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Innovation Speaker Series

The U.S. Government's Strategy for Investing in Innovation

Thursday, March 24, 2022 6:00 PM-7:00 PM

The U.S. Government's Strategy for Investing in Innovation

A Fireside Chat with Dr. Jennifer Gerbi, Acting Director and Deputy Director for Technology of ARPA-E & NYU Professor and Fubon Director of the Innovation Technology Initiative Melissa Schilling.

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 "The U.S. Government's Strategy for Investing in Innovation", a conversation with Dr. Jennifer Gerbi, Acting Director and Deputy Director for Technology of ARPA-E & NYU Professor and Fubon Director of the Innovation Technology Initiative Melissa Schilling.

The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) is a government agency tasked with helping to advance high-potential, high-impact energy technologies that are too early for private-sector investment. ARPA-E funds projects focused on developing entirely new ways to generate, store, and use energy. As such, this agency has to decide how to assess projects that may be highly novel and uncertain, and provide them ongoing support. At this fireside chat, we will talk with Jennifer Gerbi, Deputy Director for Technologyat ARPA-E about how the agency prioritizes technology areas, assesses and funds projects, and helps those projects become the breakthrough innovations in energy.