NREL Industry Growth Forum to attract clean energy investors, feature 30 clean energy startups

By: Steve Tuesday September 18, 2012 0 comments Tags: clean energy, Denver, NREL, Richard Adams

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DENVER - Thirty clean energy companies will present their business cases to a panel of investors and industry experts in Denver on Oct. 23-24 when the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) hosts the 25th annual NREL Industry Growth Forum.

The 30 companies were selected through an application and review process and will compete for the 2012 NREL Clean Energy Venture Awards.

NREL's Industry Growth Forum is one of the nation's premier clean energy investment forums. Since 2003, presenting companies have raised more than $4 billion in investment.

In addition to the business funding pitches, the two-day forum will highlight clean energy technology and business developments with a comprehensive agenda of speakers and panels that will address the most important topics in the industry.

"It's critical for us to create opportunities that connect the key players in the clean energy startup community," said Richard Adams, director of NREL's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center. "We are bringing entrepreneurs directly together with financiers, policymakers, and technology experts.

"By doing this, we are laying the foundation for future conversations, partnerships and eventual business decisions that will strengthen the industry as a whole."

For more information, including an agenda, list of companies, list of sponsors and registration information, visit


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