Nicce, Inc. National Institute for the Commercialization of Clean Energy


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This is the latest information on the National Institute for the Commercialization of Clean Energy (NICCE, Inc.). NICCE is a leader in the development of clean energy with its business model grounded in good research and significant experience in developing communities and companies. NICCE is an incubator of incubators and it is currently developing the largest clean energy incubator in the world.

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Nicce, Inc. National Institute for the Commercialization of Clean Energy

  1. 1. Partner with a “Proven” Team “We Power Communities with Clean Energy” (434) 298-2906Dr. Carole Cameron Inge NICCE, Inc. Chairwoman and CEO
  2. 2. Mission Statement
  3. 3. Proven Results
  4. 4. Visionary Leadership The Southside Virginia Regional Technology Consortium (SVRTC) and the Institute for Teaching Through Technology and Innovative Practices (ITTIP) won the Governor’s 2010 Technology Award Dr. Inge, the CEO of NICCE, founded both SVRTC and ITTIP in 1994 & 1999 respectively and brought them together in 2000. Together, these organizations brought two-way interactive video, video-on-demand and broadband technology to 22 rural public school divisions in Virginia from 1995 through 2010.
  5. 5. Proven Corporate Leadership and Governance • In 1999, Dr. Inge of NICCE founded the Mid-Atlantic Broadband Cooperative (MBA), along with four other corporate officers. Inge served at the K-12 school consortium representative for then Longwood University’s ITTIP and eventually SVRTC. Today, Longwood still holds that board position. • About MBC The Mid-Atlantic Broadband Cooperative (MBC) owns and operates an advanced open-access fiber optic backbone network that provides wholesale optical transport services, collocation, dark fiber, and tower construction/leasing. Over 55 private sector telecom providers are members of MBC. They use the network to expand their reach, reduce their transport costs, enable new services and applications and drive advanced broadband services in Southern Virginia. MBC is a not-for-profit 501(c12) Cooperative whose mission is economic development, job creation and private sector investment in Southern Virginia. • Economic Development Outcomes video
  6. 6. • Microsoft Corp. will invest up to $499 million to locate their latest generation data center (Gen4) in Mecklenburg County, in what will be the largest economic investment in Southern Virginia history-Gov. Bob McDonnell announced September 2010. • “We’re very proud that our advanced fiber optic network will support the high capacity, diverse routing and low latency requirements of Microsoft’s new data center at the Boydton, Virginia GigaPark,” said Tad Deriso, president and CEO of the Mid-Atlantic Broadband Cooperative. “Our GigaParks are a perfect example of how private sector companies like Microsoft can benefit from an advanced telecom infrastructure in a region with a low cost operating environment.”
  7. 7. NICCE Background
  8. 8. Projects and Partners • Founder, National Institute for Technology Policy and Research (NITPR). • Founder, Modeling and Simulation Center for Collaborative Technology and the Virginia Clean Energy Business Incubator. • Founder, Riverstone Energy Center. • Founder, Mid-Atlantic Broadband Cooperative. • Contracts included- US DOE, NIST, NASA, NIH, ITT, Inc. (DoD), USDA, DARPA, Qwest, as well as numerous state agencies for the past 20 years.
  9. 9. NICCE Services
  10. 10. What programs does NICCE, Inc. manage? • National Capital Clean Energy Incubator is an “incubator of incubators.” It natures and supports regions in the nation developing next generation business and technical incubators-innovation hubs • National Modeling and Simulation Center of Excellence is a program of software libraries, hardware and visualization tools that provide clean energy and environmental services to validate and demonstrate next generation technology • World Datacenter on Energy is a fast developing Platinum LEED certified datacenter that integrates clean energy data for decision making and support to companies • International Association of Clean Energy Incubators is a network of international partners desirous of bringing clean energy technology to the US and desirous of distributing US-based clean energy tech throughout the world
  11. 11. How many companies? • Our network consists of large and small companies who have clean energy technology • NICCE, Inc. has over 600 companies with over 1,000 technologies under development • NICCE, Inc. aligns technology to DoD defense contractors in a B to B model
  12. 12. NICCE Chooses Its Clients • How does NICCE, Inc. choose its clients? • Smart communities self nominate or become nominated through the NICCE network • Companies with near term products can request assistance from NICCE’s team. These companies must have • Proven technology; • Clear IP and patents; • Senior leadership; • Proven track record; • Some capital; • Targeted customer; • Disruptive technology; and • Manufacturing ready.
  13. 13. Our Investments • We invest in companies with disruptive and emerging clean energy and environmental products • We invest in “smart” communities to create regional innovation hubs • We invest in defense contractor relationships • Our rate structures are based on the potential for the return on investment