The Micro-enterprise Inventors Program of Oregon (MIPO) and the Oregon Small Business Development Center Network (OSBDC) will host the SBIR/STTR 2012 National Conference: Crack the Code an event that welcomes entrepreneurs, businesses, government agencies, innovators, universities, and community partners to Portland, Oregon.

SBIR/STTR are competitive federal government grant programs that fund small businesses to develop innovative, high-risk technologies with the goal of increasing private sector commercialization into the marketplace.
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Julia Song

Energy Storage Systems
Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Song is the Chief Technology Officer of Energy Storage Systems Inc. (ESS). She is the PI for ESS’ 2012 ARPA-E SBIR project of the all Iron Flow Battery Technology. Prior to joining ESS, Dr. Song was the VP of Research and Development at ClearEdge Power, where she led cross-functional scientists and engineers on all corporate R&D projects related to ClearEdge 5 – a 5kW combine-heat-and-power fuel cell system.

Dr. Song holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Peking University and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She specializes in fuel cells, batteries, electrochemistry and catalysis properties of nanoparticles. Dr. Song has authored approximately 20 publications and authored over 10 patents and patent applications.