New Technologies Funding and Commercialization
Monday, 20 July 2020, 10:45 a.m.–12:05 p.m. | Austin, Texas
10:45 Introductory Remarks
10:50 Matt Bell, Co-Founder, Strategic Piece
11:00 Alexander Rozenfeld, Founder and Managing Director, Climate Impact Capital
11:10 Sean Ebert, Partner, Altira
11:20 Luis Alcoser, Upstream Ventures Technology Manager, Chevron
11:30 Moderated Panel
11:45 Audience Q&A
A brief profile of methods of funding, supporting, and commercializing new technologies. Which ones are being invested in, and why?
With the “double black swan” events of 2020 (global pandemic, plus price collapse), priorities have shifted away from projects that will have long-term payouts, to those that will result in more short-term cost savings as well as revenue flows. Sometimes this means pivoting in ways that were never envisioned before, such as repurposing equipment for oil storage. In other situations, it means looking at one’s capabilities and finding out what investment might be needed to pivot into a different industry. For example, investment might be made to repurpose equipment and capabilities to help the production of disinfectants and transportation for industries such as health and food supply chain, where it is urgently needed. Our panelists discuss investment in the new Double Black Swan world, and they share their experience and successes.
Panel Session will include a moderated Q&A period
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