Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Direct Energy, Houston Technology Center supporting local technology development as part of three-year agreement

Abstract:
Announcement marks kick-off of two-day Energy Technology Venture Capital Conference

Direct Energy, Houston Technology Center supporting local technology development as part of three-year agreement

Houston, TX | Posted on February 27th, 2007

Houston Technology Center and Direct Energy have forged an alliance to support the development of emerging energy technology companies in Houston, the two organizations announced on Tuesday.

As part of the three-year agreement, Direct Energy has become a financial sponsor of Houston Technology Center, as well as its retail electric provider. In addition, the company donated $100,000 to in support of its mission of accelerating the growth of emerging technology companies in Houston.

The announcement comes as the Center assembles a select group of emerging energy technology companies with an audience of venture capitalists, private equity and corporate investors, angel investors and related financial professionals at its annual Energy Technology Venture Capital Conference.

"In order for to maintain its leadership position as the energy capital of the world, we need to remain at the forefront of innovation in developing the next generation of energy-related technologies," said Laura Raymond, Senior Vice President has become the center of technology entrepreneurship, and Direct Energy's ability to support their success ensures our industry will continue to have access to the best technological resources now, and in the future."

Since entering the competitive retail electric market in 2002, Direct Energy has invested more than $2 billion in the state, including significant investments in new sources of renewable energy and in bringing to market energy-related services that help Texans reduce their overall energy consumption.

According to Phil Tonge, President of U.S. Operations for Direct Energy, the company plans to continue to make strategic investments - such as its support of Houston Technology Center- to ensure Texans can benefit from the innovation that is accelerated in competitive markets.

"Texas is a leader in creating market structures that foster innovation and success in the energy industry, and we're just beginning to see some of the true innovation in this market. With the help of organizations like Houston Technology Center to support emerging technology companies, Texans will soon be benefiting from a variety of energy-related services and products that few could have anticipated even five years ago," said Tonge, who has been appointed as the newest member of Houston Technology Center's Advisory Board.

"Houston Technology Center welcomes Direct Energy as a new supporter and sponsor. The widespread support from the business community allows HTC to carry out its mission to accelerate the commercialization of emerging technology companies and serve as a hub for technology in Houston," said Walter Ulrich, President and CEO of Houston Technology Center.

####

About Houston Technology Center
Houston Technology Center (HTC), a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, is Houston’s business accelerator and the largest technology business incubator in . HTC accelerates the commercialization of emerging technology companies by providing in-depth business guidance, access to capital and service providers, and entrepreneurial education. Supported by more than 300 corporations and organizations, Houston’s leading academic institutions, the Greater Houston Partnership, the Texas Medical Center, NASA-Johnson Space Center and the City of Houston , , HTC has become the center of technology entrepreneurship by assisting more than 200 companies within several key sectors: Energy, Technology, Life Sciences, Nanotechnology, and NASA-originated technologies. For more information, visit http://www.houstontech.org .

About Direct Energy

Direct Energy is part of the Centrica group of companies, one of the largest multi-state providers of retail energy services in North America. The North American operations have grown to more than 5 million residential and commercial customer relationships. Through its Direct Energy, CPL Retail Energy and WTU Retail Energy brands, the company is the third largest retail energy provider in . The company also offers comprehensive energy solutions to more than 60,000 commercial customers across . Globally, the Centrica group of companies is a leading provider of energy and other essential services with approximately 32 million customer relationships. For more information, visit http://www.directenergy.com .

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Hilla Barzilai – Abileah
Houston Technology Center
713.658.1750


Lisa Dornan
Direct Energy
713.877.3925

Copyright © Houston Technology Center

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Investments/IPO's/Splits

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Reports Inducement Grants under NASDAQ Marketplace Rule 5635(c)(4) March 20th, 2018

Nanometrics to Present at the 30th Annual ROTH Conference February 27th, 2018

180 Degree Capital Corp. Reports Net Asset Value per Share of $2.60 as of December 31, 2017; A Decrease of 3.0% From Prior Quarter and an Increase of 11.1% From December 31, 2016 February 27th, 2018

Nanowire LED Innovator Aledia Announces €30 ($36M) Million Series-C Financing: Intel Capital Joins Existing Investors to Commercialize Certain Nanowire-LED Technologies for Mobile Displays January 29th, 2018

Announcements

Grand Opening of UC Irvine Materials Research Institute (IMRI) to Spotlight JEOL Center for Nanoscale Solutions: Renowned Materials Scientists to Present at the 1st International Symposium on Advanced Microscopy and Spectroscopy (ISAMS) April 18th, 2018

Salt boosts creation of 2-D materials: Rice University scientists show how salt lowers reaction temperatures to make novel materials April 18th, 2018

Individual impurity atoms detectable in graphene April 18th, 2018

HTA to Present European Strategy for Competitive Micro- and Nanotechnologies & Smart Systems: Special Event in Brussels on April 24 Gathers Research Institutes’ CEOs, European Commissioners and Key European Industrials April 17th, 2018

Energy

Psst! A whispering gallery for light boosts solar cells April 14th, 2018

High efficiency solar power conversion allowed by a novel composite material: A composite thin film developed at INRS improves significantly solar cells' power conversion efficiency April 10th, 2018

Light 'relaxes' crystal to boost solar cell efficiency: Rice, Los Alamos discovery advances case for perovskite-based solar cells April 6th, 2018

Double perovskites in environmentally friendly solar cells: Long electron-hole diffusion length in high-quality lead-free double perovskite films April 6th, 2018

Human Interest/Art

Weizmann Institute of Science Presents: Weizmann Wonder Wander - 4G - is Online June 21st, 2016

Call for NanoArt and Art-Science-Technology Papers June 9th, 2016

Scientists propose non-animal tools for assessing the toxicity of nanomaterials: Particle and Fibre Toxicology publishes recommendations from expert group meeting April 26th, 2016

Are humans the new supercomputer?Today, people of all backgrounds can contribute to solving serious scientific problems by playing computer games. A Danish research group has extended the limits of quantum physics calculations and simultaneously blurred the boundaries between mac April 14th, 2016

Grants/Sponsored Research/Awards/Scholarships/Gifts/Contests/Honors/Records

Lifeboat Foundation funds flying 3D-printed classroom cubesats with Perlan II April 16th, 2018

Thermo Scientific Krios G3i Cryo-Electron Microscope Wins Gold Edison Award: Krios G3i helps scientists better understand disease mechanisms in order to accelerate cures April 12th, 2018

Bloodless revolution in diabetes monitoring: Scientists have created a non-invasive, adhesive patch, which promises the measurement of glucose levels through the skin without a finger-prick blood test April 10th, 2018

High efficiency solar power conversion allowed by a novel composite material: A composite thin film developed at INRS improves significantly solar cells' power conversion efficiency April 10th, 2018

Alliances/Trade associations/Partnerships/Distributorships

New era in high field superconducting magnets – opening new frontiers in science, nanotechnology and materials discovery January 9th, 2018

Leti Field Trials Demonstrate New Multicarrier Waveform for Rural, Maritime Broadband Radio: Field Trial in Orkney Islands Used New Filtered Multicarrier Waveform at 700MHz Band with Flexible Bandwidth Usage (Fragmented and Continuous Spectrum) December 18th, 2017

A new product to help combat mouldy walls, thanks to technology developed at the ICN2 December 14th, 2017

JPK Instruments announce partnership with Swiss company, Cytosurge AG. The partnership makes Cytosurge’s FluidFM® technology available on the JPK NanoWizard® AFM platform December 8th, 2017

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project