"Matchmaking" sessions between OEMs and potential suppliers, and networking sessions for suppliers. In addition, businesses will be able to learn about funding and business services, and meet with federal, state, and regional resources. The Association of Cleantech Incubators of New England (ACTION), on behalf of itself and CEA, will participate in this event by disseminating information related to New England Incubators and CEA. See http://2013sce.eventbrite.com/# for information and registration.
"This event will advance our efforts to improve the competitive position of hydrogen and fuel cell cluster businesses in the region. The 2013 Supply Chain Exchange is a forum to facilitate successful relationships between manufacturers and suppliers by providing them with the opportunity to exchange valuable insights and make connections." - Joel M. Rinebold, Director of Energy Initiatives at CCAT.
The Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster (NEESC), www.neesc.org, is a network of industry, academic, government and non-governmental leaders working together to provide energy storage solutions. The cluster is focused on the innovative development, production, promotion, and deployment of hydrogen fuels and fuel cells to meet the pressing demand for energy storage solutions. The cluster is based in New York, New Jersey, and the New England States. Its initial formation and development is funded through the US Small Business Administration’s Innovative Economies Initiative and administered by CCAT. NEESC’s partner organizations also include:
- The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA);
- Maine’s Hydrogen Energy Center (HEC);
- New Energy New York (NENY);
- The Connecticut Hydrogen Fuel Cell Coalition (CHFCC); and
- Massachusetts Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Stakeholders
"This event is just one example of the array of technology development and commercialization support capabilities that are offered by CEA members," said James F. Groelinger, CEA’s Executive Director. "The CEA member calendar is replete with notable activities across the country and throughout the year."
About the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology
The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT), www.ccat.us, is the liaison located in the State of Connecticut, supported by Cleantech Innovations NE as an incubator that is associated with the Association of Cleantech Incubators of New England (ACTION). As of April 27, 2011 CCAT along with the seven other New England incubators comprising ACTION because part of the Clean Energy Alliance, Inc. (CEA).
About the Association of Cleantech Incubators of New England
The Association of Cleantech Incubators of New England (ACTION) is New England’s leading network of cleantech incubators sharing the common goals of accelerating the growth and success of early-stage companies, strengthening the regional cleantech cluster, and creating more green jobs in New England.
About Clean Energy Alliance
The Clean Energy Alliance (CEA) is a national organization of non-profit incubators with a focus on cleantech commercialization. CEA Members are highly skilled incubators and accelerators that offer a wide range of expertise and facilities in all areas of clean energy technologies. CEA's mission is to develop and provide to its members practices and resources that support clean energy business incubation, entrepreneurial mentoring and development, and technology commercialization. Non-incubators are also welcome to join CEA. See http://www.cleanenergyalliance.com/ for more information.