Austin Energy is the nation’s 8th largest community-owned electric utility serving more than 420,000 customers and a population of almost one million. Austin Energy has a diverse generation portfolio of about 3,000 megawatts, including natural gas, coal, nuclear power and renewable energy. Austin Energy created the first Green Building program in the country and also achieved the nation’s largest “conservation power plant” by offsetting 700 MW of generation through energy efficiency between 1982 and 2006.
The National Security Technology Accelerator (NSTXL) is a consortium of Industry, Investment, and Academic members working to build the national security marketplace to accelerate innovation discovery and deployment. NSTXL aligns existing Department of Defense (DoD) programs, while partnering with military installations for new technology pilot, test and development efforts. NSTXL aims to address a range of operational and installation needs, from individual warfighter technology up to large-scale installation projects by supporting open innovation to deliver technology solutions that meet DoD requirements.
Raytheon Company, with 2015 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 94 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I™ products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. Visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.
The Australian National University (ANU) is a research-intensive university and our research priorities reflect the challenges facing the world today. From quantum computing solutions to enabling personalised medicine immunology based diseases to political engagement strategies, ANU researchers are working at the forefront of their fields and changing the world for the better. Our researchers are continually developing new innovations from a range of disciplines, welcoming collaborations from other research institutions and industry for further development.
Founded in 2008, Barbaricum is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned (SDVOSB) and HUBzone-certified Small Business. Located in Washington, DC, the company provides energy consulting services to our nation’s military, in addition to offering a wide range of communications and research and analysis services.
The company’s energy efforts support the Department of Defense through subject matter expertise in assessment, development and deployment of world-class and emergent energy technologies. Our team also conducts stakeholder outreach and training that supports military leader capability development, plus supports the military in combat theater.
Cassidy & Associates is a leading bipartisan government relations firm grounded in forty years of proven experience and success in Washington. Consistently ranking among DC’s top federal government affairs firms, Cassidy is recognized among Washington DC decision makers for our success in navigating the federal landscape through the development and implementation of customized, creative and effective strategies that solve problems and create opportunities for our clients. Our clients include Fortune 100 companies, public and private universities, state and local governments, private emerging technology firms, non-profit health systems, large business associations and small grassroots advocacy groups.
The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory that produces technological solutions to America’s energy challenges. For more than 100 years, the Laboratory has developed tools and processes to provide clean, reliable, and affordable energy to the American people.
NETL’s mission is to discover, integrate, and mature technology solutions to enhance the nation’s energy foundation and protect the environment for future generations. The Laboratory implements a broad spectrum of energy and environmental research and development programs that enable domestic coal, natural gas, and oil to economically power our nation’s homes, industries, businesses, and transportation while protecting our environment and enhancing our energy independence. As the only national laboratory owned and operated by DOE, NETL is unique in how it conducts research and forms productive relationships with industry, academia, and other research organizations.
NETL is distinguished by its strategic focus on applied research programs that drive technology to the marketplace. Some of the national energy challenges NETL addresses include carbon management; advanced energy systems; development of materials, sensors and advanced computer systems for future power plants; enhanced natural gas and oil production; environmentally prudent resource development; safe and efficient natural gas transmission and delivery systems; and the energy potential of methane hydrates. In addition to moving new innovations to the marketplace, the published results of the Laboratory’s work provides analysis and insights that inform key policymakers.
NETL’s core research competencies are: computational science and engineering; materials engineering and manufacturing; geological and environmental systems; energy conversion engineering; and systems engineering and analysis. NETL also possesses extensive project management capabilities that shape, fund, and manage research throughout the United States. The Laboratory’s research portfolio includes nearly 1,400 projects and activities, with a total award value that exceeds $15 billion and private sector cost-sharing of nearly $10 billion.
NETL has three research sites—in Albany, Ore., Morgantown, W. Va., and Pittsburgh, Pa. along with small offices in Sugar Land, Texas, and Anchorage, Alaska—that address challenges unique to those energy-rich regions. NETL injected a total of $249 million directly into those local economies last year and had a total estimated impact of $436 million. A total of 1,231 persons hold full-time jobs at NETL research sites as either federal or contractor employees.
