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Meet the Newest NGIN Member – Logan City!

NGIN is thrilled to welcome Logan City into the Network! Described as a city of innovation, opportunity, diversity, and action, the City of Logan says yes! “We say yes to innovation. Yes to collaboration. Yes to new industry, new jobs and new ideas. Yes to trial and experimentation. Yes to learning. Yes to leveraging technology for community benefit. Yes to co-creating our future city.”

Network for Global Innovation Launched as New Organization Under the Leadership of LACI Co-Founder Fred Walti

The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), dedicated to creating an inclusive, green economy by unlocking innovation, transforming markets and enhancing community, today announced that the Network for Global Innovation (NGIN) initiative is now a new organization led by Fred Walti, LACI’s Co-founder. NGIN will remain headquartered at the La Kretz Innovation Campus, home to LACI.

An Open Letter to Mr. Gates

There is no “there,” there. Organizations that are funded largely are not able to respond quickly and now. The urgency we need requires entrepreneurial spirit and action.

Slow Climate Change, Reduce Poverty, Spread Entrepreneurial Development. Repeat. Often. Everywhere.(Part Three)

I’ve come late to the earth-is-in-danger party. While I started thinking about clean technologies in 2008, I looked at it as a great business opportunity that could also bring much needed economic development. My mantra was: “Let’s take advantage of this huge business opportunity and diminish our dependence on fossil fuels from parts of the world that don’t like us.” I didn’t look beyond the business side of it.

California Market Access Program for Tekes: October 2-6, 2017

In October 2017, LACI welcomed a delegation of two 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.