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UC Davis 2017 Big Bang Challenge Awards

UC Davis Big Bang! Biz Competition 2017 Challenge Awards APPLICATIONS DUE: April 11, 2017 | 11:59PM $25,000 in cash prizes for innovative solutions in science or business THE BIG BANG! BUSINESS COMPETITION Connecting aspiring and early stage entrepreneurs with business leaders, industry mentors and potential investors. New this year, the Challenge Awards for innovative solutions in specific areas of science or business add $25,000 in cash prizes. Click HERE for more information Executive summary, team bios, customer calls, video…

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PG&E Ag Solar and Energy Efficiency Workshop

PG&E Solar and Irrigation Workshop Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 8am to Noon CPDES Hall 172 W Jefferson Ave Fresno CA 93706 Register Today! Join Fresno County Farm Bureau (FCFB) and Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) for an Ag Solar & Energy Efficiency Workshop to explore energy efficiency opportunities, irrigation controls and much more. Participants will learn about the solar application process, methods to monitor water and fertilizer applications, irrigation controls and technology, as well as have the opportunity…

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You’re Invited! Panel on The Common Good: Working Together for a Secure Water Future

“The Common Good: Working Together for a Secure Water Future” March 13, 2017 Clovis, Calif. California’s water future is in flux – as we enjoy the bountiful rains and snow that are helping the state rebound after nearly six years of severe drought, we’re continuing the conversation around what a sustainable water supply looks like for farmers, communities and wildlife. Come join us on March 13 in Clovis for another signature thought-leader panel co-hosted by Sustainable Conservation, The Common…

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Water Stress, a Changing San Joaquin Valley

Water Stress and a Changing San Joaquin Valley March 7, 2017 8:30am Registration 9am to 1:30pm Event Clovis Veterans Memorial District Clovis, California Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) and California Water Institute at Fresno State present a free, half-day public event to discuss key water issues facing the region. Panels of local leaders and experts will review findings from a new PPIC report that highlights options for addressing challenges facing farms, communities and ecosystems. The discussion will take…

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WET Center kicks off BlueTechValley project, innovation accelerator

The Water, Energy and Technology (WET) Center at Fresno State on Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017, hosted the BlueTechValley Innovation Cluster Kick-Off. Fresno State’s David Zoldoske, director of Center for Irrigation Technology and California Water Institute, and President Joseph I. Castro provided welcoming remarks and a general program overview. The project will benefit much of the Central Valley and generate additional internship opportunities for Fresno State students. Funding from the California Energy Commission has given the BlueTechValley Innovation Cluster the…

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Fresno State energy-innovation incubator receives $500,000 boost

The Business Journal By Business Journal staff November 15, 2016 Fresno State’s new energy-innovation incubator has received another shot in the arm with a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce. The Central Valley Regional Energy Innovation Accelerator will use the money to help entrepreneurs commercialize new water- and energy-related technologies and innovations. Go to full story at The Business Journal

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Fresno State’s Central Valley Innovation Cluster gears up

The Business Journal By George Lurie August 2, 2016 Nearly a dozen would-be entrepreneurs have already contacted Fresno State’s brand new energy-innovation incubator — and three full-time employees have just been hired to run the program. Earlier this year, Fresno State was awarded a $5 million grant from the California Energy Commission to establish the Central Valley Energy Innovation Cluster, a business incubator that will focus on providing key services, infrastructure and resources for energy entrepreneurs hoping to successfully…

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University Receives $5 Million Grant To Promote Water And Energy Innovation

Fresno State News By Shirley Armbruster May 31, 2016 Spearheaded by the International Center for Water Technology, Fresno State has been awarded a $5 million grant from the California Energy Commission to establish the Central Valley Energy Innovation Cluster. The award will be used to provide key services, infrastructure and resources for energy entrepreneurs with the goal of successfully deploying and commercializing technologies and innovations in water and energy, said Dr. David Zoldoske, executive director of water initiatives at…

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