E2 -- Energy technology conference and networking reception, Dec. 7

December 04, 2009

HOBOKEN, N.J. - The Environmental Entrepreneurship Lab (E2 Lab) will host a conference on December 7, 2009, on smart grid energy technologies.

The E2 Lab is a project from Stevens Institute of Technology to transform the structure, policies, processes and culture of a research intensive university to dramatically improve the rate of transfer of new technologies into marketplace ventures.

The effort is focused on elevating the business awareness among faculty and students and introducing entrepreneurial behavior by implementing several innovative educational initiatives aimed at enabling the integration of technological and market knowledge into the academic culture.

The Dec. 7 event will be held at the NYC Accelerator for a Clean & Renewable Economy (NYC ACRE) at 160 Varick Street in New York and will feature a variety of research presentations and startup company presentations. The Networking event will also give aspiring inventors a chance to receive valuable feedback about their technologies.

The Key Note speech will be given by Guru Nadkarni, Vice President for Strategic Planning at Con Edison entitled "Strategic Issues and Opportunities in Transmission and Distribution."

The E2 Lab model focuses on early-stage research addressing important problems as defined by industry, government and other "market-facing" stakeholders. It also has the potential to enhance engineering and technology education by bringing an entrepreneurial perspective to the consideration of potential problem areas.
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More information on the E2 Lab and the Dec. 7 event may be found at: http://www.stevens.edu/entrepreneurship/e2lab/index.html

About Stevens Institute of Technology

Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology is one of the leading technological universities in the world dedicated to learning and research. Through its broad-based curricula, nurturing of creative inventiveness, and cross disciplinary research, the Institute is at the forefront of global challenges in engineering, science, and technology management. Partnerships and collaboration between, and among, business, industry, government and other universities contribute to the enriched environment of the Institute. A new model for technology commercialization in academe, known as Technogenesis®, involves external partners in launching business enterprises to create broad opportunities and shared value. Stevens offers baccalaureates, master's and doctoral degrees in engineering, science, computer science and management, in addition to a baccalaureate degree in the humanities and liberal arts, and in business and technology. The university has a total enrollment of 2,150 undergraduate and 3,500 graduate students with about 250 full-time faculty. Stevens' graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America. Additional information may be obtained from its web page at www.stevens.edu.

For the latest news about Stevens, please visit www.StevensNewsService.com.

Stevens Institute of Technology

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