President Obama on right side of history in US-Cuba relations – Jamaica PM

first_imgJamaica Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller and US President Barack Obama (Photo via Jamaica Information Service) Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Honourable Portia Simpson Miller, on Thursday told President of the United States Barack Obama that he was on the right side of history in US-Cuba relations. She said the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads fully embraced the recent positive developments on the matter. “We commend you Mr. President and President Raul Castro for this bold and courageous move to renew USA-Cuba bilateral relations for the common good of all our peoples,” she said during the brief opening ceremony of the CARICOM-US Summit in Jamaica at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus. CARICOM says new US$70M initiative could spur youth… Apr 10, 2015 Apr 10, 2015 The Jamaican Head of Government stated that the United States and the Member States of CARICOM were uniquely positioned as strategic hemispheric partners united by fundamental values. She said there was a shared interdependence and desire to address common concerns including the threat to the security and well-being of citizens. Prime Minister Simpson-Miller noted that trade and economic relations remained vital to the sustainable development of the Region. She also emphasized the importance of joint action on the environment including climate change. “Our dialogue today reaffirms our strong partnerships and signals our desire to take CARICOM-US relations to a higher level, capitalizing on the gains of the past and exploring new opportunities for the future,” Prime Minister Simpson-Miller said. Turning her attention to the youth, Prime Minister Simpson-Miller said that the young people were the driving force behind increased cultural contacts in the hemisphere and served as a reminder that through advancement in technology the world had become a global village. She also encouraged the President to think about additional ways in which he could continue to inspire the youth. In her remarks, the host Prime Minister said that the CARICOM Heads of Government were deeply appreciative of the US President’s initiative to engage with CARICOM on Regional and international issues of interest to both sides. She said they were encouraged by his engagement, and voiced continued commitment to a partnership between CARICOM and the USA. “We anticipate fruitful and productive exchanges at our meeting today to move the development process forward in the Caribbean Region and the hemisphere of the Americas,” she said. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… US-Jamaica bilateral meeting                 April 9, 2015In “CARICOM”CARICOM Heads to meet US President in JamaicaCARICOM Heads of Government will hold discussions with US President Barack Obama on Thursday, 9 April 2015, during  a State Visit by the President to Jamaica. Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, in making the announcement in Parliament Tuesday, said the discussions will focus on issues…March 18, 2015In “CARICOM”‘We have to act now’ – President Obama on energy, climate changePresident of the United States of America Barack Obama said a key focus of the CARICOM-US Summit would be to discuss issues related to energy. He said the CARICOM Region had some of the highest energy costs in the world and noted that Caribbean countries were particularly vulnerable to the…April 9, 2015In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp You may be interested in… Energy, Security, Competitiveness commitments: CARICOM-US… Apr 23, 2015 President Obama’s Town Hall Meeting with young leaders… Apr 13, 2015last_img read more

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ITC and CDB announce scaled-up partnership

first_img Oct 12, 2020 Aug 25, 2020 30 July, 2018, Bridgetown/Geneva (Caribbean Development Bank Press Release)  – The International Trade Centre (ITC) and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) have announced that they are scaling up their partnership to strengthen support for businesses across the Caribbean region. The announcement was made by CDB President, Dr.  and ITC Executive Director, Arancha González during a meeting at CDB’s headquarters in Bridgetown, Barbados on July 27. During the meeting, Smith and González signed a partnership agreement, which confirms ITC as one of CDB’s key partners for the implementation of trade-led development projects in the Caribbean Region. While having collaborated on a number of projects for several years, it is the first time that the two organisations have formalised a partnership agreement. “This agreement represents the ITC and CDB’s shared vision for sustainable economic development in the Bank’s Borrowing Member Countries. Through this framework, we look forward to working collaboratively with ITC to implement innovative projects that will boost competitiveness and productivity, especially for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises,” said Dr. Smith. Aug 31, 2020 Belize economy contracts by 23.3% – CARICOM Business… LIAT to Resume Operations in November? – CARICOM… You may be interested in…center_img Chairman of CDB’s Board of Governors, PM Keith Mitchell, pays official visit to Bank’s HeadquartersJune 23, 2017, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Dr. The Right Honourable Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada and Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), on Friday urged the institution to continue playing a role in accelerating the implementation of the development agenda for the Caribbean.  “Together,…June 25, 2017In “Barbados”CDB President announces up to US$800M for disaster recovery, amid strong Bank performance in 2017February 7, 2018, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr. Wm. Warren Smith, today announced that the institution is making USD700 to 800 million (mn) available to help Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs) recover from the impact of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season. The funding, which the Bank is…February 7, 2018In “CARICOM”International Trade Centre: A Remarkable Jamaican AchievementJamaican nationals have recorded a remarkable achievement at the International Trade Centre (ITC) located in Geneva, Switzerland.  The United Nations (UN) Secretary General, António Guterres, last week announced that he had appointed Jamaican national, Mrs. Pamela Coke Hamilton, ITC Executive Director. Her appointment will be initially for 3 years. What…July 29, 2020In “Indepth”Share this on WhatsApp Cruise Ships Banned Until 2021- CARICOM Business News Aug 17, 2020 Guyana Waives Banking Fees for Rest of 2020 – CARICOM… ITC Executive Director, Arancha González said: “CDB has a track record of investing in projects that have an impact on people and businesses across the Caribbean. With this agreement ITC and CDB will be able to ensure that more micro, small and medium-sized enterprises are empowered to realise their potential and tap into regional and global value chains.” As a first step in the new partnership, the two organisations will explore and identify priority sectors and priority countries for interventions. Previous collaboration between ITC and CDB has resulted in successful projects in several countries and has covered areas including agriculture. One such example is the creation of a Trade Information Portal for The Bahamas, which has enabled exporters to better take advantage of opportunities in foreign markets. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… last_img read more

