Next Wave (Tony Morberg, China)

Tony Morberg was invited to Shenzhen China to deliver a renewable energy and Cleantech global overview to over 800 investors and entrepreneurs at the 2016 Qianhai International Science and Technology Innovation Summit in December 2016. This event was held by InnoHub, a top Chinese incubator with five operating incubators in China (Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Wuhan).

Government Must Finalise New Bankruptcy Law to Attract New Entrepreneurs: LACI (Fred Walti, Egypt) – Daily News Egypt

CEO of Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) Fred H. Walti determined three key factors to attracting American startups to Egypt.

JFAK Converts Brick Warehouse in LA into “Cleantech” Hub – Dezeen

Sculptural light chutes and a vibrant living wall are among the features at this adaptive reuse project by American firm JFAK Architects, for environment-focused companies in Los Angeles.

Can Cleantech be Egypt’s Greatest Wealth Generator? – Fred Walti – Wamba

The Egyptian cleantech ecosystem is a few years behind its cousin, pure tech, but the sector is beginning to show signs of consolidation.

VR Pioneer Announces Groundbreaking AI and Entertainment Collaboration at AI ShowBiz Event at LACI in Downtown LA – Marketwired

“Brett Leonard and Ryan Sheffer embody the spirit of mentorship that we are excited to have on display today at the world’s first conference dedicated 100% toward exploring the intersection of artificial intelligence and the entertainment industry,” added Molly Lavik who is also the creator of today’s Lionbridge #AIShowBiz Event.

Snaps IPO May Make Silicon Beach Worth Silicon Valley Rival – The Mercury News

In October the city held the grand opening of its La Kretz Innovation Campus, a 60,000-square-foot, $47 million accelerator for cleantech startups in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles.

LA Mayor Steps up Fight Against Climate Change in Boost to LA 2024’s “Green Games” Commitment – Around the Rings

Discussing the new initiatives Mayor Garcetti said: “Reducing L.A.’s carbon footprint means looking at all angles, and buildings are the single greatest source of greenhouse gases in Los Angeles — which is why I set targets in my Sustainable City pLAn to reduce energy use in existing buildings by 14% by 2025 and 30% by 2030.”

Carbon Trust, World Bank Team Up to Combat Climate Change, One SME at a Time – Sustainable Brands

Earlier this year, the World Bank announced a fundamental shift in its role of alleviating global poverty, by refocusing its financing efforts towards tackling climate change through the lens of SMEs. Last month, the group launched a new Climate Business Innovation Network (CBIN) during COP22 in Marrakech to help commercialize and diffuse clean technologies through developing countries.

Year in Review: 2016 – LA Downtown News

The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator hit its final milestones, with the state-of-the-art facility in the Arts District taking more startup companies into its portfolio and wrapping up construction on an R&D center in conjunction with the LADWP. The $47 million LACI is one of a handful of incubator hubs for budding clean technology companies in the nation.

Los Angeles: A Look Back at 2016 – LA Mayor Eric Garcetti

This was an incredible year for Los Angeles. Here are our highlights of everything we accomplished together in 2016.