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Modsim Energy Overview


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Modsim Energy Overview

  1. 1. Modeling and Simulation in VA <ul><li>Virginia's Modeling & Simulation Industry Employs 8,700 people in the private sector </li></ul><ul><li>Government and military MODSIM employment is estimated at 2,100 people </li></ul><ul><li>Consists of 209 establishments; 107 in Hampton Roads and 95 in Northern Virginia </li></ul><ul><li>Ranks second in the nation for U.S. Department of Defense Prime Contracts ($36.7 billion in FY 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Has a direct economic output of $1.2 billion </li></ul><ul><li>Access to international markets provided by the Port of Hampton Roads and Washington-Dulles International Airport-two largest areas </li></ul><ul><li>Government and military Mod-Sim employment is estimated at 2,100. </li></ul><ul><li>No unit doing MODSIM is centrally focused on energy and the environment </li></ul><ul><li>Source: VEDP, 2009 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Major MODSIM Companies in Virginia <ul><li>Alion Science and Technology-Riverstone’s MODSIM Partner </li></ul><ul><li>Allied Technology Group </li></ul><ul><li>Axiom </li></ul><ul><li>CACI </li></ul><ul><li>Cubic </li></ul><ul><li>Dyncorp </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic Arts </li></ul><ul><li>General Dynamics </li></ul><ul><li>Lockheed Martin </li></ul><ul><li>MITRE </li></ul><ul><li>Northrop Grumman-Riverstone’s MODSIM Partner </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Software Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Rockwell Collins </li></ul><ul><li>Raytheon </li></ul><ul><li>SI International </li></ul><ul><li>Source: VEDP, 2009 </li></ul>
  3. 3. New and Expanding Modeling and Simulation Companies in Virginia In the past five years, over 1,300 new jobs and investments of $68 million. Recent major announcements include: Alion Science and Technology Applied Research Associates Atmospheric and Environmental Research Intelligent Decision Systems Lockheed Martin Global Vision Integration Center Science Systems and Applications Source: VEDP, 2009
  4. 4. Accomplishments
  5. 5. Accomplishments <ul><li>MODSIM Vision-VEDP Website </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Manufacturing </li></ul><ul><li>VA Clean Energy Business Incubator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National CEA Designation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Numerous Corporate Partners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tetra Tech, Inc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dominion Power </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ODEC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oak Ridge National Lab </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Air Force </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SAIC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alion Science and Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><li>$12M+ in region and Blacksburg since inception of our Outreach Office </li></ul>
  6. 7. Core Center Assets-Summer 2009 3-D Decision Support Theatre
  7. 8. Visualization Laboratory <ul><li>3-D Decision Support Theatre </li></ul>
  8. 9. Next Generation 3-D Decision Support Theatre <ul><li>Next generation technology is a commercial production version –high definition 3-D immersive environment </li></ul><ul><li>Does not require computer scientists-standards based software (Conduit) </li></ul><ul><li>Software integrates with ESRI, Google Earth and other applications seamlessly (Second Life) </li></ul><ul><li>Next generation version allows for multi-users-up to 30, creating a theatre atmosphere for multiuser functions </li></ul><ul><li>No benchmarks for user fees exist since this is the first center in nation with this technology and with a focus on energy and environment </li></ul>
  9. 10. Enterprise ESRI Geospatial Laboratory <ul><li>Geospatial data aggregation, data storage, analysis, and visualization-industry standards </li></ul>
  10. 11. Cisco TelePresence
  11. 12. Immersive Environments for DOD Training Partnership- Virginia Tech Department of Defense Alion Science and Technology Forterra
  12. 13. Virginia Clean Energy Business Incubator
  13. 15. US National Incubator Market Overview DOE/NREL $2.5M have catalyzed <ul><li>94 Graduate Companies </li></ul><ul><li>185 Technologies Commercialized </li></ul><ul><li>$269M Capital Raised by Companies </li></ul><ul><li>$280M in Revenue </li></ul><ul><li>$17M in State Money </li></ul><ul><li>$30M in Other Leveraged Funding </li></ul><ul><li>92 Clients Now in Incubators </li></ul><ul><li>2,287 Jobs in the Companies </li></ul><ul><li>Virginia is 14 th Statewide Clean Energy Incubator </li></ul><ul><li>Riverstone is the Headquarters, Tobacco Funded </li></ul><ul><li>CEA is Applying to Move its Headquarters to Riverstone </li></ul><ul><li>Source: NREL, 2008 (figures represent 2002-2008) </li></ul>
  14. 16. Competitor Analysis
  15. 17. Competitor Analysis
  16. 18. Competitor Services Offered <ul><li>Support Services </li></ul><ul><li>Business Services </li></ul><ul><li>Rental Space </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware/software </li></ul><ul><li>IT Support </li></ul><ul><li>Broadband Access </li></ul><ul><li>Secure Data Storage </li></ul><ul><li>Conference Rooms </li></ul><ul><li>Printing Services </li></ul><ul><li>Notary Services </li></ul><ul><li>Funding Assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Financing Referrals </li></ul><ul><li>Legal Services (IP) </li></ul><ul><li>Advice and Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>In-Region Consulting </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy Reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Accounting Assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Office Administration Assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Introductions to Partners </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing Assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Public Relations Assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Coordination of Advisory Board </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific Feasibility Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Council </li></ul><ul><li>On Site Classes / Conferences </li></ul>
  17. 19. Position in the Market <ul><li>MODSIM Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>HubZone </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Service Providers </li></ul><ul><li>Tobacco Cost Share Funding </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate Cost Share </li></ul><ul><li>Va. Energy Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Oak Ridge National Lab </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership </li></ul><ul><li>University Assistance </li></ul>
