You Can Make Exceptional Partnerships with APTEP

The Asia-Pacific Technology and Education Partnership (APTEP) is an Office of Naval Research initiative.

APTEP promotes commerce and partnerships in the Asia-Pacific region through advancements in alternative energy research, technology development and education. Due to increasing energy demands, the APTEP vision is focused on “alternative energy for sustainability”.


Amber Kinetics + HECO Install & Test Flywheel Technology In Hawaii

Andrea Bertoli, Clean Technica, December 1, 2017
Amber Kinetics and Elemental Excelerator published a joint press release yesterday (November 30) announcing the installation of the world’s first commercially available, 4-hour flywheel energy storage system.  The pilot project is jointly funded by Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) and Elemental Excelerator, and is expected to be in operation beginning in January 2018. READ MORE…
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We have a new cohort! Who will be deploying new innovations in Hawaii & the Asia Pacific in 2018?

Have a look at the new 2018 cohort! READ MORE…

New ESTEP Project FactSheets available

New project factsheets available on the ESTEP webpage! READ MORE…

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Animate My Action Plan

Watch the latest amazing video of AMAP! READ MORE…

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A Letter From Our 12-Year-Old Summer Intern

We all have an event in our lives that triggers the motion of our personal journey. Mine started as a 2 year old child with a book. The book was Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree. The Giving Tree exposed me to the relationship between humans and nature. In the book, I saw the common theme of human greed. Although the tree was giving the boy all it had, the boy repeatedly came back unhappy, and asking for more. As a result of this, whenever I saw a stump, I would sadly ask my mother, “is this the giving tree?” That’s when my mother started introducing the concept of caring and respecting the environment… READ MORE…

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EEx at VERGE Hawaii

The VERGE Hawaii: Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit returned for a second year to Hawaii. The summit focused on how the state can achieve the mandate of 100% renewable energy by 2045. This year, our Elemental Excelerator team partnered closely with GreenBiz, hosts of VERGE, on topics ranging from policy and mobility to startups and scaleup. Read on for some soundbites from the week from EEx. READ MORE…


ESRI GIS Workshop Oahu – For Hawaii Educators
December 1, 2017 – 8.30am to 4.30pm – Manoa Innovation Center, Honolulu, HI 96822 (USA)
Learn about Basemaps, Storymapping, Layering and more. Using maps in the classroom helps illustrate geographic context and help connect lessons with real places. The training will provide GIS activities and resources that can be integrated right into the classroom. READ MORE…

The 3rd ASEAN Smart Grid Congress & The 5th International Conference on Sustainable Energy
December 4-6, 2017 – Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT), Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
ASEAN Smart Grid Congress stimulate discussions, exchange of information and ideas on smart grid research, technology and implementation. ASGC is considered as an important platform in moving forward the Smart Grid Technology into the ASEAN region. READ MORE…

Celebrate STEM
December 6, 2017 – Queen Kaahumanu Center Center Court, Kahului, Maui, Hawaii (USA)
Join us to celebrate Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)!!! READ MORE…

Raspberry Pi & Arduino Educator Workshop
December 6, 2017 – Moanalua High School, Room: Library, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii (USA)
Explore what these remarkable devices can do!
The Arduino system is a microcontroller board and software designed for extreme ease-of-use and learning, and has been wildly successful all over the world – not just in electronics, but for all sorts of maker projects.
The workshop will also introduce Rasberry Pi as a low cost power, and space efficient computer platform.

2018 Hawaii STEM Conference
April 10-11, 2018 – Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii (USA)
STEM/Service Learning students, teachers, parents, community and business leaders are invited to gather from across the state to celebrate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math learning projects, hear stories of inspiration, engage in actvities! READ MORE…

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