2012 TransTech Energy Business
Development Conference Agenda

Waterfront Place Hotel
Morgantown, WV

Printable Final Agenda 11-16-12

Wednesday November 14

4:00 p.m. Set up poster presentations, and project demonstrations
6:00 p.m. Welcoming Reception and Networking

Thursday November 15

7:45 a.m. Light Breakfast and Beverages
8:30 a.m. Introduction to the Conference
8:45 a.m. Plenary Panel 1: Development and Deployment of TransTech Energy Innovations

  • Promoting New Companies through Advanced Manufacturing Research and Demonstration Programs – Dr. Ron Ott, Deputy Director, Energy and Transportation Science Division Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Investing in Efficiency and Innovation for a Competitive, Sustainable Steel Company – Tim Duke, President, Steel of West Virginia
  • Research Lab to Start-Up Success – David Mather, Co-CEO and President, MTPV
9:45 a.m. Discussion and Break
10:00 a.m. Company/Project Pitches followed by Business Potential Q&A
Focus: Manufacturing Solutions and Energy Innovations
Moderator: Lindsay Emery, Business Development Manager, Research Office, WVU

3H Company  | Liang Hu, President
CavitroniX Corporation  | Thomas David, President & CEO
Eco Power Solutions  | Kevin Crapsey, VP, Corporate Strategy & Development
HydroCoal Technologies LLC  | Randy Taylor, President
Optimus Technologies  | Colin Huwyler, CEO
12:00 p.m. Networking Lunch – Open Discussion on Advanced Manufacturing Solutions

  • Additive Manufacturing: National  Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII) – Tom Minnich, Director of Business and Project Development, Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing
  • Advanced Manufacturing Jobs & Innovation Accelerator Challenge (Accelerator) – Lynn Daniels, Technology and Policy Fellow, U.S. DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office
2:00 p.m. Company/Project Pitches followed by Business Potential Q&A

Focus: Enabling Technologies for Renewable Energy

Moderator: Mike Gallagher, Director, Public Sector Business, Bayer MaterialScience

ECO2Capture  |  Dr. Dave Bayless, President
Epiphany Solar Water Systems  |  Ron Pettengill, EVP of Oil, Gas, and Coal Solutions
Powermers Corporation  |  Frank Scardena, President
SenSever LLC |  Jason Gu, CEO
Sole Power LLC  |  Matthew Stanton, CEO
4:00 p.m. ARPA-E: Changing What’s PossibleDr. Cheryl Martin, Deputy Director for Commercialization, U.S. DOE ARPA-E
4:30 p.m. Intellectual Property Clinic –  Open Q&A session with patent attorneys Monika Hussell, Dinsmore & Shohl, and Brian Nath, WVU Office of Technology Transfer

  • Should I go for a patent?
  • Besides a patent, how else can I protect my IP?
  • How could recent revisions to patent law impact my company?
  • How do I compete against other patented products or processes?
4:30 p.m. Exhibits, Demonstrations and Networking

  • WVU Solar Home Entry for 2013 U.S. DOE Solar Decathlon Competition
  • Morgantown Area Robotics Club Demonstration 
  • 3-D Printing (Additive Manufacturing) Demonstration – Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Manufacturing
  • Sustainable Energy Park: TTE Business Development/Investment Opportunity – Northern WV Brownfields Assistance program
  • Four NETL Commercializable Projects
6:00 p.m. Conference Reception and Dinner –Conference Keynote PresentationInnovators, Entrepreneurs and the Appalachian Gold Rush – Greg Babe, CEO Orbital Engineering, Inc.; Past CEO and President, Bayer MaterialsScience

Friday November 16

8:30 a.m. Introductory Comments 
8:45 a.m. Company/Project Pitches followed by Business Potential Q&A
Focus: Clean Energy and Grid Innovations
Moderator: Steven Cutright, Director, Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, WVU College of Business & Economics

Agri-Tech West Virginia LLC | Joseph J. James, President
Echogen Power Systems | Michael Persichilli, VP of Projects & Strategic Development
Green Energy Enterprises LLC | Steve Jones, President
Platypus LLC | Paul Scerri, CEO
Vadxx Energy | Jim Garrett, CEO
10:45 a.m. Break and Discussion 
11:00 a.m. Plenary Panel 2: Transforming a Nation: Challenges, Innovations, and Venture Opportunities thru 2050Moderator: Mark Dempsey: Vice President, Appalachian Power Company 

  • Industrial Energy Use – Tom Casten, Founder and Chairman, Recycled Energy Development
  • Vehicle Technologies – Ian Sutherland, Global Energy Systems Group, GM Research & Development
  • Energy Systems Integration Dr. David Mooney, Director, Electricity, Resources, and Building Systems Integration, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
12:35 p.m. Awards Luncheon – TTE Start-Up Company Awards
1:15 p.m. A Call to Action – David Wilhelm, Founding Partner, Hopewell Ventures, Adena Ventures, Appalachian Impact Fund
1:45 p.m. Concluding Comments and Drawing for I-Pad 3 with Keyboard Case (Must be present to win!)
2:00 p.m. Adjourn Conference