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Feds fund six clean energy ‘proof of concept’ centers

By Eileen De Guire / October 3, 2011

The national i6 Green initiative leverages resources of five federal agencies to advance clean technology commercialization, focusing on promoting Proof of Concept Centers methodologies. Credit: Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce Last Friday was the last day of the Federal 2011 fiscal year, and award announcements were flying out of DC all afternoon. Several caught…

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GE launches latest round of $200M Ecomagination Challenge

By / January 18, 2011

I am a week late on getting this news out, so in all likelihood this is old news. Anyway, GE has unveiled the 2011 version of its $200 million Ecomagination Challenge on the theme of “Powering Your Home.” But I am not totally late — today is the first day submitting ideas The 2011 theme…

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GE’s $200 million ‘Ecomagination Challenge’ interesting combination of innovation farming, social media

By / August 10, 2010

Not quite a month ago, General Electric, along with partners Emerald Technology Ventures, Foundation Capital, KPCB and Rockport Capital, launched a project (see video), called the Ecomagination Challenge, which would ultimately offer $200 million in venture capital for energy innovation ideas in the field of “digital energy market space.” (Ecomagination is GE’s brand for its…

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