Tag Archives: LACI

Case Study #2: Clean Technology Sector

14 Sep

Like the biomedical sector, L.A.’s clean technology sector has great potential. The region is already home to the largest green economy in the nation [PDF]. Working with the umbrella organization Cleantech Los Angeles (CTLA), the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) is looking to harness the region’s assets. Cleantech LA is positioned to be a coordinator of funders, investors, entrepreneurs, business, researchers, educational institutions, and local government. As we described last month, Cleantech LA is poised to take on the role of a backbone organization to propel collective impact. Continue reading

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How California’s Clean Tech Ecosystem is Coming Together

19 Mar

Image from the Danish Wind Industry Association: http://www.flickr.com/photos/45030669@N02/4136599974/

California is the nation’s undisputed leader in clean-tech investment and innovation. The state attracts about $2.8 billion in clean-tech venture capital, amounting to 57 percent of the $4.9 billion invested nationally. All of this is encouraging news for a nascent sector trying to establish itself in a weak economy. Continue reading