Scaling Innovation: Lessons Learned from Innovation Grant Programs

The Alliance’s Pilot Innovation Fund (PIF) provides grants of up to $150K to finance game changing technology and business model innovations. One of the key objectives of PIF is to share lessons regarding the successes and challenges in implementing these projects with the broader sector. Panelists during this session will exchange their insights from the previous three PIF rounds, integrating findings from the R&D synthesis report developed by MIT D-Lab.


Ryan Gist, Associate Director of Engineering, Bio Lite
Greg Murray, Managing Partner, CleanStar Ventures
Stevie Valdez, Manager, Impact Investing & Market Development, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
Ranyee Chiang, Director of Standards, Technology and Fuels, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
Daniel Sweeney, Research Scientist, Biomass Fuel, MIT D-Lab

Breakout Session
Location: Bostio Auditorium Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm