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Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Business Development Mission to Japan and South Korea
October 19-23, 2014
For more information or to register: http://www.export.gov/japansouthkoreamission2014/
An Exciting Opportunity to Expand Your Business in Asia
Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will lead a Healthcare and Energy Business Development Mission to Asia with stops in Japan and South Korea from October 19-23, 2014. This business development mission will promote U.S. exports to Asia by helping U.S. companies launch or increase their business in the healthcare and energy sectors. In both countries, the governments and private sector are investing significant money to develop both sectors.
Business Development Missions organized by the Department of Commerce provide a unique opportunity for businesses interested in exploring export opportunities overseas. Participating U.S. companies will meet with prescreened potential partners, agents, distributors, representatives, and licensees. The agenda will also include meetings with high-level national and local government officials, networking opportunities, and country and industry briefings.
|Request for Proposals||Department of Executive Services
Finance and Business Operations Division
Procurement and Contract Services Section
206-263-9400 TTY Relay: 711
|Advertised Date:June 3, 2014|
|Request for Proposal Title:||Sale of Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) and Related Environmental Attributes|
|Requesting Dept./Div.||King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks – Wastewater Treatment Division|
|Due Date:||June 24, 2014, no later than- 2:00 p.m.|
|Buyer:||Roy L. Dodman, firstname.lastname@example.org, 206-263-9293|
|Alternate Buyer:||Victoria Nakamichi, email@example.com, 206-263-9299|
An optional conference to discuss questions related to this RFP shall be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, in the Administrative Building of the South Wastewater Treatment Plant, 1200 Monster Rd SW, Renton, WA 98057. Potential Submitters can call in to the meeting at (206) 263-8114 (conference ID 763561). A gas scrubbing plant tour will take immediately following, at 11:00 a.m. on June 11th.
|Sealed proposals are hereby solicited and will only be received by:
King County Procurement Services Section
Chinook Building, 3rd Floor
401 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday
WHAT IS IT?
The Siemens New Ventures Forum is a business plan showcase that allows entrepreneurs to present before an influential audience, engage with Siemens and accelerate partnership discussions, and network with the vibrant innovation ecosystem of the San Francisco Bay Area.
WHY SHOULD I PARTICIPATE?
Siemens TTB is an entrepreneurial gateway to our global parent company. Venture partnerships with us can spark a broad range of rewarding relationships with Siemens — including direct go-to-market activities, joint development deals, equity investments,
and licensing agreements.
The Siemens New Ventures Forum is an ideal place to share your ideas and passion, and deliver your business pitch to key decision makers. Invited startups will network with Siemens executives, technologists, and product managers in addition to venture capitalists and prominent Valley leaders.
WHAT ARE WE INTERESTED IN?
The transformative impact of IT on Siemens businesses, particularly in categories such as:
- “Smart Data” analytics,
- interfaces and visualization,
- data-driven services,
- cloud-based technologies, and
- innovative mobile solutions.
We also welcome new ideas in the fields of:
- smart grid and buildings,
- wind power,
- factory automation and drive technologies,
- software for industrial design, simulation, and manufacturing.
Broader areas of focus are energy storage, robotics, novel sensors and materials, and transportation solutions including logistics and planning tools.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Venture- and seed-stage companies located in the United States and Canada are encouraged to apply. Selected companies may send up to two entrepreneurs each.
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Description: Amendment 000001: Revised the Closing Date to June 9, 2014. Revised the information regarding the Pre-Solicitation Workshop at the 2014 Annual Merit Review. The Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) is seeking feedback from the research community and relevant stakeholders to assist in the development of topics for a potential Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for fuel cells and fuel cell systems designed for transportation, stationary, and early market applications as well as cross-cutting stack and balance of plant (BOP) component technology.
The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback on R&D needs for and technical barriers to the widespread commercialization of fuel cells for transportation, stationary, and early market segments. Feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders is sought.
FCTO is specifically interested in information on R&D needs and priorities concerning the development of low-cost fuel cell components and pathways leading to improved fuel cell performance and durability. Input received from this RFI will be considered prior to FCTO issuing a fuel cell FOA (subject to Congressional appropriations). Information on where to submit questions regarding the content of the announcement and where to submit questions regarding submission of responses can be found in the full RFI posted on the EERE Exchange website at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov.
THIS RFI IS NOT A FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT (FOA); THEREFORE, DOE IS NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS.
The Washington State Housing Finance Commission is eagerly seeking strong candidates to take over the Sustainable Energy Program. Although the listing is heavy on housing, I’ve been running it as a general clean energy focused economic development program. We’ve branched out into single family homes, commercial buildings, and even generation side projects to help prove out new ideas.
In general, there is a shortage of honest brokers and early money into new business models for energy projects. We want someone who can play both roles. Done right, this position can be an incredible launch pad in addition to playing a key role in the region’s cleantech sector.
