The ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, taking place February 24-26 brings together entrepreneurs, investors, industry and government thought leaders to collaborate, share knowledge and build relationships to help bring transformative energy technologies to market. Attendees visiting the Technology Showcase get to see how emerging energy technologies work firsthand. This year, BMW’s new i3 — an electric car that incorporates lightweight carbon fiber reinforced plastic and is slated to hit the U.S. later this year will be included in the showcase. View a photo gallery from last year’s Technology Showcase, and see the full list of this year’s Showcase participants.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has hosted the Energy Innovation Summit for the past four years. It brings together the nation’s most innovative minds to team together on potential breakthroughs in energy technologies.

ARPA-E funds transformational projects that create entirely new ways to source, distribute, and use energy. Its unique approach combines world-class Program Directors with multi-disciplinary teams to identify promising solutions to the nation’s most critical energy problems. By leveraging the best practices of academia, business, and government, ARPA-E can fast-track new innovative technologies into the marketplace. This push for innovative technologies is critical to securing the nation’s global technology leadership. Learn more.