Final Call for Submissions Announced for the 2013 Defense Energy and Utility Technology Challenges; Deadline is August 8th Winners of both programs to receive unique access to independent product performance testing and industry evaluations in Austin

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This November, Austin, Texas will host the annual Defense Energy Summit (DES), taking place November 11-13, 2013 at the AT&T Conference Center.  The Defense Energy Summit is designed to accelerate the development and deployment of new energy and infrastructure solutions for both the installation and operational missions of the U.S. military.  The Defense Energy Summit program will also lay the foundation for a new Defense Energy Center of Excellence to be formed by the stakeholders in attendance.

Two Energy Technology Challenge Programs will run concurrently with the DES.  The deadline to submit is August 8th:

Defense Energy Technology Challenge (DETC):
With collaboration from the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Army National Guard and installation and operational facilities worldwide, the 4th Defense Energy Challenge will deliver top defense-targeted energy solutions matched with military testing and procurement opportunities. Submitted applications will be reviewed and a select group will be invited to present and receive onsite feedback from a high-level panel of Army, Navy and Air Force, utility and investment representatives in Austin. Organizations with defense-related energy solutions should submit an application (no fee to apply) by August 8th, 2013.

Utility Technology Challenge (UTC):
The UTC is seeking companies and technologies focused on cleaner and more environmentally sustainable energy solutions. The technologies will be reviewed based on; stage of development, potential impact, cost and ease of implementation. Selected companies will be asked to showcase their solutions, with top ranked companies to present to a panel of utility, military, finance and industry development partners.  Organizations with utility energy solutions should submit an application (no fee to apply) by August 8th, 2013.

New for this year, applicable Challenge Programs finalists selected to present will receive complimentary access to The Pike Powers Laboratory & Center for Commercialization. The Pike Powers Lab will provide support to the Defense Energy Summit by donating independent product performance testing for companies selected to present at both challenges. Selected companies will also be able to present their product testing results to an advisory panel to assist them in evaluating their technology.

"The Challenge Programs are designed to address the massive and complex energy needs of the Department of Defense," said Dr. Matthew Laudon, Co-Chair of the DES and Executive Director of CTSI.  "The Defense Energy Summit in Austin is a direct extension of both the Defense and Utility Challenges, and with the support of the Pike Powers Lab, we are delivering the largest pool of energy solutions ever assembled for the U.S. military."

For more information and to submit an application to the DETC or UTC (deadline to submit is August 8) visit: www.DefenseEnergy.com.

About TechConnect (www.techconnect.org):
 TechConnect is a global technology outreach & development organization. Through our innovative programs and conferences, we deliver the most promising technologies to the world's top corporate, investment, and government professionals. TechConnect is headquartered in Austin, Texas, with offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Danville, California.

About CTSI (www.ct-si.org):
The Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI) is a non-profit 501-c6 membership organization that runs programs designed to accelerate the commercialization of emerging clean technologies. Through our technology to industry partnering programs, we deliver the world's top vetted innovations to leading corporate, government and investment executives.

Contact:  Jennifer Rocha, 1-774-249 8514, jrocha@techconnect.org

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