Symposium Gathers Industry Leaders/Investors

A free symposium for alternative energy will bring together hundreds of Industry leaders and emerging entrepreneurs on February 14.

Ann Arbor, Michigan – February 11, 2003 [] The Samuel Zell and Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, one of the world’s leading university-based centers for entrepreneurial studies, will present this year’s winter symposium titled “Alternative Energy: Economic Impact and Opportunity” along with the University of Michigan Energy Club and Technology Transfer Office and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. This half-day event will offer entrepreneurs, investors and students the opportunity to interact with and learn from researchers and industry leaders representing sustainable alternative energy sources. “Developments in the alternative energy sector are gaining global attention,” said Thomas Kinnear, executive director of the Zell Lurie Institute. “Our winter symposium was formulated to provide valuable networking opportunities among business leaders, researchers and professors and build awareness of emerging technologies in an important industry.” The Symposium will feature keynote speakers Douglas Faulkner, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy; and Roger Saillant, President and Chief Executive Officer, Plug Power, Inc. Faulkner will speak about methods for attracting investment capital to spur innovation and commercialization in the alternative energy sector, current market adoption of fuel cell technologies, and Michigan’s future in alternative energy. Saillant will discuss the future of fuel cells after the market hype. The Symposium will be held at the Crown Plaza in Ann Arbor on Friday, February 14 from 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The event is free to attend. To register please visit the link below.
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