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Innovation

Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group

There are amazing things happening in the Tri-Valley — our valley which is made up of Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon and Danville.

A group of business leaders has formed Innovation Tri-Valley to turn up the heat by attracting businesses to grow in the region, generating jobs, retaining top talent and expanding the number of major corporations based here. Innovation Tri-Valley is led by businesses like SAP, Imergy Power Systems, Wente Vineyards, ValleyCare Health Systems, Kaiser Permanente, Comcast Cable, AT&T and Chevron as well as Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories and they are working together to carry out marketing and public relations campaigns to establish a regional identity, including events such as the prestigious Innovation Forum. The nonprofit organization is creating a model to help streamline the permit process for establishing and scaling up businesses in the Tri-Valley. Scaling a business is also an important process in our economy and this group is working with government leaders to develop programs to support the process.

Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group facilitates business, community and education connections and access to strategic relationships and establish an international presence to gain a broader influence. For more information visit www.innovationtrivalley.org

i-GATE
The i-GATE partnership enables the full spectrum of regional collaboration for “green” transportation and clean energy technologies, including: vehicle engine efficiency, electric vehicles/batteries, alternative fuels, vehicle aerodynamics and light weighting, autonomous vehicles, “smart” freeway systems, transportation systems analysis, engine analysis software, clean energy generation, energy efficiency technologies and a variety of other topics that leverage the resources of i-GATE national laboratories and universities to help launch successful startup companies.

The i-GATE partnership is composed of two DOE national laboratories, the city of Livermore, government institutions, local jurisdictions, a DOE biofuels research institute, public and private universities, community colleges, industry and a variety of venture capital, workforce development and economic development agencies that provide the economic support network for the i-GATE region. The city of Livermore is the iHub Coordinator, Sandia is the lead laboratory and CITRIS at the University of California, Berkeley, serves as the supporting UC Institute for Science and Innovation.

Livermore Valley Open Campus – Open for Business
Collaboration and innovation targeting the toughest and most intractable technical challenges facing our nation.

The Livermore Valley Open Campus (LVOC) was established in 2011 to broaden access to some of the nation’s most advanced technical facilities and research capabilities through collaborative projects structured to support the national security missions at Sandia National Labs and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

National security challenges today and in the future require increased coupling to the public and private sector to understand threats and deploy solutions in areas such as high performance computing, energy and environmental security, cyber security, biosecurity, economic security and non-proliferation. Collaboration in the LVOC offers industry, academia, other national laboratories and global partners the opportunity to lay the groundwork for solutions to today’s complex technical challenges.

The LVOC is modeled after research and development campuses found at major industrial research parks and other U.S. Department of Energy laboratories. Research activities are currently focused on energy, computing, cybersecurity, bioscience and nuclear detection, but will expand in the future based on the needs and interests of participating collaborators.

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