Activities

Recent Programs

NGIN Holds Design Thinking Workshop During CTO Global Forum 2019

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In collaboration with the Cleantech Open, NGIN lead and hosted a Design Thinking and Storytelling Workshop prior to the Global Forum. This visionary group of Cleantech entrepreneurs from Germany  and New York all came away with a refined elevator pitch and a certificate of completion of the course. This four step, all-day workshop was created […]

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.

Exploring Mexico City: Opening Markets and Green Opportunities

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The mission and objective of the Trade Tour was to teach companies about how to do business in Mexico and with whom, and included personally matching and introductions to potential partners and customers.

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.

Ecosystem Development Projects

Cleantech Labs | CDMX, Mexico

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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 […]

Other Recent Activities

NGIN Welcomes Newest Member – National Incubation Center Karachi (NIC Karachi)

NIC Karachi at a Glance The core objective of NIC Karachi is not just to promote entrepreneurship, but in particular to support and catalyze the creation of disruptive, innovative product-based tech startups that scale, transform and provide a significant market with an economic impact by efficiently allocating assets and resources, reducing market distortions, transaction time […]

NGIN is thrilled to announce new member SBC Korea!

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LACI’s Michael Swords hosted SBC Vice President Hyungsoo Kim at the La Kretz Innovation Campus where the two signed an MOU for partnership between NGIN and SBC. The Small & medium Business Corporation (SBC) is a non-profit, government-funded organization established to implement government policies and programs for the sound growth and development of Korean SMEs. […]

NGIN participates in Cleantech ForEst in Estonia

June 4th and 5th, NGIN was invited to review four portfolio companies of Cleantech ForEst. Cleantech ForEst is an Estonian non-profit that funds early stage green technology startups, advances environmental education and supports energy experts.