The Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency—Energy (ARPA-E) holds an irreplaceable role in the U.S. energy innovation ecosystem. Since its formation in 2009, ARPA-E has provided $2.4 billion in funding to more than 975 projects. Of those supported, 172 projects have attracted over $6.3 billion in private-sector follow-on funding, including the recent initial public offering by QuantumScape, a 2010 Stanford University project, with an equity valuation of $3.3 billion.
In 2020 ARPA-E continued to support early-stage energy innovation while navigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to creating a new SCALEUP program designed to fund pilot and scaling projects of successful ARPA-E technologies.
Join us for a conversation with ARPA-E Director S. Lane Genatowski and David Danielson, Managing Director at Breakthrough Energy Ventures and former DOE Assistant Secretary for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
Managing Director, Breakthrough Energy Ventures; Former Assistant Secretary of EERE, DOE
Associate Director for Energy Innovation, BPC