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BlueTechValley Innovation Cluster Hub



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BlueTechValley Initiative

California State University, Fresno along with CSU, Bakersfield, Chico State, Humboldt State, Cal State Monterey Bay, Sacramento State, and the Sierra Small Business Development Center are designated BlueTechValley: Central Valley Regional Energy Innovation Cluster Hubs. The BlueTechValley Innovation Cluster Team will launch, manage, and sustain BlueTechValley: Central Valley Regional Innovation Cluster, an energy-water-food nexus of oriented incubator targeting the agricultural water and energy nexus, and allied industries, disadvantaged communities (DACs) and other areas across northern and central California. Learn more at www.bluetechvalley.org.


Technology Innovation Evaluation

The Technology Innovation Evaluation (TIE) program provides evaluations that include a confidential, independent review of the technology, an assessment of the ratepayer benefits, commercial feasibility of the technology, and proposed follow-up actions for validation and commercialization. The selection criteria include entrepreneurs with technology innovations that are beneficial to investor-owned utility rate payers, stage of technology development, team, and market potential. Contact us to learn more at bluetechvalley@csuchico.edu.


Valley Ventures Accelerator

Throughout the program, companies will receive close engagement with entrepreneurs and industry leaders in the agriculture, water, and energy technology space. Our mentors and speakers come from a variety of backgrounds ranging from successful founders who have built and sold companies, to experienced investors well versed in the agricultural tech space, to seasoned executives who run or even own some of the largest agriculture-related firms in the nation.

Through these relationships, we prepare companies to access investment opportunities, generate revenue, and establish a solid understanding of the industry. Visit www.valleyventures.org for more information.


CalSEED

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. Visit www.calseed.fundfor more information.