Session Details

Will the Energy Innovation Ecosystem Deliver?

Tuesday, March 10

03:30 pm - 04:20 pm

Although the cleantech innovation ecosystem—research institutions, entrepreneurs, financiers, and support institutions—is diverse and productive, converting cleantech discoveries and research breakthroughs into commercially viable, transformative energy systems has proven difficult. With incumbent energy systems economically efficient and deeply entrenched, cleantech innovation faces a fundamental dilemma—the scale economies necessary to compete require a large customer base that doesn’t yet exist. How is our clean energy innovation ecosystem equipped to be transformative? What needs to be strengthened? Is it profitable to focus on individual elements, or should we consider the system holistically, and reframe our expectations? 

Session Speakers
  • Timothy Gardner

    IHS Markit

    Vice President, Power and Gas Consulting

  • Nazeer Bhore

    Exxon/Mobil Research and Engineering

    Global Manager, Technology Scouting and Venturing

  • Gabrielle Gauthey

    TOTAL S.A.

    Directeur Carbon Neutrality Businesses

  • Dr. Emily Reichert

    Greentown Labs

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Rhea Hamilton

    OGCI Climate Investments

    Managing Director