The listing is here: http://www.wshfc.org/admin/RecruitmentSustainableEnergyCoordinator.pdf
The review process will begin on May 16th, 2014
Often, we focus on chemical hazards after there’s already a problem – a spill, an injury, or an unforeseen environmental impact. When businesses use safer ingredients in their products and eliminate hazardous chemicals used in manufacturing processes, however, those problems can be avoided in the design stage.
In May, the Washington Department of Ecology and the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable will introduce a new program called the Safer Chemistry Challenge to support businesses that are working to create cleaner, safer products.
“Many Washington businesses and organizations already understand that making safer products is a smart business decision,” said Ken Zarker, manager of Ecology’s pollution prevention and regulatory assistance section. “By promoting safer products and cleaner manufacturing methods through the Safer Chemistry Challenge, we want to spur innovation and spread best practices.”
The Challenge will offer participants technical assistance with chemical hazard assessments, training and education, and sponsor cross-industry conversations. Businesses and organizations that demonstrate ongoing leadership in pursuing safer chemistry will be honored as “Safer Chemistry Champions.”
- Ecology will host a webinar at 9:30 a.m. May 21 for businesses and organizations interested in the Safer Chemistry Challenge. The webinar will provide an overview of Ecology’s green chemistry initiative, state and national safer product regulations, and the education and resources available through the Challenge. Register at https://wadismeetings.webex.com/wadismeetings/j.php?ED=280405867&RG=1&UID=0&RT=MiM0.
- Find more information on the Safer Chemistry Challenge at www.ecy.wa.gov/greenchemistry.
The IT Summit was selected as one of the top ten “must-attend” events for CIOs and IT Marketers
– April 2013 CTOsOnTheMove.com
The IT Summit is the executive technology conference series returning to Seattle for our third annual event on April 22, 2014. The purpose of the summit is to provide educational and networking resources for the IT leaders in the Puget Sound area. The conference is driven by an Executive Board of regional IT professionals that directs the content of the educational sessions and sponsor participation. The IT Summit is designed to address the real-world opportunities and challenges faced by today’s executives, by facilitating face-to-face interaction and networking among information technology peers.
Asking yourself, what is the IT Summit and why should I go?
“The IT Summit is more than an event, it’s an experience. It’s set in a relaxed atmosphere with hundreds of IT professionals from all industries mixing and mingling and managing to share ideas and insights, networking and meeting new people. As IT professionals we get busy with the day-to-day deadlines and projects, and before you know it we are attempting to solve new challenges with retro logic. I strongly urge you to step away for a day and experience The IT Summit. It will assist you in bringing a fresh new approach and provide a network of professionals that you can put in your tool box.”
Be on your game. Start your application for the 2014 Cleantech Open program today and position yourself and your company to win!
Being your application and pay your application fee before April 23rd, and you’ll have the opportunity to access to the deep expertise of a business foundation expert to help you forumlate your application. Admission to the Cleantech Open is a competitive process, and you’re assigned mentor will help you make your application the best it can be. Don’t delay!
The Cleantech Open runs the world’s largest cleantech accelerator. Our mission is to find, fund and foster entrepreneurs with big ideas that address today’s most urgent energy, environmental and economic challenges.
The Cleantech Open provides entrepreneurs and technologists the resources needed to launch and create successful and sustainable clean technology companies. We do this through our accelerator programs which provide participants with training, mentoring, infrastructure, relationships and funding opportunities to help grow them into world-class cleantech companies.
Since its inception in 2006, the Cleantech Open has awarded over $6 million in cash and services to support cleantech growth companies. The 865 participating companies in the Cleantech Open’s accelerator programs have raised more than $900 million in external capital.
The Cleantech Open’s reputation is built on its clean technology Accelerator, the largest of its kind anywhere in the world. Cleantech Open alumni companies continue to score scientific breakthroughs, funding, deployments and customers.
The King County Executive’s Small Business Awards began in 2011 and is dedicated to celebrating the importance and the accomplishments of small businesses throughout King County. The 2014 Awards will be fourth annual event.
2014 Awards Event
Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014.
Time: 7:15 – 7:50 am Continental Breakfast/Networking
7:50 – 9:00 am Awards Ceremony.
Place: Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue.
Entertainment: Seattle Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline.
Tickets: $55 including the continental breakfast.
Contact: Sandy Hanks at 206-263-9717 or email
Registration: https://www.123signup.com/register?id=dnsxn Read More…
Opportunity in China for Companies using Zinc, Tungsten or Lead and Companies Focused on Enhancing Energy Efficiency
360ip is working with investors in China who are very interested in potential portfolio companies which use either zinc, tungsten or lead in their products/business (any field should be suitable). The investors could invest directly in these companies and then facilitate their expanding into China via a joint venture.
In addition to these materials companies, they are also interested in companies focused on enhancing energy efficiency which have commercial-ready products and are also interested in expanding into China.