NEWARK, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Two research powerhouses, Fraunhofer and the University of Delaware, are hosting their first technology summit, “Energy and Life Sciences — Solutions for Sustainability,” on Oct. 29-30.
“From Fossil to Photons: An Energy Company's Transformation.”
Scientists and researchers, industry executives, and government and foundation program officers and decision makers are encouraged to attend.
The first day is a full-day conference at UD’s Clayton Hall Conference Center. The second day will feature laboratory tours and follow-up discussions. In addition to talks and panels, participants are encouraged to exhibit posters related to the topics of the conference. Deadline to submit a poster proposal is Oct. 19.
The inaugural Fraunhofer-Delaware Technology Summit will focus on current challenges in product development within the life sciences and in future energy systems, with topics ranging from “Advances in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing” to “Bio-Based Energy.” Registration is available through the conference website.
Keynote presentations include Thomas M. Connelly, Jr., executive vice president and chief innovation officer at DuPont, focusing on “Life Sciences Addressing Global Challenges,” and Lee Davis, senior vice president at NRG Energy, and president of NRG Energy Northeast, addressing “From Fossil to Photons: An Energy Company's Transformation.”
The summit will bring together leaders in basic research, translational sciences and industrial applications from across the state and around the world. Members of the scientific community will have a chance to meet, network, get new ideas and move forward in solving some of our major challenges in energy and the life sciences.
Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization, with initiatives focusing on health, security, communication, energy and the environment. It has more than 80 research units, including 60 Fraunhofer Institutes, and more than 20,000 staff, primarily engineers and scientists.
The University of Delaware is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with very high research activity — a designation accorded less than 3 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. UD ranks among the nation’s top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering. The University has more than 70 research centers, will open a new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory in 2013 and recently began phase-one development of the 272-acre Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) campus.