WEBINARS // Top 10 Clean Energy Business Opportunities
jue, jun 24, ’10 – 14:00PM (EDT)
IEEE Spectrum presents Build a Better Prototype webinars series by National Instruments
Clean energy is one of the largest and fastest growing markets in the world, creating abundant opportunities for entrepreneurial engineers to develop new products and services that help the industry by solving key technical challenges. The first step is to create a functional prototype and demonstrate it for customers and investors. Next, you must quickly iterate on the prototype to prepare it for high-volume commercial deployment.
Learn about 10 clean energy business opportunities that address important industry needs in the smart grid, wind, solar, biomass, and energy storage markets. Gain useful tips for creating a prototype and an introduction to specific starter kits, reference designs, and other tools you can use to shorten time to market for high-quality products.
Brian MacCleery, Senior Product Manager for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at National Instruments (NI) in Austin, Texas. He manages market development operations for NI green engineering products worldwide. Green engineering is the process of developing innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and products using instrumentation, analysis, control and embedded systems technology. MacCleery helps small businesses and entrepreneurs bring their green ideas to market using state-of-the-art graphical system design technology from National Instruments. MacCleery holds electrical engineering degrees from Virginia Tech where he completed his master’s in electromagnetic propulsion and power electronics instrumentation, modeling and control.
Todd Dobberstein, Group manager of embedded hardware for National Instruments.
His product expertise consists of packaged and board-level embedded hardware including FPGA, real-time and embedded I/O hardware technologies. His market experience consists of embedded and industrial control systems, medical devices, machine monitoring, and automotive and in-vehicle applications. He began working at NI in March 2002 and holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering with a specialization in bioengineering from Kansas State University.
Analyst at Cientifica, a business intelligence company for emerging technologies
Author and Editor of several market reports on nanotechnology
Contributing editor for IEEE Spectrum’s Tech Talk
Program Director for numerous international conferences on nanotechnology, fiber optic
Look out for next in Prototype Series:
· September 2010: Build a Better Prototype for Your Next Robotics Project
· November 2010: Build a Better Prototype for Your Next Medical Project
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
No prerequisites. All technology enthusiasts can attend