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What’s really cooking in Guyana?

first_img Oct 27, 2016 Related Posts Share this on WhatsApp Prospects good for agriculture in Cayman Islands –… center_img What sparked my effort to understand Guyanese food culture, and the potential of this sector, was a conversation I overheard a few years ago at an internet café in Bourda, Georgetown about the apparent disappearance of a fruit called bird-shit. I had been returning to Guyana for annual visits and had already reacquainted myself with such fruits delights as Awara, Dunks, Genip, Gooseberry, Jamoon, Sapodilla, Maumee, Soursop, Tamarind, Kuru, Whitey, Five Fingers, Sourie/One Finger/Blim Blim, Simatoo, as well as Cheese & Bread, Fat Pork, and Stinking Toe. Even with such a seemingly endless array of fruits, I wondered at the loss of such a colorfully named fruit, and about what other foods might be endangered. Who knows, bird-shit could be the proverbial “canary in the mine,” warning of diminishing biodiversity and missed opportunities for food sustainability and security. Read more at: Stabroek News  Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… (Stabroek News) – Food is so central to human life and culture that a West African proverb maintains that “There is no god quite like our stomach, as we must make sacrifices to it every day!” In fact, every culture is identified by, among other means, a distinctive cuisine and thus through food tells of its unique adaptation to the environment. Today there is a growing interest in sustainable food, with roots in the 1970s Slow Food movement, emphasizing local agriculture, optimal nutrition and environmental justice. Although typically trivialized as a mere necessity, food is an undisputed force and could be a site of empowerment against the hazards of commercial food industries. Guyana’s rich history and geography positions it to contribute to the modern sustainable food movement. Guyana’s food sector should be a public policy priority in light of foodways’ strong cultural relevance and current trends in ecotourism, sustainable agriculture and diets. Guyanese understand the significance of being called a “nyam go way,” a name given to someone who visits someone’s home and eats, but leaves too quickly to gyaff or meaningfully interact.  Similarly, an Italian tradition maintains that it is ineffective to engage others on an empty stomach. Such entrenched values affirm the significance of food beyond sustenance and satiation. Guyana’s food environment is sufficiently unique to secure Protected Designation of Origin branding for food products like Casareep, cane sugar, aged rums and unique fruit wineslast_img read more

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Continental Automotive Systems Appoints New Aftermarket Director

first_imgLSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  AUBURN HILLS, MI — Continental Automotive Systems has appointed David Mestdagh director of its North American aftermarket business. In this position, Mestdagh will be responsible for the overall business strategy, product quality and performance; as well as development of effective sales and marketing activities in North America for the ATE brand of products. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Prior to joining Continental, Mestdagh served as national accounts sales manager for Visteon’s aftermarket group, where he led a sales team responsible for a range of program support, retail, co-manufacturing, export and traditional distribution channels. Before that, he held various sales, marketing, finance and logistics positions at Federal-Mogul, including national retail sales manager, program group manager and sales and marketing development manager. Mestdagh is a member of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) Leadership Development Network, and has received his Automotive Aftermarket Professional designation from the University of the Aftermarket. For additional information about Continental, go to: www.conti-online.com. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain.last_img read more

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Visiocorp Names Global Account Director, North America

first_imgWith more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. MARYSVILLE, MI — Visiocorp USA, Inc., a manufacturer of car and light truck mirrors, has announced that Jeff McQueen has joined the company’s Detroit sales office as the global account director – North America, with global responsibility for the commercial business of Chrysler, Ford and General Motors. He is the local contact for all sales activities in North America, and will partner with other Visiocorp global account directors around the world for business development. He was previously North American director of sales at REHAU, Inc. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement McQueen will assist in supporting the North American commercial activities for Visiocorp’s key account managers who are responsible for the Korean, Japanese and European accounts based in North America. McQueen is the fourth generation of his family to work in the global automotive industry. He has a bachelor of arts from Kalamazoo College and an MBA from Michigan State University. McQueen also speaks several languages including German, French, Japanese and Spanish, and has lived in Europe and Asia. He joined Visiocorp in November 2007. For more information about Visiocorp, go to: www.visiocorp.com.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisementlast_img read more

