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Innovation Forum 2nd prize winners named finalists in Future Energy Competition

Innovation Forum 2nd prize winners named finalists in Future Energy Competition

Faruque Hasan and Eric First IF2013
A research innovation for cost-effective carbon capture technology, developed by fourth-year Ph.D. student Eric First, Postdoctoral Associate Faruque Hasan, and Professor Christodoulos Floudas, has been selected as a finalist in the Future Energy competition. The team placed second at the 8th Annual Innovation Forum in March. 

(Photo: Faruque Hasan and Eric First at the 8th Annual Innovation Forum Poster Session)

Future Energy is an energy and clean technology pitch event focused on the development and commercialization of radical solutions to the world's energy challenges. Their discovery, which can selectively separate carbon dioxide from power plant exhaust, will be one of eight projects presented to a panel of energy-focused venture capital and strategic investors on June 13 in New York. 

Future Energy (New York)
Date: Thursday, June 13, 2013
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
Location: Microsoft 1290 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

The Investor Panel
Thomas Blum - Energy/CleanTech Investment Lead at New York Angels
Andrew Garman - Managing Partner, New Venture Partners
Willem Rensink - GameChanger at Shell GameChanger
Mark Wight - Energy Collaboration Director at GE Ventures

The Startup Pitches
Elon Rubin - Fulcrum Solar
Eric First - Cost-Effective Carbon Capture
6:30pm - Pizza, networking and introductions
6:45pm - Investor Feedback Forum - 8 energy and cleantech startups pitch to an investor panel; the panel provides actionable advice for each presentation
8:15pm - Pitch Showdown - audience voting via Twitter; winners announced and prizes awarded
8:30pm - Drinks at nearby location

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