In 2011, the BlueTechValley Initiative was established in Fresno – the heart of Central California’s San Joaquin Valley – home to a number of rural and urban communities, boasting a unique ecosystem that sustains a robust culture of water innovation. The San Joaquin Valley is the BlueTechValley. Its water-scare climate fuels the need for extreme water efficiency, making it the ideal place to test, develop, and commercialize new technology.
The purpose of the BlueTechValley Initiative is to spur growth and help turn entrepreneurial visions into real-world solutions for managing our finite resources: water and energy.
BlueTechValley activity is centered around The Water Energy and Technology (WET) Center. Located on the campus of Fresno State, The WET Center provides entrepreneurs and innovators the ability to test new products and to also access business and industry support systems to aid in the commercialization of new technologies.