OnGreen Partners with Caltech to Secure DOE Grant to Foster Student Entrepreneurship in Cleantech

Submitted By: OnGreen Team Blog · Mon, 10/03/2011 - 08:09
Los Angeles, CA, 90025
United States
Government Relations

The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and their Resnick Institute, in partnership with UC Los Angeles (UCLA), University of Southern California (USC), and OnGreen, announced today they received a $360,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to accelerate cleantech innovation by fostering student entrepreneurship through a Western Regional business plan competition. This public-private consortium, called First Look West (FLoW), builds upon the mission of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to improve energy efficiency and productivity and bring reliable, affordable clean technologies to market.

The DOE developed the National University Clean Energy Business Challenge under the Obama Administration’s Startup America initiative to broaden innovation and commercialization efforts and to champion a nation-wide energy entrepreneurship ecosystem. Over the next three years, funds totaling $2 million dollars will be distributed to six regional competitions with the objective of building a new generation of energy leaders, a strong workforce, and an overall green economy.

“By promoting innovation at our nation’s universities and cultivating America’s next generation scientific and technical leaders, we will ensure our nation's competitiveness in the clean energy economy of tomorrow," said the DOE’s Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Dr. Henry Kelly. "The awards announced today support the Administration's continued effort to ensure that America has the workforce we need to secure our energy future, create jobs here at home, and win the future.”

"OnGreen is proud to be the primary private partner to First Look West's (FLoW) winning proposal led by Caltech," said Erik Steeb, Vice President of Marketing for OnGreen. "The awarding of the DOE prize to FLoW is a recognition of the innovation and entrepreneurship emanating from the Western region and a vote of confidence in the public-private partnership model as exemplified by Caltech, USC, UCLA, and OnGreen."

Over the course of three years, the FLoW competition, which was initially spearheaded by the Resnick Institute in collaboration with Caltech’s Office of Technology Transfer and OnGreen, expects to double the number of student groups engaged in the competition and double the mentorship pool year over year. With OnGreen as the largest global cleantech marketplace and an online community of over 2,000 individuals, including investors, academic and business experts, entrepreneurs, government professionals, and service providers, the company will develop a network of mentors who can guide the student groups and provide the business resources necessary to reach the next phase of a company’s growth stage.

Harry Atwater, Director of the Resnick Institute and Howard Hughes Professor at Caltech, expresses his confidence in the collaboration by saying, “The Resnick Institute is excited to work with its partners to foster clean-energy innovation among young scientists in the Western United States."

The award from DOE reflects OnGreen’s commitment to support budding entrepreneurs and start-up companies. For example, the company recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Venture for America, a non-profit that aims to help recent grads develop skills in start-ups, reinvest in underserved communities, and ultimately, create 100,000 new jobs by 2025.

About OnGreen
OnGreen is the world’s largest cleantech marketplace. Members from across the globe work together, connecting the best ideas in cleantech to funding and expertise, translating IP into ROI. With thousands of entrepreneurs, investors, and business and technology experts spanning 35 countries, it’s never been easier to connect with the people and resources needed to turn today’s energy and environmental challenges into business opportunities. OnGreen is headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in Shanghai. Connect with the world's cleantech leaders at http://www.ongreen.com.

Media contact:
Chathri Munasinghe
(800) 297-0445 Ext: 207


Your rating: None Average: 5 (1 vote)


This specific would be the proper internet http://www.herbalalami.co.id site appropriate who aspires to learn additional within this http://www.pasutri.biz subject matter. You realize a lot it really is essentially http://www.bicara.co.id complicated to help fight together with you (not it's my job to essentially may likely want…HaHa). http://blogkita.co.id You definitely in shape the modern reword on the subject matter http://www.mutasimridlo.com i am talking about been recently reviewed for many years. http://www.1stforexbroker.com Excellent materials, just excellent!
Aw, i thought this was a significant good write-up. http://www.abenetwork.in On the inside strategy I want to put in writing this way additionally – http://www.backlinkcheap.com acquiring time and also legitimate effort to generate a http://www.backlinkmonitors.com good article… but precisely what can Many of us say… Many of us http://www.jbid.co.id hold up accomplishing items several rather than at any time http://www.seminarabe.com find a way to get whatever performed.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 23:08

Thanks for the nice blog. It was very useful for me. I'm happy I found this blog. Thank you for sharing with us,I too always learn something new from your post.
will it work for you

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 18:46

It was a very good post indeed. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it in my lunch time. Will surely come and visit this blog more often. Thanks for sharing.
take a glance inside

