home › event - the innovation ecosystem: a strategic perspective on renewable energy
The innovation ecosystem: a strategic perspective on renewable energy
A look at renewable energy - where we are and where we need to be, and the key criteria necessary to differentiate real solutions from niche opportunities. Our focus is on "Chindia" solutions - how to identify them, the issues with forecasting them, the importance of cost, scaling, and carbon trajectory, and the policy prescriptions that can help drive these.
Vinod Khosla was a co-founder of Daisy Systems and founding Chief Executive Officer of Sun Microsystems where he pioneered open systems and commercial RISC processors.
Sun was funded by Kleiner Perkins and in 1986 Vinod switched sides and joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB). In 2004, driven by the need for flexibility and a desire to be more experimental, to fund sometimes imprudent "science experiments", and to take on both "for profit" and for "social impact" ventures, he formed Khosla Ventures. Khosla Ventures focuses on both traditional venture capital technology investments and clean technology ventures. Social ventures include affordable housing and microfinance, among others.
Vinod holds a Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi, a Master's in Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
upcoming events view all
PARC Innovation Lab - A Blueprint for Innovation Leadership
Jeremy Clark, James Glasnapp
24 March 2015 - 25 March 2015
PARC | Palo Alto, CA
A Muddle of Models of Motivation For Using Peer-to-Peer Economy Systems
18 April 2015
Conferences & Talks