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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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2017 Energy Innovation Summit

2017 Energy Innovation Summit February 27-March 1 Gaylord Hotel and Convention Center National Harbor, Maryland The ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit is an annual conference and technology showcase that brings together experts from different technical disciplines and professional communities to think about America’s energy challenges in new and innovative ways. Now in its eighth year, the Summit offers a unique, three-day program aimed at moving transformational energy technologies out of the lab and into the market. Join other energy industry…

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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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CalSEED Workshop: Foster your business

Join CalSEED staff and partners for a short workshop on how you can get $150,000 to fund your early stage energy concept. Agenda: ​Presentation by CalSEED staff Review of the application process Q & A The California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development Initiative (CalSEED) is a funding and professional development program for innovators and entrepreneurs working to bring early stage clean energy concepts to market. CalSEED is a funding initiative of the California Energy Commission. When January 25, 2017 3pm-5pm…

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New Energy Commission program provides $24M in grants for early stage clean energy projects

California Energy Commission announced the Jan 16 launch of the California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development (CalSEED) initiative which provides $24M in grants for early stage clean-energy concept projects. Awardees can receive up to $150,000 for proof of concept activities. Awardees also will have an opportunity to pitch at a business plan competition for an additional $450,000 in follow-on funding to continue demonstrating the potential merits of their technology. You may download the full news release and the fact sheet….

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UC Davis opens ‘Big Bang’ business competition to the public

Sacramento Business Journal By Victor A. Patton December 6, 2016 A University of California Davis competition geared toward early-stage entrepreneurs and startup companies, which had been primarily reserved for students and school associates, is now open to the general public. The Big Bang! Business Competition links prospective entrepreneurs with researchers, professors and business experts who provide the skills, knowledge and insight to help bring startup ideas to fruition. Go to full story at Sacramento Business Journal

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