Innovation Ecosystem

Helping entrepreneurs with water, energy and ag ideas!

About Our Program

The BlueTechValley: Central Valley Regional Innovation Cluster represents an expansion and interconnection of multiple incubator and/or entrepreneurship programs with services located at each of seven designated BlueTechValley Cluster Hubs, collectively serving 39 counties covering two-thirds of California’s geographic area. Funding for the new cluster is provided by a $5 million grant from the California Energy Commission.

The BlueTechValley Innovation Cluster provides access to commercialization services that will dramatically accelerate the rate of innovation and growth of water and energy-oriented companies in the 39 counties from central to northern California that the project is covering.

The designated Hubs for the BlueTechValley Innovation Cluster are Fresno State, CSU Bakersfield, Chico State, Humboldt State University, CSU Monterey Bay, Sacramento State, and Sierra Small Business Development Center.

We are looking for new water, energy or agricultural technologies and innovations. Find out how to get involved!

ADDITIONAL OFFERINGS

Valley Ventures Accelerator

The Valley Ventures Accelerator main goal it to help promote the growth of participating ventures. Throughout the program, companies will receive close engagement with entrepreneurs and industry leaders in the agriculture, water, and energy technology space. Our speakers come from a variety of backgrounds ranging from successful founders who have built and sold companies, to experienced investors well versed in the agriculture tech space, to seasoned executives who run or even own some of the largest agriculture related firms in the nation.

WET programs and services

The WET programs and services can assist entrepreneurs and innovators in every step of their journey. The multi-tenant facility is available to water, energy, and ag technology entrepreneurs from around the world. The WET staff is dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs and creating a rich culture of collaboration, community, and connections. Situated on the Fresno State campus, the WET provides working and meeting space, access to a robust industry network, incubation and accelerator programs and a collaborative environment to water, energy, and agricultural technology companies in various stages of development.

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