Cyber Security for Smart Grids: Building a Successful Business Plan and Model


From: April 21, 2011 3:00 PM

To: April 21, 2011 5:30 PM

Publication date:

Thursday, April 21, 2011
TIME: 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The Energy & Environmental Technology Applications Center (E2TAC) at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering is proud to present   Cyber Security for Smart Grids: Building a Successful Business Plan and Model  The sixth in a six part series of the ENTREPRENEURIALBOOTCAMP

What is Smart Grid? It is estimated that over $150 billion is lost each year in power outages on an electrical system that hasn't been updated in nearly a century.  The implementation of smart technologies is revolutionizing the production, transmission, and consumption of electricity in the United States and affecting homes and businesses across the nation. The transformation to a smarter grid will increase the reliability, efficiency, and security of the country's electrical system; encourage consumers to decrease their electricity use; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and allow the integration of all energy sources into the grid of tomorrow.  Join the discussion as our panelists discuss the issues and challenges of cyber security and smart grid business development in New York State. Agenda 3:00 - 4:30 pm: Panel Discussion 4:30 - 5:30 pm: Cocktail Reception

Details Cost: There is no cost to attend this eventDirections: Click here for directions to the College.  Please note that for larger events such as this, you do not need to sign in with security and can proceed directly to the event site after parking. 

The Panel E2TAC has assembled a first-class panel focusing on the cyber security issues facing smart grid development in New York State.  Invited panelists include representatives from the following organizations:

  • Albany Law School 
  • Cisco
  • IBM
  • The New York State Center for Information Forensics and Assurance Moderator: Pradeep Haldar , Director, the Energy & Environmental Technology Applications Center (E2TAC)

About the ENTREPRENEURIALBOOTCAMPDeveloped by the Incubators for Collaborating & Leveraging Energy And Nanotechnology (iCLEAN), the ENTREPRENEURIALBOOTCAMP is a six part series designed to provide insight and education on some of the hottest topics in the energy arena:

  • Energy Storage: Develop Competitive Strategies and Target Markets - February 3, 2011
  • Photovoltaics: How to Identify Investors and Funding Sources - February 24, 2011
  • Energy Efficiency: Build Successful Teams and Strategic Partnerships - March 10, 2011
  • Cleantech Start-Ups: Lessons Learned from Clean Energy CEOs - March 31, 2011
  • Understanding Legal Issues (IP, Governance) and Policy for Cleantech Businesses - April 14, 2011
  • Cyber Security for Smart Grids: Build a Successful Business Plan and Model - April 21, 2011

Each forum will feature expert speakers and panelists within the field.  Though the events do have a stronger emphasis on small and start-up companies, they are designed to benefit anyone with an interest in the topic, not simply entrepreneurs.  Typical participants include representatives from industry, academia, and government.  Panels are designed for maximum audience interaction.  

This program is supported by the National Science Foundation's Partnerships for Innovation program: CLEAN; iCLEAN , a NYSERDA-funded clean energy incubator serving the Tech Valley region; E2TAC at the College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering (CNSE); New Energy New York ; and the Clean Energy Alliance .   

Location: NanoFab South Auditorium and Rotunda | The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering | 255 Fuller Rd. Albany, NY 12203

Contact Information: Name: Nicholas Querques Email: [email protected] Website:

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