Tapping cleaner generation sources is a goal of the transition under way in U.S. and world energy markets, but continued improvement in storage technologies is also a big part of the equation for utilities, electric vehicle manufacturers, industry and more.

Learn how researchers and companies large and small are driving innovation in the battery and storage markets Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Tech Council Innovation Network luncheon in Wauwatosa.

The event will take place at UWM’s Innovation Accelerator, 1225 Discovery Parkway. Registration, networking and hors d’oeuvres start at 11:30 a.m. and the presentation at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for students and returning veterans, $25 for individual members, $35 for non-members and included for Tech Council corporate members. Click here to register and read our COVID-19 policy.

Panelists are Phil Fonfara, president of Blue Line Battery; Amy Heart, vice president of public policy of Sunrun; Craig Rigby, vice president of technology for Clarios; and Timothy Wood, vide president of renewables of Mitsubishi Electric Power Products.

“Better energy storage systems are a hot market trend today for a mix of reasons, from government incentives to the need to capture energy from intermittent sources such as wind and solar, to the rise of EV to international competition,” said Tom Still, president of the Wisconsin Technology Council. “We’re fortunate in Wisconsin to have examples of efficient market-based innovation.”

This luncheon is sponsored by the UW-Milwaukee and UWM Research Foundation.

The Wisconsin Technology Council is the independent, non-profit science and technology adviser to the governor and Legislature, with events, publications and outreach that contribute to Wisconsin’s tech-based economy. To join, go to www.wisconsintechnologycouncil.com or call 608-442-7557.