Jim Hurd builds powerful strategic alliances - for the last fourteen years - for leading start-up companies, primarily in breakthrough cleantech and nanotech materials - with Fortune 100 corporations, with investors and with government innovation initiatives.
Some examples of projects Jim has worked on include:
-- Jim continues to advise a leading Silicon Valley family office on initiatives relating to advanced energy technologies.
-- Jim is consulting for D'Oxyva, a leading start-up in microcirculation headquarted in Pasadena, CA that provides a medical device and treatment for better circulation, faster healing and improved health.
-- Jim attends the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia and receptions held during this time - to brainstorm with leaders on innovation, economic development and maintaining US competitiveness.
-- Jim attends the Novus Summit at the United Nations July 17, 2016 and serves on the Advisory Board.
--- Jim joins East-West Bank delgation of businessmen and Mayors in Changchun, China for the Yitian Silicon Valley Innovation initiative, December 15-16, 2015
--- Jim is consulting for EoCell, Inc - a leading lithium ion battery company located in San Jose, CA on key strategic business alliances, starting October 15, 2015.
--- Jim put together in 2015 alliances for several technology initiatives for a Silicon Valley family office - one for the development of small modular nuclear reactors using non-uranium sources of fuel, and a second initiative for a LENR (Low Energy Nuclear Reaction) company.
--- Jim Hurd consults on business development for National Strategies, Inc., a leader in helping major technology companies to close state and local government contracts and grants in individual states across the country in 2014.
--- Jim was Director of US Strategic Alliances for Nation-E from 10/12 to 4/14 - a leading Israeli-American company in energy management software for enterprises and utilities with offices in Israel, Europe and the US founded by visionary entrepreneur Daniel Jammer.
--- Jim was Director of Strategic Alliances for GIVE Eco Energy from 5/10 to 7/12 a biomass technology integrator based in NYC that is developing projects for Brazil, Haiti and Senegal. These projects use waste biomass crops and convert them to electricity or biofuel.
- Jim is an ongoing Expert Advisor over the last four years to the Skolkovo Energy Efficient Materials Initiative in Moscow, Russia.
- Jim is a key Advisor to the Water Innovations Alliance, a leading water technology association based in New York City.
--- Jim was Director of Strategic Alliances for Nanoexa, a leading nano lithium-ion battery company, based in Silicon Valley, assisting in strategic relationships and key hires as the company grew, and tracking industry developments that affect the company's technology leadership.
--- for Apollo Diamond, the leader in producing flawless single-crystal diamond for gems and semiconductors - developing key strategic partnerships with leading corporations.
--- Jim was Director of Strategic Alliances for Natural Nano, a publicly traded nano-materials company using pleximers to develop breakthrough new solutions in industrial materials - putting together key strategic relationships, recruiting a Nobel Laureate as an advisor, and increasing the visibility of the company in major media.
- Jim consults for the law firm K&L Gates in Washington, DC for the last six years on strategic relationships with leading technology associations and start-up companies in the U.S.
- Jim was on the 2010 Energy Faculty of Singularity University, based in Mountain View, CA - a leading technology graduate school led by Peter Diamandis, Founder of the X-Prize and Ray Kurzweill, famous author and inventor.
- Jim was on the Steering Committee for Silicon Valley for "Cleantech for Obama" during the 2008 U.S. Presidential campaign. He works with Senators, Congressmen and their staffers on Capitol Hill to develop technology and innovation initiatives.
- Jim founded the GreenScience Exchange and the NanoScience Exchange. Jim worked with leaders in cleantech and before that in nanotech to address key issues facing the commercialization and scale-up of nanotech products.
Jim has consulted for the following start-ups:
- for Mitsubishi Ventures on who are leaders in new water and new smart grid technologies.
- for a breakthrough coal and biomass fuel cell company - putting together strategic alliances.
- for Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Corporation, a subsidiary of Viaspace, in establishing strategic alliances.
- for Optiva, a leading nano-materials company in 2002 - 2003, helping the company to close a substantial part of a $30 million venture investment.
- Jim consulted for NOST - Netherlands Office of Science and Technology in 2007 - for two Dutch companies developing markets in the U.S.
- Jim worked with the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington, DC to build relationships between several leading nanotechnology companies and a strategic pilot program in EPA. He has also put together industry think-tank events on nanotechnology commercialization in 2007 and 2004.
- Jim has been a first and second round judge for 2007, 2008 and 2009 World Bank Development Gateway Awards in Washington, DC. He participated in the United Nations Tech Tuesday events on scale-up of technology for developing countries held in 2003 and 2004. He has actively participated in the San Jose Tech Museum's Tech Awards for developing countries over the last seven years.
Jim has spoken at numerous events and conferences around the world including
- at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences at the US - China Energy Security Conference in Beijing, China in June 2014
- at the Water Innovations Alliance Conference in Chicago, IL in May, 2014
- at the Nanotech Commercialization Forum in Washington, DC in May, 2014
- at "Cleantech Demonstrations at the Upcoming 2010 Shanghai World Expo" in San Francisco in Feb, 2010.
- at General Electric's R&D Facility in Shanghai, China.
- at the Micro-Nano Forum in Hainan, China.
- at the GreenScience Exchange think-tank session held in Beijing, China in April, 2008
- at the NanoBio Forum in New Delhi, India in June 2006
- at the "US-China Cleantech Reception" in San Francisco, CA - put on by the GreenScience Exchange and KL Gates July, '09.
- at the Clean Tech Institute in San Jose, CA.
- at the NanoColloquium in Austin, TX
- at the Emerging Markets Forum in Alexandria VA.
- at the Bluetech Water Valley Conference in Fresno California