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Here at the Water, Energy and Technology Center, we offer a myriad of programs that allow for innovative growth and more.


Technology Innovation Evaluation Program

The Technology Innovation Evaluation (TIE) program is a vetting process inventors and entrepreneurs may utilize to move their water, energy, or agriculture technologies from concept to commercialization. 

Through the evaluation of water, energy, and agriculture technologies, TIE committee members provide feedback, advice, and tactics intended to improve the probability of technical and commercial success. Our TIE committee includes professionals with technical and commercial expertise. The TIE program is the client onboarding process for the BlueTechValley Innovation Cluster, funded by the California Energy Commission (CEC).

The TIE process can be initiated by clicking here


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BlueTechValley Innovation Cluster

The BlueTechValley Initiative was established in Fresno in 2011. Its goal is to strategically leverage the region's resources and assets to create a fertile environment for entrepreneurs to turn visions into real-world solutions.

The BlueTechValley Innovation Cluster builds on its initiative by providing access to commercialization services that will dramatically accelerate the rate of innovation and growth of water and energy-oriented companies in the 39 counties from Central to Northern California that the project is covering.

To learn more about BlueTechValley, click here.

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The Valley Ventures Accelerator is a program within the WET Center at Fresno State.

The university’s strong focus on real-world agricultural issues gives ventures the opportunity to set up technology on their 1,000-acre farm as well as involvement with students, staff, and faculty.

Throughout The Valley Ventures Accelerator program, companies will engage closely with industry leaders, investors, and fellow entrepreneurs in the agriculture, water, and energy-technology space. Through these relationships, we prepare companies to access investment opportunities, generate revenue, and establish a solid understanding of the industry.

Click here to learn more about Valley Ventures.


We are here to help. 

The Water, Energy and Technology Center is proud to offer one-on-one counseling sessions in addition to in-person and virtual office hours for entrepreneurs in all stages.


Our staff, industry experts, executive teams and business operations experts are ready to help you in becoming the successful business venture that you have always wanted to be. 

Click here to view our diverse and innovative list of available experts.

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Have an innovative
idea or business?

The Central Valley iHUB²

is here to help.

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