i6 Green: Bringing Technology to Market
Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 2:00pm ET
i6 Green builds on the success of last year’s inaugural i6 Challenge and is designed to encourage and reward innovative approaches to accelerating technology commercialization, new venture formation, job creation, and economic growth across the United States. This year’s $12M challenge rewards communities that utilize a Proof of Concept Center model, such as that championed by the Deshpande Center, to accelerate technology led economic development in pursuit of a vibrant, innovative clean economy.
i6 Green is led by the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA), in partnership with the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Energy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Science Foundation, and the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. For more information, visit: http://www.eda.gov/i6 
i6 Green solicits applications that strengthen the linkages between economic development and environmental quality. Applicants must demonstrate how their Proof of Concept Center models will accelerate technology commercialization or new venture formation related to: Renewable Energy; Energy Efficiency; Reuse, Recycling, or Restoration; Green Building Technology and Manufacturing.
Alexander Nicholas, PhD
Dr. Nicholas is currently a Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Department of Commerce and an America Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellow. His portfolio includes managing the work of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship subcommittee on Collaboration, which advises the White House and Secretary of Commerce on commercializing federal research investment and co-managing the implementation of the “i6 Green” which seeks to identify and support the nation’s best ideas for technology, commercialization and entrepreneurship in six different regions of the country.
Paul J. Corson
Paul J. Corson is the acting director of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, where he promotes policies and programs to support high-growth entrepreneurship, the acceleration of technology commercialization, and the development of regional innovation ecosystems. Among his responsibilities, Paul manages Secretary Locke’s National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, developed the Taskforce on Space Industry Work Force and Economic Development report to the President, and lead Departmental efforts to co-host the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship.
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