  18. 20. Key Success Factors Being Explored <ul><li>Admission Criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Admission Process </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy Reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Discounts on Services and Products </li></ul><ul><li>Clients Agreement to Participate and Move toward Graduation </li></ul>
  19. 21. Why Clean Energy Companies Fail <ul><li>Not level playing field </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t know the game </li></ul><ul><li>Rules are complex for grants-cost share, in-kind, program management and rate structures </li></ul><ul><li>Technology focused not market focused </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure for clean tech is in its infancy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2008 World Bank says international is the opportunity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Big energy just now getting engaged </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of product maturation and market validation </li></ul><ul><li>Source: NREL, 2008 </li></ul>
  20. 22. Va. Clean Energy Business Incubator Business Model Developed by Dr. Inge
  21. 24. Business Support Services <ul><li>Funding Assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Financing Referrals </li></ul><ul><li>Legal Services (IP) </li></ul><ul><li>Accounting Assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Office Administration Assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing Assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Public Relations Assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Introductions to Partners </li></ul><ul><li>Coordination of Advisory Board </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific Feasibility Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Council </li></ul><ul><li>On Site Classes / Conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Advice and Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>In-Region Consulting </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy Reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Grant Proposal Support </li></ul>
  22. 26. Riverstone’s Advantage <ul><ul><li>Energy Instrumentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cisco 3000 TelePresence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3-D Visualization Laboratory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geospatial Laboratory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Immersive Software Environments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supercomputing Capabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geographic Information System </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3-D Post-Processing Visualization and Animation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer-Aided Design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Redundant Secure Network with Storage and a Data Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LambdaRail and MBC Networks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  23. 28. Professional Services <ul><li>Energy Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Commercialization Phasing Services: Identification, Validation and Capitalization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Carbon Management Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engineering Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Electrical </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mechanical </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Environmental Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Air Quality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ecology Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geographic Information Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ground Water </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Risk Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technology Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>World Data Center on Energy (under development) </li></ul></ul>
  24. 30. Value Added Reseller (VAR) <ul><li>Key to Success: </li></ul><ul><li>Leveraged Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>High Volume Sales </li></ul><ul><li>High Profit Margin </li></ul><ul><li>Optimization of Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Integrator Services </li></ul>
  25. 33. Company Partners Supporting Commercialization Activities
  26. 34. <ul><li>Modeling and Simulation Lead </li></ul><ul><li>Alion Science and Technology Corporation is an employee-owned technology solutions company delivering technical expertise and operational support to the Department of Defense, civilian government agencies and commercial customers. Alion was formed in December 2002 when approximately 1600 employees of the IIT Research Institute (IITRI), founded in 1936, purchased substantially all of the assets of IITRI creating a 100% ESOP-owned company. </li></ul><ul><li>Website: </li></ul>
  27. 35. <ul><li>Business Service </li></ul><ul><li>3RiverTec, LLC is a Virginia-based, woman-owned small business that specializes in strategic planning, program development, and event coordination/management across a wide range of industries, arts, and functions. </li></ul>
  28. 36. <ul><li>Energy Services </li></ul><ul><li>    Energy systems engineering </li></ul><ul><li>    Clean energy and renewable energy project development </li></ul><ul><li>    Energy efficiency, conservation projects, and DSM </li></ul><ul><li>    Energy audits and facility emissions footprint assessments </li></ul><ul><li>    Energy management services </li></ul>
  29. 37. <ul><li>Education Technology: Alliance for Energy Education </li></ul><ul><li>Founded at the University of Virginia Curry School of Education and incubated at the UVA Darden School of Business, CaseNEX is the first social science spin-off from the university. The company puts research into practice by scaling educational initiatives using a case-method learning model in online and virtual environments. </li></ul><ul><li>Website: </li></ul>
  30. 38. <ul><li>QA/QC </li></ul><ul><li>Frontline Test Services ( FTSC ) is a leading provider of software quality assurance (QA) and compliance consulting and testing services. Founded by Eric Kaplan, Jackie Cassada, and Jeff Iverson, three entrepreneurs with over 60 years of software, systems, and quality assurance experience, FTSC uses a QA testing methodology that focuses on best practices and the application of the right resources to the right tasks at the right time. </li></ul><ul><li>Website: </li></ul>Frontline Test Services Co.
