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1 E2 Tech Forum November 15, 2011 Andrew Wilson, Executive Director

2 2 About NECEF 2 New England Clean Energy Foundation (NECEF) Mission: Accelerate clean energy innovation in and enhance the development of New England’s clean energy business cluster NECEF provides organizational leadership and funds projects in the areas of Innovation, Education & Workforce Development, and Research NECEF is the 501(c)3 sister organization of the New England Clean Energy Council

3 3 Cleantech Innovations NE New England-wide effort to create multi-state network— collaboration led by NECEF Goals:  Accelerate clean tech commercialization and cooperation across the region  Improve region’s ability to attract global clean tech investment.  Increase innovation, job creation, environmental quality, and regional economic and energy security 3

4 4 Cleantech Innovations NE, Funded by i6 Green award FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, September 29, 2011 Obama Administration Announces $12 Million i6 Green Investment to Promote Clean Energy Innovation and Job Creation National initiative leverages resources of five federal agencies to advance clean technology commercialization WASHINGTON – The Obama Administration today announced the six winners of the i6 Green Challenge, an initiative to drive technology commercialization and entrepreneurship in support of a green innovation economy, increased U.S. competitiveness and new jobs. Projects in Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, New England and Washington will each receive up to $1 million from the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) and up to $6 million in additional funding and technical assistance from the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Energy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Science Foundation, and Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology and United States Patent and Trademark Office. Winning i6 Green applicants will support emerging technology-based businesses as they mature and demonstrate their market potential, making them more attractive to investors and helping entrepreneurs turn their ideas and innovations into businesses.

5 5 Maine is a Key Partner Steering Committee Member: Maine Technology Institute Early Pilot Engagement: Cerahelix work piloting industrial water filtration systems as part of a phase II SBIR grant. Emerging Incubation Capability: Brunswick Landing In Place Infrastructure: University of Maine Biofuels Testing Facility Clean Tech Corridor: E2Tech and partners 5

6 Cleantech Innovations New England Steering Committee Partners: Agency of Commerce & Community Development

7 7 Contact Information 7

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