CONCUR co-facilitated review of the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) priorities for core technology and product development research on the topic of solid-state lighting at a national workshop convened in Phoenix, Arizona.

CONCUR’s primary responsibilities were to facilitate the two-day meeting and to confer with DOE staff to finalize the agenda and meetings structure, guide briefing discussions, and structure and guide the prioritization exercise.

Solid State Light, built on the rapidly developing technologies of Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) and Organic Light Emitting Diodes, holds great promise as a light source and a way to reduce a major component of the US energy budget. This two-day meeting was comprised of short presentations of current SSL projects, research and development objectives, and technology, followed by a comprehensive discussion on prioritizing 65 research and development tasks within the DOE solid state lighting researching and development agenda. More than 170 people participated in the workshop including university and DOE researchers, lighting industry specialists, utility executives, and senior DOE staff.