Entries by Liz Morrison

Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator | Los Angeles, CA

In 2011, Fred Walti and his team were asked by the City of LA to develop a clean technology innovation center. Now, LACI is consistently recognized as one of the most innovative business incubators in the world by UBI, and was awarded the High Impact Incubator of North America award which shows that our focus […]


Cleantech Labs | CDMX, Mexico

Mexico City was de-industrialized during the 1980’s and 1990’s due to large GHG emissions of pollutants and waste generation that became public health problems and then economic problems. NGIN member Green Momentum contracted with NGIN to develop an action plan for a cleantech incubator with a prototyping lab. LACI then first implemented the Global Innovation […]

World Bank Climate Innovation Center | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The World Bank has seven Climate Innovation Centers – five in Africa, one in Jamaica, one in Vietnam. NGIN through LACI was engaged to review the Climate Innovation Center in Ethiopia and make recommendations in four areas: 1) Program enhancement 2) capacity building 3) enhanced resource management 4) provide ongoing customer support and coaching

Cleantech Commercialization Cluster | Seattle, WA

The State of Washington’s Department of Commerce requested LACI to conduct a gap analysis of the acceleration needs of the state’s clean technology sector and to create specific program development recommendations based on the findings of the gap analysis. This report included recommendations both for acceleration and enterprise incubation including early stage financing needs. The […]


Advanced Manufacturing Ecosystem Study

The NGIN team, in partnership with LACI,  is currently working on the development of an Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence for a Northern California city.  This project involves an Ecosystem Scan, a GAP analysis, innovation center plan, financial strategy, preliminary architectural designs and recommended programming.  This Ecosystem Plan is scheduled to be completed in early […]

California Market Access Program for Tekes: January 16-20, 2017

LACI welcomed a delegation of eight cleantech companies from Finland for a week-long exchange program. The Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation (TEKES), a publicly funded expert organization for financing research, development, and innovation in Finland, selected these companies to participate in workshops and lectures led by LACI’s Executives in Residence (EIR’s), specialists, and partner organizations.