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Cleantech Open Business briefing today at Sandia

Event at Sandia's Livermore Valley Open Campus to highlight clean technologies

Representatives from national labs, universities and business will gather for a Cleantech Open Business Briefing today at Sandia National Laboratories' Livermore Valley Open Campus.

At the briefing, participants will highlight how they are working together to develop clean technologies and take them into the marketplace.

The Cleantech Open is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to find, fund and foster entrepreneurs with big ideas that address today's most urgent energy, environmental and economic challenges.

Sandia National Laboratories, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), the i-GATE Innovation Hub and the Cleantech Open are co-hosting the event.

Scheduled speakers include:

U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., who will discuss the importance of clean technology research and development.

Larry Kelly, managing director of Kelly Ventures and a member of the Band of Angels.

Peter Freeman, chair of the Clean-Tech subcommittee for the Keiretsu Forum and CEO of Global Renewable Energy Engines Inc.

Rob Lamkin, CEO of Cool Earth Solar and a former Cleantech Open Accelerator participant.

Brian Steel, UC Berkeley Cleantech to Market program.

Elizabeth Cantwell, director for Economic Development, Livermore Labs.

Andy McIlroy, senior manager of development at LVOC, Sandia Labs.

The briefing also will include an overview of the Cleantech Open and its 2014 Accelerator program.

Following the presentations, a reception will be held, hosted by Sandia, LLNL and i-GATE.

There will also be a technology showcase featuring solar, hydrogen, transportation energy and energy storage technologies developed locally.

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