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  • 1. What’s so HOT about Columbia, SC?
  • 2. Centrally Located in SC Served by 1-20, I-26, I-77 Within 90 miles of I-85 & I -95 Airport 8 miles from the city center
  • 3. Columbia’s Famously Hot Attractions
  • 4. South Carolina State Museum
  • 5. State Museum Expansion Windows to New Worlds! A multi-dimensional facility for science education and public cultural enrichment planned to open at the South Carolina State Museum
  • 6. EdVenture Children’s Museum “Ranked Top 10 Children’s Museum” Women’s Day Magazine
  • 7. Riverbanks Zoo & Garden Ranked Top Attraction in South Carolina
  • 8. Three Rivers & Lake Murray
  • 9. Congaree National Park
  • 10. Historic Homes
  • 11. Columbia Museum of Art + Main Street
  • 12. Mast General Store + Main Street
  • 13. State Capitol
  • 14. Shopping
  • 15. Shopping & Dining in The Vista
  • 16. The Vista is vibrant with more than 60 restaurants and bars, and about 40 art galleries and specialty shops. Restaurants
  • 17. The Vista
  • 18. Nightlife in The Vista
  • 19. South Carolina’s Only Downtown Convention Center
  • 20. Meeting Location
  • 21. Fuel Cell Collaborative The Fuel Cell Collaborative was formed by the University of South Carolina, the City of Columbia, EngenuitySC, Midlands Technical College and SCRA to position Columbia, SC as a leader in hydrogen and fuel cell innovation and technology. Each of our 5 member organizations brings a critical set of unique abilities to help foster the growth of new technologies and fuel cell firms. Together, our members create a welcoming environment for partners to thrive locally in Columbia, S.C. and in the global industry. The Fuel Cell Collaborative’s mission is to discover, develop and deploy the world’s leading fuel cell technologies from the heart of the Palmetto State. The Fuel Cell Collaborative: Discovers and recruits the next generation of innovators, talent, and researchers Develops technologies and sustainable, thriving firms that will change the face of the fuel cell market Deploys projects and businesses into the marketplace through supportive collaborations and lasting relationships with private sector, higher education, government and community leaders
  • 22. Fuel Cell Collaborative With one of the state’s two hydrogen fueling stations, the City of Columbia is a prime metropolitan area for launching pilot programs with hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles or backup power, and showcasing public demonstrations like existing units at the University of South Carolina and the U.S. Army’s Fort Jackson. The Fuel Cell Collaborative has access to some of the world’s leading innovators and researchers in Columbia, S.C. Working with its partners, the Fuel Cell Collaborative creates collaborations and relationships that bring the tools and resources necessary to maintain our status as a world-class fuel cell community. Fuel Cell System Backup for Ft. Jackson Emergency Services Center
  • 23. University of South Carolina The University of South Carolina works with the Fuel Cell Collaborative to offer access to innovators through: Research experts at the College of Engineering & Computing SmartState Catalysis for Renewable Fuels Center Upcoming SmartState Hydrogen Economy Center SmartState Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Center The Innovista Innovation District is a physical campus covering 500 acres in the heart of downtown Columbia designed to be office, laboratory, home, playground and community to technology and innovation focused entrepreneurs, business and start-up companies. Anchored by the nationally recognized research strength of the University of South Carolina, the Innovation District is a community that provides exclusive access to a skilled workforce, groundbreaking research, strategic partnerships and more.
  • 24. USC– Energy Leadership Institute (ELI) The ELI is a collaborative effort including more than 125 faculty members from six of the university’s colleges – College of Engineering and Computing, College of Arts and Sciences, Darla Moore School of Business,School of Law, Arnold School of Public Health and College of Mass Communications and Information Studies. USC already houses eight Centers of Economic Excellence, financially supported by the State of South Carolina’s SmartState Program, which are directly connected to the mission of the ELI including the following: Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Economy Renewable Fuel Cells Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Strategic Approaches to the Generation of Electricity (Clean Coal) Nuclear Science and Energy General Atomics Center for Transformational Nuclear Technologies Nanoenvironmental Research and Risk Assessment Data Analysis, Simulation, Imaging and
  • 25. Midlands Technical College Located at the brand new Enterprise Campus with access the state’s only program for fuel cell technicians, the Business Accelerator houses small fuel cell firms scaling up their manufacturing capabilities.
  • 26. Savannah River National laboratory provides technical expertise on hydrogen innovation to the Fuel Cell Collaborative on various projects. Savannah River National Lab SRNL Capabilities: Basic and applied R&D Integrated chemical process development  Laboratory, bench, and pilot scale  Strong analytical chemistry capability Materials development and analysis  Metallurgy, ceramics, and corrosion analysis  Glass and grout formulation and development  Hydrogen storage materials development Process and engineering modeling Nuclear engineering Mechanical engineering, remote systems, and robotics Center for Hydrogen Research:
  • 27. Founded in 1983 to help develop technology-based industries in the state, provides federal and corporate R&D services, helps early-stage companies to commercialize innovations, and builds and manages research facilities that include wet labs, secure rooms for sensitive work and advanced high-tech manufacturing. SCRA Landfill Gas – to - Hydrogen BMW Site-Wide MHE Conversion On-site, renewably-generated hydrogen production capability
  • 28. Recent S.C. Success Stories • BMW Manufacturing Expands Use of Hydrogen Fuel Cells: Moves closer to successful reformation of methane gas into h . (March 2013) • Department of Energy recognizes S.C. as leader in Fuel Cell Technology (January 2014) • S.C. Company Tetramer Technologies Wins DOE Award (February 2014) • Midlands Technical College Breaks Ground on Engineering Technology and Sciences Facility (April 2011) • Fuel Cell Company to locate in Midlands Technical College’s Business Accelerator (date?) • Savannah River National Laboratory, EngenuitySC Partner to Bridge Regions and Future Fuels Opportunities (July 2013) • Researchers at USC’s College of Engineering and Computing work on ways to overcome the high costs of materials and increase the efficiency and usefulness of fuel cells • University of South Carolina’s Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Center
  • 29. Convention Center Host Hotels
  • 30. Hotels Within 1 Mile of Convention Center Hotel Distance to CMCC # Rooms Hilton Columbia Center 0 miles 222 Marriott Columbia 0.6 miles 300 Sheraton Columbia 0.6 miles 136 Courtyard by Marriott 0.5 miles 189 Springhill Suites 0.6 miles 132 Clarion Hotel Downtown 0.8 miles 160