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Over the past few months, our team at the Water, Energy and Technology Center has been working to create a fresh aesthetic for our digital platforms, newsletters, graphics, and more. We are re-imagining how we represent ourselves, our ventures, and beyond. 

Our Twitter handle will now be @WETCenter (formerly @BTVCluster). 

While our colors and graphics are changing, our content will remain the same. Our objective has always been and always will be to provide our audience with the best opportunities to grow their ventures. Our menu will still be the same, but our restaurant is just getting a fresh new coat of paint.

We appreciate your patience with us as we slowly begin to change up our overall look. Until then, here is our newly imagined monthly newsletter. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email us at

COVID-19 Resources & Support

Fresno State and the Water, Energy and Technology (WET) Center are complying with the COVID-19 recommendations issued by the California State University Office of the Chancellor, the City of Fresno, and the State of California.


The WET Center facilities will be closed until further notice. The health and safety of our clients, staff, and families is our first priority. We will monitor the situation closely and keep you updated. Our team will be working remotely and will still be able to assist you.

If you need one-on-one hours, please email us with a brief description of your questions/concerns and what support you are requesting and we will be sure to get back to you!

The WET Center website now has a page dedicated to resources and 
 for small businesses during this time.  

The Irrigation Association has also developed a resource page to guide the irrigation industry through the pandemic.

Please feel free to email us at with any questions or concerns.


How to Tell a Compelling Story about Your Business
There is a massive amalgamation of resources available to agriculture and food entrepreneurs that can assist them in relaying the magnitude of their services.

Helping Small Businesses Navigate COVID-19
Small businesses may be enduring severe economic woes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to this, the Kauffman Foundation has compiled a list of resources available to small businesses during this time.

New USDA Team Serves Beginning Farmers and Ranchers
The USDA is putting together a team to assist farmers and ranchers that are just starting out.

"When Others are Fearful"
In these uncertain times, people may feel powerless. A way to reclaim that power is to recognize fear and look at it through a new perspective. 
Membrion Inc., Valley Ventures IV alumni, just raised $6M in new funding that will aid in increasing access to fresh water at a lower cost. 

GroGuru, a BTV Member, was given the "People's Choice Award" at the San Diego Angel Conference.
*Events subject to cancellation/rescheduling as professional recommendations regarding COVID-19 emerge

WET Center Webinar Series | Weekly
Our goal has been (and will always be) to play an important role online by providing innovative resources to our diverse network of professionals, ventures and entrepreneurs. This role is more important than ever before!

To counter the ever-changing news surrounding COVID-19, and to help alleviate the impacts made by quarantine life, we are excited to announce that we will be kick starting our WET Center Webinar Series.

The weekly series will run through April and May and will focus on tips,
 tricks, and strategies on how to best work with essential business tools including websites, social media practices, advertising, sales, 
how to make the best impression from behind a screen, and more.

Join us TOMORROW for a "Zoom 101" webinar! Click here to register.

UC Davis Special Webinar |May 5
In this webinar, Michael Koenig of Honda Smart Home will provide a virtual tour and introduction to the Honda Smart Home, which showcases technologies that enable zero net energy living and transportation. After his short presentation, there will be Q&A time.

Meet Drought Diet Products! This irrigation company, who has been a BlueTechValley partner since 2017, was created out of a demand to help sustain farms for posterity. Joseph Gallegos of Drought Diet Products said that utilizing BlueTechValley's numerous products and services has helped the company to network and gain exposure to other companies that may be in need of its services.

Since partnering with BlueTechValley, Drought Diet Products launched its irrigation system for greywater, which is available to purchase at Lowes!

"We picked up our first client from the WET Center's irrigation show last summer," Gallegos said. 

Gallegos went on to say that keeping up with BlueTechValley publications and announcements also helped his company keep up with funding opportunities and relevant events. Click here to learn more about Drought Diet Products.


Offshore Wind Workshop | April 28
Plug and Play Summit | May 5
Smart Energy Expo | May 14

Check out Empower Innovation, a
new BTV partnership,
for more events and funding! 


Deep Root Irrigation is
looking for interns!

AHV International -
Sales Manager

AHV International -
Strategic Farm Advisor

AHV International -
Solution Manager

AVH International -
Technology Director

Click here to view a full list of job postings on our website!


Want to learn more about our Earth Day Campaign? Watch this video to see how we celebrated!

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The WET Center has one-on-one office hours available!

Inverted funding opps

Award Amount: 
Application opens: 

Radical Protein Challenge
Award Amount: Up to $1.25M
Application opens: April 28

U.S. Department of Energy - Bioenergy Technologies
Application Deadline: April 30, 2020

Schneider Electric Opportunity for Energy Storage Entrepreneurs
Application Deadline: May 1, 2020

Equinor & TechStars Energy Accelerator
Application Deadline: May 10, 2020

U.S. Department of Energy - Solar Energy Technologies
Application Deadline: May 21, 2020

U.S. Department of Energy - Hydrogen Refueling Infrastructure
Application Deadline: May 22, 2020

Methyl Bromide Transition Program
Application Deadline: May 22, 2020

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program - Phase II
Award Amount: 
Application deadline: 
May 27, 2020

NIFA USDA Grant Application
Award Amount: 
up to $1M
Application deadline: 
June 4, 2020

Women Founders Network Pitch Competition Application
June 30, 2020

NSF: Inclusion Across the Nation
Award Amount: $100,000
July 13, 2020

Renewable Energy Proposals - SoCal Public Power Authority
December 30, 2020


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