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Department of Energy Partners with NASA to Call for Transformative Energy Ideas:The Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) today joined NASA in launching a new NASA iTech challenge, a competition inviting the nation’s top entrepreneurs and researchers to showcase their ideas for transformative energy concepts.

The challenge seeks to identify innovative technologies that can improve energy generation, storage and distribution to the benefit of both space exploration and life on Earth. ARPA-E will support the competition and judging process by providing subject matter expertise across a wide variety of energy technologies.

A few examples of technology sub-themes for the iTech challenge are:

  • Fuel cells and regenerative fuel cells
  • High-energy-density batteries and supercapacitors
  • Solar power systems
  • Small fission power systems
  • Innovative power management and distribution (including smart grids and wireless power transfer)
  • X-Factor Energy: innovations so compelling NASA and ARPA-E should know about them

“ARPA-E is thrilled to partner with NASA for this iTech competition and help bring the future of energy technology to space,” said ARPA-E Principal Deputy Director Chris Fall. “ARPA-E continually seeks to reinvent what’s possible, and we’re engaging our unmatched American energy innovation community to support this exciting competition.”

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Department of Energy Partners with NASA to Call for Transformative Energy Ideas:The Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) today joined NASA in launching a new NASA iTech challenge, a competition inviting the nation’s top entrepreneurs and researchers to showcase their ideas for transformative energy concepts.

The challenge seeks to identify innovative technologies that can improve energy generation, storage and distribution to the benefit of both space exploration and life on Earth. ARPA-E will support the competition and judging process by providing subject matter expertise across a wide variety of energy technologies.