Parking is incredibly limited at Greentown Labs and we encourage attendees to consider taking advantage of public transportation.
Greentown Labs does not offer onsite parking. They're a 1-mile walk from the Harvard MBTA station.