EIC Showcase 2015 -Explore the Energy Innovation Center’s award-winning facilities

Please join us at the Energy Innovation Center for our first Showcase. Over the course of two days we will open our doors to show off our beautiful building and celebrate our latest milestones. This is a free, open house style event; guests can drop-in any time, but we request registration in advance.

What’s happening

·         Explore the Energy Innovation Center’s award-winning facilities

·         Tour the new smart Mechanical Room and Green Roof

·         Learn more about our workforce development and education programs

·         Meet and mingle with EIC staff and stakeholders

·         Visit our tenants, including The Citizen Science Lab, Pittsburgh Green Innovators, and more

·         Thrival Innovation + Music Festival (September 23): a full day of innovation-focused programming on Education Frontiers and Engagement

·         Light refreshments provided by Pittsburgh Community Kitchen



This event is free and guests can drop in at their convenience, but we request registration in advance by filling out our online form.

Hours and schedule of events

·         September 22, 10:30 am – 6:30 pm; September 23, 12 – 7 pm.

·         Tours of Mechanical Room and Green Roof depart every half-hour.


Thrival lineup

9:30–10:30 am

Games in Education: Improving Teaching and Learning Outcomes Through Gamification

In an educational setting, games can teach new and complex skills, including creative problem-solving, collaboration. Join Schell Games’ diverse group of experts in a vibrant discussion about the use of video games in traditional and non-traditional educational pursuits.

10:45–11:45 am

Tactile Tech: New approaches to experiential education

Afternoon thought talks and demos from multiple organizations, each with their own approach to creating transformative experiences through technology and gamification.

1–3 pm

Sprout Fund talks (details to be announced)

3–4:30 pm

Ed Tech Developer’s Tour

The U.S. Department of Education presents this guide for developers, startups and entrepreneurs addresses key questions about the education ecosystem and highlights critical needs and opportunities to develop digital tools and apps for learning.

4:30–6 pm

Ed Tech Refinery Happy Hour

Happy hour and networking opportunity to learn more about The EdTech Refinery, a new program of The Sprout Fund to support Pittsburgh ed-tech ventures. Grant and partnership opportunities will be announced. Drinks and light fare will be provided.

How to find us

We are located at 1435 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15219 in the Hill District. Please enter via the glass tower on the west side of the building.


Parking is first-come, first-served. Enter the main lot off Bedford Avenue; additional parking behind the building. Paid parking across the street.

About the Energy innovation Center

The mission of the Energy Innovation Center is to contribute to socially responsible workforce development, foster energy and sustainable technology advancement, and assist in job creation through a commitment to diversity, innovation and comprehensive education. Learn more at https://eicpittsburgh.org/


Please contact Cam Hick, Director of Marketing, at 412-802-8669 or camhick@eicpittsburgh.org