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Creating a Global Innovative Energy Industry for Hawaii<br />The Renewable Energy & Island Sustainability (REIS) Center Re...
Energy Projects DU Industry (examples)<br />Smart Grids by Referentia<br />Liquid Biofuels by KuehnleAgroSystems<br />Flex...
Why Energy Innovation is Possible<br />Hawaii<br />
…and Why it’s Hard to Achieve<br />Our Success<br />
What is Possible Together?<br />???<br />
An Energy Innovation Engine<br /> Think Bigger – Be Disruptive!<br />Lead with Who<br /> Recruit the Best<br /> Find Capit...
Think Bigger – Be Disruptive!<br />An Energy Innovation Engine<br />
Lead with Who - a World-class WorkforceAn Energy Innovation Engine<br />versus“What” should we do<br />
Recruitthe Best<br />An Energy Innovation Engine<br />One superstar at a time, if necessary<br />
What is a Superstar?<br />Humble - doesn’t act like a superstar<br />Team player – does this person appreciate what others...
Find Capital & Leverage<br />An Energy Innovation Engine<br />
Letting Go<br />An Energy Innovation Engine<br />
Creating a Global Innovative Energy Industry<br />The Renewable Energy & Island Sustainability (REIS) Center Retreat<br />...
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A presentation given at the University of Hawaii's REIS retreat (Renewable Energy & island Sustainability) in August 2010.

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Creating a global innovative energy industry for hawaii

  1. 1. Creating a Global Innovative Energy Industry for Hawaii<br />The Renewable Energy & Island Sustainability (REIS) Center Retreat August 2010<br />Ian Kitajima, Oceanit<br />
  2. 2. Energy Projects DU Industry (examples)<br />Smart Grids by Referentia<br />Liquid Biofuels by KuehnleAgroSystems<br />Flexible Fuel Cells by Oceanit<br />Solar Thermal Systems by Sopogy<br />Smart Sockets by Oceanit<br />Energy Buoys by Pacific Marine<br />Hydrogen Production by H2 Technologies<br />PV/FC powered UAVs by Williams Aerospace<br />Wing Sails by Harbor Wing Technologies<br />OTEC and Seawater Air Cond by Makai / LM<br />
  3. 3. Why Energy Innovation is Possible<br />Hawaii<br />
  4. 4. …and Why it’s Hard to Achieve<br />Our Success<br />
  5. 5. What is Possible Together?<br />???<br />
  6. 6. An Energy Innovation Engine<br /> Think Bigger – Be Disruptive!<br />Lead with Who<br /> Recruit the Best<br /> Find Capital & Leverage<br /> Letting Go<br />
  7. 7. Think Bigger – Be Disruptive!<br />An Energy Innovation Engine<br />
  8. 8. Lead with Who - a World-class WorkforceAn Energy Innovation Engine<br />versus“What” should we do<br />
  9. 9. Recruitthe Best<br />An Energy Innovation Engine<br />One superstar at a time, if necessary<br />
  10. 10. What is a Superstar?<br />Humble - doesn’t act like a superstar<br />Team player – does this person appreciate what others bring to the party? Do they do what is first and best for the mission and team? <br />Community Minded – are they about service to others, inside and outside?<br />Responsible – do they blame others or take the hit, and drive things forward?<br />Self awareness – do they know themselves?<br />Selflessness – Can they change to be more effective? Are they coachable? Willing?<br />Intense Curiosity – is there a drive and passion to do what has not been done before?<br />
  11. 11. Find Capital & Leverage<br />An Energy Innovation Engine<br />
  12. 12. Letting Go<br />An Energy Innovation Engine<br />
  13. 13. Creating a Global Innovative Energy Industry<br />The Renewable Energy & Island Sustainability (REIS) Center Retreat<br />Ian Kitajima, Oceanit<br />ikitajima@oceanit.com<br />808-531-3017<br />

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