Archive: 2008 Conference on Clean Energy

November 18, 2008
Westin Waterfront Boston
425 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210

View the 2008_Notebook for detailed information about the Conference Agenda, Speaker Biographies, Sponsor Information, Company Profiles, and Exhibitors.

Conference Description

For the first time we actively marketed this Conference internationally. For our international participants we added a pre-conference workshop and for all our attendees, we added an International Panel at the main Conference to discuss trends in global clean energy markets. While retaining the University Spin Out panel, this year we have added a panel of University Research Directors.

This year, we are using the Conference to launch the MTTC’s Virtual Incubator. The Virtual Incubator is an open, online, searchable database of qualified startup companies at commercialization stages ranging from patented ideas at a research institution through IPO or acquisition. Its purpose is to raise the profile of the companies that the MTTC supports and enable potential investors, customers and the media to learn about new start-up companies in Massachusetts. We hope that during the year you will watch our companies in the Virtual Incubator and support them in their development.

We are especially pleased this year to welcome both the Honorable Deval Patrick, Governor of Massachusetts, and Secretary Ian Bowles of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. They will speak about the importance of the Clean Energy Cluster to the Commonwealth and their activities to promote it.