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Meridian Automotive Systems Names Christopher Mack Senior VP and CFO

first_imgALLEN PARK, Mich. — Meridian Automotive Systems has appointed Christopher Mack as senior vice president and chief financial officer.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Mack was most recently vice president, strategic planning. Prior to assuming that role, he was vice president, finance-operations. Mack joined Meridian in 2006 from FTI.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain.last_img read more

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Automotive Distribution Network Elects New Executive Committee at Spring Meeting

first_imgLSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Automotive Distribution Network elected its new executive committee at the association’s spring meeting, held April 27–29 in Chicago. Coming off the heels of the record-breaking attendance at the recent Network National Convention in Nashville, more than 90 percent of the Network membership was represented at the spring meeting as the group named the following members to the executive committee:AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement ·    Chairman – David Honig; The Parts House, Jacksonville, Fla. ·    Jim Buzzard, Uni-Select USA, Amherst, N.Y. ·    Kenny Maurer; Big City, New York, N.Y. ·    Stephen Sattinger; Merle’s Automotive Supply, Tucson, Ariz. ·    David Segal; Automotive Supply Associates, Concord, N.H. ·    Jim Smyth; Smyth Automotive, Cincinnati, Ohio ·    Danny Ward; Southeastern Automotive Warehouse, Atlanta, Ga. The Network also reviewed its relationships with manufacturer partners during the meeting, as well as marketing plans for the remainder of the years and national accounts updates. The Network’s fall meeting will be held in October in San Diego.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain.last_img read more

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SAE International Elects Delphi Executive as 2010 President

first_imgWARRENDALE, Pa. — SAE International’s general membership elected Andrew Brown Jr., PE, FESD, Ph.D., NAE, as its 2010 president.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Dr. Brown is the executive director and chief technologist for Delphi Corp. In this capacity, Brown provides leadership on corporate innovation and technology issues to help achieve profitable competitive advantage. Also, he represents Delphi globally in outside forums on matters of innovation and technology, including government and regulatory agencies, customers, alliance partners, vendors, contracting agencies, academia, etc. A member of SAE International for nearly 17 years, Brown has served on several SAE boards and committees, including: SAE Board of Directors (2003-2006); SAE Foundation Board of Trustees (2007-2009); Technical Standards Board (1999-2003); Fellows Committee (2007-2008); and the SAE Automotive Research Institute Advisory Council (2003-2007). Brown earned a bachelor of science degree in Chemical Engineering from Wayne State University in 1971. He received a master of business administration degree in finance and marketing from Wayne State University in 1975 and a master of science degree in mechanical engineering focused on energy and environmental engineering from the University of Detroit-Mercy in 1978. He completed the Penn State Executive Management Course in 1979. A registered Professional Engineer, Brown earned a doctorate of engineering from Wayne State University in September 1992. Dr. Brown will begin his one-year term in January 2010.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. last_img read more

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U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Advances Legislation To Establish Tech-Transfer Maturation Program

first_imgU.S. Sen. Martin HeinrichU.S. Senate News:WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 19, 2019) – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) has advanced legislation to authorize an Energy Technology Maturation Program at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to facilitate successful commercialization of laboratory-developed energy technologies and boost regional, technology-driven economic impact.Senator Heinrich introduced the Energy Technology Maturation Program Act of 2019 (S. 1286) earlier this year, and on Tuesday, the bill was reported by a voice vote during a markup in the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.Senator Heinrich, a member of the committee, has led the effort to make it easier for the private sector to engage with national laboratories to commercialize innovative technology.“In New Mexico, we are proud to be home to two of the Department of Energy’s largest laboratories – Los Alamos and Sandia – that play critical roles in both national security and the development of advanced energy technologies,” Heinrich said. “This bill is a bipartisan effort to bridge the gap between lab research and development by improving the process of transferring innovative technologies – with considerable market potential – from the labs to the private sector. Providing a steady stream of technologies creates an environment that strengthens New Mexico’s economy through job creation, federal research investments, and marketable commercial products.”The effective transfer of technologies from DOE facilities to businesses that can turn them into commercial successes is an essential element of the country’s innovation ecosystem and critical to U.S. competitiveness in an increasingly demanding, technology-driven global market. Technology maturation funding accelerates the successful transfer of technologies from national laboratories and can often provide the necessary link between an innovative process for technology and a real-world application with powerful market potential.Under the Energy Technology Maturation Program, funding would be provided to help increase the maturity of technologies developed at DOE facilities with the goal of attracting a private partner that is willing to support the technology’s next steps to commercialization. The program would also provide funding to support cooperative development of a technology where a specific commercial partner has already been identified. Priority would be given to private-sector partnerships with small businesses.A copy of the Energy Technology Maturation Program Act of 2019 (S. 1286) is available HERE. The companion bill (H.R. 2495) was introduced in the House by Assistant House Speaker Ben Ray Luján and U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland.last_img read more

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