The Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster (NEESC) and Western New England University will co-host ‘The Business of Energy Storage 2015 Supply Chain Exchange and Partnership Development Forum’ on Thursday 22nd October at Western New England University in Springfield, Massachusetts.

The event brings together electrochemical energy storage companies, including original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), suppliers and industry stakeholders in the Northeast, to help facilitate business connections, expand market opportunities, and discover how to reduce manufacturing costs.

“This event will advance our efforts to improve the competitive position of hydrogen and fuel cell cluster businesses in the region,” stated Joel Rinebold, Director of energy initiatives, Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT). “We will be providing a forum for manufacturers and suppliers to make business connections. Making these connections is key to regional growth.”

The forum will feature a dynamic ‘Matchmaking’ session with one-on-one meetings between OEMs, organisations, and supply chain companies. Attendees will be able to schedule up to four (4) one-on-one meetings with OEMs, organisations, supply chain companies, utilities, and federal, state and regional resources.

Industry leaders including Doosan Fuel Cell America, FuelCell Energy, Infinity Fuel Cell and Hydrogen, Precision Combustion, Proton OnSite, McPhy Energy, ITM Power, Convergent Energy, Sustainable Innovations, Advent Technologies, GE Fuel Cell, SunEdison, and Giner Inc. will be participating in the event along with representatives from the US Small Business Administration and the US Department of Energy.

“Western New England University is pleased to co-host the forum with the Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster,” stated S. Hossein Cheraghi, dean of the College of Engineering. “This forum provides an opportunity for organizations to learn about the University’s research capabilities, and how we are educating students to meet the industry’s workforce demands.”