PolyDrop, LLC is a specialty-chemical providing high-performance conductive polymer additives for use in topcoats and textiles. Our products add durability, conductivity and high transparency with the goal of extending the functionality of existing coatings. The new DiStat family of products address issues currently plaguing transportation sector including transparency, scratch-resistance, and adhesion as well as reduced weight compared to current conductive coatings. Markets served by DiStat include aircraft and automobile clear topcoats used in transportation and storage of hazardous chemicals, instrument faceplates and electrostatic dissipative (ESD) fiber-reinforced composites, conductive inks and plastics, glass coatings.
As the market leader in enterprise application software, SAP is at the center of today’s business and technology revolution. SAP continues to innovate with a soldier centric approach to modernize in the digital era. SAP helps defense organizations by increasing mission effectiveness, improving combat readiness, even in unpredictable conditions and mitigate operational risk to get the maximum value from your equipment, information, and personnel - all with ironclad information security.
Based in Austin, Texas, SparkCognition, Inc. is the world's first Cognitive Security Analytics company. The company is successfully building and deploying a Cognitive, data-driven Analytics platform for Clouds, Devices and the Internet of Things industrial and security markets by applying patent-pending algorithms that deliver out of-band, symptom-sensitive analytics, insights, and security.
SparkCognition’s technology is capable of harnessing real time infrastructure data and learning from it continuously, allowing for more accurate risk mitigation and prevention policies to intervene and avert disasters. The company’s cybersecurity centered solution analyzes structured and unstructured data and natural language sources to identify potential attacks in the IoT environment.
The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) has more than 100 years of experience in transforming our world through innovative engineering solutions to society’s greatest challenges through the three pillars: research, workforce development and technology commercialization.
TEES and its 30 centers conduct research in seven major focus areas: energy systems and services, materials and manufacturing, healthcare, infrastructure, national security and safety, information systems and sensors, and education and professional workforce development.
As a leader in transformational engineering, TEES helps industry and government partners deliver innovative technology solutions to make life better for Texas, the nation and the world.
American Elements, global manufacturer of renewable energy & solar materials for defense, oil & gas, green technology applications.
Austin Technology Council profile: Austin Technology Council is a member-driven organization of more than 200 technology companies. Our focus is to facilitate the professional growth of technology executives in Central Texas; provide access to data that promotes business growth and thought leadership; and connect executives to each other and the community. We deliver on our mission by unifying executives and members through networking, programs, and forums; delivering company demographics, local compensation data, and trend surveys; advocating community volunteering for non-profit groups and STEM education; and promoting your company and Central-Texas technology growth through our media contacts, newsletter, social media outlets and job posting services.
Located in the heart of downtown Austin, Capital Factory is the entrepreneurial center of gravity. More than 50,000 entrepreneurs, programmers, and designers will gather this year for meetups, classes, coworking, and more. Throughout the course of the year, almost every entrepreneur and investor in Austin interacts with Capital Factory in some manner. The tech meetups and hackathons hosted at Capital Factory create a talent pipeline that touches almost every programmer and designer in Austin. This allows the entrepreneurs gathering here to surround themselves with both the talent they need to build the perfect team and angel investors who provide the means to pursue their dreams. Check out this video of our member’s talking about how Capital Factory is a great place to be!
CleanTX is the energy and clean technology industry group for Central Texas. Headquartered in the capital city of Austin, CleanTX is uniquely positioned at the nexus of government, industry, academia, utility and community interests. Through our advancement of public-private partnerships, leadership on community education, and networking platform for key industry stakeholders, CleanTX supports our rapidly growing clean energy economy.
From soldiers carrying flexible solar panels to wind power at bases, DoD PEP covers the military’s efforts to change the way it gets power. Articles discuss alternative and renewable energy, bio fuels, propulsion systems, and the latest policies.
For more than 60 years, IAP is a leading provider of global-scale logistics, management and technical services with core capabilities in Government Services, Power and Expeditionary Infrastructure. We are the go-to resource for governments, the military, commercial, and humanitarian organizations.
