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With Abby Jo Sigal (Dir., NYC Mayor's Office of Talent & Workforce Dev), Jeannette Williams (COO, Urban Future Lab), Craig Wilson (Dir. Entrepreneurship, NYU Tandon), Adam Cohen (Co-Founder, NineDot Energy), Eric Davis (R&D Innovation Hub, ConEd), Michael DiRamio (Asst Dir., NYSERDA).
Tue, Jun 25, 2024 @ 09:00 AM   FREE   Venue, To Be Announced

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Urban Future Forum, a new type of event by the Urban Future Lab, is designed to increase connectivity within the climatetech ecosystem, explore strategies for advancing equitable pilot projects, & accelerate the deployment of climate solutions.nAgendan9:30am - Opening Remarks: Urban Future Lab & Wells Fargo Jeannette Williams (COO, Urban Future Lab) + Tim DiGiulio (Head of Sustainable Finance Advisory, Wells Fargo)n9:45am - Keynote Speaker: Abby Jo Sigal (Executive Director, NYC Mayor's Office of Talent & Workforce Development)n10am - Panel: Pilots & Community Engagementn11am - Mythbusting: Piloting & Deployment Editionn12pm - Networking Lunchn1:30pm - Panel: Climatetech, Community, & City as Customern2:30pm - Climate is the New Economy: Building the Green Workforcen3:45pm - Closing Remarks: NYU Future Labs: Craig Wilson (Executive Director of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, NYU Tandon School of Engineering)n4pm - Networking & Speed Dating with PanelistsnFeatured SpeakersnAdam Cohen (Co-Founder & CTO, NineDot Energy)nAnnel Cabrera-Marus (Chief Program Officer, Green City Force)nAndrew MacCalla (CEO, Collective Energy Company)nBasil Alsubee (Program Manager & Climate Justice Advocate, Nos Quedamos)nBrett Branco (Director, Science & Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay)nCarolyn Kissane (Associate Dean, NYU SPS Center for Global Affairs)nDavid Leezer (Engineering Manager - Retail AC & Innovations, Midea)nEric Davis (Section Manager, Research & Development - Innovation Hub, Con Edison)nJordan Bonomo (Senior Program Manager, Asset & Capital Management | Sustainability, NYCHA)nMichael DiRamio (Assistant Director, Energy & Climate Equity, NYSERDA)nMichael Yee (Director, EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL TRUST FUND OF THE ELECTRICAL INDUSTRY)nNeil Padukone (Executive Director, City of New York Manufacturing & Industrial Innovation Council)nPaul Rothman (Director, Smart Cities + IoT at the New York City Office of Technology & Innovation)nShubert Jacobs (Executive Director, Bronx Charter School for Better Learning)nSara B. Chandler (Director of Innovation, Equity & Access, Elemental Excelerator)nTameka Vasquez (Founder & Advisor, The Future Quo )nVince Romanin (CEO & Founder, Gradient)nPanels & fireside chats moderated by industry experts, will help answer:n1 How can innovators bake equity into their work & ensure that these efforts are not just add-ons but integral parts of internal goals?n2 What constitutes effective & transparent communication throughout the innovation & deployment phases?n3 What are the critical, yet often overlooked, industry challenges faced in piloting & deploying innovations? How can we address them?n4 What can we learn from previous projects & success stories?n5 How can relevant organizations effectively include the community to keep equity top of mind & ensure inclusivity?n6 What progress has been achieved in cultivating the green workforce & what remaining obstacles require attention?nSupported by the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN), NREL, & NYU Tandon School of Engineering, this gathering promises insightful discussions & curated networking opportunities crucial for ensuring the climate solutions we need can be deployed successfully.nDont miss your chance to be part of this transformative dialogue with CBOs, startups, investors, & industry leaders!nFood & refreshments will be provided.n----------------------------------------------------nAbout the OrganizersnUrban Future Lab at NYU Tandon School of EngineeringnThe Urban Future Lab at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering is a nonprofit innovation hub for best-in-class climatetech startups with a focus on clean energy & sustainable urban infrastructure solutions. It is home to ACRE, New York's longest-running climatetech incubator, Clean Start, an advanced certificate from NYU for people seeking a transition into the climatetech sector, the Carbon to Value Initiative & Offshore Wind Innovation Hub, which bring innovative technologies & solutions to industry leaders, & the Innovate UK Global Incubator Programme, which supports market entry in the U.S. for U.K.-based climatetech startups that can effectively scale & support the clean-growth goals of New York State. Through our five programs, we support innovators on their journey to scaling up & commercializing climate solutions. Since 2009, we've supported 170+ startups with an industry-leading 88% company survival rate & several impressive exits (Smarter Grid Solutions, Artemis, Go Electric, Keen Home, Honest Buildings). We have raised $2.5B+ in venture capital, project finance, & grants, created 4,100+ jobs, & facilitated 100+ events with 2,000+ attendees per year. We are proud to champion the brightest minds in climatetech innovation, providing them with the necessary support & resources to scale up their transformative solutions while leveraging New York's built environment & access to climate finance.nAbout the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN)nThe Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN) is a $50 million clean technology program funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation & co-administered by the U.S. Department of Energys National Renewable Energy Laboratory. IN advances clean technologies from ideation to commercializationvalidating emerging startups in the built environment & infrastructure sectors, while facilitating connections with end users who receive practical implementation guidance in support of their sustainability goals. IN is guided by a mission to foster innovation & increase market adoption of clean technologies to address urgent climate challenges.
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