OELS 2021) Fall

OCTOBER 19-20, 2021

Defining Requirements, Addressing Gaps, Creating Opportunities


TechConnect, in cooperation with the U.S. Navy Operational Energy Office, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, and U.S. Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Office (E2O) are proud to co-develop the Fall 2021 Operational Energy and Logistics Summit, taking place October 19-20, 2021, Washington, DC. The OE&L Summit is co-located with the annual Defense TechConnect Innovation Summit and Fall SBIR/STTR Innovation Conference, one of the largest innovation ecosystems in the U.S.

Join us as we advance operational energy and logistics capabilities and strengthen partnerships between military, academia, industry, federal agencies and labs to support the DoD's energy needs as outlined by the National Defense Strategy and Department of Defense Operational Energy Strategy 2016.

2020 Speakers Included:

Joan JohnsonJoan Johnson 
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, U.S. Navy
Jim CaleyJames (Jim) Caley (Col., USMC, Ret.)
Director of Operational Energy, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Energy, U.S. Navy
Ross RoleyRoss Roley
Energy Innovation Office Lead, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM)
Kawakahi AminaKawakahi Amina
Logistics Science and Technology Lead, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) J46X

We are Seeking Energy and Logistics Innovations and Posters for Applications
At-Sea, Over-the-Shore and In-land Operations:

Energy Efficiency, Resiliency, and Climate:
  • Portable Power (advanced batteries, sensors, generators)
  • Vehicle Electrification and Electric Vehicles (EV)
  • Renewables (biofuels, solar)
  • Hydrogen (hydrogen fuel cells)
  • Storage/Delivery/Distribution (grid (shipboard, expeditionary energy), storage, non-intrusive load monitoring)
  • Transportation (of fuel, cargo, ammunition)
  • Metering/Monitoring (thermal management, AI)
Nextgen for Energy and Logistics:
  • Energy Solutions (laser power, tactical electric vehicles)
  • Autonomy/Unmanned Systems
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Cybersecurity for Energy Systems (electric, oil/gas)
  • Command and Control (common operating picture, ISR, AI, communications)
  • Energy Quality (AI, ML for Decision Making)

Who Should Apply:

  • Startups seeking investment, licensing, and partnering actions
  • Federal Awardees such as SBIR/STTR, ARPA-E, DARPA, etc.
  • Universities & Research Labs


Summit Contacts

Program Inquiries

Jennifer Rocha
Executive Director, Corporate, Military and Federal Programs

Expo/Sponsor Opportunities

Christopher Erb  
Vice President-Events


2020 Sponsors & Partners

2020 Sponsors & Partners