A world-class leader in providing seasoned program management, IAP leverages and integrates its capabilities to provide safe, innovative, and reliable solutions to meet customers' diverse and complex challenges.
Customers around the world count on IAP’s expertise at providing temporary or permanent power services and solutions. IAP delivers, installs, operates, and maintains temporary and permanent power.
The experienced staff at Libby King & Associates, LLC, designs, optimizes, and maintains accounting systems that accommodate the additional layer of rules applicable to federal government contracting.
We have decades of experience in cost accounting, invoicing, and financial analysis to ensure compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation and Cost Accounting Standards (FAR & CAS.) LK&A staff have served in senior roles for large, prime government contractors as well as small subcontractor startups and we know how to help you pass audits with flying colors and keep the contracts coming!
The University of Texas at Austin Office of Technology Commercialization is responsible for the efficient transfer of university discoveries to the marketplace for the benefit of society. To support the university's research mission, the OTC 1) Evaluates, protects, markets, and licenses the university's inventions and software; 2) Assists in the formation of startups; 3) Promotes collaboration with industry, investors, and others within the tech commercialization ecosystem; and 4) Informs the university's faculty on patent protection and commercialization processes.
The Texas State SBDC assists small businesses, particularly technology startups and stage 2/ stage 3 businesses, with technology commercialization, market research, development of growth strategies, access to capital, SBIR grants and more. Confidential, one-on-one mentoring is provided by advisors with advanced business degrees who have been certified in technology commercialization. All advising is "pre-paid" with your tax dollars. We are committed to growing small businesses and creating jobs throughout our 12-county service area in Central Texas. Visit us at AustinSmallBusinessAnswers.com.
SPEER, the newest regional energy efficiency organization, aims to accelerate the adoption of advanced building systems and energy efficient products and services in Texas and Oklahoma. These two states include nearly 30 million people and 13 of the 15 fastest growing cities in America. There is a tremendous opportunity to increase energy efficiency in the region through building codes, retrofits for existing buildings, better training, innovative policies, and cooperative marketing to make it easier for the public to understand efficiency opportunities.
The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service Product Development Center (TEEX PDC) assists companies in developing new products to successfully enter the global marketplace. The Center utilizes a proven process of THINK|BUILD|SELL that offers nine customized service offerings. In addition to providing market intelligence, technology commercialization, and marketing mix development, the TEEX PDC leverages the outstanding facilities and technical expertise of TEEX and Texas A&M University to test, improve and launch products. TEEX PDC clients have access to a reliable, third-party, unbiased source for testing and evaluating technologies to meet the challenges of changing markets, policies, standards and consumer demands.
The Texas Foundation for Innovative Communities (TFIC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to Texas competitiveness, economic growth and prosperity. Innovation is the primary driver of economic growth, and TFIC performs original research and creates initiatives focused on optimizing innovation ecosystems, resourcing innovation development, and efficiently accessing talent, technology, capital and know-how. TFIC manages theTexas Association of Research Parks and Incubators (TARPI), the Texas SBIR/STTR Network, and co-manages the Central Texas Regional Center of Innovation and Commercialization (RCIC).
Texas Research & Technology Foundation is San Antonio’s champion for driving economic development in and around emerging technologies. We fund and develop innovative ventures, and own and operate the 1,200-acre Texas Research Park. We’re building San Antonio’s emerging bioscience and technology economy.
The Austin Chamber of Commerce’s Innovate Austin Initiative is focused on making Austin the #1 region to start and grow a technology and innovation based business. Its mission is simple: to empower leading-edge growth strategies so Austin will continue to stay competitive in tomorrow's world, by providing leadership that focuses on the strategic drivers and impact of innovation.
The Austin Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit, membership-driven organization comprised of 2,800+ business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions and individuals. Its mission is to provide leadership that facilitates the creation of a prosperous regional economy and effective advocacy for its members.
The Austin Technology Incubator harnesses business, government and academic resources to provide strategic counsel, operational guidance, and infrastructure support to its member companies to help them transition into successful, high growth technology businesses.
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