April 2021

Celebrating National Agriculture Month with
 Amy Wu!
March isn't over yet! We are still highlighting women innovators from Amy Wu's “From Farms to Incubators: Women Innovators Revolutionizing How our Food is Grown” on our social media platforms.

Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to see highlights and
join the celebration!

CEC Predicts a Future with Clean Electricity 
The California Energy Commission has released a report detailing the
path to 100% clean electricity by 2045.

Click here to read the official CEC press release!

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Innovative Water Infrastructure Workforce Development Grant Program
March 26, 2021

Rural Business Development Grant Program

Deadline: March 31, 2021

Farm Labor Housing Direct Loans and Grants
April 1, 2021

Manufacturing Assistance Program
April 1, 2021

Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC)
April 9, 2021

Mobile Renewable Backup Generation (Morbugs)
April 9, 2021

Small Business Innovation Research Program - Phase II
 May 3, 2021

Strategic Economic and Community Development (SECD) Funding
Deadline: June 30, 2021

Check out the California State Grants Portal for
more funding opportunities!

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Westlands Water District Awarded $1.6 Million WaterSMART Grant

Lithium Ion Battery Technology Evolution

Diversity & Inclusion in Agriculture: Leading With Intentionality

UC Davis and LADWP Collaborate on Landmark Energy-Water Conservation Study

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*Events subject to cancellation/rescheduling as professional recommendations regarding COVID-19 emerge

AgTech Energy Innovation Virtual Tour | March 26
Join the California Energy Commission and the BlueTechValley Innovation Cluster to learn about opportunities for transforming the state’s robust food and agricultural landscape to be more energy efficient, affordable, and resilient. 

Fueling Innovation with Hydrogen | March 31
Join Clean Energy Trust online where we'll bring together industry experts to map out the hydrogen state of play, make bold predictions, and answer all of your pressing hydrogen questions. This webinar is FREE and open to the public. 

Pivot to Product Workshop | April 6
We’ll help you construct a plan to diversify your business by offering new products. This workshop is for both existing product-based businesses looking to expand into new lines, and service-business exploring opportunities to transition into products. Space is limited. Please RSVP by March 30.

Venture Catalyst Knowledge Exchange Webinar | April 13
This talk, led by experienced IP attorney Sanjeev S. Bajwa, will discuss the current standards for subject matter eligibility, their effect on software-related inventions, and practical tips on how to claim software-related inventions to avoid subject matter rejections. In addition, the talk will also cover the concept of the “abstract idea” and discuss what innovators should be considering to best position their inventions for obtaining a patent.

Celebrating Women Trailblazers with Amy Wu, Megan Nunes, Pam Marrone, and Helle Petersen | April 23
A casual and insightful conversation about how women are filling the need for innovation in agri-tech? Sounds good to us!

Join us as we chat with Amy Wu, author of “From Farms to Incubators: Women Innovators Revolutionizing How Our Food Is Grown,” Megan Nunes, CEO and Founder of Bountiful Agriculture, Helle Petersen, Manager at the Water, Energy and Technology (WET) Center, and Pam Marrone, Founder of Marrone Bio Innovations and the Executive Chair of Primary BioAg Innovations and Global BioAg Linkages about the need for women innovators, how to successfully develop your business, and more.

This webinar follows the WET Center’s social media campaign held in March 2020 titled “Women In Agri-Tech,” which highlighted a myriad of bold initiatives that women are leading in the agriculture industry, and how they are breaking glass ceilings in the world’s oldest industry. This webinar is FREE and open to the public.

Other Events - New

Water Conservation Showcase | Every Thursday in April 

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

Classifieds - New

Check out CalAgJobs for 
job postings!

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Want to check out our specially
curated 'Work From Home'
 playlist on Spotify? Listen here!

Hubs - New

Bakersfield | Chico | Fresno | Humboldt | Monterey Bay | Sacramento | Truckee

DYK - New

The CEC has released the first ever California Clean Energy Almanac!
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BoxPower got their own feature in ComStock Magazine!

Are you a WET member? Have a success story you want to share? Email us to be featured in the newsletter.

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