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TREN EVENT: Clean Technologies for Tomorrow

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
7:15 AM to 8:30 AM
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Location: Richland Library -- note that the location has changed

The Three Rivers Entrepreneur Network presents its January seminar: "Clean Technologies for Tomorrow." One important mission of a national laboratory is the transfer of intellectual property to the private sector for the benefit of the private sector-and the taxpayers who fund the research they do. The speakers, Peter Christensen and Eric Lund, are technology commercialization managers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) with particular focus on clean energy technologies. They will showcase emerging technologies in energy efficiency, energy storage, building efficiencies, and renewable energy.

What You'll Learn

  • What types of available clean technologies PNNL has to offer
  • How the Laboratory's technologies are licensed
  • Regional development opportunities

Who should attend? 

  • Business owners
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Investors
  • Senior managers of businesses


There is no charge to attend. You must pre-register by Thursday, January 13 to attend. Space is limited, so register early. A continental breakfast will be provided.

To register, please visit the registration website here or call Teresa Claar at (509) 375-2068 with the following information for each attendee: name, company/organization affiliation, phone number, and e-mail.

Note: Room capacity is limited. Preference is given to technology-based businesses and economic development professionals.

For More Information

Teresa Claar

(509) 375-2068

About the Speakers

Peter C. Christensen manages the energy portfolio at PNNL. Peter started at the Laboratory in 2009 in the Energy and Environment Directorate as a sector manager focusing on electricity infrastructure issues and proactive intellectual property strategic planning. Prior to joining PNNL, Peter worked as a patent attorney and for a leading PEM fuel cell developer as VP of engineering and intellectual property. Peter has also worked for an energy consulting company where he helped large industrial users prepare for and take advantage of the increasingly complex and changing electrical power markets.

Dr. Eric C. Lund manages the chemistry and physical sciences portfolio at PNNL. Prior to joining PNNL as a commercialization manager in 2001, Eric was assistant director of technology transfer and intellectual property services at the University of California, San Diego. Previous to that, he was an assistant vice chancellor for research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an analyst for the Washington Research Foundation at the University of Washington. 

Register for this event here!


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