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Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) offered up to $100 million as part of ARPA-E’s OPEN 2021 funding opportunity announcement (FOA). This is the fifth ARPA-E FOA, with past projects achieving breakthroughs in solar, geothermal, batteries, biofuels, and advanced surface coating tech. This particular OPEN solicitation will provide 30 to 50 awards (from $250,000 to $10 million each) targeting potential projects that work at the scale of the climate crisis. The funding will support high-risk R&D that may yield technologies with great impact on energy generation, transmission, storage, distribution, efficiency, emissions, and the transportation sector.
When evaluating potential research programs, U.S. DOE officials must consider baseline objectives of the proposed project with respect to the function and limitations of current programming and technology. What is new about the project’s approach, how much risk, cost, and time will it require, and why might it be successful? Are the potential pitfalls worth the prospective reward? These particular questions come from long time evaluation of projects of DARPA.
Speaker. The North Carolina Military Business Center and the North Carolina Defense Technology Transition (DEFTECH) Office are pleased to welcome Dr. Mark Johnson to describe the ARPA-E opportunities. Dr. Johnson is a former professor of Material Science at North Carolina State University, a current professor at Clemson University, and spent several years at DOE evaluating ARPA-E proposals.
When. March 22, 2021 beginning at 1100.
Who should attend? Anyone with interest in energy technology research, application, and cutting edge innovation as well as the application of energy technology to military field operations.

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