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EPAVenture Capital Community Summit: Exploring Programs to Commercialize Environmental Technology

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
International Gateway Room, Mezzanine Level
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004

November 12, 2008

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Co-Chairs:  Rob Brenner and Hank Habicht
Purpose:  To put forward and discuss a joint set of EPA and venture capital community potential actions to catalyze the commercialization of environmental technologies.
Background:  This Summit is a follow-up to the recommendations in the EPA National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT) report on EPA and the Venture Capital Community:  Building Bridges to Commercialize Technology (April 2008), which is available at www.epa.gov/ncer/venturecapital.
9:30 Registration
10:00 Welcome – Rob Brenner and Hank Habicht
10:05 Introduction to Venture Capital and Growth – Emily Baker
10:25 Introduction to How EPA Operates – Walt Kovalick
10:45 Discussion of the Venture Capital Report Recommendations, Especially Related to Beginning and Sustaining Communication
  • Desired Outcome: Develop an initial list of actions that individuals believe would enhance communication over the long-term
12:00 Working Lunch – Overview of the New DOE Technology Commercialization Programs – Drew Bond
  • Desired Outcome: Begin discussion of DOE’s commercialization programs and how individuals believe similar programs at EPA could advance the Agency’s mission
12:30 Discussion of Alternative Financing Instruments – Loan Guarantees, Loans, Venture Capital Funds, Grants, Etc.
  • Desired Outcome: Develop an initial list of actions that individuals believe would be helpful in exploring new EPA financial programs
2:30 Break
2:45 Public Comment
3:00 EPA and Venture Capital Roles and Next Steps
  • Desired Outcome: Discuss the morning and afternoon lists and ask individuals to put forward potential actions they consider most important for EPA and the venture capital community to pursue to catalyze the commercialization of environmental technologies
4:30 Adjourn

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