Event will feature innovative solutions to global issues involving climate, energy, food and water
The Texas A&M Energy Institute, along with the Texas International Education Consortium (TIEC), Greentown Labs, and five Egyptian universities, will present a Climate and Energy Impact Showcase during the 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
The showcase will focus on innovative technologies and pathways for achieving zero-carbon emissions, combatting climate change, promoting energy equity, ensuring water and food security, and sustaining agricultural and energy production worldwide. Most notably, the event will feature energy and climate innovations developed by students from the Texas A&M Energy Institute and Egyptian universities.
The one-hour presentation starts at 1 p.m. Eastern European Time/5 a.m. Central Time on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, at the Green Zone in the Sharm El-Sheikh International Convention Center.
The session’s presenters include: Associate Executive Director Jeff Sammons of the Energy Institute; Robin Lerner, President and CEO of TIEC; Lara Cottingham of Greentown Labs and the Texas Entrepreneurship Exchange for Energy (TEX-E); and five Egyptian universities: Assiut University, Arab Academy for Science and Technology, Badr University, Cairo University and Galala University.
Speakers will discuss energy-transition solutions related to low-carbon or decarbonized energy production; alternative dense-energy carriers; the effects of technology advancements on disadvantaged or energy-poor communities; and the potential tradeoffs associated with new innovations and their impacts on the environment, sustainability and the future of energy.
About the Texas A&M Energy Institute: The Texas A&M Energy Institute pursues and supports new approaches for multi-disciplinary energy research, education and external partnerships. These approaches cross departmental and college boundaries and address all facets of the energy landscape that naturally connect engineering, sciences, technologies, economics, law and policy decisions. energy.tamu.edu
About TIEC: The Texas International Education Consortium envisions a highly connected world where Texas higher education is accessed globally through technology-enabled learning and innovative international partnerships, and where Texas institutions collaborate and mobilize to solve the world’s toughest challenges. TIEC expands international education by facilitating and fostering lasting relationships between Texas universities and partners around the world toward building educational access, economic opportunity, institutional capacity, and professional development for those we serve and include. tiec.org
About Greentown Labs: Greentown Labs is a community of climate action pioneers working to design a more sustainable world. As the largest climatetech startup incubator in North America, Greentown Labs brings together startups, corporates, investors, policymakers, and many others with a focus on scaling climate solutions. Driven by the mission of providing startups the resources, knowledge, connections, and equipment they need to thrive, Greentown Labs offers lab space, shared office space, a machine shop, an electronics lab, software and business resources, and a large network of corporate customers, investors, and more. With its headquarters in Somerville, Mass. and an incubator in Houston, TX, Greentown Labs is home to more than 200 startups and has supported more than 450 startups since the incubator’s founding in 2011. These startups have collectively created more than 8,400 jobs and have raised more than $2.2 billion in funding. For more information, please visit www.greentownlabs.com or Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.