HNEI is a key member of the research component of the Asia-Pacific Technology and Education Partnership (APTEP), which is an Office of Naval Research (ONR) 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”.
This includes continuing development of world-leading U.S. research capabilities; a U.S. economic base providing technologies to meet Asia-Pacific needs; and a U.S. workforce educated to develop and implement appropriate technologies. In addition, APTEP promotes partnerships with Asia-Pacific nations for the open exchange of technology advancements and joint educational opportunities.