EVENT BRINGS TOGETHER CLEAN ENERGY INNOVATORS AND RECOGNIZES TOP STARTUP BUSINESSES AND CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES
The 2017 Industry Growth Forum, hosted by the U.S. Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), attracted more than 400 investors, entrepreneurs, technologists and thought leaders. The two-day forum highlighted clean energy technology and business developments. Thirty clean energy startups were competitively selected to present, from across the country, and three awards were given at the conclusion of the event, with the top prize awarded to Entic for Best Venture.
“The convergence of R&D success, entrepreneurial innovation, and a receptive investment community will accelerate advanced energy technologies into the marketplace,” said Bill Farris, NREL Associate Laboratory Director for Innovation, Partnering and Outreach. “Relationships built and information shared at the Industry Growth Forum are vital to the advancement of these technologies. We are pleased to be able to leverage the convening power of the laboratory to facilitate this essential discourse.”
Since 2003, the presenting early stage, pre-commercial, and expanding cleantech companies have collectively raised more than $5 billion in growth financing.
Entic was proud to represent Florida in the mix, and showcase the company’s cloud-based subscription software platform for commercial buildings. Entic showcased how operational visibility into energy-consuming systems and analytics-driven optimization of HVAC central plants, allows building owners/operators to harness significant efficiency benefits that translate to bottom line financial impact – in unprecedented ways.
Entic provides building owners with substantial energy and water savings through increased operational visibility and control under an affordable, easy-to-implement subscription model. Used by some of the most recognized names in hospitality, healthcare, commercial office real estate and sports, Entic provides real-time financial and engineering dashboards so that business and facility managers can make better decisions. For more information, please visit www.entic.com.
The forum is managed by NREL’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (IEC), whose mission is to foster an ongoing and extensive connection with the early-stage business community. NREL is the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. NREL is operated for DOE by The Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.
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