The Cleantech LA iHub’s mission is to grow the vibrant ecosystem that supports innovation and commercialization of clean technologies in the Los Angeles region. Partners include the most important business, academic, and government institutions focused on developing a world-class cleantech cluster, including: City of LA Mayor’s Office, LA Department of Water & Power, UCLA, USC, Caltech, JPL, Cal State Northridge, LAEDC, LA Chamber of Commerce, LA Business Council, Los Angeles County, Port of Los Angeles, Metropolitan Water District, SoCalGas, SCE and more.
The Los Angeles region is home to more cleantech startups than any other region in the nation. LA serves as home to the largest port complex in the nation, the world’s fifth busiest airport, world-class research universities, an unparalleled workforce, the largest community of angel and venture investors outside of Silicon Valley, and the largest manufacturing center in the nation. Cleantech companies that start and locate here clearly benefit from this emerging cleantech center for talent, capital and market potential.
Core to the Cleantech LA iHub is the LA Cleantech Incubator (LACI) - http://bit.ly/19kVeQh - a commercialization engine that assists early stage companies with space, expertise, and access to key stakeholders in the capital, industrial, government and academic sectors. In less than 2 years since launching, LACI has served 24 companies in formal programs, facilitated $22 million in investment, and helped create over 100 jobs.
The Cleantech LA iHub regularly convenes Los Angeles key stakeholders to collaborate, educate and advocate on behalf of the region. The Cleantech LA iHub also hosts the annual CLA Global Showcase which draws international companies and experts to Los Angeles to discuss the global cleantech market.
CLEANTECH LOS ANGELES IHUB HIGHLIGHTS:
- Convened more than 30 events in the past 24 months featuring the DOE’s ARPA-E Director, the Secretary of Labor, the EPA Administrator, the Mayor of Los Angeles, and members of the US Congress, State Assembly, Los Angeles City Council, and Board of Supervisors.
- La Kretz Innovation Campus construction underway, with completion expected by early 2015 for $40M the state-of-the-art home for the Cleantech LA iHub, LACI, cleantech demonstration centers, R&D labs, conference facilities, and workforce training.
- Member projects have included a successful award of $60M from the US DOE for Smart Grid Demonstration Projects, and the $90M Cleantech Manufacturing Center industrial complex.
- LACI has launched innovative Market WishList and Early Adopter technology integration programs with regional corporate and government strategic partners, and is building a network of sector-focused incubators throughout the region in coordination with state universities and local colleges.
Fred H. Walti II
LA Cleantech Incubator
411 S. Hewitt St. LA, CA., 90013