Topic: Clean Energy Innovation Funding from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, a quasi-governmental agency working to grow the clean energy economy in Massachusetts, will be presenting on its various funding programs that support clean tech research and development in the Commonwealth. Ariel Horowitz and Leslie Nash, as members of the Technology Development team at MassCEC, will be presenting on MassCEC’s suite of programs targeted at various stages of technology readiness and commercialization: Catalyst, AmplifyMass, InnovateMass, and DeployMass.
As Director of Technology Development at MassCEC, Ariel Horowitz oversees much of MassCEC’s work with researchers and early-stage companies. Ariel joined MassCEC from Synapse Energy Economics, where she provided expert witnessing services and analytical and regulatory support to a variety of public interest clients, including US EPA and state energy, environmental, and utility regulators in Puerto Rico, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. Ariel holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering from Swarthmore College.
Leslie Nash, a Project Manager in the Innovation and Industry Support Division, is responsible for advancing early-stage, clean technology and water innovation research and start-up companies in Massachusetts. Leslie holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is currently pursuing a Masters of Business Administration in Energy and Sustainability from Franklin Pierce University.