11/30/2017 | Press release | Archived content
DSM, Greentown Labs and Fraunhofer TechBridgehost SunRISE II Solar Summit, bringing together solar industry leaders and innovators to advance Solar PV technology innovation
Today's SunRISE II Solar Summit marks the finale of this year's SunRISE Challenge, an innovation accelerator program run as a collaboration between Royal DSM, Fraunhofer TechBridge™, and Greentown Labs. SunRISE is designed to accelerate innovation through partnerships between solar startups and DSM. The Challenge leverages eligibility for investment by DSM Venturing and/or partnership with DSM Advanced Solar, Greentown Labs' 'Launch' startup accelerator program and technical validation services provided by the Fraunhofer USA Center for Sustainable Energy Systems CSE.
The finalists of the SunRISE II Challenge were:
During the Summit, DSM Venturing announced having closed investment rounds in LECT and NOMADD earlier this week. DSM Advanced Solar also entered into a joint development agreement with SunSniffer; and SunDensity's material is being tested at Fraunhofer CSE.
Today's Summit featured a panel on 'The Future of Solar' with leaders representing different areas of the industry moderated by MJ Shiao, Head of Americas Research at GTM Research. Panelists included:
The Summit concluded with a live recording of Greentech Media's Energy Gang, a weekly podcast on energy, cleantech, and the environment hosted by Stephen Lacey, Editor-in-Chief of Greentech Media; Katherine Hamilton, Co-founder and Chair at 38 North Solutions, a public policy firm focused on clean energy and innovation; and Jigar Shah. This was the Energy Gang's 207th episode and can be accessed via SoundCloud, iTunes, and the Stitcher app.