Humboldt signs first contract with BlueTechValley

Fresno State, spearheaded by the International Center for Water Technology (ICWT), was awarded a $5 million dollar grant from the California Energy Commission to create the BlueTech Valley: Central Valley Regional Innovation Cluster. The grant funding is being used to expand the existing programs and services that are available at the Cluster Hubs and link them to maximize the benefits of regional planning and collaboration. The funding is also allowing Fresno State’s WET Center to double their dedicated office…

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Central Valley Venture Forum, Stock Exchange merge

The Central Valley Venture Forum and Central Valley Stock Exchange are merging to create Central Valley Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum, the largest event for innovation and entrepreneurship in the Central Valley. We have set the date and location for this first-ever event. It will be Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at Clovis Veterans Memorial District in Clovis, Calif. If you would like more information, visit www.cvieforum.com

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Applications Open for Cleantech Startups

Join us at an upcoming Western Region Cleantech Open Event! The Western Region of Cleantech Open has a number of events coming up that will provide great opportunities for entrepreneurs to learn more about the program and gain some valuable business insights. All are invited! We look forward to seeing you at one of these upcoming briefing sessions: Tuesday, April 25: From Proof of Concept to Pilot: How to Successfully Launch Your CleanTech Startup, at Orange Fab, San Francisco…

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Connect with BlueTechValley, join Mar 30 webinar

What is the BlueTechValley Innovation Cluster March 30, 2017 1pm PST Connect with BlueTechValley Innovation Cluster. JOIN THE WEBINAR ON MARCH 30 to find out how we aim to accelerate water, energy and agriculture technology while connecting emerging technologies to specific needs and opportunities. The BlueTechValley: Central Valley Regional Innovation Cluster represents an expansion and interconnection of multiple incubator and/or entrepreneurship programs and services located at each of seven designated BlueTechValley Cluster Hubs, collectively serving 39 counties covering two-thirds…

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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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