Defense Energy Summit-Austin Now Accepting Submissions for Defense Energy Technology Challenge and Utility Technology Challenge

Two unique Challenge Programs address energy needs and solutions for the military and industry.

Jun 27, 2013, 11:00 ET from TechConnect

AUSTIN, Texas, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This November, Austin, Texas will be host to the Defense Energy Summit (DES), taking place November 11-13, 2013 at the AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center.  The Defense Energy Summit delivers the entire defense-energy ecosystem, focusing on the needs and solutions of energy providers, project finance sources, early and growth stage companies, defense contractors, military installations and purchasing agents.

Two Challenge Programs will run concurrently with the DES:

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 submit 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 with the best balance of stage of development, potential impact, cost and ease of implementation will be selected to showcase their company, with top ranked solutions invited to present to a panel of utility, military, finance and industry development partners.
Organizations with utility energy solutions submit application (no fee to apply) by August 8th, 2013.

The Defense Energy Summit in Austin will convene the Nation's energy, business and defense leadership as they accelerate the discovery, development and deployment of new energy solutions and projects. Confirmed keynote speakers include:

  • Ms. Sharon Burke, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs, U.S. Department of Defense
  • Mr. Jonathan Powers, Federal Environmental Executive, The White House

The Summit audience will also include stakeholders and working groups building the foundation for a new Defense Energy Center of Excellence.  The focus will be on this proposed initiative and how to accelerate clean energy and infrastructure solutions for the DOD across both installation and operational program needs.

The Defense Energy Summit (DES) is produced by TechConnect, in partnership with the Clean Technology & Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI), which runs both Challenge Programs.

"The Challenge Programs were designed to address the massive and complex energy needs of military and industry," said Dr. Matthew Laudon, Co-Chair of the Summit and Executive Director of CTSI.  "The Defense Energy Summit in Austin is a direct extension of both Programs, as the DES program will focus on both military installation and operational energy needs.  We are excited to have both programs as part of the Summit this November."

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

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