  31. 39. <ul><li>Next Generation Semiconductor Manufacturing </li></ul><ul><li>GeneSiC Semiconductor Inc. develops Silicon Carbide (SiC) based semiconductor devices for high temperature, radiation, and power grid applications. This includes development of rectifiers, FETs, bipolar devices as well as particle & photonic detectors. </li></ul><ul><li>Website: </li></ul><ul><li>Company seeking acquisition and expanded manufacturing locations </li></ul>GeneSiC Semiconductor Inc.
  32. 40. <ul><li>Algal Biofuel Farm and Refinery </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Partners Include </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Oak Ridge National Lab </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dominion Power </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Old Dominion Electric Cooperative </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Alion Science and Technology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Nu-Energie, promotes the use of alternative fuels through the production of biodiesel and the education of local and state businesses on the benefits of alternative energy. We will supply high quality biodiesel resulting in a cleaner environment with less waste and improved efficiency. </li></ul><ul><li>Website: </li></ul><ul><li>Company transitioning into a new holding company called Algal Integration Technology, LLC.-seeking manufacturing locations </li></ul>
  33. 41. <ul><li>Supply-Side Smart Grid </li></ul><ul><li>Singularics XC Power is an experimental prototype demonstrating the ability to transmit energy with maximum efficiency. We believe that further research and development will lead to products for power producers and power infrastructure suppliers that may offer a new standard of efficiency for energy transmission. </li></ul><ul><li>Website: </li></ul>
  34. 42. <ul><li>GIS Modeling and Cellulosic Biomass Power </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fortune 500 Company </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. This diverse company is composed of experts in science, research, engineering, construction, and information technology. It can therefore provide integrated services that deliver the best solutions for client needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Website: </li></ul>
  35. 43. <ul><li>Demand-Side Smart Grid </li></ul><ul><li>WattShifters, LLC, based in the Richmond, Virginia, metropolitan area, was founded in May of 2007 by a group of engineers and successful business people who are bringing some exciting technology to market. Our products and systems use state-of-the-art technology to help homeowners and light commercial property owners manage their energy consumption and help small utilities manage their peak demand. </li></ul><ul><li>Company seeking distribution locations </li></ul><ul><li>Website: </li></ul>
  36. 44. <ul><li>Distributed Wind Power Generation </li></ul><ul><li>Windtelligent is a company that is building the SamBox distributed wind turbine. It is truly a disruptive technology that utilizes unique geometric properties of the inlet to smooth the power curve and have a much lower cut-in speed. </li></ul><ul><li>Website: </li></ul><ul><li>Company seeking manufacturing locations </li></ul>Windtelligent
  37. 45. <ul><li>Agricultural Biomass Study Lead </li></ul><ul><li>Virginia State University was founded in 1882 as the Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute, making it the first fully state supported, four-year institution of higher learning for Blacks in America. Today, Virginia State University is one of Virginia’s two land-grant institutions.   </li></ul><ul><li>Website: </li></ul><ul><li>Studying crop technology for biofuels to aide farmers in agribusiness opportunities. </li></ul>Virginia State University
  38. 46.
  39. 47. The Problem: Information for Decisions <ul><li>This year, the federal government will invest nearly </li></ul><ul><li>$1billion in gathering biological data. </li></ul>These data are frequently not digitized, standardized, integrated, or accessible. Useful information, provided in appropriate context, is needed by policymakers, businesses, not for profit organizations, and the public. . . . . . and re-creating data and the data delivery infrastructure for individual projects is prohibitively expensive.
  40. 48. <ul><li>1993 recommendation by National Research Council special panel: Create NBII </li></ul><ul><li>1998 recommendation by President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology: E xpand NBII to a $40 million/year system for five years. </li></ul>The Solution: NBII
  41. 49. NBII - Data Integration and Dissemination (Infrastructure, Standards, Content, Tools, Training) Species Dictionary - ITIS Biological Information - NBII Partners National Landscape - GAP Integration leads to many benefits -- the whole is greater than the sum of the parts Decision Making Science Application Integration and Dissemination NBII
  42. 50. Proposed World Data Center on Energy (under development)
  43. 51. Summary <ul><li>Modeling and simulation technologies provide core support for validating energy technology; </li></ul><ul><li>Business services combined with professional engineering and scientific services provide a value in solving complex problems; </li></ul><ul><li>Value added resellers (VARs) utilize high volume sales and a “rolodex” of suppliers and distributers to bring technology to market; </li></ul><ul><li>New manufacturing techniques will be needed for the emerging energy market; and </li></ul><ul><li>Capitalization of emerging energy technology is critical and new paradigms for partnering will emerge. </li></ul>