Energy Fellows Institute
Energy Fellows Institute (EFI) is an executive immersion program providing a platform for the exchange of ideas, opportunity, skills and community, in order to develop leaders ready to succeed in world-changing advanced energy business. The six-day deep dive into Colorado’s clean energy and clean technology ecosystem is held annually. The upcoming program dates are August 11-19, 2020.
Through a competitive process, up to 12 Fellows will be chosen to join a growing list of exceptional cleantech executive alumni. The deadline to apply for the 2020 program has passed. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
New in 2020 - Student Fellows
2020 Energy Fellows Institute Commitment
- August 11 (Tuesday) 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
- August 12, 13 and 14 (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday) 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- August 17, 18 and 19 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The Institute is a tuition-based program and includes most meals, some transportation and on-site materials. The cost of the program is $2,000 per person. Tuition includes a free year of individual membership to CCIA ($500 value).
What We Do
The 2020 Summer Program Will Feature:
- 50+ programming hours
- 40+ speakers
- Daily tours
How We Do It - Our Curriculum
This is not standard executive education and the curriculum is not a traditional lecture series. Instead, our curriculum creates the opportunity for a discussion dialogue with executives from industry, leading technology experts, and key ecosystem players. The program is extremely interactive and combines seminars, lectures, case studies, lab visits, webinars and site visits.
During our 2020 intensive six-day sprint program, we will focus on the following concentrations: Energy Efficiency and Building Technologies, Energy Generation and Delivery, Energy Storage, Transportation, Air and Water technologies.
In addition, we will weave foundational industry elements throughout the technology sectors. Foundational elements to be examined include: energy policy, finance and investment, commercialization, international opportunities and challenges.
Energy Generation & Delivery
- Advanced energy technology 101
- Creating a path to subsidy independence
- Integrating renewables onto the grid
- Advanced materials for clean energy generation
- The financial bottom line
- The future of funding
- Storage state of the art
- Grid storage technologies/markets
- Battery management
- Opportunities and limitations of existing technologies and potential advances
- Market opportunities
- Applications for the automotive industry
- Applications for bulk energy storage
- Alternative fuels
- Advanced vehicle propulsion
- Energy efficient freight solutions
- Personal mobility
Energy & Building Efficiency
- Energy efficiency value chain and ecosystem
- Buildings as systems
- Energy efficiency drivers and opportunities for commercial building markets
- The residential market for energy efficiency
- Home energy management
- Next generation lighting and HVAC solutions
- Green buildings and integrated design
New Tech - New Horizons
- Ag-tech: New ways of delivering food to the masses
- Blockchain for disrupting energy distribution systems
- Colorado’s goal of 100% renewable energy by 2040
- Smart cities and incorporating the Internet of Things into energy generation and distribution
- Circular economy supply chains
- You name it!
Waste & Waste Water Cleanup
- Sustainable industrial water practices
- Water and energy generation
- Technologies to clean the world’s water
- Water management
- Irrigation, agriculture and technology
Speakers and Tours
Become a Fellow
NEW in 2020 – Student fellows
EFI is announcing a new program for two current or recently graduated students to gain access to the full program via work exchange. Through a competitive application process, two Student Fellows (SFs) will be chosen to act as program associates in exchange for involvement in the program. SFs gain full and exclusive access to 50+ executives and researchers in the Colorado clean energy ecosystem, in addition to participation in tours and social events. The SF program provides a small stipend as well as travel expenses and meals.
Ambitious and highly organized students will be able to fit the program into their regular school schedule. SFs can expect 2-4 hours of weekly program time beginning the first week in April, and are expected to commit full time to the program dates in early May. Applications for the student program are now closed.
What criteria must a Fellows candidate have to apply? We encourage candidates from all industries to apply to the Energy Fellows Institute. High-level criteria include:
- Successful executive or entrepreneurial leader
- Demonstrated success at building a business
- A passion for cleantech and advanced energy opportunities
- Broad business and technology experience
- Ability to commit six days split over two weeks, approximately 55 hours, during the course of the program
What are the dates of the 2020 program? The program runs for six days August 12-14 and 17-19, with a mandatory opening event the evening of Tuesday, August 11.
How much does the program cost? Tuition is $2,000 per person.
Who pays for travel and how much travel is required? Travel expenses are largely the responsibility of each individual Fellow. We encourage and support carpooling and may provide some travel during the program. We do not anticipate any travel outside of Colorado and all in-state travel is limited to the front range.
How many Fellows will be admitted to the program? A maximum of 12 Fellows will be admitted to the program.
How competitive is the program? We generally accept about 50% of the applicants.
Where can I see a more detailed description of the curriculum? Scroll up to the curriculum section.
How do I apply? Applications are now closed for the August 2020 program. Return next year or email email@example.com for more information.
What is a Student Fellow? The Student Fellow (SF) program was designed to give access to the program for current or recently graduated students. In exchange for limited program associate work, SFs get to join the 2020 Energy Fellows Institute group, and receive a stipend and travel expenses, as well. Student Fellows applications are closed for 2020.
Additional questions Please reach out to Mary Austin, firstname.lastname@example.org.