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 15:02

Chanel Outlet Online, http://www.shopbestgoods.com/
Coach Factory Outlet Online, http://www.bestcustomsonline.com/
Nike Jordan Shoes, http://www.nike-jordanshoes.com/
Polo T Shirts, http://www.polo-tshirts.com/
Beats By Dre Outlet, http://www.beatsbydreoutlet.net/
Michael Kors Outlet Online, http://www.michaelkorsus.com/
North Clearace Outlet, http://www.northsclearance.com/
Ralph Lauren Outlet, http://www.ralph-laurensale.com/
Gucci Shoes Outlet, http://www.gucci-shoesuk2014.com/
Michael Kors Outlet, http://www.michael-korsstates.com/
Polo Outlet Store, http://www.polo-outlets.com/
Hermes Outlet Online, http://www.hermes-outletonline.com/
Ralph Lauren UK, http://www.ralph-laurenhome.com/
marc by marc jacobs, http://www.marcjacobsonsale.com/
MCM Outlet, http://www.mcmworldwides.com/
Longchamp Outlet, http://www.salongchamppairs.com/
Canada Goose Outlet, http://www.canada-gooser.com/
Burberry Outlet, http://www.burberryoutlet2014.com/
Michael Kors Outlet, http://www.michaelkors.so/
Oakley Sunglaases Factory, http://www.oakley-sunglassfactory.com/
North Face Outlet Online, http://www.north-faceoutlets.net/
Moncler Clearance, http://www.moncler-clearance.com/
Woolrich Clearance, http://www.woolrich-clearance.com/
Barbour Jackets Outlet Online, http://www.barbour-jacketsoutlet.com/
Moncler Jackets Outlet Online, http://www.moncler-jacketsoutletonline.com/
Monster Beats Outlet, http://www.monsterbeatsbydres.net/
Louis Vuitton Outlet, http://www.louis-vuittonblackfriday.com/
Louis Vuitton Factory, http://www.lv-guccishoesfactory.com/
Discount Clothes Sale, http://www.cheapdiscountoutlet.com/
Coach Outlet Online, http://coachoutlet.iwopop.com/
Coach Factory Outlet, http://www.coachsfactoryoutlet.com/
Coach Black Friday, http://www.coach-blackfriday2014.com/
Coach Store Outlet Online, http://www.coach-storeoutletonline.com/
Coach Factory Outlet Online, http://www.coach-factorysoutletonline.com/
Coach Outlet, http://www.coachccoachoutlet.com/
Coach Factory, http://www.coach-factories.net/
Coach Purses Outlet Online, http://www.coach-pursesoutletonline.com/
Coach Outlet USA, http://www.coach-outletsusa.com/
Coach Outlet Online USA, http://www.zxcoachoutlet.com/
Coach Factory Outlet Online, http://www.mischristmas.com/
Black Friday, http://www.misblackfriday.com/
Coach Purses Outlet Online, http://www.newoutletonlinemall.com/
Ralph Lauren Polo, http://www.ralphlaurenepolo.com/
Ralph Lauren Black Friday
Coach Outlet Online,
Handbags Outlet Online, http://www.shopbestgoods.com/ Louis Vuitton Outlet Online Hermes Bags Outlet Online Prada Outlet Chanel Outlet Online Gucci Outlet Online Burberry Outlet Celine Outlet Balenciaga Outlet Christian Dior Outlet Online Chloe Outlet Online Bvlgari Outlet Online Bally Outlet coachfactory.com Michael Kors Outlet Online MCM Backpack Outlet Online Fendi Outlet Online mulberry Outlet Marc Jacobs Outlet Miu Miu Outlet Online Ysl Outlet Online Tory Burch Outlet Online Givenchy Outlet Online Ferragamo Outlet Online Lancel Outlet Online Loewe Bags Outlet Online Tods Outlet Online Paul Smith Outlet Online D&G Bags Outlet Online Alexander Wang Outlet Online Bottega Veneta Outlet Online   Michael Kors Outlet Online, http://michaelkorsoutlet.mischristmas.com/
MCM Bags Outlet, http://mcmbackpack.mischristmas.com/
Monster Headphones Outlet, http://monsterbeats.mischristmas.com/
North Face Outlet Online, http://northfaceoutlet.mischristmas.com/
MK Outlet Online, http://mk.misblackfriday.com/
Coach Outlet, http://coachoutlet.misblackfriday.com/
Coach Factory, http://coachfactory.misblackfriday.com/
Ugg Bailey Button, http://uggaustralia.misblackfriday.com/
Coach Purses Outlet, http://coachpurses.misblackfriday.com/
Coach USA, http://coachusa.misblackfriday.com/
Coach Outlet Online, http://coach.misblackfriday.com/
Michael Kors Outlet, http://michaelkorss.misblackfriday.com/
Michael Kors Factory, http://michaelkors.misblackfriday.com/
Air Max Shoes, http://airmax.misblackfriday.com/
Michael Kors Black Friday, http://michael-kors.misblackfriday.com

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 00:47

Positive site, where did u come up with the information on this posting?I have read a few of the articles on your website now, and I really like your style. Thanks a million and please keep up the effective work.
Veritas Inc

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 16:50

This is my first time i visit here. I found so many interesting stuff in your blog especially its discussion. From the tons of comments on your articles, I guess I am not the only one having all the enjoyment here! keep up the good work
truth about cellulite joey

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 07:18

Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is an extremely well written article. I will be sure to bookmark it and return to read more of your useful information. Thanks for the post. I’ll certainly comeback.

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 05:40